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Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 16, 1968
Date Finished: October 17, 1968

Gold: USA Willie Davenport
Silver: USA Erv Hall
Bronze: ITA Eddy Ottoz


In the semi-final, [Erv Hall] (USA) ran 13.38, the fastest auto-time ever. [Willie Davenport] won the second semi in 13.53. Davenport ran almost a perfect race in the final, taking the lead early, and defeating Hall by a full metre. Italy’s [Eddy Ottoz] broke up the American medal sweep by winning the bronze medal. In 1969, both Hall and Davenport equaled the hand-timed world record of 13.2, although at different meets.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Willie Davenport 25 United States USA Gold
2 Erv Hall 21 United States USA Silver
3 Eddy Ottoz 24 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Leon Coleman 24 United States USA
5 Werner Trzmiel 26 West Germany FRG
6 Bo Forssander 26 Sweden SWE
7 Marcel Duriez 28 France FRA
8 Pierre Schoebel 26 France FRA
5 h1 r2/3 Hinrich John 32 West Germany FRG
5 h2 r2/3 Oleg Stepanenko 28 Soviet Union URS
6 h1 r2/3 Daniel Riedo 26 Switzerland SUI
6 h2 r2/3 Kjellfred Weum 28 Norway NOR
7 h1 r2/3 Juan Morales 20 Cuba CUB
7 h2 r2/3 Sergio Liani 25 Italy ITA
8 h1 r2/3 Viktor Balikhin 30 Soviet Union URS
8 h2 r2/3 Arnaldo Bristol 23 Puerto Rico PUR
4 h1 r1/3 Giovanni Cornacchia 29 Italy ITA
4 h3 r1/3 Gary Knoke 26 Australia AUS
4 h4 r1/3 Mike Parker 30 Great Britain GBR
4 h5 r1/3 Alan Pascoe 21 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r1/3 Franklin Blyden United States Virgin Islands ISV
5 h2 r1/3 Hernando Arrechea 21 Colombia COL
5 h3 r1/3 Stuart Storey 26 Great Britain GBR
5 h4 r1/3 Patricio Saavedra 21 Chile CHI
5 h5 r1/3 Lubomír Nádeníček 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h1 r1/3 Kimaru Songok Kenya KEN
6 h2 r1/3 Ishtiaq Mubarak 20 Malaysia MAS
6 h3 r1/3 Simbara Maki 30 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
6 h4 r1/3 Rogelio Onofre 28 Philippines PHI
6 h5 r1/3 Alfredo Deza 24 Peru PER
7 h2 r1/3 Su Po-Tai 27 Chinese Taipei TPE
7 h3 r1/3 Fernand Tovondray 24 Madagascar MAD
7 h5 r1/3 Radhamés Mora 20 Dominican Republic DOM