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British Honduras at the 1972 Summer Olympics


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British Honduras (now Belize) sent a delegation to compete at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany from 26 August to 11 September 1972. This was the then British territory's second appearance at a Summer Olympic Games. The delegation consisted of one sport shooter, Owen Phillips, who participated in two events. He came 59th in the 50 meter pistol and 101st in the 50 meter rifle prone.

Belize at the
1972 Summer Olympics
IOC codeBIZ
(HBR used at these Games)
NOCBelize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in Munich
Competitors1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Gilmore Hinkson
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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Background

The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1968.[1] The territory made its debut in Olympic competition later that year at the 1968 Summer Olympics and except for the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics[2] has appeared in every Summer Olympiad since.[3] This made Munich the second appearance for the then British territory, which would not become independent from the United Kingdom until 1981.[4] The 1972 Summer Olympics were held from 26 August to 11 September 1976; a total of 7,134 athletes, representing 121 National Olympic Committees took part in the Games.[5] The British Honduran delegation to Munich consisted of one shooter, Owen Phillips.[6] Gilmore Hinkson, a Belezian sports official,[7] was selected as the flag-bearer for the opening ceremony.[3]


Shooting

Owen Phillips was 66 years old at the time of the Munich Olympics and making his Olympic debut.[8][9] On 27 August, he took part in the 50 meter pistol competition, where he scored 376 points out of a possible 600 maximum score. This ranked him 59th and last among all competitors.[10] The gold medal was won with 567 points by Ragnar Skanåker of Sweden, the silver medal was taken by Dan Iuga of Romania with 562 points, and the bronze was earned by Rudolf Dollinger of Austria with 560 points.[10][11] The next day, he took part in the 50 meter rifle prone. Again, there was a maximum possible score of 600 points, and Phillips finished his competition with 555 points. This placed him 101st and last among all competitors.[12] The gold medal was won with 599 points by Ri Ho-jun of North Korea, the silver was taken with 598 points by the United States' Victor Auer, and the bronze was claimed with the same 598 points by Romania's Nicolae Rotaru.[12][13]

Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Owen Phillips 50 m pistol 376 59
50 m rifle prone 555 101

References

  1. ^ "Belize – National Olympic Committee (NOC)" . International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 19 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "54 Boycotted in 1980" . The New York Times. 10 May 1984. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Belize" . Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Belize – Independence" . Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Archived from the original on 27 September 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. ^ "1972 Olympics – Munich Summer Games results & highlights" . International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Belize at the 1972 Munchen Summer Games" . Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "West and Gaynair Honoured For Honesty" . 7 News Belize. 28 August 2013. Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Owen Phillips Bio, Stats, and Results" . Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Owen D. PHILLIPS – Olympic Shooting – Belize" . International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1972 Munchen Summer Games: Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres" . Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Munich 1972 50m pistol 60 shots mixed - Olympic Shooting" . International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1972 Munchen Summer Games: Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres" . Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Munich 1972 50m rifle prone 60 shots mixed - Olympic Shooting" . International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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