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1968 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1968 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. List features George Foreman, Mark Spitz and more athletes.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1968 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.
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  • 1

    Abdollah Movahed

    Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Lightweight 63-70kg

    Date Of Birth1940-03-20

    Place Of BirthBabol,Iran,Māzandarān Province,Babol County,Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Lightweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 2
    Ada Kok

    Ada Kok

    Women's 200m butterfly, Women's 100m butterfly

    Date Of Birth1947-06-06

    Place Of BirthAmsterdam,Netherlands,North Holland,Holland,Europe

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre butterfly,Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 3
    Ahmet Ayık

    Ahmet Ayık

    Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Light Heavyweight 87-97 kg

    Date Of Birth1938-03-31

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 4
    Akinori Nakayama

    Akinori Nakayama

    Men's Rings, Men's Parallel bars

    Date Of Birth1943-03-01

    Place Of BirthNagoya,Japan,Chūbu region,Aichi Prefecture,Earth

    NationalityJapan

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's rings,Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's rings,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's Floor Exercises

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal,Silver medal

  • 5
    Al Oerter

    Al Oerter

    Men's Discus throw

    Date Of Birth1936-09-19

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw,athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Discus Throw,Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw,Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 6
    Aleksandr Shaparenko

    Aleksandr Shaparenko

    Men's K-1 1000m (kayak single)

    Date Of Birth1946-02-16

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCanoeing at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 1000 metres,Canoeing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's K-1 1000 metres

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 7
    Alexander Medved

    Alexander Medved

    Men's Wrestling, Freestyle Super Heavyweight + 100kg

    Date Of Birth1937-09-16

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle Super Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 8

    Amos Biwott

    Men's 3000m steeplechase

    Date Of Birth1947-09-08

    NationalityKenya

    Olympic Medalist Event Competitionathletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's 3000 metre Steeplechase

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 9
    Anatoly Roshchin

    Anatoly Roshchin

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Super Heavyweight +100 kg

    Date Of Birth1932-03-10

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Super Heavyweight, Wrestling at the 1964 summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight, Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics, 1968 Summer Olympics, 1964 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal, Silver medal

  • 10
    András Balczó

    András Balczó

    Men's Modern pentathlon

    Date Of Birth1938-08-16

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionModern Pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual,Modern Pentathlon at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 11

    Angéla Németh

    Women's Javelin throw

    Date Of Birth1946-02-18

    Place Of BirthBudapest,Hungary,Europe,Earth,Central Europe

    NationalityHungary

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Women's Javelin Throw

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 12

    Antonio Roldán

    Men's Boxing, Featherweight 54 - 57 kg

    Date Of Birth1946-06-15

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBoxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Featherweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 13

    Bernard Wrightson

    Men's 3 metre springboard

    Date Of Birth1944-06-25

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionDiving at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 14

    Bernd Klingner

    Men's 50m rifle 3 positions

    Date Of Birth1940-01-28

    Place Of BirthOberlichtenau,Germany,Europe,Western Europe,Earth

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre rifle, three positions

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 15
    Bill Toomey

    Bill Toomey

    Men's Decathlon

    Date Of Birth1939-01-10

    Place Of BirthPhiladelphia,United States of America,Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event Competitionathletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Decathlon

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 16

    Björn Ferm

    Men's Modern pentathlon

    Date Of Birth1944-08-10

    Place Of BirthJönköping,Småland,Jönköping Municipality,Sweden,Earth

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionModern Pentathlon at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 17
    Bob Beamon

    Bob Beamon

    Men's Long jump

    Date Of Birth1946-08-29

    Place Of BirthQueens,United States of America,New York City,New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's long jump

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 18
    Bob Braithwaite

    Bob Braithwaite

    Olympic trap

    Date Of Birth1925-09-28

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Trap

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 19

    Bob Seagren

    Men's Pole vault

    Date Of Birth1946-10-17

    Place Of BirthCalifornia,United States of America,United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's Pole Vault,athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Pole Vault

    Olympic Medalist Games1972 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 20
    Boris Gurevich

    Boris Gurevich

    Men's Greco Roman Wrestling - 52 kg, Men's Freestyle Wrestling

    Date Of Birth1931-03-23

    Place Of BirthMoscow,Russia,Soviet Union,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Flyweight,Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1952 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 21

    Boris Lagutin

    Men's boxing, Light Middleweight 67-71kg

    Date Of Birth1938-06-24

    Place Of BirthMoscow,Russia,Soviet Union,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBoxing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Light middleweight,Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Light Middleweight,Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Light Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 22

    Boris Selitsky

    Men's Weightlifting, Light Heavyweight 75-82.5kg

    Date Of Birth1938-09-22

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWeightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Light Heavyweight 75-82.5 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 23
    Boyan Radev

    Boyan Radev

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Light Heavyweight 87-97kg

    Date Of Birth1942-02-25

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1964 summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Light Heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Light Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 24
    Branislav Simić

    Branislav Simić

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Middleweight 78-87kg

    Date Of Birth1935-03-21

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1964 summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Middleweight,Wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 25
    Carl Robie

    Carl Robie

    Men's 200m butterfly

    Date Of Birth1945-05-12

    Place Of BirthDarby,Pennsylvania,Delaware County,United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly,Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

    Olympic Medalist Games1968 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal