Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

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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

The women's 800 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 22 and 24. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of sixteen lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
Silver  Pam Kruse
United States (USA)
Bronze  Maria Teresa Ramírez
Mexico (MEX)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Debbie Meyer United States 9:24.0 OR
2 Pam Kruse United States 9:35.7
3 Maria Teresa Ramírez Mexico 9:38.5
4 Karen Moras Australia 9:38.6
5 Patty Caretto United States 9:51.3
6 Angela Coughlan Canada 9:56.4
7 Denise Langford Australia 9:56.7
8 Laura Vaca Mexico 10:02.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]