Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
The women's 800 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 22 and 24. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of sixteen lengths of the pool.
|Bronze||Maria Teresa Ramírez
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|Debbie Meyer||United States||9:24.0||OR|
|Pam Kruse||United States||9:35.7|
|Maria Teresa Ramírez||Mexico||9:38.5|
|5||Patty Caretto||United States||9:51.3|
Key: OR = Olympic record
- 1968 Summer Olympics results: Women's 800 m freestyle, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-12-04.