West Germany at the 1968 Summer Olympics
|West Germany at the Olympic Games|
|At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City|
|Competitors||275 (232 men, 43 women) in 17 sports|
|Flag bearer||Wilfried Dietrich|
|Olympic history (summary)|
|Other related appearances|
| Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)
Athletes from West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. It was the first time that East Germany (German Democratic Republic) and West Germany sent separate teams to the Summer Olympic Games. 275 competitors, 232 men and 43 women, took part in 154 events in 17 sports for West Germany.
20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented West Germany in 1968.
Three male pentathletes represented West Germany in 1968.
- Elmar Frings
- Heiner Thade
- Hans Jürgen Todt
- Men's Team Competition
- Preliminary Round (Group A)
- Defeated Spain (5:3)
- Lost to Hungary (4:6)
- Lost to Soviet Union (3:6)
- Defeated Brazil (10:5)
- Lost to Cuba (6:7)
- Lost to United States (5:7)
- Classification Matches
- 9th/12th place: Defeated Mexico (6:3)
- 9th/10th place: Lost to Spain (5:7) → Tenth place
- Team Roster
- "West Germany at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-01-03.