United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Mexico City
Competitors357 (274 men and 83 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Janice-Lee Romary
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
45
Silver
28
Bronze
34
Total
107
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. 357 competitors, 274 men and 83 women, took part in 167 events in 18 sports. [1]

Contents

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's Competition

Men's 100 meters

Men's 200 meters

Men's 400 meters

Men's 800 meters

Men's 1.500 meters

Men's 5,000 meters

Men's 10,000 meters

Men's Marathon

Men's 110 meter Hurdles

Men's 400 meter Hurdles

Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

Men's Triple Jump

Men's High Jump

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Shot Put

Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Discus Throw

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's Decathlon

Women's Competition

Women's 100 meters

Women's 200 meters

Women's 400 meters

Women's 800 meters

Women's 4 × 100 m Relay

Women's 80m Hurdles

Women's Long Jump

Women's High Jump

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Pentathlon

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Fifteen cyclists represented the United States in 1968.

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

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

20 fencers represented the United States 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

Modern pentathlon

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1968.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Twelve shooters represented the United States in 1968. Gary Anderson won gold in 300 m rifle, three positions, John Writer won silver in the 50 m rifle, three positions and Thomas Garrigus won silver in the trap.

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

Swimming

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Soviet Union (3-2)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (1-3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (2-3)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to East Germany (0-3)
  • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Defeated Mexico (3-1)
  • Defeated Belgium (3-0) → Seventh place
Women's Team Competition
  • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (1-3)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to South Korea (1-3)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-3)
  • Lost to Peru (1-3)
  • Lost to Mexico (0-3) → 8th and last place

Water polo

Team Competition
  • Defeated Brazil (10:5)
  • Defeated Spain (10:7)
  • Tied with Cuba (6:6)
  • Lost to Hungary (1:5)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (3:8)
  • Defeated West Germany (7:5)
  • 5th/8th place: Defeated Netherlands (6:3)
  • 5th/6th place: Defeated East Germany (6:4) → 5th place

Weightlifting

Wrestling

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References

  1. "United States at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "United States Volleyball at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.