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Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the athletics competition included 36 events, 24 for men and 12 for women. The women's 400 metres and women's pentathlon events were newly introduced at these Games. There were a total number of 1016 participating athletes from 82 countries.

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Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Bob Hayes
  United States
10.0
(=WR)
Enrique Figuerola
  Cuba
10.2 Harry Jerome
  Canada
10.2
200 metres
details
Henry Carr
  United States
20.3
(OR)
Paul Drayton
  United States
20.5 Edwin Roberts
  Trinidad and Tobago
20.6
400 metres
details
Mike Larrabee
  United States
45.1 Wendell Mottley
  Trinidad and Tobago
45.2 Andrzej Badeński
  Poland
45.6
800 metres
details
Peter Snell
  New Zealand
1:45.1
(OR)
Bill Crothers
  Canada
1:45.6 Wilson Kiprugut
  Kenya
1:45.9
1500 metres
details
Peter Snell
  New Zealand
3:38.1 Josef Odložil
  Czechoslovakia
3:39.6 John Davies
  New Zealand
3:39.6
5000 metres
details
Bob Schul
  United States
13:48.8 Harald Norpoth
  United Team of Germany
13:49.6 Bill Dellinger
  United States
13:49.8
10,000 metres
details
Billy Mills
  United States
28:24.4
(OR)
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
28:24.8 Ron Clarke
  Australia
28:25.8
110 metres hurdles
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Hayes Jones
  United States
13.67 Blaine Lindgren
  United States
13.74 Anatoly Mikhailov
  Soviet Union
13.78
400 metres hurdles
details
Rex Cawley
  United States
49.6 John Cooper
  Great Britain
50.1 Salvatore Morale
  Italy
50.1
3000 metres steeplechase
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Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
8:30.8
(OR)
Maurice Herriott
  Great Britain
8:32.4 Ivan Belyayev
  Soviet Union
8:33.8
4×100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Paul Drayton
Gerry Ashworth
Richard Stebbins
Bob Hayes
39.0
(WR)
  Poland (POL)
Andrzej Zieliński
Wiesław Maniak
Marian Foik
Marian Dudziak
39.3   France (FRA)
Paul Genevay
Bernard Laidebeur
Claude Piquemal
Jocelyn Delecour
39.3
4×400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Ollan Cassell
Mike Larrabee
Ulis Williams
Henry Carr
3:00.7
(WR)
  Great Britain (GBR)
Tim Graham
Adrian Metcalfe
John Cooper
Robbie Brightwell
3:01.6   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Edwin Skinner
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Wendell Mottley
3:01.7
Marathon
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Abebe Bikila
  Ethiopia
2:12:11.2
(WR)
Basil Heatley
  Great Britain
2:16:19.2 Kokichi Tsuburaya
  Japan
2:16:22.8
20 kilometres walk
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Ken Matthews
  Great Britain
1:29:34.0
(OR)
Dieter Lindner
  United Team of Germany
1:31:13.2 Volodymyr Holubnychy
  Soviet Union
1:31:59.4
50 kilometres walk
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Abdon Pamich
  Italy
4:11:12.4
(OR)
Paul Nihill
  Great Britain
4:11:31.2 Ingvar Pettersson
  Sweden
4:14:17.4
High jump
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Valeriy Brumel
  Soviet Union
2.18 m
(OR)
John Thomas
  United States
2.18 m John Rambo
  United States
2.16 m
Pole vault
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Fred Hansen
  United States
5.10 m
(OR)
Wolfgang Reinhardt
  United Team of Germany
5.05 m Klaus Lehnertz
  United Team of Germany
5.00 m
Long jump
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Lynn Davies
  Great Britain
8.07 m Ralph Boston
  United States
8.03 m Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
  Soviet Union
7.99 m
Triple jump
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Józef Szmidt
  Poland
16.85 m
(OR)
Oleg Fyodoseyev
  Soviet Union
16.58 m Victor Kravchenko
  Soviet Union
16.57 m
Shot put
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Dallas Long
  United States
20.33 m
(OR)
Randy Matson
  United States
20.20 m Vilmos Varju
  Hungary
19.39 m
Discus throw
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Al Oerter
  United States
61.00 m
(OR)
Ludvik Danek
  Czechoslovakia
60.52 m Dave Weill
  United States
59.49 m
Hammer throw
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Romuald Klim
  Soviet Union
69.74 m
(OR)
Gyula Zsivótzky
  Hungary
69.09 m Uwe Beyer
  United Team of Germany
68.09 m
Javelin throw
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Pauli Nevala
  Finland
82.66 m Gergely Kulcsár
  Hungary
82.32 m Jānis Lūsis
  Soviet Union
80.57 m
Decathlon
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Willi Holdorf
  United Team of Germany
7887 Rein Aun
  Soviet Union
7842 Hans-Joachim Walde
  United Team of Germany
7809

