Argentina at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Argentina's participation in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, marked the eighth Olympic performance officially organized by the Argentine Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Argentino). The delegation consisted of 91 athletes, all of whom were men, something which had not happened since the 1932 Games in Los Angeles and which has not happened since. Ironically, the flag bearer, a woman named Cristina Hardekopf,[1] was a diver but was not included in the delegation as a participating athlete. However, Jorge Somlay, a rower, participated as Argentina’s youngest Olympic competitor at only 13 years old.

Argentina at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of Argentina.svg
IOC codeARG
NOCArgentine Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coarg.org.ar (in Spanish)
in Rome
Competitors92 in 14 sports
Flag bearerCristina Hardekopf
Medals
Ranked 30th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Olympic team won two medals, one bronze and one silver, and five Olympic diplomas. They placed 27th in total medal count over 83 participating countries.

The silver medal was one in yachting[2] and the bronze in boxing,[3] giving Argentina half of its medals and 3 out of five of its Olympic Diplomas (something which was usual until the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City).

Argentina’s performance in the games forms part of a period of scarce results, which was affected by scarce support for the Olympic Games by the state as well as other political reasons. Repeating what happened in the 1956 Games in Melbourne, Argentina did not win a single gold medal, and the two medals that they did win were far below their average winnings of 4-7 medals in all of the games from 1924-1952. In 2004 Argentina’s Olympic success recovered to the levels it had during the 1924-1952 period.

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Héctor Calegaris
Jorge del Río Salas
Jorge Salas Chávez
Sailing Men's Dragon September 3
  Bronze Abel Laudonio Boxing Men's lightweight September 7

AthleticsEdit

Athletes Events Final
Result Rank
Osvaldo Suárez Men's marathon 2:21.26.6 9
Gumersindo Gómez 2:23.00.0 15
Walter Lemos 2:36.55.0 50
Guillermo Weller Men's 50km walk DSQ

BoxingEdit

Athlete Category Round of 32 Round of 16 Round of 8 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Miguel Angel Botta Flyweight Bye   Macalalad (PHI)
W 3–2
  Illkhanouf (IRI)
W default
  Török (HUN)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Carlos Cañete Bantamweight Bye   Haga (JPN)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Carlos Aro Featherweight -   Baranyai (HUN)
W 4–0–1
  Nikanorov (URS)
L 1–0–4
Did not advance
Abel Laudonio Lightweight Bye   Töre (TCH)
W 5–0
  Næss (NOR)
W TKO
  Barannikov (URS)
W 5–0
  Lopopolo (ITA)
L 1–1–3
Did not advance  
Luis Aranda Light Welterweight Bye   Reyes (MEX)
W 4–1
  Brandi (ITA)
L 1–0–4
Did not advance
Aurelio González Welterweight Bye   Mitsev (BUL)
L 1–2–2
Did not advance
Celedonio Lima Light Middleweight - Bye   Alleyne (CAN)
W TKO
  McClure (USA)
L 1–1–3
Did not advance
Rodolfo Loza Middleweight -   Lucas (CHI)
L 1–1–3
Did not advance
Rafael Gargiulo Light Heavyweight - Bye   Leite (BRA)
W TKO
  Saraudi (ITA)
L 2–3
Did not advance
Eduardo Corletti Heavyweight - Bye   Sretenović (YUG)
L 1–4
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ricardo Senn Individual road race 4:21:38 44
Ricardo Senn
Gabriel Niell
Federico Cortés
Pedro Simionato
Team time trial 2:24:13.47 12

TrackEdit

Athlete Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Alberto Trillo
Ernesto Contreras
Héctor Acosta
Juan Brotto
Team Pursuit 4:44.44 4:38.17 Did not advance 5

DivingEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Qualifying Round Final Round
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Cristina Hardekopf Women's 3 m springboard 41.87 18 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Dressage

Athlete Horse Event Qualifying Round Final Round Total
Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Points Rank
Jorge Cavoti Vidriero Individual 293 247 288 Did not advance 828 15th

Eventing

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
César Madelón Ceibera Individual 130.50 36th 174.80 35th 2.00 10th 307.30 29th
Ignacio Verdura Desidia Individual 103.50 16th Did not advance
Fernando Urdapilleta Febo II Individual 116.01 22nd Did not advance
Carlos Moratorio Mesonero Individual 143.01 55th Did not advance
César Madelón
Ignacio Verdura
Fernando Urdapilleta
Carlos Moratorio
as above Team 350.01 9th Did not advance

Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Penalties Rank
Round 1 Round 2
Naldo Dasso Final Individual 4 24 7th
Carlos D'Elia Stromboli Individual 16 20 13th
Ernesto Hartkopf Baltasar Individual 19.25 24.25 19th
Naldo Dasso
Jorge Lucardi
Carlos D'Elia
as above Team Eliminated -
12 20
29.5 26

FencingEdit

Six fencers, all men, represented Argentina in 1960.

