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East Germany at the 1968 Summer Olympics

East Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC code  GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 226 in 18 sports
Flag bearer Karin Balzer
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
9
Silver
9
Bronze
7
Total
25
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 226 competitors, 186 men and 40 women, took part in 124 events in 18 sports.[1] It was the first time that West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) and East Germany had sent separate teams to the Summer Olympic Games.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Boxing 3
  • Canoeing 4
  • Cycling 5
  • Diving 6
  • Equestrianism 7
  • Fencing 8
  • Gymnastics 9
  • Hockey 10
  • Modern pentathlon 11
  • Rowing 12
  • Sailing 13
  • Shooting 14
  • Swimming 15
  • Volleyball 16
  • Water polo 17
  • Weightlifting 18
  • Wrestling 19
  • References 20
  • External links 21

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Helga Lindner, silver medallist in the women's 200m butterfly

Bronze

Athletics

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Ten cyclists represented East Germany in 1968.

Team time trial
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

Four fencers, all men, represented East Germany in 1968.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathlete represented East Germany in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Karl-Heinz Kutschke
  • Jörg Tscherner
  • Wolfgang Lüderitz

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
    • Lost to Czechoslovakia (2-3)
    • Lost to Japan (0-3)
    • Defeated Mexico (3-0)
    • Defeated Belgium (3-0)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (2-3)
    • Defeated United States (3-0)
    • Defeated Brazil (3-1)
    • Defeated Bulgaria (3-2)
    • Defeated Poland (3-0) → Fourth place

Water polo

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
    • Defeated Mexico (12:4)
    • Tied with Yugoslavia (4:4)
    • Lost to Italy (4:5)
    • Defeated Greece (11:4)
    • Defeated Japan (8:0)
    • Defeated United Arab Republic (19:2)
    • Defeated Netherlands (8:3)
  • Classification Matches
    • 5th/8th place: Defeated Cuba (8:2)
    • 5th/6th place: Lost to United States (4:6) → Sixth place

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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