Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1 (heats)
September 3 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak
 Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nikolay Sokolov
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Semyon Rzhishchin
 Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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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 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and September 3.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three steeplechasers in each of the three heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Nikolay Sokolov  Soviet Union 8:43.56
2 Gunnar Tjörnebo  Sweden 8:48.77
3 Hans Hüneke  United Team of Germany 8:50.59
4 Georgios Papavasileiou  Greece 8:51.46
5 Phil Coleman  United States 8:56.72
6 Vlastimil Brlica  Czechoslovakia 9:00.07
7 Attila Simon  Hungary 9:02.79
8 Guy Texereau  France 9:04.23
9 Walter Kammermann  Switzerland 9:11.8
10 Eric Shirley  Great Britain 9:14.8
11 Joaquim Ferreira  Portugal 9:30.2

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak  Poland 8:49.92
2 Ludwig Müller  United Team of Germany 8:49.86
3 Aleksey Konov  Soviet Union 8:50.19
4 George Young  United States 8:50.93
5 Bohumír Zháňal  Czechoslovakia 8:53.01
6 Dave Chapman  Great Britain 8:53.24
7 Pentti Karvonen  Finland 9:04.91
8 José Fernández  Spain 9:12.8
9 Mubarak Shah  Pakistan 9:20.0
10 Alfredo Tinoco  Mexico 9:38.0

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Semyon Rzhishchin  Soviet Union 8:48.11
2 Deacon Jones  United States 8:49.32
3 Gaston Roelants  Belgium 8:49.52
4 Hermann Buhl  United Team of Germany 8:49.56
5 Lage Tedenby  Sweden 8:52.94
6 Franc Hafner  Yugoslavia 8:55.68
7 Jerzy Chromik  Poland 9:06.68
8 Michael Palmer  Great Britain 9:10.68
9 Gerhart Hecker  Hungary 9:12.4
10 Cahit Önel  Turkey 9:14.6
11 Mohamed Lahcen  Morocco 9:29.4

Final[edit]

3000 m steeplechase final. Sokolov is in the lead, chased by Roelants (#242), Rzhishchin and Konov. Jones is on the left
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak  Poland 8:34.30 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nikolay Sokolov  Soviet Union 8:36.55
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Semyon Rzhishchin  Soviet Union 8:42.34
4 Gaston Roelants  Belgium 8:47.45
5 Gunnar Tjörnebo  Sweden 8:58.87
6 Ludwig Müller  United Team of Germany 9:01.57
7 Deacon Jones  United States 9:18.22
8 Aleksey Konov  Soviet Union 9:18.23
- Hans Hüneke  United Team of Germany DNF

Key: OR = Olympic record; DNF = did not finish

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