Venezuela at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Venezuela at the Olympic Games

Flag of Venezuela
IOC code  VEN
NOC Comité Olímpico Venezolano
Website www.cov.net.ve (Spanish)
At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome
Competitors 36 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Héctor Thomas
Medals
Rank: 41
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
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Venezuela competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy. 36 competitors, 31 men and 5 women, were selected by the Comité Olímpio Venezolano to take part in 26 events in 9 sports.[1] The Venezuelan representation was similar to that of the Helsinki Games that awarded the country first olympic medal but including for the first time a Venezuelan sailing and weightlifting representation. The sporting shooter Enrico Forcella won the nation's second ever Olympic medal and to date solely Olympic medallist in shooting. Women's return after be adsent of the previous game, competeng in fencing like before but also for the first time in swimming.

Medalists[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 7 0 7
Boxing 3 0 3
Fencing 4 4 8
Cycling 5 0 5
Shooting 6 0 6
Swimming 0 1 1
Yachting 2 0 2
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Wrestling 2 0 2
Total 31 5 36

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists, all men, represented Venezuela in 1960.

Individual road race
Team time trial

Fencing[edit]

Eight fencers, four men and four women, represented Venezuela in 1960.

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

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad Rome 1960 Vol. 1. the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad. 1960. p. 910. 

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