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Archery at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Archery Range, English Garden, München
Date Started: September 7, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Double FITA Round. FITA Round consists of 36 arrows at 30 metres, 50 metres, 60 metres, and 70 metres, or 144 arrows. Double FITA Round consists of 288 arrows total.

Gold: USA Doreen Wilber
Silver: POL Irena Szydłowska
Bronze: URS Emma Gapchenko

Summary

The favorite was Soviet archer Emma Gapchenko, the 1971 World Champion. American Doreen Wilber was considered a contender, having placed second at the 1969 and 1971 World Championships. However, the leader after the first FITA round was Poland’s Irena Szydłowska, who had won medals at the 1967 and 1971 World Championships, but had never won a major international title. Gapchenko was second and Wilber fourth after the first round. But Wilber had the best second FITA round, scoring 1,226 to set an overall Double FITA Round world record of 2,424 and win the gold medal, with Szydłowska second and Gapchenko third.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Doreen Wilber 42 United States USA Gold 2,424 OR
2 Irena Szydłowska 44 Poland POL Silver 2,407
3 Emma Gapchenko 34 Soviet Union URS Bronze 2,403
4 Ketevan Losaberidze 23 Soviet Union URS 2,402
5 Linda Myers 25 United States USA 2,385
6 Maria Mączyńska 40 Poland POL 2,371
7 Kim Ho-Gyu 21 North Korea PRK 2,369
8 Alla Peunova 32 Soviet Union URS 2,364
9 Terry Donovan 27 Australia AUS 2,356
10 Francisca de Gutiérrez 28 Mexico MEX 2,353
11 Mary Grant 23 Canada CAN 2,350
12 Ju Chun-Sam 21 North Korea PRK 2,349
13 María Teresa Romero 41 Spain ESP 2,347
14 Natjavyn Dariimaa 22 Mongolia MGL 2,341
15 Aurora Bréton 22 Mexico MEX 2,335
16 Lynne Evans 24 Great Britain GBR 2,313
17 Yoshiko Akiyama 22 Japan JPN 2,301
18 Jadwiga Szosler-Wilejto 23 Poland POL 2,297
19 Maj-Britt Johansson 43 Sweden SWE 2,283
20 Kim Hyang-Min 30 North Korea PRK 2,275
21 Carol Sykes 30 Great Britain GBR 2,273
22 Ágnes Hamvas 25 Hungary HUN 2,265
23 Silvia de Tapia 32 Mexico MEX 2,258
24 Nelly Wies-Weyrich 39 Luxembourg LUX 2,252
25 Pauline Edwards 23 Great Britain GBR 2,249
26 Erna Rahbek Pedersen 45 Denmark DEN 2,244
27 Herrad Frey 39 France FRA 2,230
28 Maureen Bechdolt 20 United States USA 2,218
29 Lilli Lentz 47 Denmark DEN 2,218
30 Ursula Büschking 30 West Germany FRG 2,200
31 Pierrette Dame 36 France FRA 2,196
32 Marjory Saunders 59 Canada CAN 2,192
33 Sally Svendelin 32 Switzerland SUI 2,191
34 Anna-Lisa Berglund 37 Sweden SWE 2,185
35 Carla Nolpa 26 West Germany FRG 2,165
36 Doljingiin Demberel 34 Mongolia MGL 2,152
37 Tjoeij Lin Alienilin 29 Indonesia INA 2,100
38 Shue Meei-Shya 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 2,026
39 Viola Muir 37 Canada CAN 1,955
40 Brit Stav 28 Norway NOR 1,929