Canada competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, held from 12 to 27 October 1968 . 139 competitors, 111 men and 28 women, took part in 124 events in 14 sports. 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.
|Canada at the|
1968 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Canadian Olympic Committee|
|in Mexico City|
|Competitors||139 (111 men and 28 women) in 14 sports|
|Flag bearer||Roger Jackson|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
- Jim Day, Thomas Gayford, James Elder – Equestrian, team jumping grand prix
- Elaine Tanner – Swimming, women's 100 m backstroke
- Elaine Tanner – Swimming, women's 200 m backstroke
- Ralph Hutton – Swimming, men's 400 m freestyle
- Angela Coughlan, Marilyn Corson-Whitney, Elaine Tanner, and Marion Lay – Swimming, women's 4×100 m freestyle relay
Women's javelin throw
- Jay Dahlgren placed 13th
- Jenny Meldrum placed 11th
Women's 800 metres
- Abigail Hoffman placed 7th
Men's 100 metres
- Harry Jerome placed 7th
Men's 5000 metres
- Bob Finlay placed 11th
- Andy Boychuk placed 10th
Six cyclists represented Canada in 1968.
Jumping Individual- James Elder placed 6th out of 7 in the final
Jumping Team- James Elder, James Day and Thomas Gayford.
Five fencers, four men and one woman, represented Canada in 1968.
There were seven rowing events for men only and Canada entered four boats. In the coxed eight, John Richardson in seat 5 was replaced with Daryl Sturdy in the B final.
Ten shooters, all male, represented Canada in 1968.
- Pierre St. Jean placed 10th out of 11 in the final
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- ^ 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.