Soviet Union at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union (1955–1980).svg
IOC code URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
in Mexico City
Competitors 312 (246 men, 66 women)[1] in 18 sports
Flag bearer Leonid Zhabotinsky
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
29
Silver
32
Bronze
30
Total
91
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1996–)
 Tajikistan (1996–)
 Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. 312 competitors, 246 men and 66 women, took part in 164 events in 18 sports.[2]

Medalists[edit]

The USSR finished second in the final medal rankings, with 29 gold and 91 total medals.

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Fifteen cyclists represented the Soviet Union in 1968.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented the Soviet Union in 1968.

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

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1968. They won a team silver and Pavel Lednyov won an individual bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Pavel Lednyov
  • Borys Onyshchenko
  • Stasys Šaparnis

Rowing[edit]

The Soviet Union had 27 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1968.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls – 1st place (Med 1.png gold medal)
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four – 11th place
Men's coxed four – 6th place
Men's eight – 3rd place (Med 3.png bronze medal)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Twelve shooters, all men, represented the Soviet Union in 1968. Between them they won two gold and two bronze medals.

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

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Lost to United States (2–3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3–2)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3–0)
  • Defeated Poland (3–0)
  • Defeated East Germany (3–2)
  • Defeated Japan (3–1)
  • Defeated Mexico (3–1)
  • Defeated Belgium (3–0)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3–0) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3–1)
  • Defeated Poland (3–0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3–0)
  • Defeated Peru (3–0)
  • Defeated United States (3–1)
  • Defeated Mexico (3–0)
  • Defeated Japan (3–0) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Cuba (11:4)
  • Defeated West Germany (6:3)
  • Defeated Spain (5:0)
  • Lost to Hungary (5:6)
  • Defeated United States (8:3)
  • Defeated Brazil (8:2)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Italy (8:5)
  • Final
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (11:13) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. International Olympic Committee (84): 530–557. October 1974. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Soviet Union Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 

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