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1,000 metres Time Trial, Men

Date31 August 1972 — 20:00
LocationRadstadion, Olympiapark, München
Participants31 from 31 countries
Olympic Record 1:03.91 WR / Pierre Trentin FRA / 17 October 1968

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.

1Niels FredborgDEN1:06.44Gold
2Danny ClarkAUS1:06.87Silver
3Jürgen SchützeGDR1:07.02Bronze
4Karl KötherFRG1:07.21
5Janusz KierzkowskiPOL1:07.22
6Dimo Angelov TonchevBUL1:07.55
7Christian BrunnerSUI1:07.71
8Eduard RappURS1:07.73
9Ezio CardiITA1:07.80
10Pierre TrentinFRA1:07.85
11Peter van DoornNED1:08.09
12Steve WoznickUSA1:08.56
13Anton TkáčTCH1:08.78
14Robert MaveauBEL1:08.94
15Jocelyn LovellCAN1:09.03
16Harry KentNZL1:09.10
17Mick BennettGBR1:09.45
18Harald BundliNOR1:09.72
19Leslie KingTTO1:09.96
20Takafumi MatsudaJPN1:10.00
21Fernando JiménezARG1:10.30
22Neville HunteGUY1:10.48
23Jairo RodríguezCOL1:10.86
24Arturo CambroniMEX1:11.54
25Suriya ChiarasapawongTHA1:12.53
26Howard FentonJAM1:12.64
27Shue Ming-FaTPE1:14.05
28Behrouz RahbarIRI1:15.39
29Daud IbrahimMAS1:16.27
30Lawrence BurnsideBAH1:20.31
ACHector EdwardsBARDNF