Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome
Competitors 253 (206 men and 47 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Richard McTaggart
Medals
Rank: 14
Gold
2
Silver
6
Bronze
12
Total
20
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 253 competitors, 206 men and 47 women, took part in 130 events in 17 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

The Rome Games continued Great Britain and Northern Ireland's disappointing run in the Olympics, with British athletes picking up only two gold medals (down from six in 1956). Overall, they won twenty medals, finishing twelfth.

Medallists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 63.21 m
  • Final Round — 54.22 m (→ 15th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 41.12 m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualifying Round — 13.10 m (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

12 male cyclists represented Great Britain in 1960.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain in 1960.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

The National Coach to the British Gymnastics team was Frank Turner, who had competed as a gymnast in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics.

Hockey[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1960.

Individual
Team
  • Patrick Harvey
  • Donald Cobley
  • Peter Little

Rowing[edit]

  • Coxed pair - S Farquharson, J R Reeves, K Lester
  • Eight - R C I Bate, R L S Fishlock, J R Chester, A T Lindsay, I L Elliott, G V Cooper, D W Shaw, C M Davis, P J Reynolds (cox)

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 August 2014.