Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 6 (qualifying round)
September 7 (final round)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Al Oerter
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rink Babka
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dick Cochran
 United States
← 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 discus throw throwing event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 6 & September 7.

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 52.00 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listen in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark Notes
1 Al Oerter  United States 58.43 OR
2 József Szécsényi  Hungary 55.52
3 Pentti Repo  Finland 54.84
4 Rink Babka  United States 54.48
5 Edmund Piątkowski  Poland 54.41
6 Vladimir Trusenyov  Soviet Union 54.31
7 Dick Cochran  United States 53.79
8 Cees Koch  Netherlands 53.48
9 Zdeněk Čihák  Czechoslovakia 53.42
10 Ferenc Klics  Hungary 53.34
11 Todor Artarski  Bulgaria 53.33
12 Kim Bukhantsov  Soviet Union 53.08
13 Lothar Milde  United Team of Germany 53.04
14 Zenon Begier  Poland 53.03
15 Carmelo Rado  Italy 52.98
16 Stein Haugen  Norway 52.75
17 Zdeněk Němec  Czechoslovakia 52.68
18 Viktor Kompaneyets  Soviet Union 52.66
19 Antonios Kounadis  Greece 52.49
20 Adolfo Consolini  Italy 52.38
21 Manfred Grieser  United Team of Germany 52.20
22 Warwick Selvey  Australia 52.07
23 Fanie du Plessis  South Africa 51.86
24 Östen Edlund  Sweden 51.76
25 Carol Lindroos  Finland 51.07
26 Pierre Alard  France 51.02
27 Erik Uddebom  Sweden 50.87
28 Les Mills  New Zealand 50.76
29 Franco Grossi  Italy 50.43
30 Fritz Kühl  United Team of Germany 50.40
31 Mike Lindsay  Great Britain 50.15
32 Mesulame Rakuro  Fiji 47.18
33 Haider Khan  Pakistan 46.57
34 Nayef Mohamed Hameed  Iraq 39.37
- Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo  Spain NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Al Oerter  United States 59.18 57.64 56.73 56.53 56.73 59.18 OR 57.19 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rink Babka  United States 58.02 58.02 58.02 56.14 54.93 57.52 57.41
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dick Cochran  United States 57.16 foul 54.75 48.71 54.51 57.16 54.49
4 József Szécsényi  Hungary 55.79 54.58 foul 54.86 55.22 55.79 55.61
5 Edmund Piątkowski  Poland 55.12 54.06 51.52 54.29 foul 55.12 foul
6 Viktor Kompaneyets  Soviet Union 55.06 55.06 53.38 foul 53.52 foul 51.08
7 Carmelo Rado  Italy 54.00 51.10 52.65 54.00
8 Kim Bukhantsov  Soviet Union 53.61 52.42 52.59 53.61
9 Pentti Repo  Finland 53.44 53.44 52.81 51.08
10 Ferenc Klics  Hungary 53.37 50.10 51.61 53.37
11 Stein Haugen  Norway 53.36 foul foul 53.36
12 Lothar Milde  United Team of Germany 53.33 52.22 51.26 53.33
13 Zdeněk Čihák  Czechoslovakia 53.29 52.75 53.29 51.51
14 Zenon Begier  Poland 53.18 51.67 50.93 53.18
15 Vladimir Trusenyov  Soviet Union 52.93 52.16 51.98 52.93
16 Manfred Grieser  United Team of Germany 52.69 52.17 52.11 52.69
17 Adolfo Consolini  Italy 52.44 50.84 52.44 51.08
18 Antonios Kounadis  Greece 52.42 52.42 foul 50.56
19 Zdeněk Němec  Czechoslovakia 52.14 52.05 49.44 52.14
20 Todor Artarski  Bulgaria 52.12 49.14 52.12 foul
21 Warwick Selvey  Australia 49.34 foul 49.34 foul
22 Cees Koch  Netherlands 49.21 foul 49.21 foul

Key: OR = Olympic record

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