Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Canada at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of Canada.svg
IOC code CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
in Mexico City
Competitors 139 (111 men and 28 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Roger Jackson
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 3 1 5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Canada competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 139 competitors, 111 men and 28 women, took part in 124 events in 14 sports.[1] It is the first Summer Olympiad where the Canadian team marched under the new Maple Leaf flag. The youngest competitor for Canada was a woman named Theresa McDonnell who was only 14 years old. Their oldest competitor was a man named Zoltan Sztehlo who was 46 years old. The athlete who won the most medals for Canada this year was Elaine Tanner who won three medals..[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Women's Events[edit]

100 meter- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

200 meter- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

400 meter- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

80 meter Hurdles- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

High Jump- No Canadian placed out of 14 in the final

Long Jump- No Canadian placed out of 14 in the final

Javelin Throw- Judith Dahlgren placed 13th out of 15 in the final

Discus Throw- No Canadian placed out of 15 in the final

Shot Put- No Canadian placed out of 14th in the final

Pentathlon- Jennifer Meldrum placed 11th out of 32 in the final

4x100 meter- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final

800 meter-  Abigail Hoffman placed 7th out of 8 in the final

4x400 meter -No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final

Men's Events[edit]

100 meter- Harry Jerome placed 7th out of 8 in the final.

200 meter- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

400 meter- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

800 meter- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

1500 meter- No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

5000 meter- Robert Finlay placed 11th out of 12 in the final

1000 meter- No Canadian placed out of 10 in the final

Marathon- Andrew Boychuk placed 10th out of 35 in the final

110 meter Hurdles- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

400 meter Hurdles- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

3000 meter Steeplechase- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

20 km Walk- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

50 km Walk- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

High Jump- No Canadian placed out of 13 in the final

Long Jump- No Canadian placed out of 16 in the final

Triple Jump- No Canadian placed out of 13 in the final

Pole Vault- No Canadian placed out of 14 in the final

Discus Throw- No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

Hammer Throw- No Canadian placed out of 13 in the final

Shot Put- No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

Decathlon- No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

4x100 meter- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final

Basketball[edit]

Men’s Basketball- The Canadian team did not place out of 4 in the final[2]

Boxing[edit]

Men’s Light Flyweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Flyweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Bantamweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Featherweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Lightweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Light Welterweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Welterweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Middleweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Light Heavyweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Heavyweight- No Canadian placed out of 4

Men’s Light Middleweight- No Canadian placed out of 4[3]

Canoeing and Kayaking[edit]

Men's[edit]

Canoeing 1000 meter -  Christopher Hook placed 9th out of 9 in the final

Canoeing 1000 meter -  No Canadian placed out 4 in the final

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Kayaking 1000 meter No Canadian placed out of 9 in the final.

Kayaking 1000 meter -  No Canadian placed out 4 in the final

 Kayaking 1000 meter -  No Canadian placed out 4 in the final

 Women’s[edit]

Kayaking 500 m - No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final [4]

Cycling[edit]

Six cyclists represented Canada in 1968.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial

Men’s 1000 m Time Trail- No Canadian placed out of 15 in the final

Men’s Individual Pursuit- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Road Race- No Canadian placed out of 17 in the final

Men’s Road Race Team- The team placed 25th out of 30 in the final

Men’s Sprint- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Tandem- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Team Pursuit- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final[5]

Diving[edit]

Men's Events[edit]

Platform Diving- no Canadian placed in the top 12 in the final.

Springboard- no Canadian placed in the top 12 in the final.

Women's Events[edit]

Platform- Beverly Boys  placed 4th out of 12 in the final.

Nancy Robertson placed 8th out of 12 in the final.

Springboard- Beverly Boys placed 7th out of 12 in the final.[6]

Equestrianism[edit]

Dressage Individual- No Canadian placed out of 7 in the final

Dressage Team- The Canadian Team did not place out of 4 in the final

Eventing Individual- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

Eventing Team- The Canadian Team did not place out of 7 in the final

Jumping Individual- James Elder placed 6th out of 7 in the final

Jumping Team- James Elder, James Day and Thomas Gayford were the athletes that made up the team to receive gold in the final.[7]

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, four men and one woman, represented Canada in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil

Men’s Epee Individual- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Men’s Epee Team- The Canadian team did not place out of 4

Women’s Foil Individual- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Men’s Foil Individual- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Women’s Foil Team-  The Canadian team did not place out of the 4[8]

Football[edit]

The Canadian men's team did not place out of the 4[9]

Gymnastics[edit]

                    

Men's Event[edit]

Floor- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Horizontal Bar- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Individual all- round - No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

Parallel Bars- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Pommel Horse- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Rings- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Team- Canada placed 16th out of 16 in the final

Vault- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Women's Event[edit]

Balance Beam-  No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Floor- No Canadian placed out of 5 in the final

Individual all- round - No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

Team- Canada placed 11th out of 14 in the final

Uneven Bars- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Vault- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final[10]

Hockey[edit]

The Canadian team did not place out of the 4 in the final.

