At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, French athlete Bruno Cherrier (1953-) and his teammates finished seventh in the 4 x 100m final. In the individual 200m he was eliminated in the semi-finals. At the European Championships in Rome in 1974 he finished sixth in the 200m final with a chrono of 21.02, but he won the 4 x 100m with his teammates. After his Medicine studies, he settled as a general practitioner in Loir-et-Cher near Blois.
At the 1976 Olympics in Montréal, Sabine Jahn (1953) won the silver medal for the German Democratic Republic in the coxless two. At the European Championships in 1973 she was one of the winners of the coxless four, in 1975 she finished second at the WC in the coxless two, in 1978 she won the gold medal at the WC with the coxless two and she added three GDR titles in the coxless four. After her medical studies, she specialized in Radiology and settled in Hamburg.
Charles Kent (1953-2005) played rugby at Bridgewater, Albion and Rosslyn Park but he was also called five times for the English team. He graduated as a physician at the Worcester College of Oxford. He was also an avid squash player and horse rider, during a ride with some friends he died after a fall of his horse.
George Peponis (1953-) was born in Tripoli, Greece, but his parents emigrated to Australia when he was eighteen months old. He started with rugby and got the Australian selection, of which he was five times captain. He played for the Canterburry Bulldogs, who supported his medical studies financially. As captain he led his team in 1979 to the final of the Australian championship, which was lost with St George's 18-4. Due to a severe neck injury, he stopped playing rugby halfway the 1982 season. After his studies, he settled as a general practitioner in a group practice.
Eltjo Schutter (1953-) improved the Dutch record decathlon in 1976 with a total of 7700 points. As a pole-vaulter he had the national record at 4m75 in 1974 and on September 18, 1976 during the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, he was the first Dutchman to jump over five meters. Two years later in Nijmegen he even jumped over 5m05. Schutter was several times Dutch champion from 1971 to 1982 and he was summoned forty times for the Dutch team, with a selection for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal as a highlight. Because a right hamstring injury during the 400m, he had to leave the competition early. After obtaining his medical degree, he specialized in Gynecology and opened a practice in the Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital and the medical center of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He then became a gynecologist-oncologist in Twente.
Klaus Steinbach (1953-) won five European swimming titles in several relay races and captured the silver medal at the 200m freestyle at the 1974 European Championships in Vienna, where compatriot Peter Nocke (1955-) defeated him. At the World Championship in 1975 in Cali he won the gold medal with the German relay team 4 x 200m freestyle. At the 1972 Olympics in Munich that team won the silver medal and four years later in Montreal the Germans won the bronze medal at the 4 x 100m freestyle. When he retired in 1980, Steinbach was able to present 25 German titles, 64 German and nine European records. In 2002 he was elected Chairman of the German Olympic Committee, in 2000 and 2004 he was Chef de Mission of the German Olympic team. In 1986 he graduated from the Universität des Saarlandes and since 1992 he worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Rehabilitation physician in the Hochwald-Kliniken Weiskirchen, where he also became Medical Director in 1997. Since 2003 he has been a member of the medical committee of the IOC. Daughter Laura (1985-) was a German handball international.