Guatemala at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Guatemala at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of Guatemala.svg
IOC code GUA
NOC Guatemalan Olympic Committee
Website www.cog.org.gt (Spanish)
in Mexico City
Competitors 48 (47 men, 1 woman) in 8 sports
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Guatemala competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. It had been 16 years since the previous time that the nation competed at the Olympic Games. 48 competitors, 47 men and 1 woman, took part in 37 events in 8 sports.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Carlos Cuque Marathon N/A 2:45:20 39
Fulgencio Hernández N/A 3:00:40 52
Julio Ortíz 20 km walk N/A 1:54:48 28
Julio Quevedo 1500 m 4:03.13 9 Did not advance
5000 m 15:23.0 9 N/A Did not advance
3000 m steeplechase 9:48.37 12 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Teodoro Palacios High jump Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mario Mendoza Bantamweight  Chang Kyou-chul (KOR)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Eugenio Boches Light Middleweight N/A  Mario Benítez (URU)
L' 0-5
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Four cyclists represented Guatemala in 1968.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Francisco Cuque Men's road race DNF
Jorge Inés 4:57:07 49
Evaristo Oliva 4:57:07 48
Saturnino Rustrián 4:46:13 22
Evaristo Oliva
Francisco Cuque
Jorge Inés
Saturnino Rustrián
Team time trial 2:24:20.7 21

Football[edit]

First round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 5
 Guatemala 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 10 3 +7 3
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18 0


1968-10-16
12:00
Guatemala  4 – 1  Thailand
N. Melgar Goal 23' Goal 85'
Roldán Goal 55'
López Oliva Goal 67'
Report Udomsilp Sornbutnark Goal 44'

1968-10-18
12:00
Bulgaria  2 – 1  Guatemala
Nikodimov Goal 50'
Zhekov Goal 84'
Report López Oliva Goal 88'

Quarter-finals[edit]

1968-10-20
12:00
Hungary  1 – 0  Guatemala
Szűcs Goal 69' Report

Shooting[edit]

Nine shooters, all men, represented Guatemala in 1968.

Open
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Otto Brolo Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1092 53
Men's 50 metre rifle prone 580 78
Gerardo Castañeda 50 m pistol 537 39
Víctor Castellanos 25 m rapid fire pistol 578 33
Leonel Fernández Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1068 56
José Marroquín Men's 300 metre rifle three positions 1027 29
Félipe Ortíz Men's 300 metre rifle three positions 1023 30
Fernando Samoya 25 m rapid fire pistol 579 29
Francisco Sandoval 50 m pistol 519 59
Pablo Sittler Men's 50 metre rifle prone 579 79

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ramiro Benavides 200 metre freestyle 2:11.7 47 Did not advance
100 metre butterfly 1:03.1 39 Did not advance
200 metre butterfly 2:24.3 38 Did not advance
Antonio Cruz 100 metre backstroke 1:11.8 35 Did not advance
200 metre backstroke 2:36.3 38 Did not advance
400 metre medley 5:31.1 33 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Silvana Asturias 100 metre freestyle 1:10.3 56 Did not advance
200 metre freestyle 2:30.7 36 Did not advance
400 metre freestyle 5:25.6 27 Did not advance
800 metre freestyle 11:12.5 25 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Francisco Echevarría 60 kg 87.5 21 77.5 21 112.5 20 277.5 20

Wrestling[edit]

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Final round
Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Final round
Result
Rank
Gustavo Ramírez −52 kg  Wanelge Castillo (PAN)
L T 8:15
 Sudesh Kumar (IND)
L T 5:32
Did not advance 23
Javier Raxon −57 kg  Aboutaleb Talebi (IRN)
L
 Donald Behm (USA)
L T 6:20
Did not advance 20
José García −63 kg  Ismail Al-Karaghouli (IRQ)
L 5:45
 Nikolaos Karypidis (GRE)
L T 4:47
Did not advance 20
Ángel Aldama −70 kg  Udey Chand (IND)
L T 1:55
 Roger Till (GBR)
L T 2:15
Did not advance 24
José Manuel Hernández −87 kg  Hüseyin Gursoy (TUR)
L T 1:45
 Peter Doring (GDR)
L T 0:37
Did not advance 20
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Final round
Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Final round
Result
Rank
Gustavo Ramírez −52 kg  Enrique Jiménez (MEX)
L T 1:25
 Shin Sang-Sik (KOR)
L T 0:56
Did not advance 22
Javier Raxon −57 kg  Risto Björlin (FIN)
L T 4:38
 Othon Moschidis (GRE)
L T 1:23
Did not advance 24
José García −63 kg  Jiří Švec (TCH)
L T 1:21
 Hideo Fujimoto (JPN)
L T 0:20
Did not advance 19
Ángel Aldama −70 kg  Hun-Gyo Seo (KOR)
L T 0:45
 Gordon Garvie (CAN)
L T 6:17
Did not advance 24
José Manuel Hernández −87 kg  Petăr Krumov Petrov (BUL)
L T 0:51
 Håkon Overby (NOR)
L T 4:56
Did not advance 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guatemala at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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