British Honduras at the 1968 Summer Olympics

British Honduras (now Belize) competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. Seven competitors, all men, took part in six events in four sports.[1]

Belize at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of British Honduras (1919-1981).svg
IOC codeBIZ
(HBR used at these Games)
NOCBelize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in Mexico City
Competitors7 in 4 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Some speculated that the Tlatelolco massacre would discourage British Honduras's participation in the Games, but the British Honduran athletes persevered. They won no medals, however.

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Colin Thurton 200 m 22.14 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Owen Meighan Long jump 6.06 34 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

Two cyclists represented Belize in 1968.

Track cycling

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event First round First repechage Second round Eighthfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kenneth Sutherland Sprint Unknown 3 r Unknown 2 Did not advance
Cyclist Event Qualifying round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Denfield McNab Individual pursuit 6:12.96 28 Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Two male shooters represented Belize in 1968.

Shooter Event Final
Score Rank
Robert Hulse 50 m rifle, prone 584 63
Edward Anderson 562 86

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Mario Mendoza Lightweight 82.5 87.5 110.0 280.0 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Belize at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2014.

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