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Equestrianism at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Mixed Dressage, Team

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Dressage Grounds, Nymphenburg, München
Date Started: September 7, 1972
Date Finished: September 7, 1972
Format: Three rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: FRG West Germany
Bronze: SWE Sweden

Summary

From 1976-2008 Germany won the gold medal in team dressage every time they competed, not winning only in 1980 when they joined the American-led boycott of Moskva. They had also won in 1964-68, but they did not win in 1972, placing second narrowly behind the Soviet Union, which would also win this event in 1980. The Soviets were led by [Yelena Petushkova], individual silver medalist, and [Ivan Kizimov], the 1968 individual champion. Germany was second, despite having the individual gold medalist, [Liselott Linsenhoff], and [Josef Neckermann], who had helped Germany win gold medals in 1964-68. Sweden won the bronze medal, their first medal in the event since winning the gold in 1952-56.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Soviet Union URS Gold 5,095
2 West Germany FRG Silver 5,083
3 Sweden SWE Bronze 4,849
4 Denmark DEN 4,606
5 East Germany GDR 4,552
6 Canada CAN 4,418
7 Switzerland SUI 4,383
8 Netherlands NED 4,309
9 United States USA 4,283
10 Great Britain GBR 4,268