Australia at the
1968 Summer Olympics
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Mexico City
Competitors128 (104 men, 24 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearersBill Roycroft (opening)
Eric Pearce (closing)
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
5
Silver
7
Bronze
5
Total
17
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 128 competitors, 104 men and 24 women, took part in 105 events in 16 sports.[1]

The uniforms for Australia's female athletes were designed by Zara Holt, the widow of prime minister Harold Holt who had drowned in December 1967. They consisted of one design in "wattle yellow" for official use and a casual outfit in "Olympic green" crimplene.[2]

Medalists

Gold

Silver


Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

Men's High Jump

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Nine cyclists represented Australia in 1968.

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

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Five fencers, all men, represented Australia in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1968.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Three shooters, all men, represented Australia in 1968.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Winning dresses for athletes". The Canberra Times. 20 March 1968.