Great Britain at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Mexico City
Competitors225 (175 men and 50 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearersLynn Davies (opening)
David Hemery (closing)
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
5
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
13
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 225 competitors, 175 men and 50 women, took part in 133 events in 16 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Medallists

Medals by sport
Sport
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Silver medal icon.svg
Bronze medal icon.svg
Total
Athletics 1 2 1 4
Equestrian 1 2 1 4
Sailing 1 0 1 2
Boxing 1 0 0 1
Shooting 1 0 0 1
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 3 13

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 68.06m
  • Final — 67.62m (→ 10th place)

Women's Pentathlon

  • Final Result — 4.786 points (→ 10th place)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Fourteen cyclists represented Great Britain in 1968.

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

17 fencers, 12 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain 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

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 Great Britain in 1968.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

There were seven rowing events for men only and Great Britain entered two boats.[2] In the coxed eight, Malcolm Malpass in seat 5 was replaced with John Mullard in the B final.[3]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semi-finals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kenny Dwan Single sculls 8:03.95 4 R 7:41.98 1 SF 7:55.90 3 FA 8:13.76 6
Peter Thomas
Andrew Bayles
Patrick Wright
Peter Knapp
John Mullard
Robin Yarrow
Bruce Carter
Michael Cooper
Timothy Kirk (cox)
Malcolm Malpass
Eight 6:22.20 6 R 6:43.55 5 FB 6:29.23 10

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Ten shooters, all men, represented Great Britain in 1968. Bob Braithwaite won gold in the trap.

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

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. ^ "Great Britain at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Great Britain 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.
  3. ^ 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.