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Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's Pentathlon

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 15, 1968
Date Finished: October 16, 1968
Format: Scoring by 1962 point tables.

Gold: FRG Ingrid Mickler-Becker
Silver: AUT Liese Sykora-Prokop
Bronze: HUN Annamária Kovács-Tóth

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal P(1962HT) P(1962AT)
1 Ingrid Mickler-Becker 26 West Germany FRG Gold 5.098 5.084
2 Liese Sykora-Prokop 27 Austria AUT Silver 4.966 4.956
3 Annamária Kovács-Tóth 23 Hungary HUN Bronze 4.959 4.942
4 Valentina Tikhomirova 27 Soviet Union URS 4.927 4.920
5 Manon Bornholdt 18 West Germany FRG 4.890 4.876
6 Pat Daniels-Winslow 25 United States USA 4.877 4.863
7 Inge Bauer 28 East Germany GDR 4.849 4.840
8 Meta Antenen 19 Switzerland SUI 4.848 4.828
9 Mary Peters 29 Great Britain GBR 4.803 4.780
10 Sue Scott-Reeve 17 Great Britain GBR 4.786 4.766
11 Jenny Wingerson-Meldrum 25 Canada CAN 4.774 4.761
12 Marijana Lubej 23 Yugoslavia YUG 4.764 4.752
13 Nina Hansen 26 Denmark DEN 4.738 4.717
14 Snezhana Yurukova 23 Bulgaria BUL 4.728 4.713
15 Monique Bantégny 28 France FRA 4.697 4.685
16 Ann Wilson 19 Great Britain GBR 4.688 4.675
17 Marjan Ackermans-Thomas 26 Netherlands NED 4.650 4.640
18 Berit Berthelsen 24 Norway NOR 4.649 4.634
19 Gerda Uhlemann 23 East Germany GDR 4.644 4.637
20 Aída dos Santos 31 Brazil BRA 4.578 4.561
21 Magali Vettorazzo 26 Italy ITA 4.504 4.497
22 Cornelia Popescu-Popa 18 Romania ROU 4.435 4.419
23 Sieglinde Ammann 22 Switzerland SUI 4.414 4.397
24 Cathy Hamblin 15 United States USA 4.330 4.318
25 Lolita Lagrosas 30 Philippines PHI 4.131 4.120
26 Lin Chun-Yu 18 Chinese Taipei TPE 4.104 4.087
27 Tien Ah-Mei 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 3.899 3.833
28 Galina Sofina 26 Soviet Union URS 3.828 3.815
29 Ðurđa Fočić 20 Yugoslavia YUG 3.814 3.808
30 Roswitha Emonts-Gast 23 Belgium BEL 3.654 3.634
31 Mercedes Román 23 Mexico MEX 3.604 3.593
32 Jean Robotham 24 Costa Rica CRC 2.909 2.892
AC Gunilla Cederström 25 Sweden SWE DNF