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Mexico at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Mexico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Mexico
IOC code  MEX
NOC Comité Olímpico Mexicano
Website www.com.org.mx (Spanish)
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 275 (233 men and 42 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer David Bárcena
Medals
Rank: 15
Gold
3
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Mexico was the host nation for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. 275 competitors, 233 men and 42 women, took part in 146 events in 20 sports.[1]

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
  • Football 10
  • Gymnastics 11
  • Hockey 12
  • Modern pentathlon 13
  • Rowing 14
  • Sailing 15
  • Shooting 16
  • Swimming 17
  • Volleyball 18
  • Water polo 19
  • Weightlifting 20
  • Wrestling 21
  • References 22
  • External links 23

Medalists

Mexico won a total of 9 medals (3 of each) which is to date the fewest number of medals won by a host nation at a Summer Olympics.

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Twelve cyclists represented Mexico in 1968.

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

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

14 fencers, 9 men and 5 women, represented Mexico in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
  • Ernesto Fernández
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Mexico in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Eduardo Olivera
  • David Bárcena
  • Eduardo Tovar

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Volleyball

Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Lost to Peru (2-3)
  • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (0-3)
  • Lost to Poland (2-3)
  • Lost to South Korea (0-3)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (0-3)
  • Defeated United States (3-0) → Seventh place
  • Team Roster

Water polo

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to East Germany (4:12)
  • Lost to Netherlands (1:8)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (0:9)
  • Lost to Italy (5:10)
  • Defeated Greece (11:8)
  • Lost to Japan (3:6)
  • Tied with United Arab Republic (3:3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Lost to West Germany (3:6)
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Japan (5:4) → Eleventh place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Mexico at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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