Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Canoeing
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
No. of events7
← 1964
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At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, seven events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1964. Lake Xochimilco was where the events took place.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Hungary (HUN)2316
2 Soviet Union (URS)2136
3 West Germany (FRG)1203
4 Romania (ROU)1113
5 Norway (NOR)1001
6 Austria (AUT)0011
 Denmark (DEN)0011
Totals (7 entries)77721

Medal summary

Men's events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Tibor Tatai
 Hungary
Detlef Lewe
 West Germany
Vitaly Galkov
 Soviet Union
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Ivan Patzaichin
and Serghei Covaliov (ROU)
 Tamás Wichmann
and Gyula Petrikovics (HUN)
 Naum Prokupets
and Mikhail Zamotin (URS)
K-1 1000 metres
details
Mihály Hesz
 Hungary
Aleksandr Shaparenko
 Soviet Union
Erik Hansen
 Denmark
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Aleksandr Shaparenko
and Vladimir Morozov (URS)
 Csaba Giczi
and István Timár (HUN)
 Gerhard Siebold
and Günther Pfaff (AUT)
K-4 1000 metres
details
 Norway (NOR)
Steinar Amundsen
Tore Berger
Egil Søby
Jan Johansen
 Romania (ROU)
Anton Calenic
Haralambie Ivanov
Dimitrie Ivanov
Mihai Ţurcaş
 Hungary (HUN)
Csaba Giczi
Imre Szöllősi
István Timár
István Csizmadia

Women's events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
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Lyudmila Pinayeva
 Soviet Union
Renate Breuer
 West Germany
Viorica Dumitru
 Romania
K-2 500 metres
details
 Annemarie Zimmermann
and Roswitha Esser (FRG)
 Anna Pfeffer
and Katalin Rozsnyói (HUN)
 Lyudmila Pinayeva
and Antonina Seredina (URS)

References