Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the athletics competition included 36 events, 24 for men and 12 for women. The women's 400 metres and women's pentathlon events were newly introduced at these Games. There were a total number of 1016 participating athletes from 82 countries.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Bob Hayes
United States (USA)
10.0
(=WR)
 Enrique Figuerola
Cuba (CUB)
10.2  Harry Jerome
Canada (CAN)
10.2
200 metres
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 Henry Carr
United States (USA)
20.3
(OR)
 Paul Drayton
United States (USA)
20.5  Edwin Roberts
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
20.6
400 metres
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 Mike Larrabee
United States (USA)
45.1  Wendell Mottley
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
45.2  Andrzej Badeński
Poland (POL)
45.6
800 metres
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 Peter Snell
New Zealand (NZL)
1:45.1
(OR)
 Bill Crothers
Canada (CAN)
1:45.6  Wilson Kiprugut
Kenya (KEN)
1:45.9
1500 metres
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 Peter Snell
New Zealand (NZL)
3:38.1  Josef Odložil
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
3:39.6  John Davies
New Zealand (NZL)
3:39.6
5000 metres
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 Bob Schul
United States (USA)
13:48.8  Harald Norpoth
Germany (EUA)
13:49.6  Bill Dellinger
United States (USA)
13:49.8
10,000 metres
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 Billy Mills
United States (USA)
28:24.4
(OR)
 Mohammed Gammoudi
Tunisia (TUN)
28:24.8  Ron Clarke
Australia (AUS)
28:25.8
110 metres hurdles
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 Hayes Jones
United States (USA)
13.67  Blaine Lindgren
United States (USA)
13.74  Anatoly Mikhailov
Soviet Union (URS)
13.78
400 metres hurdles
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 Rex Cawley
United States (USA)
49.6  John Cooper
Great Britain (GBR)
50.1  Salvatore Morale
Italy (ITA)
50.1
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Gaston Roelants
Belgium (BEL)
8:30.8
(OR)
 Maurice Herriott
Great Britain (GBR)
8:32.4  Ivan Belyayev
Soviet Union (URS)
8:33.8
4×100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Paul Drayton
Gerry Ashworth
Richard Stebbins
Bob Hayes
39.0
(WR)
 Poland (POL)
Andrzej Zieliński
Wiesław Maniak
Marian Foik
Marian Dudziak
39.3  France (FRA)
Paul Genevay
Bernard Laidebeur
Claude Piquemal
Jocelyn Delecour
39.3
4×400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Ollan Cassell
Mike Larrabee
Ulis Williams
Henry Carr
3:00.7
(WR)
 Great Britain (GBR)
Tim Graham
Adrian Metcalfe
John Cooper
Robbie Brightwell
3:01.6  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Edwin Skinner
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Wendell Mottley
3:01.7
20 kilometres walk
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 Ken Matthews
Great Britain (GBR)
1:29:34.0
(OR)
 Dieter Lindner
Germany (EUA)
1:31:13.2  Volodymyr Holubnychy
Soviet Union (URS)
1:31:59.4
50 kilometres walk
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 Abdon Pamich
Italy (ITA)
4:11:12.4
(OR)
 Paul Nihill
Great Britain (GBR)
4:11:31.2  Ingvar Pettersson
Sweden (SWE)
4:14:17.4
Marathon
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 Abebe Bikila
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:12:11.2
(WR)
 Basil Heatley
Great Britain (GBR)
2:16:19.2  Kokichi Tsuburaya
Japan (JPN)
2:16:22.8
Long jump
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 Lynn Davies
Great Britain (GBR)
8.07 m  Ralph Boston
United States (USA)
8.03 m  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
Soviet Union (URS)
7.99 m
Triple jump
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 Józef Szmidt
Poland (POL)
16.85 m
(OR)
 Oleg Fyodoseyev
Soviet Union (URS)
16.58 m  Victor Kravchenko
Soviet Union (URS)
16.57 m
High jump
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 Valeriy Brumel
Soviet Union (URS)
2.18 m
(OR)
 John Thomas
United States (USA)
2.18 m  John Rambo
United States (USA)
2.16 m
Pole vault
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 Fred Hansen
United States (USA)
5.10 m
(OR)
 Wolfgang Reinhardt
Germany (EUA)
