Australia at the 1960 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley
Competitors 31 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Vic Ekburg
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, United States. This was the first and last time Australia competed in ice hockey and nordic combined. While ice hockey gave Australia its only top ten finish in this games, the team lost all of their matches, conceding double-digit goals. Australia also competed in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and figure skating, where Mervyn Bower and Jacqueline Mason came twelfth in the pairs event.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

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Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Peter Brockhoff Downhill N/A 2:39.7 +33.7 57
Giant slalom N/A Disqualified
Slalom 1:27.3 43 1:24.4 29 2:51.7 +42.8 30
Bill Day Downhill N/A 4:02.0 +1:56.0 35
Giant slalom N/A 3:56.9 +2:08.6 61
Slalom Disqualified
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Christine Davy Downhill N/A 2:01.6 +20.9 39
Giant slalom N/A 2:17.3 +20.8 37
Slalom 1:26.1 32 1:21.5 29 2:47.6 +55.3 33

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

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Men
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Richard Walpole 15 km 1:06:48.3 51

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

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Athlete(s) Event CF FS TO Points Rank
Bill Cherrell Men's 19 18 162 1042.2 18
Tim Spencer 18 11 142 1171.2 17
Aileen Shaw Ladies' 25 24 225 541.4 25
Mary Wilson 26 26 228 521.4 26
Jackie Mason & Mervyn Bower Pairs 12 N/A 83 63.7 12

Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey[edit]

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Team roster[2][3]

Name GP G A PTS PIM
Ben Acton 5 0 0 0 11
Amess, RonaldRonald Amess 5 0 0 0 2
David Cunningham 5 4 2 6 4
Noel Derrick 6 2 1 3 2
Rob Dewhurst 0 0 0 0 0
Vic Ekberg 6 0 2 2 0
Hansen, BasilBasil Hansen 4 1 0 1 4
Clive Hitch 6 0 0 0 0
Jones, RussellRussell Jones 6 2 3 5 4
John Nicholas 6 0 0 0 16
Peter Parrott 4 0 0 0 0
Ken Pawley 3 0 0 0 0
John Thomas 6 1 0 1 6
Steve Tikal 1 0 0 0 0
Ivo Veseley 2 0 0 0 2
Ken Wellman 6 0 0 0 6
Name GP W T L MINS GA SO GAA A PIM
Noel McLoughlin 3 0 0 1 120 21 0 10.50 0 0
Robert Reid 5 0 0 5 240 66 0 16.50 0 0
First round
Group C
Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  United States 2 2 0 0 19 6 4
2  Czechoslovakia 2 1 1 0 23 8 2
3  Australia 2 0 2 0 2 30 0


February 20, 1960. Czechoslovakia  18–1
(7–1, 3–0, 8–0)
 Australia
February 21, 1960. United States  12–1
(6–0, 3–0, 3–1)
 Australia
Consolation round
Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 4 3 0 1 50 11 7
 Japan 4 2 1 1 32 22 5
 Australia 4 0 4 0 8 57 0
February 22, 1960 Australia  1–14
(1–8, 0–4, 0–2)
 Finland
February 24, 1960 Australia  2–13
(0–3, 0–4, 2–6)
 Japan
February 25, 1960 Australia  2–19
(6–1, 5–1, 8–0)
 Finland
February 27, 1960 Japan  11–3
(6–0, 2–1, 3–2)
 Australia

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Time Rank Points Points Rank
Hal Nerdal Individual 138.0 33 1:10:15.6 194.387 30 332.387 31

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

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Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Colin Hickey 500 m 41.3 13
1500 m 2:16.1 14
Roy Tutty 500 m 43.5 35
1500 m 2:23.8 37

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References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e "VIII Olympic Winter Games - Squaw Valley, California - 1960 - Final Report". California Olympic Commission. LA84 Foundation. 1960. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Australian Athletes At The Games". Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  3. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Canada: Moydart Press. pp. 367–560. 
General