East Germany at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Mexico City, Mexico
12–27 October 1968
Competitors226 in 18 sports
Flag bearerKarin Balzer
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
9
Silver
9
Bronze
7
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 226 competitors, 186 men and 40 women, took part in 124 events in 18 sports.[1] It was the first time that West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) and East Germany had sent separate teams to the Summer Olympic Games.

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Helga Lindner, silver medallist in the women's 200m butterfly
Helga Lindner, silver medallist in the women's 200m butterfly

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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

Ten cyclists represented East Germany in 1968.

Team time trial
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team 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

Four fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1968.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Field hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Fourteen male field hockey players competed in 1968, when the East German team finished in 11th place.[2]

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathlete represented East Germany in 1968.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

East Germany had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1968.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair – 1st place (
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gold medal)
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four – 1st place (
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gold medal)
Men's coxed four – 2nd place (
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silver medal)
Men's eight

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Nine shooters, all men, represented East Germany in 1968. Harald Vollmar won bronze in the 50 m pistol and Kurt Czekalla won bronze in the trap.

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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Volleyball

Main article: Volleyball at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men's team competition

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "East Germany at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "East Germany Hockey at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "East Germany Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2018.