Individual

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Pool W-L Rank Pool W-L Rank Pool W-L Rank Pool W-L Rank Pool W-L Rank
Alberto Balestrini Men's épée I 6–0 1st Q 2 1–3 5th Did not advance =25th
Raúl Martínez C 3–3 4th Did not advance =37th
Juan Larrea Men's sabre E 2–3 4th Did not advance =37th
Daniel Sande F 3–1 3rd Q 5 1–4 5th Did not advance =25th
Gustavo Vassallo G 2–3
(1–1)*
4th Did not advance =37th

Team

Athlete Event Elimination Groups Round Two Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rafael González
Juan Larrea
Daniel Sande
Gustavo Vassallo
Men's team sabre   Soviet Union (URS)
L 1–9
2 Q   Germany (GER)
L 4–9
Did not advance =9th

FootballEdit

Argentina qualified their men's team to compete in the 1960 Summer Olympics. They were unable to progress through the group stage after beating Tunisia, and Poland, but losing to Denmark. 18-year-old Juan Carlos Oleniak scored the most goals for Argentina with four.

Head coach: Ernesto Duchini

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 1960 club
3MF Alberto Rendo (1940-01-03)3 January 1940 (aged 20) 1 0   Huracán
3MF Carlos Bilardo (1939-03-16)16 March 1939 (aged 21) 2 1   San Lorenzo de Almagro
2DF Carlos Gurdiña (1938-12-29)29 December 1938 (aged 21) 0 0   Huracán
1GK Carlos Saldías (1939-02-25)25 February 1939 (aged 21) 0 0   Sacachispas
3MF Domingo Lejona (1938-02-02)2 February 1938 (aged 22) 0 0   Gimnasia y Esgrima (La Plata)
4FW Guillermo Lorenzo (1939-01-05)5 January 1939 (aged 21) 0 0   Boca Juniors
3MF Hugo Zarich (1940-03-17)17 March 1940 (aged 20) 2 0   River Plate
2DF José Díaz (1938-04-20)20 April 1938 (aged 22) 3 0   Lanús
2DF Juan Carlos Stauskas (1939-08-06)6 August 1939 (aged 21) 3 0   River Plate
4FW Juan Carlos Oleniak (1942-03-06)6 March 1942 (aged 18) 3 4   Racing
2DF Julio Mattos (1940-03-30)30 March 1940 (aged 20) 0 0   Argentinos Juniors
4FW Mario Desiderio (1938-02-01)1 February 1938 (aged 22) 2 0   Estudiantes de La Plata
1GK Marwell Periotti (1939-05-25)25 May 1939 (aged 21) 3 0   San Lorenzo de Almagro
2DF Pedro de Ciancio (1938-02-16)16 February 1938 (aged 22) 3 0   Racing
4FW Raúl Adolfo Pérez (1939-11-11)11 November 1939 (aged 20) 3 1   Boca Juniors
2DF Roberto Blanco (1938-11-26)26 November 1938 (aged 21) 3 0   Racing
4FW Roberto Bonnano (1938-03-16)16 March 1938 (aged 22) 1 0   Vélez Sárfield
2DF Salvador Ginel (1938-04-01)1 April 1938 (aged 22) 3 0   Atlético Tucumán

ResultsEdit

Group Stage

Argentina failed to reach Semi-Finals.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 3 3 0 0 8 4 +4 6
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
  Poland 3 1 0 2 7 5 −2 2
  Tunisia 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
Denmark  3–2  Argentina
Sørensen   31'
Harald Nielsen   46'85'
Report Oleniak   20'
Bilardo   88'
Referee: Liverani (ITA)

Argentina  2–1  Tunisia
Oleniak   15'82' Report Kerrit   25'
Referee: Zsolt (HUN)

Argentina  2–0  Poland
Oleniak   38'
Pérez   55'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: S. Garan (TUR)

GymnasticsEdit

One male gymnast represented Argentina at the 1960 Games. Juan Caviglia competed in the individual all-around event which included the floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, and the parallel bars, horizontal bar. Caviglia's best result came in the floor in which he placed 92nd overall.

