Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Women's 800 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 6 (heats)
September 7 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1928 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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
50 km walk men
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 women's 800 metres middle distance event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 6 and September 7.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top two runners in each of the four heats (blue) and the next fastest one (pink) advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Antje Gleichfeld Germany 2:11.05 OR
2 Brenda Jones Australia 2:11.14
3 Zinaida Matistovich Soviet Union 2:11.57
4 Maryvonne Dupureur France 2:12.42
5 Diane Charles Great Britain 2:14.24
6 Zofia Walasek Poland 2:16.44
7 Lee Hak-Ja South Korea 2:28.4

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ursula Donath Germany 2:07.92 OR
2 Beata Żbikowska Poland 2:09.57
3 Florica Grecescu Romania 2:10.10
4 Olga Kazi Hungary 2:11.07
5 Gilda Jannaccone Italy 2:13.72
6 Phyllis Perkins Great Britain 2:15.41
- Pat Daniels-Winslow United States DQ

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lyudmila Lysenko Soviet Union 2:09.31
2 Gizella Sasvári-Csóka Hungary 2:09.77
3 Krystyna Nowakowska Poland 2”09.81
4 Eleanor Haslam Canada 2:10.17
5 Bedřiška Kulhavá Czechoslovakia 2:10.23
6 Gerda Kraan Netherlands 2:10.71
7 Nicole Goullieux France 2:13.53

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dixie Willis Australia 2:06.03 OR
2 Joy Jordan Great Britain 2:07.29
3 Vera Kummerfeldt Germany 2:07.34
4 Yekaterina Parlyuk Soviet Union 2:07.71
5 Ine ter Laak-Spijk Netherlands 2:10.36
6 Gül Çiray Turkey 2:11.55

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Lyudmila Lysenko Soviet Union 2:04.50 WR
2nd Brenda Jones Australia 2:04.58
3rd Ursula Donath Germany 2:05.73
4 Vera Kummerfeldt Germany 2:06.07
5 Antje Gleichfeld Germany 2:06.63
6 Joy Jordan Great Britain 2:07.95
7 Gizella Sasvári-Csóka Hungary 2:08.11
8 Beata Żbikowska Poland 2:11.91
- Dixie Willis Australia DNF

Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; DNF = did not finish; DQ = disqualified

References[edit]