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Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men

Date20 – 21 October 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationVelódromo Olímpico Agustín Melgar, Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad de México
Participants28 from 14 countries
Olympic Record 2 / Giuseppe Beghetto / Sergio Bianchetto ITA / 26 August 1960

The two best sprinters in the world were considered to be France’s Daniel Morelon and Pierre Trentin. They had been World Champions in 1966 and were favored to win the tandem gold. They did so with ease, winning all seven races. Their straight race final victory was over the Dutch team of Jan Jansen and Leijn Loevesijn. Although outstanding as individual sprinters, this was the final major championship they would win as a tandem. Jan Jansen was not related to the Jan Janssen who competed for the Netherlands in the 1960 Olympic road race and who, in 1968, won the Tour de France.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRAGold
Daniel MorelonPierre Trentin
2NetherlandsNEDSilver
Jan JansenLeijn Loevesijn
3BelgiumBELBronze
Daniel GoensRobert Van Lancker
4ItalyITA
Walter GoriniLuigi Borghetti
=5West GermanyFRG
Klaus KobuschMajo Stenzel
=5East GermanyGDR
Werner OttoHans-Jürgen Geschke
=5CzechoslovakiaTCH
Ivan KučírekMiloš Jelínek
=5Soviet UnionURS
Ihor TselovalnykovImants Bodnieks
9HungaryHUN
András BaranyeczTibor Lendvai
10AustraliaAUS
Gordon JohnsonHilton Clarke
2 h1 r2/5CubaCUB
Juan ReyesUlises Valdés
2 h2 r2/5DenmarkDEN
Per Sarto JørgensenJørgen Jensen
2 h3 r2/5United StatesUSA
Jack DisneyCharles Pranke
3 h1 r2/5MexicoMEX
Julio MunguíaGuillermo Mendoza

Round One (20 October 1968 — 10:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1ItalyITA10.29Q
Walter GoriniLuigi Borghetti
2CubaCUB
Juan ReyesUlises Valdés

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1FranceFRA10.39Q
Daniel MorelonPierre Trentin
2MexicoMEX
Julio MunguíaGuillermo Mendoza

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1BelgiumBEL10.40Q
Daniel GoensRobert Van Lancker
2United StatesUSA
Jack DisneyCharles Pranke

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1CzechoslovakiaTCH10.14QOR
Ivan KučírekMiloš Jelínek
2Soviet UnionURS
Ihor TselovalnykovImants Bodnieks

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1East GermanyGDR10.32Q
Werner OttoHans-Jürgen Geschke
2HungaryHUN
András BaranyeczTibor Lendvai

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1NetherlandsNED9.96QOR
Jan JansenLeijn Loevesijn
2DenmarkDEN
Per Sarto JørgensenJørgen Jensen

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1West GermanyFRG10.27Q
Klaus KobuschMajo Stenzel
2AustraliaAUS
Gordon JohnsonHilton Clarke

Round One Repêchage (20 October 1968)

Winner of each heat advanced to the repêchage final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Soviet UnionURS10.33Q
Ihor TselovalnykovImants Bodnieks
2CubaCUB
Juan ReyesUlises Valdés
3MexicoMEX
Julio MunguíaGuillermo Mendoza

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1HungaryHUN10.23Q
András BaranyeczTibor Lendvai
2DenmarkDEN
Per Sarto JørgensenJørgen Jensen

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1AustraliaAUS10.26Q
Gordon JohnsonHilton Clarke
2United StatesUSA
Jack DisneyCharles Pranke

Final Heat

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Soviet UnionURS10.32Q
Ihor TselovalnykovImants Bodnieks
2HungaryHUN
András BaranyeczTibor Lendvai
3AustraliaAUS
Gordon JohnsonHilton Clarke

Quarter-Finals (20 October 1968)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1ItalyITA2Q
Walter GoriniLuigi Borghetti
2Soviet UnionURS0
Ihor TselovalnykovImants Bodnieks

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1FranceFRA2Q
Daniel MorelonPierre Trentin
2West GermanyFRG0
Klaus KobuschMajo Stenzel

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1NetherlandsNED2Q
Jan JansenLeijn Loevesijn
2CzechoslovakiaTCH1
Ivan KučírekMiloš Jelínek

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1BelgiumBEL2Q
Daniel GoensRobert Van Lancker
2East GermanyGDR1
Werner OttoHans-Jürgen Geschke

Semi-Finals (21 October 1968 — 10:00)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1NetherlandsNED2Q
Jan JansenLeijn Loevesijn
2ItalyITA1
Walter GoriniLuigi Borghetti

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1FranceFRA2Q
Daniel MorelonPierre Trentin
2BelgiumBEL0
Daniel GoensRobert Van Lancker

Final Round (21 October 1968)

Best two of three races.

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1FranceFRA2
Daniel MorelonPierre Trentin
2NetherlandsNED0
Jan JansenLeijn Loevesijn

Match 3/4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1BelgiumBEL2
Daniel GoensRobert Van Lancker
2ItalyITA0
Walter GoriniLuigi Borghetti