Chronological summary of the 1960 Summer Olympics

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1960 Summer Olympics

This page contains a chronological summary of major events from the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
August / September 25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
31
Wed
1
Thu
2
Fri
3
Sat
4
Sun
5
Mon
6
Tue
7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
11
Sun
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Athletics 2 4 7 3 3 4 4 6 1 34
Basketball 1 1
Boxing 10 10
Canoeing 7 7
Cycling 2 1 2 1 6
Diving 1 1 1 1 4
Equestrian 1 1 2 1 5
Fencing 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Field hockey 1 1
Football 1 1
Gymnastics 2 5 7 14
Modern pentathlon 2 2
Rowing 7 7
Sailing 5 5
Shooting 1 1 1 2 1 6
Swimming 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 15
Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting 2 2 2 1 7
Wrestling 8 8 16
Total event finals 2 4 11 5 14 8 11 15 14 15 12 12 11 15 1 150
Cumulative total 2 6 17 22 36 44 55 70 84 99 111 123 134 149 150
August / September 25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
31
Wed
1
Thu
2
Fri
3
Sat
4
Sun
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Mon
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Tue
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Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Sat
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Events

Day 1: Thu 25 August[edit]

Day 2: Fri 26 August[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cycling Men's 100 kilometres team time trial Antonio Bailetti, Ottavio Cogliati,
Giacomo Fornoni, Livio Trapè
Italy
Men's 1000 metres time trial Sante Gaiardoni Italy WR

Day 3: Sat 27 August[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cycling Men's tandem Giuseppe Beghetto and Sergio Bianchetto Italy
Diving Women's 3 metre springboard Ingrid Krämer Germany
Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle John Devitt Australia OR
Women's 200 metre breaststroke Anita Lonsbrough Great Britain WR

Day 4: Sun 28 August[edit]

Day 5: Mon 29 August[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Canoeing Women's K-1 500 metres Antonina Seredina Soviet Union
Men's K-1 1000 metres Erik Hansen Denmark
Men's C-1 1000 metres János Parti Hungary
Men's K-2 1000 metres Gert Fredriksson and Sven-Olov Sjödelius Sweden
Men's C-2 1000 metres Leonid Geishtor and Sergei Makarenko Soviet Union
Women's K-2 500 metres Mariya Shubina and Antonina Seredina Soviet Union
Men's K-1 4 × 500 metres Paul Lange, Günther Perleberg,
Friedhelm Wentzke, and Dieter Krause
Germany
Cycling Men's team pursuit Marino Vigna, Luigi Arienti,
Franco Testa, and Mario Vallotto
Italy
Men's sprint Sante Gaiardoni Italy
Diving Men's 3 metre springboard Gary Tobian United States
Swimming Women's 100 metre freestyle Dawn Fraser Australia OR

Day 6: Tue 30 August[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cycling Men's individual road race Viktor Kapitonov Soviet Union
Diving Women's 10 metre platform Ingrid Krämer Germany
Fencing Men's foil Viktor Zhdanovich Soviet Union
Swimming Women's 100 metre butterfly Carolyn Schuler United States OR
Men's 200 metre breaststroke William Mulliken United States

Day 7: Wed 31 August[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's shot put Bill Nieder United States OR
Women's long jump Vera Kolashnikova Soviet Union OR
Modern pentathlon Men's individual Ferenc Németh Hungary
Men's team Imre Nagy, András Balczó,
and Ferenc Németh
Hungary
Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle Murray Rose Australia
Men's 100 metre backstroke David Theile Australia
Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman flyweight Dumitru Pârvulescu Romania
Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight Oleg Karavayev Soviet Union
Men's Greco-Roman featherweight Müzahir Sille Turkey
Men's Greco-Roman lightweight Avtandil Koridze Soviet Union
Men's Greco-Roman welterweight Mithat Bayrak Turkey
Men's Greco-Roman middleweight Dimitar Dobrev Bulgaria
Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight Tevfik Kis Turkey
Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight Ivan Bogdan Soviet Union

