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Long Jump, Men

Date8 – 9 September 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiastadion, Olympiapark, München
Participants36 from 25 countries

The favorite was Clarence “Arni” Robinson. But in the qualifying his teammate, Randy Williams, set a world junior record with 8.34 (27-4½) to lead the qualifiers. Thru 2008, this has stood as the world junior record. In the final, Williams opened with 8.24 (27-0½) and that was good enough for the gold medal. Robinson was at less than his best, finally getting 8.03 (26-4¼) in the fifth round for the bronze medal. German favorite Hans Baumgartner was a surprise silver medalist.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11030Randy WilliamsUSA8.34 (1)8.24 (1)Gold
2356Hans BaumgartnerFRG7.98 (6)8.18 (2)Silver
31006Arnie RobinsonUSA7.99 (4)8.03 (3)Bronze
4334Joshua OwusuGHA7.93 (=7)8.01 (4)
5977Preston CarringtonUSA8.22 (2)7.99 (5)
6424Max KlaußGDR7.93 (=7)7.96 (6)
7297Alan LerwillGBR7.86 (11)7.91 (7)
8927Leonid BarkovskyURS7.98 (5)7.75 (8)
9950Valery PodluzhnyURS7.91 (9)7.72 (9)
10260Jacques RousseauFRA7.79 (12)7.65 (10)
11224Ari VäänänenFIN7.90 (10)7.62 (11)
12713Grzegorz CybulskiPOL8.01 (3)7.58 (12)
13 r1/2963Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS7.77 (13)
14 r1/2868Jaroslav BrožTCH7.76 (14)
15 r1/229Bruce FieldAUS7.76 (15)
16 r1/2818Rolf BernhardSUI7.68 (16)
17 r1/2458Gábor KatonaHUN7.68 (17)
18 r1/2281Lynn DaviesGBR7.64 (18)
19 r1/2401Sepp SchwarzFRG7.63 (19)
20 r1/2716Jerzy HomziukPOL7.63 (20)
21 r1/2674Finn BendixenNOR7.61 (21)
22 r1/2366Andreas GloerfeldFRG7.60 (22)
23 r1/2767Wilfredo MaisonavePUR7.58 (23)
24 r1/2267Christian TourretFRA7.55 (24)
25 r1/2777Carol CorbuROU7.54 (25)
26 r1/2545Henry JacksonJAM7.50 (26)
27 r1/2139Milán MatosCUB7.47 (27)
28 r1/2557Takayoshi KawagoeJPN7.47 (28)
29 r1/2416Mike AheyGHA7.39 (29)
30 r1/2477Mohinder Singh GillIND7.30 (30)
31 r1/2890Martin AdounaTOG7.25 (31)
32 r1/2831Linus RebmannSUI7.25 (32)
33 r1/2770Chen Chin-LongTPE6.79 (33)
34 r1/268Lionel CaeroBOL6.77 (34)
35 r1/223Bilal Said Al-AzmaKSA6.32 (35)
AC r1/2157Jesper TørringDEN– (AC)
DNS758Hyon Jong-GuPRK– (DNS)
DNS74Luiz de SouzaBRA– (DNS)
DNS723Jan KobuszewskiPOL– (DNS)
DNS597Dennis FreemanLBR– (DNS)
DNS199Samuela YavalaFIJ– (DNS)
DNS257Jack PaniFRA– (DNS)
DNS522Giuseppe GentileITA– (DNS)
DNS584Patrick OnyangoKEN– (DNS)
DNS649Byambajavyn EnkhbaatarMGL– (DNS)
DNS663Samuel IgunNGR– (DNS)
DNS789Mansour DiaSEN– (DNS)
DNS1055Milan SpasojevićYUG– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (8 September 1972 — 10:30)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 7.80 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Randy WilliamsUSA8.34Q
2Preston CarringtonUSA8.22Q
3Grzegorz CybulskiPOL8.01Q
4Arnie RobinsonUSA7.99Q
5Leonid BarkovskyURS7.987.66Q
6Hans BaumgartnerFRG7.98Q
=7Max KlaußGDR7.93Q
=7Joshua OwusuGHA7.93Q
9Valery PodluzhnyURS7.91Q
10Ari VäänänenFIN7.90Q
11Alan LerwillGBR7.86Q
12Jacques RousseauFRA7.79q
13Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS7.77
14Jaroslav BrožTCH7.767.74
15Bruce FieldAUS7.767.59
16Rolf BernhardSUI7.687.61
17Gábor KatonaHUN7.68
18Lynn DaviesGBR7.64
19Sepp SchwarzFRG7.637.62
20Jerzy HomziukPOL7.63
21Finn BendixenNOR7.61
22Andreas GloerfeldFRG7.60
23Wilfredo MaisonavePUR7.58
24Christian TourretFRA7.55
25Carol CorbuROU7.54
26Henry JacksonJAM7.50
27Milán MatosCUB7.477.46
28Takayoshi KawagoeJPN7.477.45
29Mike AheyGHA7.39
30Mohinder Singh GillIND7.30
31Martin AdounaTOG7.257.21
32Linus RebmannSUI7.25
33Chen Chin-LongTPE6.79
34Lionel CaeroBOL6.77
35Bilal Said Al-AzmaKSA6.32
ACJesper TørringDENNM
DNSHyon Jong-GuPRK
DNSJack PaniFRA
DNSPatrick OnyangoKEN
DNSMansour DiaSEN
DNSLuiz de SouzaBRA
DNSJan KobuszewskiPOL
DNSDennis FreemanLBR
DNSSamuela YavalaFIJ
DNSGiuseppe GentileITA
DNSByambajavyn EnkhbaatarMGL
DNSSamuel IgunNGR
DNSMilan SpasojevićYUG

