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Australia at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 128 (104 men, 24 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Bill Roycroft (opening)
Eric Pearce (closing)
Medals
Rank: 9
Gold
5
Silver
7
Bronze
5
Total
17
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 128 competitors, 104 men and 24 women, took part in 105 events in 16 sports.[1]

Contents

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

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  • Kerry O'Brien
    • Qualifying Heat — 9:01.49
    • Final — 8:52.08 (→ 4th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Lawrie Peckham
    • Qualifying Round — 2.14m
    • Final — 2.12m (→ 8th place)

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Nine cyclists represented Australia in 1968.

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

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

Five fencers, all men, represented Australia in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1968.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Macken, Page, and McMikin – 11959 points (12th place)

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
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