5.05 m  Klaus Lehnertz
Germany (EUA)
5.00 m
Shot put
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 Dallas Long
United States (USA)
20.33 m
(OR)
 Randy Matson
United States (USA)
20.20 m  Vilmos Varju
Hungary (HUN)
19.39 m
Discus throw
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 Al Oerter
United States (USA)
61.00 m
(OR)
 Ludvik Danek
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
60.52 m  Dave Weill
United States (USA)
59.49 m
Javelin throw
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 Pauli Nevala
Finland (FIN)
82.66 m  Gergely Kulcsár
Hungary (HUN)
82.32 m  Jānis Lūsis
Soviet Union (URS)
80.57 m
Hammer throw
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 Romuald Klim
Soviet Union (URS)
69.74 m
(OR)
 Gyula Zsivótzky
Hungary (HUN)
69.09 m  Uwe Beyer
Germany (EUA)
68.09 m
Decathlon
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 Willi Holdorf
Germany (EUA)
7887  Rein Aun
Soviet Union (URS)
7842  Hans-Joachim Walde
Germany (EUA)
7809

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Wyomia Tyus
United States (USA)
11.4  Edith McGuire
United States (USA)
11.6  Ewa Kłobukowska
Poland (POL)
11.6
200 metres
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 Edith McGuire
United States (USA)
23.0
(OR)
 Irena Kirszenstein
Poland (POL)
23.1  Marilyn Black
Australia (AUS)
23.1
400 metres
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 Betty Cuthbert
Australia (AUS)
52.0
(OR)
 Ann Packer
Great Britain (GBR)
52.2  Judy Amoore
Australia (AUS)
53.4
800 metres
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 Ann Packer
Great Britain (GBR)
2:01.1
(WR)
 Maryvonne Dupureur
France (FRA)
2:01.9  Marise Chamberlain
New Zealand (NZL)
2:02.8
80 metres hurdles
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 Karin Balzer
Germany (EUA)
10.5  Teresa Ciepły
Poland (POL)
10.5  Pam Kilborn
Australia (AUS)
10.6
4×100 metres relay
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 Poland (POL)
Teresa Ciepły
Irena Kirszenstein
Halina Górecka
Ewa Kłobukowska
43.6
(WR)
 United States (USA)
Willye White
Wyomia Tyus
Marilyn White
Edith McGuire
43.9  Great Britain (GBR)
Janet Simpson
Mary Rand
Daphne Arden
Dorothy Hyman
44.0
Long jump
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 Mary Rand
Great Britain (GBR)
6.76 m
(WR)
 Irena Kirszenstein
Poland (POL)
6.60 m  Tatyana Schelkanova
Soviet Union (URS)
6.42 m
High jump
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 Iolanda Balaş
Romania (ROU)
1.90 m
(OR)
 Michele Brown
Australia (AUS)
1.80 m  Taisia Chenchik
Soviet Union (URS)
1.78 m
Shot put
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 Tamara Press
Soviet Union (URS)
18.14 m
(OR)
 Renate Culmberger
Germany (EUA)
17.61 m  Galina Zybina
Soviet Union (URS)
17.45 m
Discus throw
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 Tamara Press
Soviet Union (URS)
57.27 m
(OR)
 Ingrid Lotz
Germany (EUA)
57.21 m  Lia Manoliu
Romania (ROU)
56.97 m
Javelin throw
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 Mihaela Peneş
Romania (ROU)
60.54 m  Márta Rudas
Hungary (HUN)
58.27 m  Yelena Gorchakova
Soviet Union (URS)
57.06 m
Pentathlon
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 Irina Press
Soviet Union (URS)
5246
(WR)
 Mary Rand
Great Britain (GBR)
5035  Galina Bystrova
Soviet Union (URS)
4956

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 14 7 3 24
2  Soviet Union (URS) 5 2 11 18
3  Great Britain (GBR) 4 7 1 12
4  Germany (EUA) 2 5 3 10
5  Poland (POL) 2 4 2 8
6  New Zealand (NZL) 2 0 2 4
7  Romania (ROU) 2 0 1 3
8  Australia (AUS) 1 1 4 6
9  Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 2
10  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Ethiopia (ETH) 1 0 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
13  Hungary (HUN) 0 3 1 4
14  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 2 0 2
15  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 1 2 3
16  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
18  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
 Tunisia (TUN) 0 1 0 1
20  Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Kenya (KEN) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′41″N 139°42′53″E / 35.6781°N 139.7147°E / 35.6781; 139.7147