Venezuela at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Venezuela at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).png
IOC code VEN
NOC Venezuelan Olympic Committee
Website (in Spanish)
in Rome
Competitors 36 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Héctor Thomas
Ranked 41st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 1 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Venezuela competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy. 36 competitors, 31 men and 5 women, were selected by the Comité Olímpio Venezolano to take part in 26 events in 9 sports.[1] The Venezuelan representation was similar to that of the Helsinki Games that awarded the country first olympic medal but including for the first time a Venezuelan sailing and weightlifting representation. The sporting shooter Enrico Forcella won the nation's second ever Olympic medal and to date solely Olympic medallist in shooting. Women's return after be adsent of the previous game, competeng in fencing like before but also for the first time in swimming.


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Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 7 0 7
Boxing 3 0 3
Fencing 4 4 8
Cycling 5 0 5
Shooting 6 0 6
Swimming 0 1 1
Yachting 2 0 2
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Wrestling 2 0 2
Total 31 5 36




Five cyclists, all men, represented Venezuela in 1960.

Individual road race
Team time trial


Eight fencers, four men and four women, represented Venezuela in 1960.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil



Six shooters represented Venezuela in 1960. Enrico Forcella won the bronze in the 50m rifle, prone event.

25 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone





  1. ^ The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad Rome 1960 Vol. 1 (PDF). the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad. 1960. p. 910. 

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