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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's 100 m

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 31, 1972 Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: September 1, 1972 Format: Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 85; Countries: 55; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF   1972_olympic_stadium.jpg 
The event was marred by the failure of Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson to appear for the second round due to a schedule misunderstanding by US management. The pre-Games favourite was Borzov, who had beaten the top Americans in the USA in 1971. In the second round he set a European record of 10.07 ahead of Robert Taylor, the sole surviving American, and Hasely Crawford (10.18). Borzov (10.21) and Taylor (10.30) won the semis, which saw the excellent Greek, Papageorgopoulos (10.24 heat), unable to start. Kornelyuk, the little Soviet star, started fastest in the final, but was quickly caught by Borzov, whose powerful but relaxed style carried him more than a metre clear by 60m. Easing in the last 5m, and lifting his arms in triumph, Borzov finished a metre ahead of the valiant Taylor, with Lennox Miller gaining a second medal a further metre back. Speculation was rife as to whether Hart would have beaten Borzov. The answer will never be known – but as a possible guide Taylor finished 0.05 seconds behind Hart when the latter won the US Trials in a hand timed 9.9.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
For the first time ever, there was a favorite who was not an American. Soviet Valery Borzov had shown promise when he won the 1968 European Junior double over 100/200. The next year he won the European 100, and in 1971 he won the sprint double at the European Championships. Borzov also posted a succession of top times and defeated several American sprinters in international dual meets. The top American coming since Mexico City was the 1968 200 metre silver medalist, John Carlos, but turned to pro football, and was ineligible due to amateur rules. He tried out for the Philadelphia Eagles and then played in Canada with the Montreal Alouettes. The US Olympic Trials put forward three good sprinters in Eddie Hart, Rey Robinson, and Robert Taylor. In the final of that event Hart and Robinson equaled the world record of 9.9.
In München all the favorites got thru the first round. The quarter-finals were later that day and the Americans went back to the Olympic Village to rest up. While there, they noticed something unusual while watching some of the events on television. It appeared that the 100 metre quarter-finals were beginning at the stadium – and they were not there! They rushed to the stadium, hoping to make it in time for their heats, but both Hart and Robinson were too late. Taylor was in the third heat and barely made it in time, qualifying for the semi-finals, just behind Borzov. The US Olympic Committee appealed the disqualification of Hart and Robinson, but to no avail – they were out. It turned out that US track coach Stan Wright was going by an outdated schedule that showed the quarter-finals starting at 6 PM (1800), instead of their actual 4 PM (1600) start time. With the two main Americans out, the road was clear for Borzov, although it is likely he would have won the gold medal even if they had run. He won fairly easily in the final with Taylor second, followed by 1968 silver medalist Lennox Miller. Three days later, Borzov ran in the 200 metre final, which was actually his best distance, and completed the sprint double, the first non-American to do that since Percy Williams (CAN) in 1928.
 
 
        Results          

This event is notable for the absence of Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson for their quarterfinal heats. American sprint coach Stan Wright, apparently working from an outdated schedule and did not have the athletes at the stadium at the correct time. All three qualified American athletes were at the ABC television headquarters known as "Barnathan's Bungalow" watching what they thought were replays of their morning preliminary races. In fact, they were watching live coverage of the races they should have been in. Hart and Robinson, scheduled in the first two races, missed their heats. The athletes rushed to the stadium, Robert Taylor just taking off his warm up uniform before running his later heat.

"These sprinters missed the start-line in their heats! We've handed the 100 to the Russian!"