Qualifying Round, Group A (8 September 1972)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
17Randy WilliamsUSA8.348.34
(0.0)
--
224Grzegorz CybulskiPOL8.017.61
(+0.6)
8.01
(+0.1)
-
36Leonid BarkovskyURS7.987.66
(+0.5)
7.98
(+1.2)
-
410Hans BaumgartnerFRG7.987.98
(+0.4)
--
521Valery PodluzhnyURS7.917.91
(+0.2)
--
62Ari VäänänenFIN7.907.67
(+0.2)
7.90
(+1.7)
-
722Jacques RousseauFRA7.797.77
(+0.8)
7.79
(-0.3)
7.51
(-0.3)
812Jaroslav BrožTCH7.767.76
(+0.2)
×7.74
(-0.2)
916Bruce FieldAUS7.76×7.59
(-0.2)
7.76
(-0.2)
1023Rolf BernhardSUI7.687.30
(+0.2)
7.68
(-0.2)
7.61
(-0.2)
1114Gábor KatonaHUN7.68×7.68
(-0.2)
×
129Lynn DaviesGBR7.647.64
(-0.3)
7.53
(+0.2)
×
133Jerzy HomziukPOL7.637.63
(+0.1)
××
1420Finn BendixenNOR7.617.46
(-0.1)
7.45
(+0.1)
7.61
(-0.2)
1515Carol CorbuROU7.547.54
(-0.2)
7.52
(+0.5)
7.46
(+0.3)
165Henry JacksonJAM7.507.11
(+0.3)
7.24
(+0.6)
7.50
(+0.5)
1717Mike AheyGHA7.39×7.39
(+0.1)
×
181Mohinder Singh GillIND7.30××7.30
(-0.2)
1913Lionel CaeroBOL6.776.77
(+1.1)
6.60
(+0.7)
6.52
(-0.2)
208Bilal Said Al-AzmaKSA6.326.32
(+0.6)
6.15
(+0.6)
6.15
(+0.5)
DNS4Hyon Jong-GuPRK
DNS18Jack PaniFRA
DNS11Patrick OnyangoKEN
DNS19Mansour DiaSEN

Qualifying Round, Group B (8 September 1972)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
116Preston CarringtonUSA8.22××8.22
(+0.1)
27Arnie RobinsonUSA7.997.99
(-0.3)
--
422Max KlaußGDR7.937.93
(0.0)
--
313Joshua OwusuGHA7.937.93
(+0.1)
--
515Alan LerwillGBR7.867.86
(+1.5)
--
614Igor Ter-OvanesyanURS7.77×7.77
(+0.6)
×
76Sepp SchwarzFRG7.637.63
(+0.1)
×7.62
(+0.8)
811Andreas GloerfeldFRG7.60×7.60
(+0.5)
×
99Wilfredo MaisonavePUR7.587.35
(+0.3)
7.58
(+0.5)
×
1019Christian TourretFRA7.557.54
(-0.5)
7.53
(+0.4)
7.55
(+0.2)
111Milán MatosCUB7.477.42
(+0.3)
7.46
(-0.2)
7.47
(+1.0)
125Takayoshi KawagoeJPN7.477.45
(-0.3)
7.47
(+0.4)
6.72
(+0.4)
1312Martin AdounaTOG7.257.21
(+0.3)
7.25
(+0.3)
7.10
(-0.4)
1423Linus RebmannSUI7.25×7.25
(+0.7)
5.69
(+0.6)
158Chen Chin-LongTPE6.796.79
(0.0)
××
AC17Jesper TørringDEN×××NM
DNS10Luiz de SouzaBRA
DNS20Jan KobuszewskiPOL
DNS3Dennis FreemanLBR
DNS4Samuela YavalaFIJ
DNS2Giuseppe GentileITA
DNS18Byambajavyn EnkhbaatarMGL
DNS21Samuel IgunNGR
DNS24Milan SpasojevićYUG

Final Round (9 September 1972 — 15:20)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
19Randy WilliamsUSA8.248.24
(0.0)
7.32
(-0.9)
7.72
(-1.1)
7.80
(-1.8)
7.77
(+0.1)
-
23Hans BaumgartnerFRG8.18×7.99
(-1.1)
8.18
(+0.5)
×7.83
(-0.8)
8.05
(-1.5)
38Arnie RobinsonUSA8.03×7.89
(-1.1)
7.95
(+1.0)
×8.03
(-0.3)
×
45Joshua OwusuGHA8.017.71
(+0.7)
7.77
(-1.0)
7.88
(+0.5)
7.70
(+0.5)
7.98
(-0.1)
8.01
(+0.1)
56Preston CarringtonUSA7.997.99
(-0.2)
××7.95
(-0.5)
7.63
(+0.4)
7.69
(-1.3)
67Max KlaußGDR7.967.51
(0.0)
7.94
(-0.4)
7.96
(0.0)
7.86
(-0.9)
6.13
(+0.7)
7.88
(+0.5)
72Alan LerwillGBR7.91×7.91
(+0.5)
7.69
(-0.1)
×7.78
(0.0)
7.85
(+0.7)
811Leonid BarkovskyURS7.757.56
(+0.3)
7.53
(+0.3)
7.75
(+0.8)
7.61
(+0.4)
7.56
(-0.5)
×
94Valery PodluzhnyURS7.72×7.56
(+0.5)
7.72
(+0.1)
1010Jacques RousseauFRA7.657.65
(-0.4)
7.37
(-1.2)
7.52
(+0.3)
1112Ari VäänänenFIN7.627.62
(-0.3)
7.57
(-1.9)
7.60
(+0.1)
121Grzegorz CybulskiPOL7.587.44
(0.0)
7.58
(+0.3)
7.53
(-0.1)