United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 357 (274 men and 83 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Janice-Lee Romary
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
45
Silver
28
Bronze
34
Total
107
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The United States competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. 357 competitors, 274 men and 83 women, took part in 167 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Competition

Men's 100 meters

Men's 200 meters

Men's 400 meters

Men's 800 meters

Men's 1.500 meters

Men's 5,000 meters

Men's 10,000 meters

Men's Marathon

Men's 110 meter Hurdles

Men's 400 meter Hurdles

Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase

Men's 4x100m Relay

Men's 4x400m Relay

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

Men's Triple Jump

Men's High Jump

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Shot Put

Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Discus Throw

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's Decathlon

Women's Competition

Women's 100 meters

Women's 200 meters

Women's 400 meters

Women's 800 meters

Women's 4x100m Relay

Women's 80m Hurdles

Women's Long Jump

Women's High Jump

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Pentathlon

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Fifteen cyclists represented the United States in 1968.

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

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented the United States 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]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • James Moore
  • Bob Beck
  • Tom Lough

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Defeated Soviet Union (3-2)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (1-3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (2-3)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to East Germany (0-3)
  • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Defeated Mexico (3-1)
  • Defeated Belgium (3-0) → Seventh place
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (1-3)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to South Korea (1-3)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-3)
  • Lost to Peru (1-3)
  • Lost to Mexico (0-3) → 8th and last place
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Brazil (10:5)
  • Defeated Spain (10:7)
  • Tied with Cuba (6:6)
  • Lost to Hungary (1:5)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (3:8)
  • Defeated West Germany (7:5)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Defeated Netherlands (6:3)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated East Germany (6:4) → 5th place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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