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Australia at 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympic Games

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.

Host 1st 2nd 3rd Dates
XIX 1968  Mexico  Mexico 5 7 5 12 – 27 Oct

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1968 Olympic Games.

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.

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Sport Event Competitors
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

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