Republic of China at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Republic of China at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Republic of China.svg
IOC code ROC
(RCF used at these Games)
NOC Republic of China Olympic Committee
in Rome
Competitors 27 (24 men, 3 women) in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1932–48)

Taiwan (ROC) competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 27 competitors, 24 men and 3 women, took part in 18 events in 6 sports.[1] The nation won its first ever Olympic medal. The ROC was forced to use the name "Formosa" (formerly the common Western name for the island). In the opening ceremony the athletes marched behind a sign reading "UNDER PROTEST".[2][3]

Team of Taiwan in the name of Formosa (abbreviation TWN) right in front of the Team of France at the opening ceremony[4][5][6]

Medalists[edit]

Silver[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Football[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Three shooters represented the Republic of China in 1960.

25 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
Trap

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Chinese Taipei at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/2523192/Olympic-opening-ceremonies-through-the-years.html?image=15
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2011), Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (4 ed.), Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press, Inc., p. 78, ISBN 978-0-8108-7249-3
  4. ^ Friends Rafer Johnson & Chuan-Kwang Yang Take Gold & Silver - Rome 1960 Olympics, Olympic
  5. ^ Taiwan C.K. Yang and USA Rafer Johnson victorious after Men's Decathlon 1500M Final at Olympic Stadium. Johnson won gold and Yang won silver., Getty Images
  6. ^ Byron, Lee; Cox, Amanda; Ericson, Matthew (August 4, 2008). "A Map of Olympic Medals". The New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
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