Day 8: Thu 1 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Women's javelin throw Elvīra Ozoliņa Soviet Union OR
Men's high jump Robert Shavlakadze Soviet Union OR
Women's 80 metres hurdles Irina Press Soviet Union
Men's 100 metres Armin Hary Germany OR
Fencing Women's foil Adelheid Schmid Germany
Swimming Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay Frank McKinney, Paul Hait,
Lance Larson, Jeff Farrell
United States
Women's 400 metre freestyle Chris von Saltza United States
Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay George Harrison, Richard Blick,
Michael Troy, and Jeff Farrell
United States

Day 9: Fri 2 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's 20 kilometres walk Vladimir Golubnichy Soviet Union
Men's 400 metres hurdles Glenn Davis United States OR
Men's long jump Ralph Boston United States OR
Women's 100 metres Wilma Rudolph United States
Women's shot put Tamara Press Soviet Union OR
Men's 800 metres Peter Snell New Zealand OR
Men's 5000 metres Murray Halberg New Zealand
Diving Men's 10 metre platform Bob Webster United States
Fencing Men's team foil Viktor Zhdanovich, Mark Midler, Yuri Rudov,
Yuri Sisikin, German Sveshnikov
Soviet Union
Swimming Men's 200 metre butterfly Mike Troy United States WR
Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay Lynn Burke, Patty Kempner,
Carolyn Schuler, Chris von Saltza
United States

Day 10: Sat 3 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's hammer throw Vasily Rudenkov Soviet Union OR
Men's 3000 metres steeplechase Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Poland OR
Men's 200 metres Livio Berruti Italy
Fencing Women's team foil Valentina Prudskova, Aleksandra Zabelina, Lyudmila Shishova,
Tatyana Petrenko, Galina Gorokhova and Valentina Rastvorova
Soviet Union
Rowing Men's coxed four Gerd Cintl, Horst Effertz, Klaus Riekemann,
Jürgen Litz, and Michael Obst
Germany
Men's coxless pair Valentin Boreyko and Oleg Golovanov Soviet Union
Men's single sculls Vyacheslav Ivanov Soviet Union
Men's coxed pair Bernhard Knubel, Karl Renneberg,
and Klaus Zerta
Germany
Men's coxless four Arthur Ayrault, Ted Nash,
John Sayre, and Rusty Wailes
United States
Men's double sculls Václav Kozák and Pavol Schmidt Czechoslovakia
Men's eight Manfred Rulffs, Walter Schröder, Frank Schepke, Kraft Schepke,
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck, Karl-Heinz Hopp, Klaus Bittner,
Hans Lenk, and Willi Padge
Germany
Swimming Women's 100 metre backstroke Lynn Burke United States
Men's 1500 metre freestyle John Konrads Australia
Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Carolyn Wood, Chris von Saltza,
Donna de Varona*, Susan Doerr*, Sylvia Ruuska*, Molly Botkin*
United States
Water polo Men's tournament Amedeo Ambron, Danio Bardi, Giuseppe D'Altrui,
Salvatore Gionta, Giancarlo Guerrini, Franco Lavoratori
Gianni Lonzi, Luigi Mannelli, Rosario Parmegiani,
Eraldo Pizzo, Dante Rossi, Brunello Spinelli
Italy

Day 11: Sun 4 September[edit]

Day 12: Mon 5 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Women's discus throw Nina Romashkova Soviet Union OR
Men's 110 metres hurdles Lee Calhoun United States
Women's 200 metres Wilma Rudolph United States
Boxing Men's flyweight Gyula Török Hungary
Men's bantamweight Oleg Grigoryev Soviet Union
Men's featherweight Francesco Musso Italy
Men's lightweight Kazimierz Paździor Poland
Men's light welterweight Bohumil Němeček Czechoslovakia
Men's welterweight Giovanni Benvenuti Italy
Men's light middleweight Wilbert McClure United States
Men's middleweight Eddie Crook, Jr. United States
Men's light heavyweight Cassius Clay United States
Men's heavyweight Franco De Piccoli Italy
Shooting 300 metre rifle, three positions Hubert Hammerer Austria