— Howard Cosell, ABC commentator
100 m Men     Final 1 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.14 -0.3   Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49    
2 10.24 -0.3   Robert Taylor United States USA 14 Sep 48    
3 10.33 -0.3   Lennox Miller Jamaica JAM 8 Oct 46    
4 10.36 -0.3   Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union URS 28 Jun 50    
5 10.40 -0.3   Mike Fray Jamaica JAM 23 Sep 47    
6 10.40 -0.3   Jobst Hirscht West Germany FRG 19 Jul 48    
7 10.46 -0.3   Zenon Nowosz Poland POL 6 Feb 44    
  DNF -0.3   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50    
100 m Men     Semifinal 1 1 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.21 0   Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49    
2 10.36 0   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50    
3 10.36 0   Jobst Hirscht West Germany FRG 19 Jul 48    
4 10.48 0   Mike Fray Jamaica JAM 23 Sep 47    
5 10.51 0   Alain Sarteur France FRA 17 Jun 46    
6 10.57 0   Kouakou Komenan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 42    
7 10.60 0   Bernd Borth East Germany GDR 25 Jul 48    
  DNS 0   Vasílios Papageorgopoulos Greece GRE 27 Jun 47    
100 m Men     Semifinal 2 1 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.30 0.2   Robert Taylor United States USA 14 Sep 48    
2 10.31 0.2   Lennox Miller Jamaica JAM 8 Oct 46    
3 10.35 0.2   Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union URS 28 Jun 50    
4 10.42 0.2   Zenon Nowosz Poland POL 6 Feb 44    
5 10.42 0.2   Barka Sy Senegal SEN 22 Jul 43    
6 10.46 0.2   Jean-Louis Ravelomamantsoa Madagascar MAD 30 Mar 43    
7 10.51 0.2   Jaroslav Matousek Czechoslovakia TCH 7 Apr 51    
8 10.52 0.2   Brian Green Great Britain GBR 15 May 41    
100 m Men     Heat 1 30 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.25 1.8   Jobst Hirscht West Germany FRG 19 Jul 48    
2 10.35 1.8   Jaroslav Matousek Czechoslovakia TCH 7 Apr 51    
3 10.44 1.8   Bernd Borth East Germany GDR 25 Jul 48    
4 10.45 1.8   Philippe Clerc Switzerland SUI 24 Dec 46    
5 10.47 1.8   Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago TTO 27 Dec 52    
6 10.50 1.8   Micheal Sands Bahamas BAH 3 Feb 85    
7 10.55 1.8   Audun Garshol Norway NOR 9 Nov 51    
  DNS 1.8   Rey Robinson United States USA 1 Apr 52    
100 m Men     Heat 2 30 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.47 -2.3   Jean-Louis Ravelomamantsoa Madagascar MAD 30 Mar 43    
2 10.58 -2.3   Brian Green Great Britain GBR 15 May 41    
3 10.60 -2.3   Kouakou Komenan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 42    
4 10.61 -2.3   Stanislaw Wagner Poland POL 11 Nov 47    
5 10.66 -2.3   Sandy Osei-Agyemang Ghana GHA 19 Jul 49    
6 10.78 -2.3   Erik Gustafsson Finland FIN 24 Sep 43    
7 10.82 -2.3   Soo Wen-Ho Chinese Taipei TPE 10 Dec 45    
  DNS -2.3   Eddie Hart United States USA 24 Apr 49    
100 m Men     Heat 3 30 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.07 0   Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49 NR  
2 10.16 0   Robert Taylor United States USA 14 Sep 48    
3 10.18 0   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50    
4 10.40 0   Zenon Nowosz Poland POL 6 Feb 44    
5 10.44 0   Klaus Ehl West Germany FRG 16 Aug 49    
6 10.53 0   Soo Wen-Ho Chinese Taipei TPE 10 Dec 45    
7 10.54 0   Dominique Chauvelot France FRA 18 Jun 52    
8 10.64 0   Hans-Jürgen Bombach East Germany GDR 11 Aug 45    
