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Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's pentathlon

 

Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's pentathlon

Women's pentathlon
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 15–16
Competitors 33 from 24 nations
Winning result 5098
Medalists
Gold medal    West Germany
Silver medal    Austria
Bronze medal    Hungary
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's pentathlon competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 15–16.

Competition format

The pentathlon consists of five track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the five components. The five event scores are summed to give a total for the pentathlon.

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

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