Day 13: Tue 6 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's triple jump Józef Szmidt Poland OR
Men's 400 metres Otis Davis United States
Men's 1500 metres Herb Elliott Australia WR
Men's decathlon Rafer Johnson United States OR
Equestrian
Fencing Men's épée Giuseppe Delfino Italy
Shooting 50 metre pistol Alexey Gushchin Soviet Union
Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight Ahmet Bilek Turkey
Men's freestyle bantamweight Terrence McCann United States
Men's freestyle featherweight Mustafa Dağıstanlı Turkey
Men's freestyle lightweight Shelby Wilson United States
Men's freestyle welterweight Douglas Blubaugh United States
Men's freestyle middleweight Hasan Güngör Turkey
Men's freestyle light heavyweight Ismet Atli Turkey
Men's freestyle heavyweight Wilfried Dietrich Germany

Day 14: Wed 7 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's pole vault Don Bragg United States OR
Men's 50 kilometres walk Don Thompson Great Britain OR
Men's discus throw Al Oerter United States OR
Women's 800 metres Lyudmila Lysenko Soviet Union WR
Equestrian
Sailing 5.5 Metre George O'Day, James Hunt, David Smith United States
Flying Dutchman Peder Lunde, Jr., Bjørn Bergvall Norway
Dragon HRH Crown Prince Constantine,
Odysseus Eskidioglou, Georgios Zaimis
Greece
Star Timir Pinegin, Fyodor Shutkov Soviet Union
Finn Paul Elvstrøm Denmark
Weightlifting Men's bantamweight Charles Vinci United States
Men's featherweight Yevgeni Minaev Soviet Union

Day 15: Thu 8 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Women's high jump Iolanda Balaş Romania OR
Men's javelin throw Viktor Tsybulenko Soviet Union
Men's 4 x 400 metres relay Jack Yerman, Earl Young,
Glenn Davis, Otis Davis
United States WR
Men's 10,000 metres Pyotr Bolotnikov Soviet Union OR
Women's 4 x 100 metres relay Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams,
Barbara Jones, Wilma Rudolph
United States
Men's 4 x 100 metres relay Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary,
Walter Mahlendorf, Martin Lauer
Germany
Fencing Men's sabre Rudolf Kárpáti Hungary
Gymnastics
Shooting 50 metre rifle three positions Viktor Shamburkin Soviet Union =WR
Weightlifting Men's lightweight Viktor Bushuev Soviet Union
Men's middleweight Aleksandr Kurynov Soviet Union

Day 16: Fri 9 September[edit]

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Fencing Men's team épée Giuseppe Delfino, Alberto Pellegrino, Carlo Pavesi
Edoardo Mangiarotti, Fiorenzo Marini, Gianluigi Saccaro
Italy
Field hockey Men's tournament Abdul Hamid, Abdul Rashid, Abdul Waheed,
Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Rasul, Anwar Khan
Khursheed Aslam, Habib Ali Kiddie,
Manzoor Hussain Atif, Munir Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad,
Motiullah, Naseer Bunda, Noor Alam
Pakistan
Gymnastics Women's individual all-round Larisa Latynina Soviet Union
Women's uneven bars Polina Astakhova Soviet Union
Women's balance beam Eva Bosáková Czechoslovakia
Women's floor Larisa Latynina Soviet Union
Women's vault Margarita Nikolaeva Soviet Union
Shooting 50 metre rifle three positions Viktor Shamburkin Soviet Union =WR
Weightlifting Men's light heavyweight Ireneusz Paliński Poland
Men's middle heavyweight Arkadi Vorobyev Soviet Union

Day 17: Sat 10 September[edit]

Day 18: Sun 11 September[edit]

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