Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, 15 swimming events were contested, eight for men and seven for women. There was a total of 380 participants from 45 countries competing. For the first time, the 4×100 metres medley relay was contested. The United States dominated the medal standings with a total of 15 medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 3 3 15
2  Australia (AUS) 5 5 3 13
3  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 1 3
4  Japan (JPN) 0 3 2 5
5  United Team of Germany (EUA) 0 1 3 4
6  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 2 3
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
8  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
John Devitt
 Australia
55.2 (OR) Lance Larson
 United States
55.2 (OR) Manuel dos Santos
 Brazil
55.4
400 m freestyle
details
Murray Rose
 Australia
4:18.3 (OR) Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
 Japan
4:21.4 John Konrads
 Australia
4:21.8
1500 m freestyle
details
John Konrads
 Australia
17:19.2 (OR) Murray Rose
 Australia
17:21.7 George Breen
 United States
17:30.6
100 m backstroke
details
David Theile
 Australia
1:01.9 (OR) Frank McKinney
 United States
1:02.1 Bob Bennett
 United States
1:02.3
200 m breaststroke
details
Bill Mulliken
 United States
2:37.4 Yoshihiko Osaki
 Japan
2:38.0 Wieger Mensonides
 Netherlands
2:39.7
200 m butterfly
details
Mike Troy
 United States
2:12.8 (WR) Neville Hayes
 Australia
2:14.6 Dave Gillanders
 United States
2:15.3
4 x 200 metre freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
George Harrison
Dick Blick
Mike Troy
Jeff Farrell
8:10.2 (WR)  Japan (JPN)
Makoto Fukui
Hiroshi Ishii
Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Tatsuo Fujimoto
8:13.3  Australia (AUS)
David Dickson
John Devitt
Murray Rose
John Konrads
8:13.8
4 x 100 metre medley relay
details
 United States (USA)
Frank McKinney
Paul Hait
Lance Larson
Jeff Farrell
4:05.4 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
David Theile
Terry Gathercole
Neville Hayes
Geoff Shipton
4:12.0  Japan (JPN)
Kazuo Tomita
Koichi Hirakida
Yoshihiko Osaki
Keigo Shimuzu
4:12.2

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Dawn Fraser
 Australia
1:01.2 (OR) Chris von Saltza
 United States
1:02.8 Natalie Steward
 Great Britain
1:03.1
400 m freestyle
details
Chris von Saltza
 United States
4:50.6 (OR) Jane Cederqvist
 Sweden
4:53.9 Tineke Lagerberg
 Netherlands
4:56.9
100 m backstroke
details
Lynn Burke
 United States
1:09.3 (OR) Natalie Steward
 Great Britain
1:10.8 Satoko Tanaka
 Japan
1:11.4
200 m breaststroke
details
Anita Lonsbrough
 Great Britain
2:49.5 (WR) Wiltrud Urselmann
 United Team of Germany
2:50.0 Barbara Göbel
 United Team of Germany
2:53.6
100 m butterfly
details
Carolyn Schuler
 United States
1:09.5 (OR) Marianne Heemskerk
 Netherlands
1:10.4 Jan Andrew
 Australia
1:12.2
4 x 100 metre freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Joan Spillane
Shirley Stobs
Carolyn Wood
Chris von Saltza
4:08.9 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
Dawn Fraser
Ilsa Konrads
Lorraine Crapp
Alva Colquhoun
4:11.3  United Team of Germany (EUA)
Christel Steffin
Heidi Pechstein
Gisela Weiss
Ursel Brunner
4:19.7
4 x 100 metre medley relay
details
 United States (USA)
Lynn Burke
Patty Kempner
Carolyn Schuler
Chris von Saltza
4:41.1 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
Marilyn Wilson
Rosemary Lassig
Jan Andrew
Dawn Fraser
4:45.9  United Team of Germany (EUA)
Ingrid Schmidt
Ursula Küper
Bärbel Fuhrmann
Ursel Brunner
4:47.6

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