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

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Men's javelin throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Stadio Olimpico
Dates September 7 (qualifications)
September 8 (final)
Competitors 28 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Viktor Tsybulenko  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Walter Krüger  United Team of Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gergely Kulcsár  Hungary
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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 Javelin Throw event at the 1960 Summer Olympics took place on September 7–8 at the Stadio Olimpico.

The qualifying standard was 60 m (196 ft 10 in).

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Al Cantello 86.04 m Compton, United States June 5, 1959
Olympic record  Egil Danielsen (NOR) 85.71 m Melbourne, Australia November 26, 1956

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Series Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 Egil Danielsen  Norway 69.26 72.66 72.93 72.93
1 Terje Pedersen  Norway 74.67 74.67 Q
1 Willy Rasmussen  Norway 73.80 77.95 77.95 Q
1 Janusz Sidło  Poland 85.14 85.14 Q
1 Zbigniew Radziwonowicz  Poland 74.86 74.86 Q
1 Walter Krüger  United Team of Germany 63.93 78.81 78.81 Q
1 Erich Ahrendt  United Team of Germany 72.99 73.29 71.60 73.29
2 Hermann Salomon  United Team of Germany 69.57 75.12 75.12 Q
1 Myron Anyfantakis  Greece 59.40 69.53 x 69.53
1 Knut Fredriksson  Sweden 67.21 75.28 75.28 Q
1 Abdul Wardak  Afghanistan 53.64 64.20 x 64.20
1 Alexandru Bizim  Romania 68.92 67.10 57.90 68.92
1 Alfonso de Andrés  Spain 59.84 60.84 54.70 60.84
1 William Alley  United States 62.02 67.36 68.66 68.66
2 Terence Beucher  United States x 61.59 68.11 68.11
2 Al Cantello  United States x 69.69 79.72 79.72 Q
1 Viktor Tsybulenko  Soviet Union 67.50 79.70 79.70 Q
2 Mart Paama  Soviet Union 68.69 76.36 76.36 Q
2 Ivan Sivopliasov  Soviet Union 65.65 73.85 71.93 73.85
2 Vaino Kuisma  Finland 75.93 75.93 Q
2 Muhammad Nawaz  Pakistan x 70.05 67.40 70.05
2 Salah Majid  Iraq 57.52 54.18 52.25 57.52
2 Gergely Kulcsár  Hungary 74.40 74.40 Q
2 Urs von Wartburg  Switzerland 71.56 x 68.92 71.56
2 Léon Syrovatski  France 67.81 71.59 71.54 71.59
2 Michel Macquet  France 73.74 x 69.15 73.74
2 Baruch Feinberg  Israel 68.24 62.81 65.94 68.24
2 Carlo Lievore  Italy 74.82 74.82 Q

Finals[edit]

The six highest-ranked competitors after three rounds qualified for the final three throws to decide the medals.

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Viktor Tsybulenko  Soviet Union 84.64 76.59 76.46 x 67.73 x 84.64
2nd, silver medalist(s) Walter Krüger  United Team of Germany 79.36 66.51 71.29 75.23 72.62 x 79.36
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gergely Kulcsár  Hungary 78.57 77.60 68.56 73.20 x x 78.57
4 Vaino Kuisma  Finland 78.40 74.04 74.45 67.75 76.38 74.69 78.40
5 Willy Rasmussen  Norway x 67.62 78.36 x x 69.55 78.36
6 Knut Fredriksson  Sweden 69.70 78.33 64.29 72.53 78.01 68.51 78.33
7 Zbigniew Radziwonowicz  Poland 73.58 77.31 74.47 77.31
8 Janusz Sidło  Poland 76.46 76.43 71.93 76.46
9 Carlo Lievore  Italy 64.43 72.47 75.21 75.21
10 Al Cantello  United States 74.70 71.00 71.10 74.70
11 Mart Paama  Soviet Union 74.56 72.59 70.43 74.56
12 Hermann Salomon  United Team of Germany 74.11 x 72.95 74.11
13 Terje Pedersen  Norway x x x NM

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