Who won the most medals in the 1972 Olympics?

Who won 1972 Olympics?

American swimmer Mark Spitz won seven events, breaking the record for most gold medals by a single athlete in a single Olympic Games.

1972 Summer Olympics medal table.

1972 Summer Olympics medals
Location Munich, West Germany
Highlights
Most gold medals Soviet Union (50)
Most total medals Soviet Union (99)

What happened at the 1972 Olympics?

During the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, in the early morning of September 5, a group of Palestinian terrorists storms the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. … Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for the slain athletes.

How many athletes were killed in Munich?

Five of the eight Black September members were killed during a failed attempt to rescue the hostages, all of whom were killed.

Munich massacre
Deaths 17 total (12 victims, 5 perpetrators; see list) 6 Israeli coaches 5 Israeli athletes 1 West German police officer 5 Black September members

Has any athlete ever died at the Olympics?

Given how often Olympic events are called “death defying,” actual deaths at the Games are extremely rare. In the 125-year history of the Games, there have been just two during competition.

Is Munich true story?

Historical authenticity

Although Munich is a work of fiction, it describes many actual events and figures from the early 1970s.

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Who has the second most gold medals?

List of most Olympic gold medals over career

No. Athlete Years
1 Michael Phelps 2000–2016
2 Larisa Latynina 1956–1964
3 Paavo Nurmi 1920–1928
4 Mark Spitz 1968–1972