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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Long Jump

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 8, 1972
Date Finished: September 9, 1972

Gold: USA Randy Williams
Silver: FRG Hans Baumgartner
Bronze: USA Arnie Robinson

Summary

The favorite was Clarence "Arni" Robinson. But in the qualifying his teammate, Randy Williams, set a world junior record with 8.34 (27-4½) to lead the qualifiers. Thru 2008, this has stood as the world junior record. In the final, Williams opened with 8.24 (27-0½) and that was good enough for the gold medal. Robinson was at less than his best, finally getting 8.03 (26-4¼) in the fifth round for the bronze medal. German favorite Hans Baumgartner was a surprise silver medalist.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Randy Williams 19 United States USA Gold
2 Hans Baumgartner 23 West Germany FRG Silver
3 Arnie Robinson 24 United States USA Bronze
4 Joshua Owusu 23 Ghana GHA
5 Preston Carrington 23 United States USA
6 Max Klauß 25 East Germany GDR
7 Alan Lerwill 25 Great Britain GBR
8 Leonid Barkovskiy 31 Soviet Union URS
9 Valeriy Pidluzhniy 20 Soviet Union URS
10 Jacques Rousseau 21 France FRA
11 Ari Väänänen 25 Finland FIN
12 Grzegorz Cybulski 20 Poland POL
13 QR Igor Ter-Ovanesyan 34 Soviet Union URS
14 QR Jaroslav Brož 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
15 QR Bruce Field 25 Australia AUS
16 QR Rolf Bernhard 22 Switzerland SUI
17 QR Gábor Katona 19 Hungary HUN
18 QR Lynn Davies 30 Great Britain GBR
19 QR Sepp Schwarz 31 West Germany FRG
20 QR Jerzy Homziuk 23 Poland POL
21 QR Finn Bendixen 23 Norway NOR
22 QR Andreas Gloerfeld 24 West Germany FRG
23 QR Wilfredo Maisonave 20 Puerto Rico PUR
24 QR Christian Tourret 25 France FRA
25 QR Carol Corbu 26 Romania ROU
26 QR Henry Jackson 24 Jamaica JAM
27 QR Milán Matos 22 Cuba CUB
28 QR Takayoshi Kawagoe 23 Japan JPN
29 QR Michael Ahey 32 Ghana GHA
30 QR Mohinder Singh Gill 25 India IND
31 QR Martin Adouna 28 Togo TOG
32 QR Linus Rebmann 25 Switzerland SUI
33 QR Chen Chin-Long 19 Chinese Taipei TPE
34 QR Lionel Caero 21 Bolivia BOL
35 QR Bilal Said Al-Azma 17 Saudi Arabia KSA
AC QR Jesper Tørring 24 Denmark DEN