Chronological summary of the 1960 Summer Olympics

This page contains a chronological summary of major events from the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

CalendarEdit

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
August / September 25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
31
Wed
1
Thu
2
Fri
3
Sat
4
Sun
5
Mon
6
Tue
7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
11
Sun
Events
  Ceremonies OC CC N/A
  Athletics 2 4 7 3 3 4 4 6 1 34
  Basketball 1 1
  Boxing 10 10
  Canoeing 7 7
  Cycling 2 1 2 1 6
  Diving 1 1 1 1 4
  Equestrian 1 1 2 1 5
  Fencing 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
  Field hockey 1 1
  Football 1 1
  Gymnastics 2 5 7 14
  Modern pentathlon 2 2
  Rowing 7 7
  Sailing 5 5
  Shooting 1 1 1 2 1 6
  Swimming 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 15
  Water polo 1 1
  Weightlifting 2 2 2 1 7
  Wrestling 8 8 16
Daily medal events 2 4 0 11 5 14 8 11 15 0 14 15 12 12 11 15 1 150
Cumulative total 2 6 6 17 22 36 44 55 70 70 84 99 111 123 134 149 150
August / September 25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
31
Wed
1
Thu
2
Fri
3
Sat
4
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Mon
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Tue
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Wed
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Total events


Day 1: Thu 25 AugustEdit

No medal events

Day 2: Fri 26 AugustEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cycling Men's 100 kilometres team time trial Antonio Bailetti, Ottavio Cogliati,
Giacomo Fornoni, Livio Trapè
  Italy
Men's 1000 metres time trial Sante Gaiardoni   Italy WR

Day 3: Sat 27 AugustEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cycling Men's tandem Giuseppe Beghetto and Sergio Bianchetto   Italy
Diving Women's 3 metre springboard Ingrid Krämer   United Team of Germany
Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle John Devitt   Australia OR
Women's 200 metre breaststroke Anita Lonsbrough   Great Britain WR

Day 4: Sun 28 AugustEdit

No events

Day 5: Mon 29 AugustEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Canoeing Women's K-1 500 metres Antonina Seredina   Soviet Union
Men's K-1 1000 metres Erik Hansen   Denmark
Men's C-1 1000 metres János Parti   Hungary
Men's K-2 1000 metres Gert Fredriksson and Sven-Olov Sjödelius   Sweden
Men's C-2 1000 metres Leonid Geishtor and Sergei Makarenko   Soviet Union
Women's K-2 500 metres Mariya Shubina and Antonina Seredina   Soviet Union
Men's K-1 4 × 500 metres Paul Lange, Günther Perleberg,
Friedhelm Wentzke, and Dieter Krause
  United Team of Germany
Cycling Men's team pursuit Marino Vigna, Luigi Arienti,
Franco Testa, and Mario Vallotto
  Italy
Men's sprint Sante Gaiardoni   Italy
Diving Men's 3 metre springboard Gary Tobian   United States
Swimming Women's 100 metre freestyle Dawn Fraser   Australia OR

Day 6: Tue 30 AugustEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cycling Men's individual road race Viktor Kapitonov   Soviet Union
Diving Women's 10 metre platform Ingrid Krämer   United Team of Germany
Fencing Men's foil Viktor Zhdanovich   Soviet Union
Swimming Women's 100 metre butterfly Carolyn Schuler   United States OR
Men's 200 metre breaststroke William Mulliken   United States

Day 7: Wed 31 AugustEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's shot put Bill Nieder   United States OR
Women's long jump Vera Kolashnikova   Soviet Union OR
Modern pentathlon Men's individual Ferenc Németh   Hungary
Men's team Imre Nagy, András Balczó,
and Ferenc Németh
  Hungary
Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle Murray Rose   Australia
Men's 100 metre backstroke David Theile   Australia
Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman flyweight Dumitru Pârvulescu   Romania
Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight Oleg Karavayev   Soviet Union
Men's Greco-Roman featherweight Müzahir Sille   Turkey
Men's Greco-Roman lightweight Avtandil Koridze   Soviet Union
Men's Greco-Roman welterweight Mithat Bayrak   Turkey
Men's Greco-Roman middleweight Dimitar Dobrev   Bulgaria
Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight Tevfik Kis   Turkey
Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight Ivan Bogdan   Soviet Union

Day 8: Thu 1 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Women's javelin throw Elvīra Ozoliņa   Soviet Union OR
Men's high jump Robert Shavlakadze   Soviet Union OR
Women's 80 metres hurdles Irina Press   Soviet Union
Men's 100 metres Armin Hary   United Team of Germany OR
Fencing Women's foil Adelheid Schmid   United Team of Germany
Swimming Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay Frank McKinney, Paul Hait,
Lance Larson, Jeff Farrell
  United States
Women's 400 metre freestyle Chris von Saltza   United States
Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay George Harrison, Richard Blick,
Michael Troy, and Jeff Farrell
  United States

Day 9: Fri 2 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's 20 kilometres walk Vladimir Golubnichy   Soviet Union
Men's 400 metres hurdles Glenn Davis   United States OR
Men's long jump Ralph Boston   United States OR
Women's 100 metres Wilma Rudolph   United States
Women's shot put Tamara Press   Soviet Union OR
Men's 800 metres Peter Snell   New Zealand OR
Men's 5000 metres Murray Halberg   New Zealand
Diving Men's 10 metre platform Bob Webster   United States
Fencing Men's team foil Viktor Zhdanovich, Mark Midler, Yuri Rudov,
Yuri Sisikin, German Sveshnikov
  Soviet Union
Swimming Men's 200 metre butterfly Mike Troy   United States WR
Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay Lynn Burke, Patty Kempner,
Carolyn Schuler, Chris von Saltza
  United States

