Ghana at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Ghana at the Olympic Games

Flag of Ghana
IOC code  GHA
NOC Ghana Olympic Committee
At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome
Competitors 15 in 2 sports
Medals
Rank: 32
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

*As the Gold Coast

Winter Games

Ghana competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, for the first time as an independent nation. Previously, the Gold Coast had competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Ghana won its first ever Olympic medal at these Games.

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Clement Quartey Boxing Men's Light Welterweight (63.5 kg)

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Gustav Ntiforo
  • Round 1 — 11.0 s (→ 4th in heat, did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Round 1 — 21.8 s (→ 3rd in heat, did not advance)

Men's 400 metres

  • John Asare Antwi
  • Round 1 — 47.7 s (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Frederick Owusu
  • Round 1 — 1:55.2 s (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)

Men's 4x400 metres relay

  • William Quaye, James Addy, Frederick Owusu, John Asare Antwi
  • Round 1 — 3:10.5 min (→ 2nd in heat, advanced to the semifinal)
  • Semifinals — 3.:10.9 min (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)

Men's high jump

  • Robert Kotei
  • Qualification — 200 cm (→ advanced to the final)
  • Final — 203 cm (→ 10th place)

Boxing[edit]

Flyweight

  • Isaac Aryee

Featherweight

  • Joshua Williams
  • Round 1 — lost to Constantin Gheorghiu (ROM) 1:4

Lightweight

  • Round 1 — bye
  • Round 2 — defeated Gualberto Gutierrez (URU) 4:1
  • Round 3 — lost to Richard McTaggart (GBR) 0:5

Light welterweight

  • Round 1 — bye
  • Round 2 — defeated Mohamed Boubekeur (MOR) 5:0
  • Round 3 — defeated Khalid Karkhi (IRQ) 5:0
  • Quarterfinals — defeated Kim Duck Bong (KOR) 3:2
  • Semi-finals — defeated Marian Kasprzyk (POL) by default
  • Final — lost to Bohumil Němeček (CZE) 0:5

Welterweight

  • Joseph Lartey
  • Round 1 — bye
  • Round 2 — defeated Karl Bergström (SWE) 5:0
  • Round 3 — lost to Yuri Radonyak (SOV) KO-2

Light middleweight

  • Alhassan Brimah