Australia sent 128 athletes (104 men and 24 women) to the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics. They competed in 105 events in 16 Olympic sports. Australian athletes have competed in all of the Summer Olympic Games since the games started.
Michael Wenden won an impressive 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze medals in Swimming. Lyn McClements won 1 gold and 1 silver medal also in Swimming.
|XIX 1968 Mexico||5||7||5||12 – 27 Oct|
The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1968 Olympic Games.
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Jo-Anne Barnes was the youngest athlete for Australia (13 years 299 days) and Bill Roycroft oldest (53 years 216 days). The Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games had 5,558 participants (4,775 men and 783 women) from 112 countries.
1968 Mexico City Mexico
|1st||Athletics||Women’s 80m hurdles||Maureen Caird|
|1st||Athletics||Men’s 800m||Ralph Doubell|
|1st||Swimming||Women’s 100m butterfly||Lyn McClements|
|1st||Swimming||Men’s 100m freestyle||Michael Wenden|
|1st||Swimming||Men’s 200m freestyle||Michael Wenden|
|2nd||Athletics||Women’s 80m hurdles||Pamela Kilborn-Ryan-Nelson|
|2nd||Athletics||Women’s 200m||Raelene Boyle|
|2nd||Athletics||Men’s 200m||Peter Norman|
|2nd||Field Hockey||Men’s team competition||Paul Dearing, James Mason, Brian Glencross, Gordon Pearce, Raymond Evans, Julian Pearce, Desmond Piper, Robert Haigh, Donald Martin, Ronald Riley, Patrick Nilan, Donald Smart, Fred Quine, Eric Pearce|
|2nd||Rowing||Men’s eight with coxswain (8+)||Alfred Duval, Alan Geoffrey Grover, Gary Malcolm Pearce, Michael Morgan, David Douglas, Joseph Fazio, Peter Dickson, John Ranch, Robert Alan Shirlaw|
|2nd||Swimming||Women’s 4x100m medley relay||Lynne Watson, Judy Playfair, Lyn McClements, Janet Steinbeck|
|2nd||Swimming||Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay||Greg Rogers, Graham White, Michael Wenden, Bob Windle|
|3rd||Athletics||Women’s 200m||Jennifer Lamy-Frank|
|3rd||Equestrian||Eventing team competition||Brian Cobcroft on Depeche, |
Wayne Roycroft on Zhivago,
Bill Roycroft on Warrathoola
|3rd||Swimming||Men’s 1500m freestyle||Greg Brough|
|3rd||Swimming||Women’s 400m freestyle||Karen Lynne Moras|
|3rd||Swimming||Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay||Greg Rogers, Robert Cusack, Michael Wenden, Bob Windle|