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Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

 

Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Athletics
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Stadio Olimpico
Dates August 31–September 8
Competitors 1,016 from 73 nations


At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, 34 events in athletics were contested, 24 by men and 10 by women. There were a total number of 1016 participating athletes from 73 countries.

Contents

  • Medal summary 1
    • Men 1.1
    • Women 1.2
  • Medal table 2
  • Records broken 3
    • Men's Olympic and world records 3.1
    • Women's Olympic and world records 3.2
  • References 4

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
 Armin Hary
Germany (EUA)
10.2
(=OR)
 Dave Sime
United States (USA)
10.2
(=OR)
 Peter Radford
Great Britain (GBR)
10.3
200 metres
 Livio Berruti
Italy (ITA)
20.5
(=WR)
 Lester Carney
United States (USA)
20.6  Abdoulaye Seye
France (FRA)
20.7
400 metres
 Otis Davis
United States (USA)
44.9
(WR)
 Carl Kaufmann
Germany (EUA)
44.9
(WR)
 Malcolm Spence
South Africa (RSA)
45.5
800 metres
 Peter Snell
New Zealand (NZL)
1:46.3
(OR)
 Roger Moens
Belgium (BEL)
1:46.5 1:47.1
1500 metres
3:35.6
(WR)
3:38.4 3:39.2
5000 metres
13:43.4 13:44.6 13:44.8
10,000 metres
28:32.2
(OR)
28:37.0 28:38.2
110 metres hurdles
13.8 13.8 14.0
400 metres hurdles
49.3
(OR)
49.6 49.7
3000 metres steeplechase
8:34.2
(OR)
8:36.4 8:42.2
4×100 metres relay
 Germany (EUA)
Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
39.5
(=WR)
 Soviet Union (URS)
Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
40.1  Great Britain (GBR)
Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
40.2
4×400 metres relay
 United States (USA)
Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
3:02.2
(WR)
 Germany (EUA)
Manfred Kinder
Joachim Reske
Johannes Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
3:02.7  British West Indies (BWI)
George Kerr
James Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
Malcolm Spence
3:04.0
20 kilometres walk
1:34:07.2 1:34:16.4 1:34.56.4
50 kilometres walk
4:25:30.0
(OR)
4:25:47.0 4:27:55.4
Marathon
2:15:16.2
(WB)
2:15:41.6 2:17:18.2
Long jump
8.12 m
(OR)
8.11 m 8.04 m
Triple jump
16.81 m
(OR)
16.63 m 16.43 m
High jump
2.16 m
(OR)
2.16 m
(OR)
2.14 m
Pole vault
4.70 m
(OR)
4.60 m 4.55 m
Shot put
19.68 m
(OR)
19.11 m 19.01 m
Discus throw
59.18 m
(OR)
58.02 m 57.16 m
Hammer throw
67.10 m
(OR)
65.79 m 65.64 m
Javelin throw
84.64 m 79.36 m 78.57 m
Decathlon
8392
(OR)
8334 7809

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
11.0 11.3 11.3
200 metres
24.0 24.4 24.7
800 metres
2:04.3
(=WR)
2:04.4 2:05.6
80 metres hurdles
10.8 10.9 11.0
4×100 metres relay
 United States (USA)
Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
44.5  Germany (EUA)
Martha Langbein
Anni Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine
44.8  Poland (POL)
Teresa Wieczorek
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
45.0
Long jump
6.37 m
(OR)
6.27 m 6.21 m
High jump
1.85 m
(OR)
1.71 m none awarded
1.71 m
Shot put
17.32 m
(OR)
16.61 m 16.42 m
Discus throw
55.10 m
(OR)
52.59 m 52.36 m
Javelin throw
55.98 m
(OR)
53.78 m 53.45 m

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 12 8 6 26
2  Soviet Union (URS) 11 5 5 21
3  Germany (EUA) 2 8 3 13
4  Poland (POL) 2 2 3 7
5  New Zealand (NZL) 2 0 1 3
6  Great Britain (GBR) 1 3 4 8
7  Australia (AUS) 1 2 1 4
8  Italy (ITA) 1 0 2 3
9  Romania (ROU) 1 0 1 2
10  Ethiopia (ETH) 1 0 0 1
11  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 2 3
12  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
13  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 1 0 1
 Republic of China (ROC) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
18  British West Indies (BWI) 0 0 2 2
19  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 0 1 1

Records broken

During the 1960 Summer Olympic Games, 28 new Olympic records and 4 new world records were set in the athletics events.

Men's Olympic and world records

Event Date Round Name Nationality Result OR WR
100 metres August 31 Final Armin Hary Germany 10.2 s OR
200 metres September 3 Semi-Final Livio Berruti Italy 20.5 s OR
400 metres September 6 Final Otis Davis United States 44.9 s OR WR
800 metres September 2 Final Peter Snell New Zealand 1:46.3 OR
1,500 metres September 6 Final Herb Elliott Australia 3:35.6 OR WR
10,000 metres September 8 Final Pyotr Bolotnikov Soviet Union 28:32.2 OR
4x400 metre relay September 8 Final Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
United States 3:02.2 OR WR
400 metre hurdles September 2 Final Glenn Davis United States 49.3 s OR
3,000 metre steeplechase September 3 Final Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Poland 8:34.2 OR
Marathon September 10 Final Abebe Bikila Ethiopia 2:15:16.2 OR
50km walk September 7 Final Don Thompson Great Britain 4:25:30.0 OR
High jump September 3 Final Robert Shavlakadze
Valeriy Brumel
Soviet Union 2.16 m OR
Long jump September 2 Final Ralph Boston United States 8.12 m OR
Triple jump September 6 Final Józef Szmidt Poland 16.81 m OR
Pole vault September 7 Final Don Bragg United States 4.70 m OR
Shot put August 31 Final Bill Nieder United States 19.68 m OR
Hammer throw September 3 Final Vasily Rudenkov Soviet Union 67.10 m OR
Decathlon September 6 Final Rafer Johnson United States 8,392 points OR

Women's Olympic and world records

Event Date Round Name Nationality Result OR WR
100 metres September 2 Semi-Final Wilma Rudolph United States 11.3 s OR
200 metres September 3 First Round Wilma Rudolph United States 23.2 s OR
800 metres September 7 Final Lyudmila Shevtsova Soviet Union 2:04.03 OR
80 metre hurdles August 31 Semi-Final Irina Press Soviet Union 10.6 s OR
4x100 metre relay September 7 First Round Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
United States 44.4 s OR WR
High jump September 8 Final Iolanda Balaş Romania 1.85 m OR
Long jump August 31 Final Vera Krepkina Soviet Union 6.37 m OR
Discus throw September 5 Final Nina Romashkova Soviet Union 55.10 m OR
Shot put September 2 Final Tamara Press Soviet Union 17.32 m OR
Javelin throw September 1 Final Elvīra Ozoliņa Soviet Union 55.98 m OR

References

  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • Athletics Australia
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