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One Person Dinghy (Finn), Open

Date14 – 21 October 1968
LocationClub de Yates Acapulco, Bahía de Acapulco
Participants37 from 36 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Soviet Valentyn Mankin won the gold medal by winning three races, placing second in two, and third in one other. His worst race, that did not count, was a fifth-place finish as he was very consistent. This was the first of four consecutive Olympic sailing medals for Mankin. The silver went to Austrian Hubert Raudaschl, competing in his second Olympics. He would later add a silver medal in the 1980 Star Class and would compete at nine consecutive Olympics, 1964-96, becoming the first Olympian to compete in nine Games.

Two later prominent sports administrators competed in this event. Belgian Jacques Rogge placed 25th. He would become the IOC President from 2002-13. Canadian Paul Henderson was 20th. He would become President of the International Yacht Racing Union and International Sailing Federation from 1994-2004.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTP
1Valentin MankinURS11.721.7Gold
2Hubert RaudaschlAUT53.473.4Silver
3Fabio AlbarelliITA55.188.1Bronze
4Ronald JenynsAUS67.0109.0
5Panagiotis KouligkasGRE71.0113.0
6Jan WinquistFIN72.090.0
7Arne ÅkersonSWE77.0105.0
8Philippe SoriaFRA80.0111.0
9Jörg BruderBRA90.0132.0
10Garry HoytPUR91.7118.7
11Jonty FarmerNZL96.7136.7
12Andrzej ZawiejaPOL115.7146.7
13Jürgen MierGDR117.7159.7
14Carl Van DuyneUSA117.7159.7
15Willi KuhweideFRG120.0152.0
16Alex BallySUI124.7154.7
17Alberto ObarrioARG125.0167.0
18Henning WindDEN125.0154.0
19Boudewijn BinkhorstNED125.7167.7
20Paul HendersonCAN126.0152.0
21Per WerenskioldNOR128.7165.7
21Kai Georg WieseNOR128.7165.7
22Michael MaynardGBR129.0171.0
23Daniel MujicaMEX155.0197.0
24Jay HooperBER167.0209.0
25Jacques RoggeBEL172.0214.0
26Fernando ThodeURU173.0215.0
27Juan Ignacio SirventESP175.0217.0
28Kenneth AlburyBAH177.0219.0
29Phjilip WijewardeneSRI187.0223.0
30Karsten BoysenVEN187.0227.0
31Bernardo SilvaPOR196.0236.0
32Per DohmISV197.0235.0
33Rachot KanjanavanitTHA208.0250.0
34Carlos RuizESA212.0254.0
35Robert LucasINA230.0272.0
36Manuel VillarealPHI239.0281.0