Deutschlandspiegel 217/1972 27.09.1972


Olympic Games Munich 1972 decorated brewery horses 6-Spänner. Olympic Stadium. Munich City pictures. TV Tower, Olympic site. Opening ceremony: Invasion of the teams into the stadium. Auditorium with Willy Brandt. Dance performances. Heinemann keeps opening speech: "I declare the Olympic Games of Munich in 1972 to celebrate of the 20th Olympiad of the modern era opened." Next to him stands including Willy Brandt, Prince Hendrik Von Denmark The Olympic flag is hoisted on the mast. Dancing folk - group from Mexico. Mexico - City Mayor awarded Avery Brundage Olympic flag, which forwards them to Munich Mayor Georg Kronawitter. Flying pigeons. Günther Zahn Torchbearer runs up the stairs at the stadium and lit the Olympic flame. Burning flame, big. Dolphin 200 meters: Mark Spitz leads, some swim in slow motion. The 6 x gold medalist from Munich WINS. Willy Brandt claps as spectators in addition to son Lars. Awarded the gold medal to Mark Spitz. Women's gymnastics: Olga Korbut USSR turns on uneven bars. Men's 100 metres: cameramen and photographers at the edge of the dirt track. Start and run i ZL. Valeri Borsow, USSR, WINS. Photographers surround him to run. Among the spectators of Edward Heath, Willy Brandt and Walter Scheel, Georges Pompidou. Pole vault: Wolfgang Nordwig, DDR, skips 5.50 m and WINS ZL. 10000 metres: Lasse Virén, Finland, takes the lead in the Sprint and WINS. Spectators waving a Finnish flag and running a victory lap through the stadium behind viruses. High jump women: Ulrike Meyfarth, BRD, jumping 1.92 m and wins the gold medal in ZL. Clapping spectators filling picture. Ulrike Meyfarth surrounded by photographers. The Olympic site, faces of pedestrians, black, child riding on his shoulders. The Carillon of the Town Hall, great. Crowd before the Town Hall, from above. Chilean dance group dance folk dances. Rowing: Finals of the eights. New Zealand WINS ahead of the German Democratic Republic and United States. The favored German team is 1st Augsburg: single person kayak whitewater driver Siegbert Horn, DDR, on the track of ZL. He won the gold medal. Kiel-Schilksee: aerial view of the port of Olympia. Sailing Regatta. As a spectator Gustav Heinemann in addition to Stoltenberg. U-turns in moving Lake. Regatta, total, from above. Terrorist attack of Palestinian guerrillas. Flying helicopter. Quarters of Israelis in the Olympic village. (Black and white shots). Funeral service: Waving flags of the Nations. Grieving people with hands in front of the face. The Olympic flag is at half-mast. Avery Brundage: "I will continue all the rest one day later than recently statuted. The games must go on." Dressage: Lieselotte Linsenhoff riding dressage on PIAF and wins gold. Marathon: Runners left the stadium. Walk viewers through the streets of Munich, on the side of the road. Champion Frank Shorter, United States, arrives first at the stadium. Exhausted champion Frank shorter. Long jump women: Heide Rosendahl jumps and wins gold ZL. 4 x 100 m relay ladies: season pass at the final runner Heide Rosendahl (ZL) against Renate Stecher, DDR, almost at the same level. Over the last 25 m Heide Rosendahl WINS lead and WINS. Happy hug through Staffelläuferinnen. Horse riding: Price of the Nations: William Steinkraus, United States, on the course makes mistakes at the moat. Winning team of Germany at the award ceremony. Closing ceremony: Spotlight circling in the stadium. The Olympic flame will disappear. Illuminated sign Montreal 1976 Olympic Games. The Olympic flag is obtained.


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Brundage, Avery ; Brandt, Lars ; Brandt, Willy ; Heinemann, Gustav ; Hendrik von Dänemark ; Kronawitter, Georg ; Scheel, Walter ; Stoltenberg, Gerhard ; Horn, Siegbert ; Korbut, Olga ; Meyfarth, Ulrike ; Nordwig, Wolfgang ; Rosendahl, Heide ; Shorter, Frank ; Spitz, Mark ; Stecher, Renate ; Virén, Lasse ; Zahn, Günter ; Heath, Edward ; Pompidou ; Borsow, Valeri ; Linsenhoff, Lieselotte ; Steinkrauß, William


Augsburg ; Kiel ; Munich


Olympische Spiele ; 1972 ; Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Kayaking, canoeing, whitewater ; Pedestrian ; Olympics 1972 ; Paddle ; Horse riding, horse racing (without harness) ; Rowing ; Swimming ; Sailing ; Spoprt-Ehrungen ; sports audience, sports spectator ; Townscapes: Germany ; Surfing ; Dance ; Terrorism ; Animals (except dogs) ; diving ; Gymnastics ; Art ; Athletics, jogging, fun run ; Transport: General ; whitewater ; Assassinations ; 01 16 mm project ; Sports honors ; Surfing ; 10 finding book Germany mirror


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50th Anniversary of Ulrike Meyfarth Winning Olympic Gold in High Jump (September 4, 1972)

On the 9th day of competition Ulrike Meyfarth was one of the biggest surprises of the 20th Olympic games in Munich. That evening the 16-year-old schoolgirl competed in the high jump final in front of a stadium packed with 80,000 spectators. Her name slowly kept moving up the scoreboard as the competition progressed. The outsider and two other athletes finally managed to clear a height of 1.88 meters, meaning an Olympic medal. But she did not stop there: when she unexpectedly outperformed her two competitors by reaching 1.90 meters, she won gold. When Meyfarth also set a new world record at 1.92 meters, the sensation was complete.

Her performance is all the more astonishing because at this point the 1.88 meter tall girl only trained three times a week, and not even at a professional level. However, she was one of the few athletes in her classification to use the new technique called the "flop", developed only four years earlier by high jumper Dick Fosbury, in which the bar is crossed backwards.

Only a few hours later, Meyfarth's spectacular victory was overshadowed by the hostage drama in the Olympic village. "My emotional world was completely confused," the athlete recalls of the situation at the time. „I went from an extreme high to a total low.“  

But the 1972 triumph was not the only triumph for the Frankfurt native.

After years of crisis, a missed final at the next Olympic games and the Olympic boycott of 1980, she went on to win the gold medal a second time twelve years later in Los Angeles. Meyfarth was thus not only the youngest Olympic champion in an individual athletics discipline, but also the only female athlete to stand on the top step of the podium once again after such a long time.

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