East Germany at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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East Germany at the
1968 Summer Olympics
German Olympic flag (1959-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC code GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Mexico City
Competitors 226 in 18 sports
Flag bearer Karin Balzer
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
9
Silver
9
Bronze
7
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 226 competitors, 186 men and 40 women, took part in 124 events in 18 sports.[1] It was the first time that West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) and East Germany had sent separate teams to the Summer Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Helga Lindner, silver medallist in the women's 200m butterfly

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Ten cyclists represented East Germany in 1968.

Team time trial
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Four fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1968.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Field hockey[edit]

Fourteen male field hockey players competed in 1968, when the East German team finished in 11th place.[2]

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathlete represented East Germany in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Karl-Heinz Kutschke
  • Jörg Tscherner
  • Wolfgang Lüderitz

Rowing[edit]

East Germany had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1968.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair – 1st place (Med 1.png gold medal)
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four – 1st place (Med 1.png gold medal)
Men's coxed four – 2nd place (Med 2.png silver medal)
Men's eight

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Nine shooters, all men, represented East Germany in 1968. Harald Vollmar won bronze in the 50 m pistol and Kurt Czekalla won bronze in the trap.

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

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "East Germany at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "East Germany Hockey at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "East Germany Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 

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