October 24, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 16 year old American swimmer Debbie Meyer wins the inaugural women's 800m gold medal in 9:24.0 at the Mexico City Olympics; first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals at a Games (200/400m)
  • Australian swimmer Michael Wendon wraps up the Mexico City Games sprint double when he wins the men's 200m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 1:55.2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
  • Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)