Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres

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Men's 200 metres
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Abdoulaye Seye, Livio Berruti, Lester Carney 1960.jpg
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 2–3 September
Competitors 62 from 47 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Livio Berruti  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lester Carney  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Abdoulaye Seye  France
← 1956
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Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 200 metres was held on 2 September and 3 September as part of the Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics, which were held in Rome. 74 athletes from 54 nations entered, but only 62 athletes from 47 nations ultimately competed. Livio Berruti was the first male 200 m Olympic champion who was not from the United States or Canada.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top two runners in each of the 12 heats advanced, as well as the next four fastest runners from across all heats.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Paul Genevay  France 21.2 seconds
2 Vadim Arkhipchuk  Soviet Union 21.5 seconds
3 James Omagbemi  Nigeria 26.2 seconds
- Iftikhar Shah  Pakistan DNS
- Hailou  Ethiopia DNS
- Enrique Figuerola  Cuba DNS

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Les Carney  United States 21.1 seconds
2 David Segal  Great Britain 21.3 seconds
3 Peter Laeng  Switzerland 21.6 seconds
4 Shahrudin Mohamed Ali  Malaya 22.3 seconds
- Hilmar Thorbjörnsson  Iceland DNS

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Stone Johnson  United States 21.7 seconds
2 Nikolaos Georgopoulos  Greece 22.0 seconds
3 Clayton Glasgow  Guyana 22.6 seconds
4 James Roberts  Liberia 23.1 seconds
- Harry Jerome  Canada DNS

First round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marcel Wendelin  United Team of Germany 21.6 seconds
2 Leonid Bartenev  Soviet Union 21.8 seconds
3 Michael Okantey  Ghana 21.8 seconds
4 Santiago Plaza  Mexico 22.0 seconds
5 Huang Suh-Chuang  Republic of China 22.9 seconds
6 Abdul Khaliq  Pakistan 23.1 seconds

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Peter Radford  Great Britain 21.1 seconds
2 Erasmus Amukun  Uganda 21.3 seconds
3 Csaba Csutorás  Hungary 21.7 seconds
4 Sitiveni Moceidreke  Fiji 21.8 seconds
5 Elmar Kunauer  Austria 22.2 seconds
- Emmanuel Putu  Liberia DNS

First round, heat 6[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Ray Norton  United States 21.2 seconds
2 David Jones  Great Britain 21.2 seconds
3 Yuriy Konovalov  Soviet Union 21.4 seconds
4 Ramón Vega  Puerto Rico 21.8 seconds
5 Patrick Lowry  Ireland 22.1 seconds
- Vilém Mandlík  Czechoslovakia DNF

First round, heat 7[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Livio Berruti  Italy 21.0 seconds
2 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 21.4 seconds
3 Lloyd Murad  Venezuela 21.8 seconds
4 Pentti Rekola  Finland 22.2 seconds
5 Bouchaib El-Maachi  Morocco 22.3 seconds
- Jalal Gozal  Indonesia DNS

First round, heat 8[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Dennis Johnson  British West Indies 21.2 seconds
2 José da Conceição Telles  Brazil 21.3 seconds
3 Sebald Schnellmann  Switzerland 21.4 seconds
4 Jean-Pierre Barra  Belgium 22.3 seconds
5 Enrique Bautista  Philippines 23.0 seconds
6 Ali Yusuf Zaid  Afghanistan 23.1 seconds

First round, heat 9[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Abdoulaye Seye  France 21.1 seconds
2 Carl Fredrik Bunæs  Norway 21.3 seconds
3 Clifton Bertrand  British West Indies 21.3 seconds
4 Amos Grodzinowsky  Israel 21.8 seconds
5 Barry Robinson  New Zealand 22.2 seconds
6 Lennart Jonsson  Sweden 22.3 seconds

