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1968 Olympic Games Ciudad de México, Mexico - Women's Pentathlon

 

 

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico Format: Scoring by 1962 point tables.
Date Started: October 15, 1968  
Date Finished: October 16, 1968  
(Competitors: 33; Countries: 24)  
    Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Overview by IAAF    1968_olympic_stadium.jpg
Heide Rosendahl (FRG) was the hot favourite, but withdrew after injuring herself warming up. Antenen led after the first event with an excellent 10.7, but Prokop took over the lead with her shot of 14.61 and led at the end of day one with 3061, ahead of Tikhomirova (3000), Mary Peters (2965) and Becker (2937). Becker’s 1.71 in the high jump moved her to within 22 of the Austrian, and her 23.5 in the 200m ensured a win by more than 100, with Toth moving from fifth to third with her 23.8 in the 200m.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Valentina Tikhomirova had won the 1966 European Championships but the favorite was the FRG’s Heide Rosendahl. However, Rosendahl withdrew after sustaining an injury in the warm-ups. Liesel Prokop (AUT) was a surprise leader after day one, but Ingrid Becker won by running the fastest 200 in the final event.
 

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Irina Press (URS) 5246 pts Tokyo, Japan October 16–17, 1964
Olympic record
 
        Results          
   
Pentathlon Women     Final 16 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 5.098     Ingrid Mickler-Becker West Germany FRG 26    
2 4.966     Liese Sykora-Prokop Austria AUT 27    
3 4.959     Annamária Kovács-Tóth Hungary HUN 23    
4 4.927     Valentina Tikhomirova Soviet Union URS 27    
5 4.890     Manon Bornholdt West Germany FRG 18    
6 4.877     Pat Daniels-Winslow United States USA 25    
7 4.849     Inge Bauer East Germany GDR 28    
8 4.848     Meta Antenen Switzerland SUI 19    
9 4.803     Mary Peters Great Britain GBR 29    
10 4.786     Sue Scott-Reeve Great Britain GBR 17    
11 4.774     Jenny Wingerson-Meldrum Canada CAN 25    
12 4.764     Marijana Lubej Yugoslavia YUG 23    
13 4.738     Nina Hansen Denmark DEN 26    
14 4.728     Snezhana Yurukova Bulgaria BUL 23    
15 4.697     Monique Bantégny France FRA 28    
16 4.688     Ann Wilson Great Britain GBR 19    
17 4.650     Marjan Ackermans-Thomas Netherlands NED 26    
18 4.649     Berit Berthelsen Norway NOR 24    
19 4.644     Gerda Uhlemann East Germany GDR 23    
20 4.578     Aída dos Santos Brazil BRA 31    
21 4.504     Magali Vettorazzo Italy ITA 26    
22 4.435     Cornelia Popescu-Popa Romania ROU 18    
23 4.414     Sieglinde Ammann Switzerland SUI 22    
24 4.330     Cathy Hamblin United States USA 15    
25 4.131     Lolita Lagrosas Philippines PHI 30    
26 4.104     Lin Chun-Yu Chinese Taipei TPE 18    
27 3.899     Tien Ah-Mei Chinese Taipei TPE 22    
28 3.828     Galina Sofina Soviet Union URS 26    
29 3.814     Đurđa Fočić Yugoslavia YUG 20    
30 3.654     Roswitha Emonts-Gast Belgium BEL 23    
31 3.604     Mercedes Román Mexico MEX 23    
32 2.909     Jean Robotham Costa Rica CRC 24    
AC DNF     Gunilla Cederström Sweden SWE 25    

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Overall results

Key

   The highest mark recorded in each event is highlighted in yellow with a diamond symbol.

