Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, 29 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 468 participants from 51 countries competing. The United States dominated the competition, winning 52 of 87 medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 21 15 16 52
2 Australia 3 2 3 8
3 East Germany 2 3 1 6
4 Yugoslavia 1 1 0 2
5 Mexico 1 0 1 2
6 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
7 Soviet Union 0 4 4 8
8 Canada 0 3 1 4
9 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
10 West Germany 0 0 2 2
11 France 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Michael Wenden
Australia (AUS)
52.2 (WR)  Ken Walsh
United States (USA)
52.8  Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
53.0
200 m freestyle  Michael Wenden
Australia (AUS)
1:55.2 (OR)  Don Schollander
United States (USA)
1:55.8  John Nelson
United States (USA)
1:58.1
400 m freestyle  Mike Burton
United States (USA)
4:09.0 (OR)  Ralph Hutton
Canada (CAN)
4:11.7  Alain Mosconi
France (FRA)
4:13.3
1500 m freestyle  Mike Burton
United States (USA)
16:38.9 (OR)  John Kinsella
United States (USA)
16:57.3  Greg Brough
Australia (AUS)
17:04.7
100 m backstroke  Roland Matthes
East Germany (GDR)
58.7 (OR)  Charlie Hickcox
United States (USA)
1:00.2  Ronnie Mills
United States (USA)
1:00.5
200 m backstroke  Roland Matthes
East Germany (GDR)
2:09.6 (OR)  Mitch Ivey
United States (USA)
2:10.6  Jack Horsley
United States (USA)
2:10.9
100 m breaststroke  Don McKenzie
United States (USA)
1:07.7 (OR)  Vladimir Kosinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
1:08.0  Nikolai Pankin
Soviet Union (URS)
1:08.0
200 m breaststroke  Felipe Muñoz
Mexico (MEX)
2:28.7  Vladimir Kosinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
2:29.2  Brian Job
United States (USA)
2:29.9
100 m butterfly  Doug Russell
United States (USA)
55.9 (OR)  Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
56.4  Ross Wales
United States (USA)
57.2
200 m butterfly  Carl Robie
United States (USA)
2:08.7  Martyn Woodroffe
Great Britain (GBR)
2:09.0  John Ferris
United States (USA)
2:09.3
200 m individual medley  Charlie Hickcox
United States (USA)
2:12.0 (OR)  Greg Buckingham
United States (USA)
2:13.0  John Ferris
United States (USA)
2:13.3
400 m individual medley  Charlie Hickcox
United States (USA)
4:48.4  Gary Hall, Sr.
United States (USA)
4:48.7  Michael Holthaus
West Germany (FRG)
4:51.4
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Zac Zorn
Stephen Rerych
Ken Walsh
Mark Spitz
3:31.7 (WR)  Soviet Union (URS)
Georgi Kulikov
Viktor Mazanov
Semyon Belits-Geiman
Leonid Ilyichov
3:34.2  Australia (AUS)
Greg Rogers
Robert Cusack
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden
3:34.7
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
John Nelson
Stephen Rerych
Mark Spitz
Don Schollander
7:52.3  Australia (AUS)
Greg Rogers
Graham White
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden
7:53.7  Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Bure
Semyon Belits-Geiman
Georgi Kulikov
Leonid Ilyichov
8:01.6
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Charlie Hickcox
Don McKenzie
Doug Russell
Ken Walsh
3:54.9 (WR)  East Germany (GDR)
Roland Matthes
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günter Gregor
Frank Wiegand
3:57.5  Soviet Union (URS)
Yuri Gromak
Vladimir Nemshilov
Vladimir Kosinsky
Leonid Ilyichov
4:00.7

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Jan Henne
United States (USA)
1:00.0  Susan Pedersen
United States (USA)
1:00.3  Linda Gustavson
United States (USA)
1:00.3
200 m freestyle  Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
2:10.5 (OR)  Jan Henne
United States (USA)
2:11.0  Jane Barkman
United States (USA)
2:11.2
400 m freestyle  Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
4:31.8 (OR)  Linda Gustavson
United States (USA)
4:35.5  Karen Moras
Australia (AUS)
4:37.0
800 m freestyle  Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
9:24.0 (OR)  Pam Kruse
United States (USA)
9:35.7  Maria Teresa Ramírez
Mexico (MEX)
9:38.5
100 m backstroke  Kaye Hall
United States (USA)
1:06.2 (WR)  Elaine Tanner
Canada (CAN)
1:06.7  Jane Swagerty
United States (USA)
1:08.1
200 m backstroke  Lillian Watson
United States (USA)
2:24.8 (OR)  Elaine Tanner
Canada (CAN)
2:27.4  Kaye Hall
United States (USA)
2:28.9
100 m breaststroke  Đurđica Bjedov
Yugoslavia (YUG)
1:15.8 (OR)  Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
1:15.9  Sharon Wichman
United States (USA)
1:16.1
200 m breaststroke  Sharon Wichman
United States (USA)
2:44.4 (OR)  Đurđica Bjedov
Yugoslavia (YUG)
2:46.4  Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
2:47.0
100 m butterfly  Lyn McClements
Australia (AUS)
1:05.5  Ellie Daniel
United States (USA)
1:05.8  Susan Shields
United States (USA)
1:06.2
200 m butterfly  Ada Kok
Netherlands (NED)
2:24.7 (OR)  Helga Lindner
East Germany (GDR)
2:24.8  Ellie Daniel
United States (USA)
2:25.9
200 m individual medley  Claudia Kolb
United States (USA)
2:24.7 (OR)  Susan Pedersen
United States (USA)
2:28.8  Jan Henne
United States (USA)
2:31.4
400 m individual medley  Claudia Kolb
United States (USA)
5:08.5 (OR)  Lynn Vidali
United States (USA)
5:22.2  Sabine Steinbach
East Germany (GDR)
5:25.3
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Jane Barkman
Linda Gustavson
Susan Pedersen
Jan Henne
4:02.5 (OR)  East Germany (GDR)
Gabriele Wetzko
Roswitha Krause
Uta Schmuck
Gabriele Perthes
4:05.7  Canada (CAN)
Angela Coughlan
Marilyn Corson
Elaine Tanner
Marion Lay
4:07.2
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Kaye Hall
Catie Ball
Ellie Daniel
Susan Pedersen
4:28.3 (OR)  Australia (AUS)
Lynne Watson
Judy Playfair
Lyn McClements
Janet Steinbeck
4:30.0  West Germany (FRG)
Angelika Kraus
Uta Frommater
Heike Hustede
Heidemarie Reineck
4:36.4

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