Athlete Event Qualifying Round Final Round Total
Compulsory Points Optional Points Compulsory Points Optional Points Points Rank
Juan Caviglia Men's individual all-around 46.00 48.15 Did not advance 94.15 116th
Men's floor 8.35 9.00 Did not advance 17.35 92nd
Men's pommel horse 7.60 6.90 Did not advance 16.30 114th
Men's rings 7.20 8.20 Did not advance 15.40 119th
Men's vault 7.40 8.90 Did not advance 16.30 117th
Men's parallel bars 7.10 7.00 Did not advance 14.10 122nd
Men's horizontal bar 8.35 8.15 Did not advance 16.50 104th

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Argentina at the 1960 Games, Luis Ribera, Carlos Stricker, and Raúl Bauza competed in both the men's individual, and the men's team events.

Athlete Horse Event Riding Fencing Shooting Swimming Cross Country Final
Time Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Time Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Luis Ribera Celollo Individual 8:09.0 1,153 3rd 770 17th 880 8th 4:09.9 955 15th 15:45.0 865 38th 4,623 13th
Carlos Stricker Celia 8:33.0 1,081 15th 724 24th 700 39th 4:05.1 975 7th 16:01.2 817 45th 4,021 36th
Raúl Bauza Vegliato 8:15.2 1,135 6th 448 51st 360 56th 4:08.8 970 13th 16:37.0 709 49th 3,888 40th
Luis Ribera
Carlos Stricker
Raúl Bauza
as above Team - 3,369 3rd 1,804 10th 1,940 14th - 2,890 3rd - 2,391 14th 12,394 10th

RowingEdit

Argentina had nine male rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1960.[4]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 1 Repechage Semi-Final Final
Time Group
Rank
Time Group
Rank
Time Group
Rank
Time Rank
Pablo Ferrero
Ricardo González
Men's coxless pair 7:17.70 2nd 7:28.84 2nd 7:48.48 6th Did not advance
Osvaldo Cavagnaro
Mario Maire
Jorge Somlay
Men's coxed pair 8:02.36 4th 7:59.33 3rd - Did not advance
Juan Huber
Héctor Moni
Angel Pontarolo
Vicente Vansteenkiste
Men's coxless four 6:52.32 5th 6:56.35 4th - Did not advance

SailingEdit

Athlete Class Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ricardo Boneo Finn 323 21st 469 15th 691 9th 1,168 3rd 303 22nd 0 DSQ 0 DNS 2,954 19th
Roberto Mieres
Victor H. Fragola
Star 286 17th 174 22nd 286 17th 154 23rd 370 14th 370 14th 261 18th 1,747 17th
Jorge Salas Chavez
Héctor Calegaris
Jorge del Río Sálas
Dragon 356 15th 1,532 1st 1,231 2nd 833 5th 1,231 2nd 0 DSQ 532 10th 5,715  
Roberto Sieburger
Carlos Sieburger
Enrique Sieburger, Jr.
5.5 Metre 426 9th 1,079 2nd 602 6th 1,079 2nd 681 5th 426 9th 535 7th 4,402 4th

ShootingEdit

Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Group
Rank
Points Rank
Jorge di Giandoménico 50m rifle three positions 543 19th 1,117 33rd
300m rifle three positions 548 10th 1,088 22nd
Pedro Armella 50m rifle three positions 554 13th 1,106 34th
300m rifle three positions 548 10th 1,078 25th
Cirilo Nassiff 50m rifle prone 380 26th 573 40th
Melchor López 379 28th Did not advance
Oscar Cervo 25m rapid fire pistol - 567 32nd
Juan Gindre Trap - Did not advance
Juan Ángel Martini, Sr. - Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Event Round 1 Semi-Final Final
Time Group
Rank
Time Group
Rank
Time Rank
Fernando Fanjul Men's 200m butterfly 2:25.2 3rd Did not advance
Luis Nicolao 2:23.9 2nd 2:26.8 7th Did not advance
Men's 100m freestyle 1:00.2 6th Did not advance
Pedro Diz Men's 100m backstroke 1:04.7 2nd 1:05.0 6th Did not advance

Water poloEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christina Hardekopf Biography". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ 1960 United States Olympic Book. New Haven, Connecticut: The United States Olympic Association. 1961. p. 193.
  3. ^ 1960 United States Olympic Book. New Haven, Connecticut: The United States Olympic Association. 1961. p. 99.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Argentina Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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