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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]

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 ‹See Tfd›(in German) ‹See Tfd›(in English) ‹See Tfd›(in 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)

Contents

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented West Germany in 1968.

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

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

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

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