Great Britain at the 1968 Winter Olympics

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Great Britain did not win any medals at these games, the highest finish was 4th in Alpine Skiing.

Great Britain at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Grenoble
Competitors38 (28 men, 10 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerRobin Dixon (opening)
Emma Hathom (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Borradaile Downhill 2:17.31 56
Luke O'Reilly 2:10.99 50
Ian Todd 2:10.00 44
Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson 2:05.43 25
Ian Todd Giant Slalom 1:59.66 66 1:57.81 55 3:57.47 60
Julian Vasey 1:59.44 64 2:00.29 62 3:59.73 62
Luke O'Reilly 1:56.25 57 1:57.77 53 3:54.02 54
Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson 1:53.24 47 1:51.06 24 3:44.20 35
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Julian Vasey 56.02 4 1:00.24 2 Did not advance
Luke O'Reilly 54.35 4 56.61 2 Did not advance
Ian Todd 57.53 4 57:58 2 Did not advance
Jeremy Palmer-Tomkinson 54.35 3 56.14 1 QF 54.19 36 1:06.93 32 2:01.12 30
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Divina Galica Downhill 1:49.39 32
Helen Jamieson 1:48.03 26
Gina Hathorn 1:44.36 15
Felicity Field 1:42.79 6
Helen Jamieson Giant Slalom 2:02.99 30
Gina Hathorn 2:00.80 26
Felicity Field 2:00.55 24
Divina Galica 1:56.58 8
Divina Galica Slalom DNF DNF
Diana Tomkinson 48.31 28 52.62 22 1:40.93 23
Felicity Field 44.41 17 48.97 14 1:33.38 14
Gina Hathorn 41.84 5 46.08 4 1:27.92 4

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Marcus Halliday 1'23:40.5 19 1'42:40.5 59
Alan Notley 1'25:23.1 7 1'32:23.1 44
Frederick Andrew 1'22:21.3 7 1'29:21.3 36
Roger Bean 1'19:07.5 5 1'24:07.5 16
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Marcus Halliday
Alan Notley
Peter Tancock
Frederick Andrew
9 2'34:40.9 12
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Tony Nash
Robin Dixon
Two-man 1:10.57 3 1:11.60 5 1:11.77 8 1:11.22 3 4:45.16 5
GBR-2 John Blockey
Mike Freeman
Two-man 1:12.06 13 1:12.25 11 1:13.79 19 1:13.17 16 4:51.27 15
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Tony Nash
Guy Renwick
Robin Widdows
Robin Dixon
Four-man 1:10.45 4 1:08.39 9 2:18.84 8
GBR-2 John Blockey
John Brown
Timothy Thorn
Mike Freeman
Four-man 1:11.52 15 1:08.67 12 2:20.19 14

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Peter Tancock 57:31.1 59
Victor Dakin 56:49.9 58

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Haig Oundjian 19 13 1639.5 154 17
Michael Williams 15 15 1650.9 147 15
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Frances Waghorn 22 28 1557.2 211 24
Patricia Dodd 9 27 1634.6 140 15
Sally-Anne Stapleford 7 17 1680.9 105 11
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Linda Bernard
Raymond Wilson
18 18 251.2 160 18
Linda Connolly
Colin Taylforth
13 14 274.1 120 14

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
James Manclark 1:02.99 41 1:03.12 41 1:01.83 40 3:07.94 40
Richard Liversedge 1:02.83 40 1:02.81 39 1:01.40 36 3:07.04 39

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m David Bodington DNF
Geoff Stockdale 42.1 26
John Tipper 41.5 19
1500 m David Bodington 2:19.1 53
Geoff Stockdale 2:15.6 43
John Tipper 2:12.4 28
5000 m John Blewitt 7:59.8 27
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Patricia Tipper 1:46.5 29
3000 m Patricia Tipper 5:49.0 26

ReferencesEdit