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Soviet Union at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Soviet Union
IOC code  URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 312 (246 men, 66 women)[1] in 18 sports
Flag bearer Leonid Zhabotinsky
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
29
Silver
32
Bronze
30
Total
91
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
Unified Team (1992)
Armenia (1994–)
Belarus (1994–)
Georgia (1994–)
Kazakhstan (1994–)
Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
Moldova (1994–)
Russia (1994–)
Ukraine (1994–)
Uzbekistan (1994–)
Azerbaijan (1996–)
Tajikistan (1996–)
Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. 312 competitors, 246 men and 66 women, took part in 164 events in 18 sports.[2]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Basketball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canoeing 5
  • Cycling 6
  • Diving 7
  • Equestrianism 8
  • Fencing 9
  • Gymnastics 10
  • Modern pentathlon 11
  • Rowing 12
  • Sailing 13
  • Shooting 14
  • Swimming 15
  • Volleyball 16
  • Water polo 17
  • Weightlifting 18
  • Wrestling 19
  • References 20
  • External links 21

Medalists

The USSR finished second in the final medal rankings, with 29 gold and 91 total medals.

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Fifteen cyclists represented the Soviet Union in 1968.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented the Soviet Union in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1968. They won a team silver and Pavel Lednyov won an individual bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Pavel Lednyov
  • Borys Onyshchenko
  • Stasys Šaparnis

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Lost to United States (2-3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-2)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3-0)
  • Defeated Poland (3-0)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-2)
  • Defeated Japan (3-1)
  • Defeated Mexico (3-1)
  • Defeated Belgium (3-0)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3-0) → Gold Medal
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3-1)
  • Defeated Poland (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0)
  • Defeated Peru (3-0)
  • Defeated United States (3-1)
  • Defeated Mexico (3-0)
  • Defeated Japan (3-0) → Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Cuba (11:4)
  • Defeated West Germany (6:3)
  • Defeated Spain (5:0)
  • Lost to Hungary (5:6)
  • Defeated United States (8:3)
  • Defeated Brazil (8:2)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Italy (8:5)
  • Final
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (11:13) → Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF).  
  2. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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