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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
Flag of Australia.svg
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)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit


BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

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)

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1968.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

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

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

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