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
in Rome
Competitors 10 in 2 sports
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.


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


Five male athletes represented Ethiopia in 1960:

  • 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
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


Five male cyclists represented Ethiopia in 1960.


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


  1. ^ "Ethiopia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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