Netherlands at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Netherlands At The 1972 Summer Olympics

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Netherlands at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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The Netherlands competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 119 competitors, 90 men and 29 women, took part in 72 events in 16 sports.


The Netherlands finished in 16th position in the final medal rankings, with three gold medals and five medals overall.


  • Hennie Kuiper — Cycling Road, Men's Individual Road Race
  • Willem Ruska — Judo, Men's Heavyweight
  • Willem Ruska — Judo, Men's Open Category




Men's 800 metres
* Heat — 1:51.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres
* Heat — 3:41.4
* Semifinals — 3:44.4 (→ did not advance)

* Heat — DNS (→ did not advance)

Men's 5000 metres
* Heat — DNS (→ did not advance) (left Munich after the assault on the Israeli athletes)


Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)
* First Round — Bye
* Second Round — Lost to János Kajdi (HUN), 1:4

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)
* First Round — Bye
* Second Round — Defeated Svetomir Belić (YUG), 3:2
* Third Round — Lost to Loucif Hanmani (ALG),......

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