100 m Men     Heat 4 30 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.23w 3.4   Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union URS 28 Jun 50    
2 10.27w 3.4   Barka Sy Senegal SEN 22 Jul 43    
3 10.28w 3.4   Mike Fray Jamaica JAM 23 Sep 47    
4 10.41w 3.4   Kolawode Abdulai Nigeria NGR 22 Jul 47    
5 10.43w 3.4   Antti Rajamäki Finland FIN 14 Jul 52    
6 10.44w 3.4   Manfred Kokot East Germany GDR 3 Jan 48    
7 10.51w 3.4   Salem Alah-Djaba Chad CHA 5 Jan 50    
8 10.51w 3.4   Charles Francis Canada CAN 13 Oct 48    
100 m Men     Heat 5 30 September        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.33 0.3   Lennox Miller Jamaica JAM 8 Oct 46    
2 10.40 0.3   Alain Sarteur France FRA 17 Jun 46    
3 10.45 0.3   Vasílios Papageorgopoulos Greece GRE 27 Jun 47    
4 10.52 0.3   Amadou Meité Cote d'Ivoire CIV 28 Nov 49    
5 10.52 0.3   Ludvík Bohman Czech Republic CZE 17 Mar 73    
6 10.60 0.3   Don Halliday Great Britain GBR 16 Jun 47    
7 10.64 0.3   Samuel Monsels Netherlands NED 2 Aug 53    
8 10.83 0.3   Vladimir Atamas Soviet Union URS 15 Jul 50    
100 m Men     Heat 1 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.45 -0.7   Lennox Miller Jamaica JAM 8 Oct 46    
2 10.51 -0.7   Amadou Meité Cote d'Ivoire CIV 28 Nov 49    
3 10.66 -0.7   Hans-Jürgen Bombach East Germany GDR 11 Aug 45    
4 10.74 -0.7   Rudy Reid Trinidad and Tobago TTO 13 Nov 52    
5 10.76 -0.7   Dan Amuke Kenya KEN 5 Nov 49    
6 10.93 -0.7   Enq-baatar Byambajay Mongolia MGL 18 Dec 50    
7 10.95 -0.7   Samphon Mao Cambodia CAM 9 Dec 49    
8 11.09 -0.7   Luis Alers Puerto Rico PUR 20 Sep 50    
100 m Men     Heat 2 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.47 -2.3   Valeriy Borzov Soviet Union URS 20 Oct 49    
2 10.67 -2.3   Micheal Sands Bahamas BAH 3 Feb 85    
3 10.72 -2.3   Ludvík Bohman Czech Republic CZE 17 Mar 73    
4 10.82 -2.3   Gerhard Wucherer West Germany FRG 11 Feb 48    
5 10.89 -2.3   Tadeusz Cuch Poland POL 17 Feb 45    
6 10.92 -2.3   Kian Chye Yeo Singapore SIN 2 Nov 43    
7 10.95 -2.3   Alphonse Yanghat Congo CGO 4 May 47    
8 11.09 -2.3   Andrew Sartee Liberia LBR 16 Mar 49    
100 m Men     Heat 3 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.49 0.5   Manfred Kokot East Germany GDR 3 Jan 48    
2 10.52 0.5   Sandy Osei-Agyemang Ghana GHA 19 Jul 49    
3 10.54 0.5   Les Piggot Great Britain GBR 11 May 42    
4 10.60 0.5   John Mwebi Kenya KEN 18 Jan 50    
5 10.63 0.5   Luiz Gonzaga da Silva Brazil BRA 15 Jul 46    
6 10.91 0.5   Kevin Johnson United States USA      
7 11.23 0.5   Mansour Al-Juaid Saudi Arabia KSA 48    
100 m Men     Heat 4 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.37w 2.3   Jaroslav Matousek Czechoslovakia TCH 7 Apr 51    
2 10.41w 2.3   Brian Green Great Britain GBR 15 May 41    
3 10.50w 2.3   Kouakou Komenan Cote d'Ivoire CIV 42    
4 10.78w 2.3   Walter Callandar Bahamas BAH 30 May 47    
5 10.90w 2.3   George Calhearn United States Virgin Islands ISV 9 May 51    
6 11.02w 2.3   Farhan Navab Iran IRI 1 Jul 56    
7 11.12w 2.3   Angel Guerreros Paraguay PAR 7 Jan 53    
100 m Men     Heat 5 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.38 0.8   Aleksandr Kornelyuk Soviet Union URS 28 Jun 50    
2 10.57 0.8   Kolawode Abdulai Nigeria NGR 22 Jul 47    
3 10.62 0.8   Stanislaw Wagner Poland POL 11 Nov 47    
4 10.66 0.8   Juraj Demec Czechoslovakia TCH 29 Jan 45    
5 10.73 0.8   Felix Mata Venezuela VEN 30 Jan 51    
