September 4, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • American swimmer Melissa Belote with a world record 2:19.19 takes the 200m backstroke gold medal at the Munich Olympics; wraps up backstroke double having won the 100m in Olympic record time
  • American swimmer Mike Burton sets a world record 15:52.58 to win the 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • Italian diver Klaus Dibiasi wins his 2nd of 3 consecutive 10m platform gold medals the Munich Olympics
  • Kenyan legend Kipchoge Keino follows his 1,500m gold in Mexico City with an Olympic record 8:23.64 to win the 3,000m steeplechase at the Munich Olympics
  • Soviet sprinter Valeriy Borzov runs 20.00 to win the men's 200m gold medal at the Munich Olympics; wraps up the 100/200m double at the Games
  • Ulrike Meyfarth of West Germany with a world record equalling 1.92m wins the women's high jump gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • US 4 x 100m medley relay team of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz & Jerry Heidenreich sets world record 3:48.16 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Games
  • Willem Ruska of the Netherlands wins gold medals in both the heavyweight & open class Olympic judo competitions in Munich; first judoka to win 2 Olympic gold medals at one Games

Birthdays in Sport

  • Daniel Nestor, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Norman Hand, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)

Deaths in Sport

  • Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies