Australia at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Australia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 189 competitors, 160 men and 29 women, took part in 122 events in 17 sports. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.
|Australia at the|
1960 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Australian Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||189 (160 men, 29 women) in 17 sports|
|Flag bearer||Alex Sturrock (opening)|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
- Herb Elliott — Athletics, Men's 1500 metres
- Lawrence Morgan — Equestrian, Three-Day Event Individual Competition
- Lawrence Morgan, Neale Lavis and Bill Roycroft — Equestrian, Three-Day Event Team Competition
- John Devitt — Swimming, Men's 100 m Freestyle
- Murray Rose — Swimming, Men's 400 m Freestyle
- John Konrads — Swimming, Men's 1500 m Freestyle
- David Theile — Swimming, Men's 100 m Backstroke
- Dawn Fraser — Swimming, Women's 100 m Freestyle
- Noel Freeman — Athletics, Men's 20 km Walk
- Brenda Jones — Athletics, Women's 800 metres
- Neale Lavis — Equestrian, Three-Day Event Individual Competition
- Neville Hayes — Swimming, Men's 200 m Butterfly
- Murray Rose — Swimming, Men's 1500 m Freestyle
- Janice Andrew, Dawn Fraser, Rosemary Lassig, and Marilyn Wilson — Swimming, Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay
- Alva Colquhoun, Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp, and Ilsa Konrads — Swimming, Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay
- Terry Gathercole, Neville Hayes, Geoffrey Shipton, and David Theile — Swimming, Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay
- David Power — Athletics, Men's 10000 metres
- Oliver Taylor — Boxing, Men's Bantamweight
- Tony Madigan — Boxing, Men's Light Heavyweight
- John Konrads — Swimming, Men's 400 m Freestyle
- Janice Andrew — Swimming, Women's 100 m Butterfly
- John Devitt, David Dickson, John Konrads, and Murray Rose — Swimming, Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
Women's 800 metres
- Dixie Willis
- Heat — 2:05.9
- Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
Len Williams from Coffs Harbour was nominated for the team but declined due to work commitments
Nine male cyclists represented Australia in 1960.
11 fencers, 9 men and 2 women, represented Australia in 1960.
Three male pentathlete represented Australia in 1960.
- Neville Sayers
- Hugh Doherty
- Peter Macken
||7:16.41||6 R||7:12.37||5 DNQ||N/A||Did not qualify|
||7:51.88||4 R||7:24.22||2 SF||7:50.59||5 DNQ||Did not qualify|
Ian Johnston (cox)
||7:49.06||4 R||7:47.82||4 DNQ||N/A||Did not qualify|
||6:49.83||4 R||6:45.25||4 DNQ||N/A||Did not qualify|
Lionel Robberds (cox)
||6:47.23||2 R||6:47.31||2 SF||7:05.04||2 F||6:45.80||5|
Terrence Scook (cox)
||6:16.94||2 R||6:31.15||4 DNQ||N/A||Did not qualify|
Seven shooters represented Australia in 1960.
- "Australia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Australia 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.