Ethiopia at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Ethiopia at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg
IOC code ETH
NOC Ethiopian Olympic Committee
Website www.ethiolympic.org
in Rome
Competitors 10 in 2 sports
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Ethiopia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Ten competitors, all men, took part in eight events in two sports.[1] Abebe Bikila won the country's first ever Olympic medal by winning the men's marathon.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Bikila, AbebeAbebe Bikila Athletics Men's marathon 10 September

Athletics[edit]

Five male athletes represented Ethiopia in 1960:

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Roba Negousse 100 m 11.30 7 Did not advance
Moussa Said 400 m 48.30 5 Did not advance
800 m 1:50.49 6 Did not advance
Mohamed Saïd 5000 m 14:41.22 18 N/A Did not advance
10,000 m N/A DNF N/A
Abebe Bikila Marathon N/A 2:15:16.2 1st, gold medalist(s)
Abebe Wakgira N/A 2:21:09.4 7

Cycling[edit]

Five male cyclists represented Ethiopia in 1960.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kouflu Alazar Road race DNF N/A
Guremu Demboba DNF N/A
Amousse Tessema DNF N/A
Megra Admassou DNF N/A
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Guremu Demboba
Kouflu Alazar
Amousse Tessema
Negousse Mengistou
Time trial 2:38:34.08 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethiopia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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