Rank Athlete Points 80 h SP HJ LJ 200 m
1st  Ingrid Becker (FRG) 5098 10.9
1061
11.48
819
1.71
1057
6.43
1084
23.5
1077
2nd  Liese Prokop (AUT) 4966 11.2
1011
14.61
1023
1.68
1027
5.97
982
25.1
923
3rd  Annamária Tóth (HUN) 4959 10.9
1061
12.69
901
1.59
934
6.12
1016
23.8
1047
4  Valentina Tikhomirova (URS) 4927 11.2
1011
14.12
993
1.65
996
5.99
986
24.9
941
5  Manon Bornholdt (FRG) 4890 11.0
1044
12.37
880
1.59
934
6.42
1082
24.8
950
6  Pat Winslow (USA) 4877 11.4
979
13.33
943
1.65
996
5.97
982
24.5
977
7  Inge Bauer (GDR) 4849 11.4
979
13.00
921
1.59
934
6.22
1038
24.5
977
8  Meta Antenen (SUI) 4848 10.7
1096
11.06
790
1.62
965
6.30
1056
24.9
941
9  Mary Peters (GBR) 4803 11.0
1044
15.09
1052
1.53
869
5.60
897
24.9
941
10  Sue Reeve (GBR) 4786 11.0
1044
11.33
809
1.56
902
6.20
1034
24.3
997
11  Jenny Meldrum (CAN) 4774 11.0
1044
12.41
882
1.59
934
5.89
964
24.8
950
12  Marijana Lubej (YUG) 4764 10.9
1061
10.38
741
1.59
934
6.01
991
23.9
1037
13  Nina Hansen (DEN) 4738 10.9
1061
10.92
780
1.59
934
6.19
1031
25.0
932
14  Snezhana Yurukova (BUL) 4728 11.0
1044
11.83
843
1.59
934
5.98
984
25.1
923
15  Monique Bantégny (FRA) 4697 11.5
963
12.18
867
1.65
996
5.90
966
25.3
905
16  Ann Wilson (GBR) 4688 11.1
1027
10.58
755
1.62
965
6.01
991
24.8
950
17  Marjan Ackermans-Thomas (NED) 4650 11.5
963
12.62
896
1.65
996
5.65
908
25.5
887
18  Berit Berthelsen (NOR) 4649 11.6
948
10.80
771
1.56
902
6.28
1051
24.5
977
19  Gerda Uhlemann (GDR) 4644 11.3
995
12.00
855
1.53
869
6.02
993
25.0
932
20  Aída dos Santos (BRA) 4578 11.6
948
12.41
882
1.59
934
5.50
873
24.9
941
21  Magali Vettorazzo (ITA) 4504 11.1
1027
10.34
738
1.45
780
5.84
952
24.2
1007
22  Cornelia Popescu-Popa (ROU) 4435 12.1
876
11.25
803
1.62
965
5.89
964
26.2
827
23  Sieglinde Ammann (SUI) 4414 11.7
933
10.35
739
1.53
869
6.07
1004
25.7
869
24  Cathy Hamblin (USA) 4330 11.9
904
10.66
761
1.50
836
5.72
924
25.3
905
25  Lolita Lagrosas (PHI) 4131 11.8
918
9.93
708
1.53
869
5.50
873
27.0
763
26  Lin Chun-Yu (ROC) 4104 11.6
948
9.82
700
1.48
814
5.36
839
26.5
803
27  Tien Ah-Mei (ROC) 3899 11.8
918
9.04
640
1.35
660
5.06
767
25.2
914
28  Galina Sofina (URS) 3828 11.6
948
14.43
1012
1.59
934
5.76
934
DNF
0
29  Ðurđa Fočić (YUG) 3814 11.1
1027
11.80
841
1.62
965
5.90
966
41.8
15
30  Roswitha Emonts-Gast (BEL) 3654 11.5
963
12.33
877
NM
0
5.81
945
25.7
869
31  Mercedes Román (MEX) 3604 11.3
995
10.08
719
NM
0
5.71
922
24.6
968
32  Jean Robotham (CRC) 2909 13.4
712
8.73
615
NM
0
4.74
686
25.4
896
N/A  Gunilla Cederström (SWE) 2557 11.6
948
10.36
740
1.53
869
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