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Wyomia Tyus
  United States
11.4 Edith McGuire
  United States
11.6 Ewa Kłobukowska
  Poland
11.6
200 metres
details
Edith McGuire
  United States
23.0
(OR)
Irena Kirszenstein
  Poland
23.1 Marilyn Black
  Australia
23.1
400 metres
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Betty Cuthbert
  Australia
52.0
(OR)
Ann Packer
  Great Britain
52.2 Judy Amoore
  Australia
53.4
800 metres
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Ann Packer
  Great Britain
2:01.1
(WR)
Maryvonne Dupureur
  France
2:01.9 Marise Chamberlain
  New Zealand
2:02.8
80 metres hurdles
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Karin Balzer
  United Team of Germany
10.5 Teresa Ciepły
  Poland
10.5 Pam Kilborn
  Australia
10.6
4×100 metres relay
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  Poland (POL)
Teresa Ciepły
Irena Kirszenstein
Halina Górecka
Ewa Kłobukowska
43.6
(WR)
  United States (USA)
Willye White
Wyomia Tyus
Marilyn White
Edith McGuire
43.9   Great Britain (GBR)
Janet Simpson
Mary Rand
Daphne Arden
Dorothy Hyman
44.0
High jump
details
Iolanda Balaş
  Romania
1.90 m
(OR)
Michele Brown
  Australia
1.80 m Taisia Chenchik
  Soviet Union
1.78 m
Long jump
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Mary Rand
  Great Britain
6.76 m
(WR)
Irena Kirszenstein
  Poland
6.60 m Tatyana Schelkanova
  Soviet Union
6.42 m
Shot put
details
Tamara Press
  Soviet Union
18.14 m
(OR)
Renate Culmberger
  United Team of Germany
17.61 m Galina Zybina
  Soviet Union
17.45 m
Discus throw
details
Tamara Press
  Soviet Union
57.27 m
(OR)
Ingrid Lotz
  United Team of Germany
57.21 m Lia Manoliu
  Romania
56.97 m
Javelin throw
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Mihaela Peneş
  Romania
60.54 m Márta Rudas
  Hungary
58.27 m Yelena Gorchakova
  Soviet Union
57.06 m
Pentathlon
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Irina Press
  Soviet Union
5246
(WR)
Mary Rand
  Great Britain
5035 Galina Bystrova
  Soviet Union
4956

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)147324
2  Soviet Union (URS)521118
3  Great Britain (GBR)47112
4  United Team of Germany (EUA)25310
5  Poland (POL)2428
6  New Zealand (NZL)2024
7  Romania (ROU)2013
8  Australia (AUS)1146
9  Italy (ITA)1012
10  Belgium (BEL)1001
  Ethiopia (ETH)1001
  Finland (FIN)1001
13  Hungary (HUN)0314
14  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0202
15  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0123
16  Canada (CAN)0112
  France (FRA)0112
18  Cuba (CUB)0101
  Tunisia (TUN)0101
20  Japan (JPN)0011
  Kenya (KEN)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (22 nations)363636108


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