West Germany at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Athletes from West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. It was the first time that East Germany (German Democratic Republic) and West Germany sent separate teams to the Summer Olympic Games. 275 competitors, 232 men and 43 women, took part in 154 events in 17 sports for West Germany.[1] As the country hosted the next Olympics in Munich, a German segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

West Germany at the
1968 Summer Olympics
German Olympic flag (1959-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German, English, and French)
in Mexico City
Competitors275 (232 men, 43 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerWilfried Dietrich
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
5
Silver
11
Bronze
10
Total
26
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Fourteen cyclists represented West Germany in 1968.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented West Germany in 1968.

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

Field hockeyEdit

Eighteen male field hockey players competed in 1968, when the West German team finished in 4th place.[2]

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented West Germany in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Elmar Frings
  • Heiner Thade
  • Hans Jürgen Todt

RowingEdit

West Germany had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1968.[3]

Men's single sculls – 2nd place (  silver medal)
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight – 1st place (  gold medal)

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Twelve shooters, all men, represented West Germany in 1968. Bernd Klingner won gold in the 50 m rifle, three positions and Konrad Wirnhier won bronze in the skeet.

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

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Spain (5:3)
  • Lost to Hungary (4:6)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (3:6)
  • Defeated Brazil (10:5)
  • Lost to Cuba (6:7)
  • Lost to United States (5:7)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Defeated Mexico (6:3)
  • 9th/10th place: Lost to Spain (5:7) → Tenth place
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "West Germany at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "West Germany Hockey 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 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "West Germany Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

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