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Great Britain at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 225 (175 men and 50 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Lynn Davies (opening)
David Hemery (closing)
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
5
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
13
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 225 competitors, 175 men and 50 women, took part in 133 events in 16 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Contents

  • Medallists 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

Medallists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 68.06m
  • Final — 67.62m (→ 10th place)

Women's Pentathlon

  • Final Result — 4.786 points (→ 10th place)

Boxing

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Fourteen cyclists represented Great Britain in 1968.

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

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

17 fencers, 12 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain 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

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1968.

Individual
Team

Rowing

  • P G Knapp, M Malpass - Tenth

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^
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