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West Germany at the 1968 Summer Olympics

West Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC code   FRG
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 275 (232 men, 43 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Wilfried Dietrich
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
5
Silver
11
Bronze
10
Total
26
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Saar (1952)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

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]

Contents

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

Athletics

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Fourteen cyclists represented West Germany in 1968.

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

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

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

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented West Germany in 1968.

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

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Water polo

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

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "West Germany at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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