Venezuela at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeVEN
NOCVenezuelan Olympic Committee
Websitewww.covoficial.com.ve (in Spanish)
in Mexico City
Competitors23 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Venezuela competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Francisco Rodríguez won the nation's first ever gold medal. 23 competitors, all men, took part in 17 events in 5 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Rafael Carbonell (CUB), 5:0
  • Quarterfinals — Defeated Khata Karunatarne (CEY), TKO-2
  • Semifinals — Defeated Harlan Marbley (USA), 4:1
  • Final — Defeated Jee Yong-Ju (KOR), 3:2

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Four fencers represented Venezuela in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Five shooters represented Venezuela in 1968.

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

References

  1. ^ "Venezuela at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-01-03.