Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, 15 swimming events were contested, eight for men and seven for women. There was a total of 380 participants from 45 countries competing. For the first time, the 4×100 metres medley relay was contested. The United States dominated the medal standings with a total of 15 medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 3 3 15
2  Australia (AUS) 5 5 3 13
3  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
4  Japan (JPN) 0 3 2 5
5  Germany (EUA) 0 1 3 4
6  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 2 3
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
8  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  John Devitt
Australia (AUS)
55.2 (OR)  Lance Larson
United States (USA)
55.2 (OR)  Manuel dos Santos
Brazil (BRA)
55.4
400 m freestyle  Murray Rose
Australia (AUS)
4:18.3 (OR)  Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Japan (JPN)
4:21.4  John Konrads
Australia (AUS)
4:21.8
1500 m freestyle  John Konrads
Australia (AUS)
17:19.2 (OR)  Murray Rose
Australia (AUS)
17:21.7  George Breen
United States (USA)
17:30.6
100 m backstroke  David Theile
Australia (AUS)
1:01.9 (OR)  Frank McKinney
United States (USA)
1:02.1  Bob Bennett
United States (USA)
1:02.3
200 m breaststroke  Bill Mulliken
United States (USA)
2:37.4  Yoshihiko Osaki
Japan (JPN)
2:38.0  Wieger Mensonides
Netherlands (NED)
2:39.7
200 m butterfly  Mike Troy
United States (USA)
2:12.8 (WR)  Neville Hayes
Australia (AUS)
2:14.6  Dave Gillanders
United States (USA)
2:15.3
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
George Harrison
Dick Blick
Mike Troy
Jeff Farrell
8:10.2 (WR)  Japan (JPN)
Makoto Fukui
Hiroshi Ishii
Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Tatsuo Fujimoto
8:13.3  Australia (AUS)
David Dickson
John Devitt
Murray Rose
John Konrads
8:13.8
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Frank McKinney
Paul Hait
Lance Larson
Jeff Farrell
4:05.4 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
David Theile
Terry Gathercole
Neville Hayes
Geoff Shipton
4:12.0  Japan (JPN)
Kazuo Tomita
Koichi Hirakida
Yoshihiko Osaki
Keigo Shimuzu
4:12.2

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Dawn Fraser
Australia (AUS)
1:01.2 (OR)  Chris von Saltza
United States (USA)
1:02.8  Natalie Steward
Great Britain (GBR)
1:03.1
400 m freestyle  Chris von Saltza
United States (USA)
4:50.6 (OR)  Jane Cederqvist
Sweden (SWE)
4:53.9  Tineke Lagerberg
Netherlands (NED)
4:56.9
100 m backstroke  Lynn Burke
United States (USA)
1:09.3 (OR)  Natalie Steward
Great Britain (GBR)
1:10.8  Satoko Tanaka
Japan (JPN)
1:11.4
200 m breaststroke  Anita Lonsbrough
Great Britain (GBR)
2:49.5 (WR)  Wiltrud Urselmann
Germany (EUA)
2:50.0  Barbara Göbel
Germany (EUA)
2:53.6
100 m butterfly  Carolyn Schuler
United States (USA)
1:09.5 (OR)  Marianne Heemskerk
Netherlands (NED)
1:10.4  Jan Andrew
Australia (AUS)
1:12.2
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Joan Spillane
Shirley Stobs
Carolyn Wood
Chris von Saltza
4:08.9 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
Dawn Fraser
Ilsa Konrads
Lorraine Crapp
Alva Colquhuon
4:11.3  Germany (EUA)
Christel Steffin
Heidi Pechstein
Gisela Weiss
Ursel Brunner
4:19.7
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Lynn Burke
Patty Kempner
Carolyn Schuler
Chris von Saltza
4:41.1 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
Marilyn Wilson
Rosemary Lassig
Jan Andrew
Dawn Fraser
4:45.9  Germany (EUA)
Ingrid Schmidt
Ursula Küper
Bärbel Fuhrmann
Ursel Brunner
4:47.6

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