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Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Cycling Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 31, 1972
Date Finished: August 31, 1972

Gold: DEN Niels Fredborg
Silver: AUS Danny Clark
Bronze: GDR Jürgen Schütze

Summary

Niels Fredborg (DEN) had won the World Championships in 1967, 1968, and 1970. He was expected to win and did, adding gold to his 1968 silver medal. Without the benefits of altitude the times were much slower than in 1968, and the Olympic record was not approached. Australian Danny Clark was a surprise silver medalist, although he would become a top professional. Between 1974 and 2000, he won no less than 74 six-day events, a number bettered only by Patrick Sercu. Clark’s versatility was also displayed at the world championships, winning nine titles in three different disciplines, and 12 medals overall. The 1971 World Champion, Eduard Rapp (URS), was a well-beaten eighth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Niels Fredborg 25 Denmark DEN Gold 1:06.44
2 Danny Clark 20 Australia AUS Silver 1:06.87
3 Jürgen Schütze 21 East Germany GDR Bronze 1:07.02
4 Karl Köther 30 West Germany FRG 1:07.21
5 Janusz Kierzkowski 25 Poland POL 1:07.22
6 Dimo Angelov Tonchev 19 Bulgaria BUL 1:07.55
7 Christian Brunner 19 Switzerland SUI 1:07.71
8 Eduard Rapp 21 Soviet Union URS 1:07.73
9 Ezio Cardi 23 Italy ITA 1:07.80
10 Pierre Trentin 28 France FRA 1:07.85
11 Peter van Doorn 26 Netherlands NED 1:08.09
12 Steven Woznick 22 United States USA 1:08.56
13 Anton Tkáč 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:08.78
14 Robert Maveau 27 Belgium BEL 1:08.94
15 Jocelyn Lovell 22 Canada CAN 1:09.03
16 Harry Kent 25 New Zealand NZL 1:09.10
17 Mick Bennett 23 Great Britain GBR 1:09.45
18 Harald Bundli 19 Norway NOR 1:09.72
19 Leslie King 22 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1:09.96
20 Takafumi Matsuda 20 Japan JPN 1:10.00
21 Fernando Jiménez 23 Argentina ARG 1:10.30
22 Neville Hunte 24 Guyana GUY 1:10.48
23 Jairo Rodríguez 22 Colombia COL 1:10.86
24 Arturo Cambroni 19 Mexico MEX 1:11.54
25 Suriya Chiarasapawong 23 Thailand THA 1:12.53
26 Howard Fenton 20 Jamaica JAM 1:12.64
27 Shue Ming-Fa 21 Chinese Taipei TPE 1:14.05
28 Behrouz Rahbar 26 Iran IRI 1:15.39
29 Daud Ibrahim 25 Malaysia MAS 1:16.27
30 Laurence Burnside 26 Bahamas BAH 1:20.31
AC Hector Edwards 23 Barbados BAR DNF