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Pentathlon, Women

Date2 – 3 September 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiastadion, Olympiapark, München
Participants30 from 20 countries
FormatScoring by 1962/1971 point tables.

At the 1971 European Championships, Heide Rosendahl had narrowly defeated Burglinde Pollak by 24 points, and they were the two favorites in München. In the second event, Mary Peters of Northern Ireland had the longest shot put (16.20) and moved into the lead. She also led the high jump with 1.82 (5-11½) and had a big lead after day one with Pollan second, while Rosendahl was in fifth place. The second day started with the long jump, and Rosendahl, who had won the individual long jump, led with a superb 6.83 (22-5) effort, but she was still over 100 points down to Peters. Rosendahl was also a good sprinter, and he 22.96 allowed her set a “world record” of 4,791 points, but Peters crossed the line 1.12 seconds later and bettered that mark with 4,801 points to win the gold medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCPointsPoints (1971 Auto Tables)100 metres HurdlesShot PutHigh JumpLong Jump200 metres
1111Mary PetersGBR4801484113.2916.201.825.9824.08GoldWR
2173Heide RosendahlFRG4791485213.3413.861.656.8322.96Silver
3143Burglinde PollakGDR4768480713.5316.041.766.2123.93Bronze
4123Christine BodnerGDR4671469913.2512.511.766.4023.66
5361Valentina TikhomirovaURS4597460413.7714.641.746.1524.25
631Nedyalka AngelovaBUL4496449713.8413.961.686.3224.58
7166Karen MackFRG4449444114.4514.101.766.1124.72
8194Ilona BruzsenyákHUN4419440313.6512.481.656.2924.35
9362Nadezhda TkachenkoURS4370434713.8113.691.656.1825.19
1053Diane JonesCAN4349431814.7915.051.745.9325.37
11401Đurđa FočićYUG4332429113.9612.581.715.9224.70
12158Margot EppingerFRG4313427214.1212.701.606.1824.18
13119Ann WilsonGBR4279426013.6110.861.656.3124.871
14253Modupe OshikoyaNGR4279426013.9610.001.686.2723.982
1556Debbie Van KiekebeltCAN4272422414.3913.161.685.9824.98
1613Lyn TillettAUS4258423714.2611.461.606.4424.36
1787Marie-Christine DebourseFRA4239419114.0312.101.656.0224.88
18141Monika PeikertGDR4232419214.2314.141.606.1225.74
19375Gale FitzgeraldUSA4206414414.4711.251.655.9723.97
20299Elena VintilăROU4199417414.0610.641.686.2725.20
21376Jane FrederickUSA4167409514.6012.921.745.6025.45
2288Odette DucasFRA4101404514.5511.321.556.1924.42
23201Margit PappHUN4074399714.9113.161.765.6026.57
24260Edith NoedingPER3870375114.2410.431.555.2524.41
25399Lucía VaamondeVEN3794368514.5310.431.505.6125.19
26307Kathrin LardiSUI3788366714.6310.181.605.3625.53
27207Margaret MurphyIRL3770365215.1810.571.505.6524.84
28289Lin Chun-YuTPE3676353514.9811.311.505.3125.86
DNF20Liese ProkopAUT14.1115.141.65
DNF240Gladys ChaiMAS18.466.951.60
DNS106Ruth Martin-JonesGBR
DNS330Eva ŠuranováTCH
DNS382Marilyn KingUSA