Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-2 500 m women
K-2 1000 m men
K-4 1000 m men

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, seven events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1964. Lake Xochimilco was where the events took place.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
Tibor Tatai
Detlef Lewe
 West Germany
Vitaly Galkov
 Soviet Union
C-2 1000 metres
Ivan Patzaichin
and Serghei Covaliov
Tamás Wichmann
and Gyula Petrikovics
Naum Prokupets
and Mikhail Zamotin
 Soviet Union
K-1 1000 metres
Mihály Hesz
Aleksandr Shaparenko
 Soviet Union
Erik Hansen
K-2 1000 metres
Aleksandr Shaparenko
and Volodymyr Morozov
 Soviet Union
Csaba Giczi
and István Timár
Gerhard Siebold
and Günther Pfaff
K-4 1000 metres
 Norway (NOR)
Steinar Amundsen
Tore Berger
Egil Søby
Jan Johansen
 Romania (ROU)
Anton Calenic
Haralambie Ivanov
Dimitrie Ivanov
Mihai Ţurcaş
 Hungary (HUN)
Csaba Giczi
Imre Szöllősi
István Timár
István Csizmadia

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
Lyudmila Pinayeva
 Soviet Union
Renate Breuer
 West Germany
Viorica Dumitru
K-2 500 metres
Roswitha Esser
and Annemarie Zimmermann
 West Germany
Anna Pfeffer
and Katalin Rozsnyói
Lyudmila Pinayeva
and Antonina Seredina
 Soviet Union

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary (HUN) 2 3 1 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 3 6
3  West Germany (FRG) 1 2 0 3
4  Romania (ROU) 1 1 1 3
5  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
6  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1