First round, heat 10[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marian Foik  Poland 21.1 seconds
2 Jocelyn Delecour  France 21.3 seconds
3 Armando Sardi  Italy 21.6 seconds
4 Lynn Eves  Canada 21.9 seconds
5 Mikhail Bachvarov  Bulgaria 22.2 seconds
6 Roger Bofferding  Luxembourg 23.2 seconds

First round, heat 11[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Seraphino Antao  Kenya 21.3 seconds
2 Rafael Romero  Venezuela 21.4 seconds
3 Manfred Germar  United Team of Germany 21.6 seconds
4 Romain Poté  Belgium 22.1 seconds
5 Melanio Asensio  Spain 22.3 seconds
6 Aydin Onur  Turkey 22.5 seconds

First round, heat 12[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edward Jefferys  South Africa 21.1 seconds
2 Salvatore Giannone  Italy 21.5 seconds
3 Kimitada Hayase  Japan 22.3 seconds
4 Fahmi Falih  Iraq 22.6 seconds
5 Dennis Tipping  Australia 22.9 seconds
- Milkha Singh  India DNS

Second round[edit]

The first three in each quarter-final qualified for the semi-finals.

Second round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Stone Johnson  United States 20.9 seconds
2 Edward Jefferys  South Africa 21.1 seconds
3 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 21.2 seconds
4 Erasmus Amukun  Uganda 21.3 seconds
5 Yuriy Konovalov  Soviet Union 21.3 seconds
6 Clifton Bertrand  British West Indies 21.4 seconds
7 Rafael Romero  Venezuela 21.4 seconds

Second round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Abdoulaye Seye  France 20.8 seconds
2 Ray Norton  United States 21.0 seconds
3 David Segal  Great Britain 21.1 seconds
4 Seraphino Antao  Kenya 21.3 seconds
5 Vadim Arkhipchuk  Soviet Union 21.5 seconds
6 José da Conceição Telles  Brazil 21.5 seconds
7 Nikolaos Georgopoulos  Greece 22.0 seconds

Second round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Les Carney  United States 20.9 seconds
2 Peter Radford  Great Britain 21.0 seconds
3 Dennis Johnson  British West Indies 21.1 seconds
4 Jocelyn Delecour  France 21.5 seconds
5 Leonid Bartenev  Soviet Union 21.5 seconds
6 Sebald Schnellmann  Switzerland 21.5 seconds
7 Salvatore Giannone  Italy 21.8 seconds

Second round, heat 4[edit]

Paul Genevay and Livio Berruti in heat 4, interrupted by a pigeon
Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Livio Berruti  Italy 20.8 seconds
2 Marian Foik  Poland 20.9 seconds
3 Paul Genevay  France 21.1 seconds
4 David Jones  Great Britain 21.2 seconds
5 Carl Fredrik Bunæs  Norway 21.4 seconds
6 Marcel Wendelin  United Team of Germany 21.6 seconds

Semi-Finals[edit]

The first three in each semi-final qualified for the final.

Semi-final 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Abdoulaye Seye  France 20.8 seconds
2 Marian Foik  Poland 21.0 seconds
3 Les Carney  United States 21.1 seconds
4 Edward Jefferys  South Africa 21.3 seconds
5 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 21.5 seconds
- David Segal  Great Britain DSQ

Semi-final 2[edit]

Berruti tied the world record of 20.5 seconds.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Livio Berruti  Italy 20.5 seconds=EWR
2 Ray Norton  United States 20.7 seconds
3 Stone Johnson  United States 20.8 seconds
4 Peter Radford  Great Britain 20.9 seconds
5 Dennis Johnson  British West Indies 21.0 seconds
6 Paul Genevay  France 21.0 seconds

Final[edit]

Berruti tied again the world record of 20.5 seconds

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Livio Berruti  Italy 20.5 seconds=EWR
2 Les Carney  United States 20.6 seconds
3 Abdoulaye Seye  France 20.7 seconds
4 Marian Foik  Poland 20.8 seconds
5 Stone Johnson  United States 20.8 seconds
6 Ray Norton  United States 20.9 seconds

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