1968 Winter Universiade

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V Winter Universiade
Nations participating 26
Athletes participating 589
Events 7 sports
Opening ceremony 21 January
Closing ceremony 28 January
Officially opened by Franz Jonas
Main venue Bergiselschanze

The 1968 Winter Universiade, the V Winter Universiade, took place in Innsbruck, Austria.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 8 6 5 19
2  United States 4 3 3 10
3  Japan 3 4 4 11
4  Czechoslovakia 3 3 2 8
5  Norway 2 1 0 3
6  Austria 1 2 3 6
7  West Germany 1 1 1 3
8   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
9  Finland 0 1 2 3
10  Poland 0 1 0 1
11  France 0 1 0 1
12  Italy 0 0 2 2
13  Canada 0 0 1 1

Venues[edit]

Alpine Skiing[edit]

Men: Slalom
Gold - Milan Pazout (Czechoslovakia)
Silver - Per Sunde (Norway)
Bronze - Bill Marolt (United States)

Men: Giant Slalom
Gold - Per Sunde (Norway)
Silver - Milan Pazout (Czechoslovakia)
Bronze - Franz Vogler (West Germany)

Men: Downhill
Gold - Scott Pyles (United States)
Silver - Günther Scheuerl (West Germany)
Bronze - Loris Werner (United States)

Men: Combined
Combined event is the overall standings of all disciplines on the Universiade program
Gold - Milan Pazout (Czechoslovakia)
Silver - Robert Wollek (France)
Bronze - Scott Pyles (United States)

Women: Slalom
Gold - Kathy Nagel (United States)
Silver - Viki Jones (United States)
Bronze - Christina Ditfurth (Austria)

Women: Giant Slalom
Gold - Kathy Nagel (United States)
Silver - Viki Jones (United States)
Bronze - Marisella Chevallard (Italy)

Women: Downhill
Gold - Heidi Obrecht (Switzerland)
Silver - Christina Ditfurth (Austria)
Bronze - Paola Strauss (Italy)

Women: Combined
Combined event is the overall standings of all disciplines on the Universiade program
Gold - Kathy Nagel (United States)
Silver - Viki Jones (United States)
Bronze - Christina Ditfurth (Austria)

Nordic Skiing[edit]

Men: 15 km
Gold – Jon Hoias (Norway)
Silver – Yevgeniy Platunov (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Anatoliy Zakharov (Soviet Union)

Men: 4 x 10 km Relay
Gold – Soviet Union
Silver – Japan
Bronze – Finland

Women: 10 km
Gold – Yanna Yelistratova (Soviet Union)
Silver – Lyubov Menchikova (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Lidiya Doronina (Soviet Union)

Women: 3 x 5 km Relay
Gold – Soviet Union
Silver – Poland
Bronze - Czechoslovakia

Nordic Combined[edit]

Small Hill Ski Jumping and 15 km Cross-Country

Men:
Gold – Hiroshi Itagaki (Japan)
Silver – Masatoshi Sudo (Japan)
Bronze – Antonin Kucera (Czechoslovakia)

Ski Jumping[edit]

Men: Small Hill - K90
Gold – Hiroshi Itagaki (Japan)
Silver – Masakatsu Asari (Japan)
Bronze – Yukio Kasaya (Japan)

Figure Skating[edit]

Men:
Gold – Vladimir Kurernbin (Soviet Union)
Silver – Marian Filch (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Günther Anderl (Austria)

Women:
Gold – Kumiko Ohkawa (Japan)
Silver – Helli Tunner-Sengstschmid (Austria)
Bronze – Kazumi Yamashita (Japan)

Pairs:
Gold – Bohunka Stramkova & Jan Sramek (Czechoslovakia)
Silver – Tatyana Scaranova & Anatoliy Yevdokimov (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Lyudmila Suslina & Aleksandr Tikhomirov (Soviet Union)

Dance:
Gold – HeidI Mezger & Herbert Rothkappl (Austria)
Silver – Diana Skotnicka & Martin Skotnicky (Czechoslovakia)
Bronze – none

Ice hockey[edit]

Men:
Gold - Soviet Union
Silver - Czechoslovakia
Bronze - Canada (University of Toronto Varsity Blues)

Speed Skating[edit]

Men: 500 M
Gold – Erhard Keller (West Germany)
Silver – Keiichi Suzuki (Japan)
Bronze – Takayuki Hida (Japan)

Men: 1500 M
Gold – Aleksandr Zhekulayev (Soviet Union)
Silver – Valeriy Bayonov (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Arkadiy Kichenko (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Pekka Halinen (Finland)

Men: 3000 M
Gold – Aleksandr Zhekulayev (Soviet Union)
Silver – Pekka Halinen (Finland)
Bronze – Anatoliy Nokhrin (Soviet Union)

Men: 5000 M
Gold – Aleksandr Zhekulayev (Soviet Union)
Silver – Anatoliy Nokhrin (Soviet Union)
Bronze – Yoshiaki Demachi (Japan)