Great Britain at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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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.

Medallists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Hammer Throw

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

Women's Pentathlon

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

Boxing[edit]

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

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[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Jim Fox
  • Barry Lillywhite
  • Robert Phelps

Rowing[edit]

  • Eight - P Thomas, A.A.Bayles, P J Wright, RD Yarrow, B Carter, M M K Cooper, T Kirk, J K Mullard, P G Knapp, M Malpass - Tenth

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-29.