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Soviet Union at the 1968 Summer Olympics

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. 312 competitors, 246 men and 66 women, took part in 164 events in 18 sports.[2]

Soviet Union at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg
IOC codeURS
NOCSoviet Olympic Committee
in Mexico City
Competitors312 (246 men, 66 women)[1] in 18 sports
Flag bearerLeonid Zhabotinsky
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
29
Silver
32
Bronze
30
Total
91
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1996–)
 Tajikistan (1996–)
 Turkmenistan (1996–)

MedalistsEdit

The USSR finished second in the final medal rankings, with 29 gold and 91 total medals.

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1968. They won a team silver and Pavel Lednyov won an individual bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Pavel Lednyov
  • Borys Onyshchenko
  • Stasys Šaparnis

RowingEdit

The Soviet Union had 27 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1968.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls – 1st place (  gold medal)
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four – 11th place
Men's coxed four – 6th place
Men's eight – 3rd place (  bronze medal)

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Lost to United States (2–3)
  • Defeated Brazil (3–2)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3–0)
  • Defeated Poland (3–0)
  • Defeated East Germany (3–2)
  • Defeated Japan (3–1)
  • Defeated Mexico (3–1)
  • Defeated Belgium (3–0)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3–0) →   Gold Medal
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3–1)
  • Defeated Poland (3–0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3–0)
  • Defeated Peru (3–0)
  • Defeated United States (3–1)
  • Defeated Mexico (3–0)
  • Defeated Japan (3–0) →   Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Cuba (11:4)
  • Defeated West Germany (6:3)
  • Defeated Spain (5:0)
  • Lost to Hungary (5:6)
  • Defeated United States (8:3)
  • Defeated Brazil (8:2)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Italy (8:5)
  • Final
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (11:13) →   Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. International Olympic Committee (84): 530–557. October 1974. Retrieved 28 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Soviet Union Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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