Uganda at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Uganda At The 1972 Summer Olympics

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Uganda at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Uganda is one of the nations that competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

John Akii-Bua's gold medal and world record in the men's 400m hurdles attracted international attention.




Results by event


Men's 100 metres
* First Heat — 10.92s (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres
* Heat — 3:45.2 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon
* Final — 2:57:04 (→ 59th place)


Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)
* First Round — Bye
* Second Round — Lost to Nayden Stanchev (BUL), 2:3


Men's Team Competition

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
* Lost to Malaysia (1-3)
* Lost to France (1-3)
* Lost to Pakistan (1-3)
* Drew with Argentina (0-0)
* Drew with West Germany (1-1)
* Lost to Belgium (0-2)
* Drew with Spain (2-2)
  • Classification Match
* 15th/16th place: Defeated Mexico......

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