Canada at the
1968 Summer Olympics
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Mexico City
Competitors139 (111 men and 28 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearerRoger Jackson
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Canada competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, held from 12 to 27 October 1968 . 139 competitors, 111 men and 28 women, took part in 124 events in 14 sports.[1] It is the inaugural Summer Olympics where the Canadian team marched under the new Maple Leaf flag. The youngest competitor for Canada was gymnast Theresa McDonnell who was 14 years old. The oldest competitor was equestrian Zoltan Sztehlo who was 46 years old.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Women's javelin throw

Women's pentathlon

Women's 800 metres

Men's 100 metres

Men's 5000 metres

Men's marathon

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

Six cyclists represented Canada in 1968.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Jumping Individual- James Elder placed 6th out of 7 in the final

Jumping Team- James Elder, James Day and Thomas Gayford.[2]

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Five fencers, four men and one woman, represented Canada in 1968.

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

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

There were seven rowing events for men only and Canada entered four boats.[3] In the eight, John Richardson in seat 5 was replaced with Daryl Sturdy in the B final.[4]

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Ten shooters, all male, represented Canada in 1968.

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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Light Heavyweight

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ a b "Canada at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Equestrian - Mexico City 1968 equestrian champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Archived from the original on 28 January 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Canada Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ Alvarez, José Rogelio (1969). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XIX Olympiad Mexico 1968: Volume III part 1 (PDF) (PDF). Mexico City, Mexico: Organizing Committee of the Games of the XIX Olympiad. pp. 550f. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2016.