Modern Pentathlon[edit]

Men’s individual- No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final

Men’s team- No Canadian placed out of 13 in the final [11]

Rowing[edit]

There were seven rowing events for men only and Canada entered four boats.[12] In the coxed eight, John Richardson in seat 5 was replaced with Daryl Sturdy in the B final.[13]

Men’s Double Sculls- No Canadian pair placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Eight with Coxswain- No Canadian team placed out of 3 in the final

Men’s Four with Coxswain- No Canadian team placed out of 3 in the final

Men’s Four without Coxswain- No Canadian team placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Pair with Coxswain- No Canadian trio placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Pair without Coxswain- No Canadian pair placed out of 4 in the final

Men’s Single Sculls- No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final but in the B-final Roger Jackson finished in 11th

[14]

Sailing[edit]

5,5 Meters- Canada placed 6th out of 14 in the final

Dragon- Canada placed 4th out of 23 in the final

Men’s Finn- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

Flying Dutchman- Canada placed 10th out of 30 in the final

Star- Canada placed 15th out of 20 in the final[15]

Shooting[edit]

Ten shooters, all male, represented Canada in 1968.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap
Skeet

Swimming[edit]

Swimming

Men's Events[edit]

100 meter freestyle-No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

200 meter freestyle -Ralph Hutton placed 4th out of 7 in the final

400 meter freestyle -Ralph Hutton placed 2nd out of 7 in the final

1500 meter freestyle-No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

4x100 meter freestyle- No Canadian Team placed out of 4 in the final

4x200 meter freestyle- 

George Smith

Ronald Jacks

John Gilchrist

Ralph Hutton all worked together to place 4th out of 4 in the final

200 meter medley- 

George Smith placed 5th out of 8 in the final

John Gilchrist placed 6th out of 8 in the final

400 meter medley- John Gilchrist placed 5th out of 8 in the final

4x100 meter medley- No Canadian Team placed out of 4 in the final

100 meter backstroke- James Shaw placed 5th out of 8 in the final

200 meter backstroke- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

100 meter breaststroke- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

200 meter breaststroke- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

100 meter butterfly- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

200 meter butterfly- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

Women's Events[edit]

100 meter freestyle -Marion Lay placed 4th out of 8 in the final   

200 meter freestyle- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the fina

400 meter freestyle -Angela Coughlan placed 7th out of 8 in the final

800 meter freestyle -Angela Coughlan placed 6th out of 8 in the final

4x100 meter freestyle- 

Angela Coughlan

Marilyn Corson

Elaine Tanner and Marion Lay all worked together to place 3rd in the final

200 meter medley- No Canadian placed out of 7 in the final

400 meter medley- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

4x100 meter medley- No Canadian Team placed out of 4 in the final

100 meter backstroke- Elaine Tanner placed 2nd out of 8 in the final

200 meter backstroke- Elaine Tanner placed 2nd out of 8 in the final

100 meter breaststroke- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

200 meter breaststroke- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

100 meter butterfly-No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

200 meter butterfly- No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

Water Polo[edit]

Men’s Water Polo- No Canadian placed out of 4 in the final.[16]

Weightlifting[edit]

All men’s events in Weightlifting

Bantamweight- No Canadian placed out of 13 in the final

Featherweight- No Canadian placed out of 15 in the final

Lightweight- No Canadian placed out of 19 in the final

Middleweight- No Canadian placed out of 17 in the final

Light Heavyweight- Pierre St. Jean placed 10th out of 11 in the final

Middle Heavyweight- No Canadian placed out of 11 in the final

Heavyweight- No Canadian placed out of 12 in the final[17]

Wrestling[edit]

All Men’s events in Wrestling

Greco-Roman Flyweight -No Canadian placed out of 8 in the final

Greco-Roman Bantamweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Greco-Roman Featherweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Greco-Roman Lightweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Greco-Roman Welterweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Greco-Roman Middleweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Greco-Roman Heavyweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Greco-Roman Light-heavyweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Flyweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Bantamweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Featherweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Lightweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Welterweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Middleweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Heavyweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final

Freestyle Light-heavyweight - No Canadian placed out of 6 in the final[18]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Cycling - Mexico City 1968 cycling champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  6. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Diving - Mexico City 1968 diving champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  7. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Equestrian - Mexico City 1968 equestrian champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  8. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Fencing - Mexico City 1968 fencing champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
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  11. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Modern Pentathlon - Mexico City 1968 modern pentathlon champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
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  13. ^ Alvarez, José Rogelio (1969). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XIX Olympiad Mexico 1968: Volume III part 1 (PDF) (PDF). Mexico City, Mexico: Organizing Committee of the Games of the XIX Olympiad. pp. 550f. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
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  15. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Sailing - Mexico City 1968 sailing champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
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