Australia at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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]

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 bearerBill 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)

Medalists

Gold

Silver


Bronze

Athletics

Men's 3.000m Steeplechase

  • Kerry O'Brien
    • Qualifying Heat 9:01.49
    • Final 8:52.08 (→ 4th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Lawrie Peckham
    • Qualifying Round 2.14m
    • Final 2.12m (→ 8th place)

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Nine cyclists represented Australia in 1968.

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

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

Five fencers, all men, represented Australia in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1968.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Macken, Page, and McMikin 11959 points (12th place)

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Three shooters, all men, represented Australia in 1968.

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

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. "Australia at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
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