6 10.99 0.8   Bjarni Stefánsson Iceland ISL 2 Dec 50    
7 11.20 0.8   Younis Abdallah Rabee Kuwait KUW 15 Oct 48    
100 m Men     Heat 6 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.56 1.2   Rey Robinson United States USA 1 Apr 52    
2 10.58 1.2   Philippe Clerc Switzerland SUI 24 Dec 46    
3 10.61 1.2   Samuel Monsels Netherlands NED 2 Aug 53    
4 10.65 1.2   George Daniels Ghana GHA 8 Mar 50    
5 10.71 1.2   Andre Bicaba Burkina Faso BUR 12 Jan 45    
6 10.74 1.2   Motsapi Moorosi Lesotho LES 4 May 45    
7 10.92 1.2   William Dralu Uganda UGA 5 Jun 47    
100 m Men     Heat 7 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.50 -1.9   Hasely Crawford Trinidad and Tobago TTO 16 Aug 50    
2 10.58 -1.9   Don Halliday Great Britain GBR 16 Jun 47    
3 10.68 -1.9   Erik Gustafsson Finland FIN 24 Sep 43    
4 10.73 -1.9   Guillermo González Puerto Rico PUR 15 Jan 50    
5 10.79 -1.9   Norman Chihota Tanzania TAN 25 Aug 47    
6 10.89 -1.9   Gebre Egzi Ethiopia ETH 22 Jun 49    
7 11.50 -1.9   Pierre-Richard Gaetjens Haiti HAI 26 Jun 55    
100 m Men     Heat 8 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.30w 2.1   Barka Sy Senegal SEN 22 Jul 43    
2 10.48w 2.1   Bernd Borth East Germany GDR 25 Jul 48    
3 10.49w 2.1   Audun Garshol Norway NOR 9 Nov 51    
4 10.59w 2.1   Soo Wen-Ho Chinese Taipei TPE 10 Dec 45    
5 10.89w 2.1   Gana Abba Kimet Chad CHA 12 May 46    
6 11.00w 2.1   Raimo Vilén Finland FIN 10 Aug 45    
7 11.19w 2.1   Lionel Caero Bolivia BOL 7 Feb 51    
100 m Men     Heat 9 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.42 0.6   Alain Sarteur France FRA 17 Jun 46    
2 10.65 0.6   Salem Alah-Djaba Chad CHA 5 Jan 50    
3 10.68 0.6   Charles Francis Canada CAN 13 Oct 48    
4 10.73 0.6   Andres Calonge Argentina ARG 2 Apr 45    
5 10.77 0.6   Lawrie D'Arcy New Zealand NZL 3 May 47    
6 11.16 0.6   Larmeck Mukonde Zambia ZAM 1 Apr 45    
100 m Men     Heat 10 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.24 -0.3   Vasílios Papageorgopoulos Greece GRE 27 Jun 47    
2 10.29 -0.3   Jean-Louis Ravelomamantsoa Madagascar MAD 30 Mar 43    
3 10.47 -0.3   Mike Fray Jamaica JAM 23 Sep 47    
4 10.52 -0.3   Antti Rajamäki Finland FIN 14 Jul 52    
5 10.56 -0.3   Ainsley Armstrong Trinidad and Tobago TTO 27 Dec 52    
6 10.79 -0.3   Jorge Vizcarrando Puerto Rico PUR 11 Feb 49    
7 10.80 -0.3   Zainuddin bin Abdul Wahab Malaysia MAS 14 May 48    
100 m Men     Heat 11 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.47 -2.2   Eddie Hart United States USA 24 Apr 49    
2 10.66 -2.2   Dominique Chauvelot France FRA 18 Jun 52    
3 10.67 -2.2   Klaus Ehl West Germany FRG 16 Aug 49    
4 10.70 -2.2   Benedict Makekodunmi Nigeria NGR 12 Jan 40    
5 10.88 -2.2   Gaston Malam Cameroon CMR 8 Jul 52    
6 11.00 -2.2   Sunil Gunawardene Sri Lanka SRI 6 Oct 49    
7 11.02 -2.2   Tukal Mokalam Philippines PHI 15 Jun 49    
100 m Men     Heat 12 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 10.32 -0.3   Robert Taylor United States USA 14 Sep 48    
2 10.36 -0.3   Jobst Hirscht West Germany FRG 19 Jul 48    
3 10.36 -0.3   Zenon Nowosz Poland POL 6 Feb 44    
4 10.51 -0.3   Vladimir Atamas Soviet Union URS 15 Jul 50    
5 10.61 -0.3   Axel Nepraunik Austria AUT 3 Feb 45    
6 10.64 -0.3   André Byrame France FRA 10 Nov 43    
7 11.31 -0.3   Mustaffa Matola Malawi MAW 27 Nov 48    
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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