Men's 8 crew from Munich 1972Men's 8 crew for the Munich 1972 Olympic Games. Bow Malcolm C Shaw, 2 Gary M Pearce, 3 Kerry P Jelbart, 4 Robert D Paver, 5 Richard A Curtin, 6 Bryan F Curtin, 7 Michael D Morgan, str John E Clarke & cox Alan R Grover.
Shane Gould 200m Medal Ceremony(L-R) Gudrun Wegner (GDR) 3rd, Shane Gould (AUS) 1st and Novella Calligaris (ITA) 2nd - the medal ceremony of the women's 200m freestyle at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.
Gould exits poolShane Gould exits the pool after the qualifications of the women's 100m freestyle at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games.
Shane Gould celebrates goldShane Gould of Australia celebrates after winning a gold medal. Gould reached her peak in Munich, winning three gold medals and setting world records in each.
Munich 1972Australia sent a team of 177 to Munich, 148 men and 29 women. Munich was a successful Olympics for Australia, with the nation finishing sixth on the medal table with eight gold, seven silver and two bronze medals.
Munich 1972 Opening CeremonyAustralian athletes parade at the opening ceremony of the Munich 1972 Olympic Games held in Munich, Germany.
Byrne addresses students1972 Olympian Peter Byrne addresses students from Box Hill High School on 2011 Olympic Day.
Byrne visits Box Hill1972 basketball Olympian Peter Byrne with students from Box Hill High School for 2011 Olympic Day. Yan Fei Zhao, Peter Byrne, Maree Tunnecliffe, Richard Farr.
Best of 1960-1976 GalleryAcross the five Summer Olympic Games from Tokyo 1960 to Montreal 1976 Australian athletes Herb Elliot, Dawn Fraser, Ralph Doubell and Shane Gould were just some of the stars. Re-live some of the magic moments from these Games in this gallery collection.
Marathon BronzeMunich 1972: Mamo Wolde of Ethopia races in the marathon and went on to win the bronze medal with a time of 2.15.08.4 hours.
Australia's Swimming SuccessMunich 1972: Beverley Whitfield of Australia swims for the gold medal in the women's 200m breaststroke. She also won the bronze medal for the 100m breaststroke event.
10,000m GoldMunich 1972: Lasse Viren (#228) of Finland on his way to the gold medal in the men's 10,000m.
Gould In ActionMunich 1972: Australian swimmer Shane Gould in a freestyle event at the Games.
Gould's Swimming PeakMunich 1972: Shane Gould of Australia celebrates after winning a gold medal. It was at the Munich Games where Gould reached her peak in swimming, winning three gold medals and setting world records in each. Moreover she showed the determination to overcome the disappointment of defeat: in Munich she lost her second final, the 100m freestyle, but won the 400m freestyle the following day. All up, she swam 12 races in eight days.
Russian VictorMunich 1972: Russian Victor Sanyeyev in action during the triple jump event and wins the gold medal with a distance of 17.35 metres.
Double ThreatMunich 1972: Multiple medal winner, Heide Rosendahl of West Germany in mid flight during the long jump wins the gold medal with a jump of 6.78 metres. She was also part of the women's 4x100m relay team which won gold.
Home Crowd AdvantageMunich 1972: In front of a home crowd, Heide Rosendahl of West Germany anchors her team to win the gold in the women's 4x100m relay.
Munich's Olympic TorchMunich 1972: German runner Gunter Zahn arrives at the Olympic stadium, carrying the Olympic flame for the Opening Ceremony.
5 Year RecordMunich 1972: American Rod Milburn wins the gold medal in the 110m hurdles final where he set a new Olympic and world record of 13.24 seconds, a mark that stood for the next five years.
Jumping for GoldMunich 1972: Sixteen-year-old Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany leaps over the bar in the high jump competition and wins the gold medal.
Gymnastic's High PointMunich 1972: Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union performs her routine in the gymnastic competition. She later performed her routine in the floor exercise discipline of the gymnastics event where she won the gold medal.
Pushing the LimitsMunich 1972: American John Smith, ranked number one in the world in the 400m, runs a heat with a hamstring injury, unable to participate in the men's 400m event. Smith went on to a brilliant career coaching Olympians and UCLA atheletes.
Dragon ClassMunich 1972: (left to right) Skipper John Cuneo with crew Tom Anderson and John Shaw gold medal winners of the Dragon class in yachting.
Israeli MemorialMunich 1972: A filled stadium at a memorial service for the slain Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games, with national and Olympic flags at half-mast.
Russia's First 100m GoldMunich 1972: Valeriy Borzov of the Soviet Union crosses the finish line with his arms raised in victory after winning the men's 100m final. Coming behind in second place is American Robert Taylor and in third place is Lennox Miller of Jamaica. Borzov was the first Russian to win an Olympic men's 100m gold medal.