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

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Stadio Olimpico
Dates September 7 (qualifications)
September 8 (final)
Competitors 28 from 16 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Javelin Throw event at the 1960 Summer Olympics took place on September 7–8 at the Stadio Olimpico.

The qualifying standard was 60 m (196 ft 10 in).

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Al Cantello 86.04 m Compton, United States June 5, 1959
Olympic record  Egil Danielsen (NOR) 85.71 m Melbourne, Australia November 26, 1956

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Series Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 Egil Danielsen Norway 69.26 72.66 72.93 72.93
1 Terje Pedersen Norway 74.67 74.67 Q
1 Willy Rasmussen Norway 73.80 77.95 77.95 Q
1 Janusz Sidło Poland 85.14 85.14 Q
1 Zbigniew Radziwonowicz Poland 74.86 74.86 Q
1 Walter Krüger Germany 63.93 78.81 78.81 Q
1 Erich Ahrendt Germany 72.99 73.29 71.60 73.29
2 Hermann Salomon Germany 69.57 75.12 75.12 Q
1 Myron Anyfantakis Greece 59.40 69.53 x 69.53
1 Knut Fredriksson Sweden 67.21 75.28 75.28 Q
1 Abdul Wardak Afghanistan 53.64 64.20 x 64.20
1 Alexandru Bizim Romania 68.92 67.10 57.90 68.92
1 Alfonso de Andrés Spain 59.84 60.84 54.70 60.84
1 William Alley United States 62.02 67.36 68.66 68.66
2 Terence Beucher United States x 61.59 68.11 68.11
2 Al Cantello United States x 69.69 79.72 79.72 Q
1 Viktor Tsybulenko Soviet Union 67.50 79.70 79.70 Q
2 Mart Paama Soviet Union 68.69 76.36 76.36 Q
2 Ivan Sivopliasov Soviet Union 65.65 73.85 71.93 73.85
2 Vaino Kuisma Finland 75.93 75.93 Q
2 Muhammad Nawaz Pakistan x 70.05 67.40 70.05
2 Salah Majid Iraq 57.52 54.18 52.25 57.52
2 Gergely Kulcsár Hungary 74.40 74.40 Q
2 Urs von Wartburg Switzerland 71.56 x 68.92 71.56
2 Léon Syrovatski France 67.81 71.59 71.54 71.59
2 Michel Macquet France 73.74 x 69.15 73.74
2 Baruch Feinberg Israel 68.24 62.81 65.94 68.24
2 Carlo Lievore Italy 74.82 74.82 Q

Finals[edit]

The six highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1 Viktor Tsybulenko Soviet Union 84.64 76.59 76.46 x 67.73 x 84.64
2 Walter Krüger Germany 79.36 66.51 71.29 75.23 72.62 x 79.36
3 Gergely Kulcsár Hungary 78.57 77.60 68.56 73.20 x x 78.57
4 Vaino Kuisma Finland 78.40 74.04 74.45 67.75 76.38 74.69 78.40
5 Willy Rasmussen Norway x 67.62 78.36 x x 69.55 78.36
6 Knut Fredriksson Sweden 69.70 78.33 64.29 72.53 78.01 68.51 78.33
7 Zbigniew Radziwonowicz Poland 73.58 77.31 74.47 77.31
8 Janusz Sidło Poland 76.46 76.43 71.93 76.46
9 Carlo Lievore Italy 64.43 72.47 75.21 75.21
10 Al Cantello United States 74.70 71.00 71.10 74.70
11 Mart Paama Soviet Union 74.56 72.59 70.43 74.56
12 Hermann Salomon Germany 74.11 x 72.95 74.11
13 Terje Pedersen Norway x x x NM

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