Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Canada competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 139 competitors, 111 men and 28 women, took part in 124 events in 14 sports.[1] It is the inaugural Summer Olympics where the Canadian team marched under the new Maple Leaf flag. The youngest competitor for Canada was gymnast Theresa McDonnell who was 14 years old. The oldest competitor was equestrian Zoltan Sztehlo who was 46 years old.[1]

Canada at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of Canada.svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Mexico City
Competitors139 (111 men and 28 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearerRoger Jackson
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
1
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Pentathlon

Women's 800 metres

Men's 100 metres

Men's 5000 metres

Men's marathon

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Six cyclists represented Canada in 1968.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

Jumping Individual- James Elder placed 6th out of 7 in the final

Jumping Team- James Elder, James Day and Thomas Gayford.[2]

FencingEdit

Five fencers, four men and one woman, represented Canada in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil

GymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

There were seven rowing events for men only and Canada entered four boats.[3] In the coxed eight, John Richardson in seat 5 was replaced with Daryl Sturdy in the B final.[4]

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Ten shooters, all male, represented Canada in 1968.

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

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Light Heavyweight

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Canada at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ Sportsencyclo. "Olympic Equestrian - Mexico City 1968 equestrian champions & events". www.olympiandatabase.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Canada 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.
  4. ^ 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.