Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 6 (qualifying round)
September 7 (final round)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's discus throw throwing event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 6 & September 7.

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 52.00 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listen in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark Notes
1 Al Oerter United States 58.43 OR
2 József Szécsényi Hungary 55.52
3 Pentti Repo Finland 54.84
4 Rink Babka United States 54.48
5 Edmund Piątkowski Poland 54.41
6 Vladimir Trusenyov Soviet Union 54.31
7 Dick Cochran United States 53.79
8 Cees Koch Netherlands 53.48
9 Zdeněk Čihák Czechoslovakia 53.42
10 Ferenc Klics Hungary 53.34
11 Todor Artarski Bulgaria 53.33
12 Kim Bukhantsov Soviet Union 53.08
13 Lothar Milde Germany 53.04
14 Zenon Begier Poland 53.03
15 Carmelo Rado Italy 52.98
16 Stein Haugen Norway 52.75
17 Zdeněk Němec Czechoslovakia 52.68
18 Viktor Kompaneyets Soviet Union 52.66
19 Antonios Kounadis Greece 52.49
20 Adolfo Consolini Italy 52.38
21 Manfred Grieser Germany 52.20
22 Warwick Selvey Australia 52.07
23 Fanie du Plessis South Africa 51.86
24 Östen Edlund Sweden 51.76
25 Carol Lindroos Finland 51.07
26 Pierre Alard France 51.02
27 Erik Uddebom Sweden 50.87
28 Les Mills New Zealand 50.76
29 Franco Grossi Italy 50.43
30 Fritz Kühl Germany 50.40
31 Mike Lindsay Great Britain 50.15
32 Mesulame Rakuro Fiji 47.18
33 Haider Khan Pakistan 46.57
34 Nayef Mohamed Hameed Iraq 39.37
- Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo Spain NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 Notes
1 Al Oerter United States 59.18 57.64 56.73 56.53 56.73 59.18 OR 57.19 OR
2 Rink Babka United States 58.02 58.02 58.02 56.14 54.93 57.52 57.41
3 Dick Cochran United States 57.16 foul 54.75 48.71 54.51 57.16 54.49
4 József Szécsényi Hungary 55.79 54.58 foul 54.86 55.22 55.79 55.61
5 Edmund Piątkowski Poland 55.12 54.06 51.52 54.29 foul 55.12 foul
6 Viktor Kompaneyets Soviet Union 55.06 55.06 53.38 foul 53.52 foul 51.08
7 Carmelo Rado Italy 54.00 51.10 52.65 54.00
8 Kim Bukhantsov Soviet Union 53.61 52.42 52.59 53.61
9 Pentti Repo Finland 53.44 53.44 52.81 51.08
10 Ferenc Klics Hungary 53.37 50.10 51.61 53.37
11 Stein Haugen Norway 53.36 foul foul 53.36
12 Lothar Milde Germany 53.33 52.22 51.26 53.33
13 Zdeněk Čihák Czechoslovakia 53.29 52.75 53.29 51.51
14 Zenon Begier Poland 53.18 51.67 50.93 53.18
15 Vladimir Trusenyov Soviet Union 52.93 52.16 51.98 52.93
16 Manfred Grieser Germany 52.69 52.17 52.11 52.69
17 Adolfo Consolini Italy 52.44 50.84 52.44 51.08
18 Antonios Kounadis Greece 52.42 52.42 foul 50.56
19 Zdeněk Němec Czechoslovakia 52.14 52.05 49.44 52.14
20 Todor Artarski Bulgaria 52.12 49.14 52.12 foul
21 Warwick Selvey Australia 49.34 foul 49.34 foul
22 Cees Koch Netherlands 49.21 foul 49.21 foul

Key: OR = Olympic record

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