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Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics


Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Canoeing at the
1968 Summer Olympics
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 1000 m men

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, seven events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1964. Lake Xochimilco was where the events took place.

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres  Tibor Tatai
Hungary (HUN)
 Detlef Lewe
West Germany (FRG)
 Vitaly Galkov
Soviet Union (URS)
C-2 1000 metres  Romania (ROU)
Ivan Patzaichin
Serghei Covaliov
 Hungary (HUN)
Tamás Wichmann
Gyula Petrikovics
 Soviet Union (URS)
Naum Prokupets
Mikhail Zamotin
K-1 1000 metres  Mihály Hesz
Hungary (HUN)
 Aleksandr Shaparenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Erik Hansen
Denmark (DEN)
K-2 1000 metres  Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Shaparenko
Volodymyr Morozov
 Hungary (HUN)
Csaba Giczi
István Timár
 Austria (AUT)
Gerhard Seibold
Günther Pfaff
K-4 1000 metres  Norway (NOR)
Steinar Amundsen
Tore Berger
Egil Søby
Jan Johansen
 Romania (ROU)
Anton Calenic
Haralambie Ivanov
Dimitrie Ivanov
Mihai Ţurcaş
 Hungary (HUN)
Csaba Giczi
Imre Szöllösi
István Timár
István Csizmadia

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres  Lyudmila Pinayeva
Soviet Union (URS)
 Renate Breuer
West Germany (FRG)
 Viorica Dumitru
Romania (ROU)
K-2 500 metres  West Germany (FRG)
Annemarie Zimmermann
Roswitha Esser
 Hungary (HUN)
Anna Pfeffer
Katalin Rozsnyói
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyudmila Pinayeva
Antonina Seredina

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary (HUN) 2 3 1 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 3 6
3  West Germany (FRG) 1 2 0 3
4  Romania (ROU) 1 1 1 3
5  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
6  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1


  • 1968 Summer Olympics official report Volume 3, Part 2. pp. 614–21. (English) & (French)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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