Day 10: Sat 3 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's hammer throw Vasily Rudenkov   Soviet Union OR
Men's 3000 metres steeplechase Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak   Poland OR
Men's 200 metres Livio Berruti   Italy
Fencing Women's team foil Valentina Prudskova, Aleksandra Zabelina, Lyudmila Shishova,
Tatyana Petrenko, Galina Gorokhova and Valentina Rastvorova
  Soviet Union
Rowing Men's coxed four Gerd Cintl, Horst Effertz, Klaus Riekemann,
Jürgen Litz, and Michael Obst
  United Team of Germany
Men's coxless pair Valentin Boreyko and Oleg Golovanov   Soviet Union
Men's single sculls Vyacheslav Ivanov   Soviet Union
Men's coxed pair Bernhard Knubel, Heinz Renneberg,
and Klaus Zerta
  United Team of Germany
Men's coxless four Arthur Ayrault, Ted Nash,
John Sayre, and Rusty Wailes
  United States
Men's double sculls Václav Kozák and Pavel Schmidt   Czechoslovakia
Men's eight Manfred Rulffs, Walter Schröder, Frank Schepke, Kraft Schepke,
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck, Karl-Heinz Hopp, Klaus Bittner,
Hans Lenk, and Willi Padge
  United Team of Germany
Swimming Women's 100 metre backstroke Lynn Burke   United States
Men's 1500 metre freestyle John Konrads   Australia
Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Carolyn Wood, Chris von Saltza,
Donna de Varona*, Susan Doerr*, Sylvia Ruuska*, Molly Botkin*
  United States
Water polo Men's tournament Amedeo Ambron, Danio Bardi, Giuseppe D'Altrui,
Salvatore Gionta, Giancarlo Guerrini, Franco Lavoratori
Gianni Lonzi, Luigi Mannelli, Rosario Parmegiani,
Eraldo Pizzo, Dante Rossi, Brunello Spinelli
  Italy

Day 11: Sun 4 SeptemberEdit

No events

Day 12: Mon 5 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Women's discus throw Nina Romashkova   Soviet Union OR
Men's 110 metres hurdles Lee Calhoun   United States
Women's 200 metres Wilma Rudolph   United States
Boxing Men's flyweight Gyula Török   Hungary
Men's bantamweight Oleg Grigoryev   Soviet Union
Men's featherweight Francesco Musso   Italy
Men's lightweight Kazimierz Paździor   Poland
Men's light welterweight Bohumil Němeček   Czechoslovakia
Men's welterweight Giovanni Benvenuti   Italy
Men's light middleweight Wilbert McClure   United States
Men's middleweight Eddie Crook, Jr.   United States
Men's light heavyweight Cassius Clay   United States
Men's heavyweight Franco De Piccoli   Italy
Shooting 300 metre rifle, three positions Hubert Hammerer   Austria

Day 13: Tue 6 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's triple jump Józef Szmidt   Poland OR
Men's 400 metres Otis Davis   United States
Men's 1500 metres Herb Elliott   Australia WR
Men's decathlon Rafer Johnson   United States OR
Equestrian Individual dressage Sergei Filatov   Soviet Union
Fencing Men's épée Giuseppe Delfino   Italy
Shooting 50 metre pistol Alexey Gushchin   Soviet Union
Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight Ahmet Bilek   Turkey
Men's freestyle bantamweight Terrence McCann   United States
Men's freestyle featherweight Mustafa Dağıstanlı   Turkey
Men's freestyle lightweight Shelby Wilson   United States
Men's freestyle welterweight Douglas Blubaugh   United States
Men's freestyle middleweight Hasan Güngör   Turkey
Men's freestyle light heavyweight Ismet Atli   Turkey
Men's freestyle heavyweight Wilfried Dietrich   United Team of Germany

Day 14: Wed 7 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Men's pole vault Don Bragg   United States OR
Men's 50 kilometres walk Don Thompson   Great Britain OR
Men's discus throw Al Oerter   United States OR
Women's 800 metres Lyudmila Lysenko   Soviet Union WR
Equestrian Individual jumping Raimondo D'Inzeo   Italy
Sailing 5.5 Metre George O'Day, James Hunt, David Smith   United States
Flying Dutchman Peder Lunde Jr., Bjørn Bergvall   Norway
Dragon HRH Crown Prince Constantine,
Odysseus Eskidioglou, Georgios Zaimis
  Greece
Star Timir Pinegin, Fyodor Shutkov   Soviet Union
Finn Paul Elvstrøm   Denmark
Weightlifting Men's bantamweight Charles Vinci   United States
Men's featherweight Yevgeni Minaev   Soviet Union

Day 15: Thu 8 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Athletics Women's high jump Iolanda Balaş   Romania OR
Men's javelin throw Viktor Tsybulenko   Soviet Union
Men's 4 x 400 metres relay Jack Yerman, Earl Young,
Glenn Davis, Otis Davis
  United States WR
Men's 10,000 metres Pyotr Bolotnikov   Soviet Union OR
Women's 4 x 100 metres relay Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams,
Barbara Jones, Wilma Rudolph
  United States
Men's 4 x 100 metres relay Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary,
Walter Mahlendorf, Martin Lauer
  United Team of Germany
Fencing Men's sabre Rudolf Kárpáti   Hungary
Gymnastics
Shooting 50 metre rifle three positions Viktor Shamburkin   Soviet Union =WR
Weightlifting Men's lightweight Viktor Bushuev   Soviet Union
Men's middleweight Aleksandr Kurynov   Soviet Union

Day 16: Fri 9 SeptemberEdit

Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Fencing Men's team épée Giuseppe Delfino, Alberto Pellegrino, Carlo Pavesi
Edoardo Mangiarotti, Fiorenzo Marini, Gianluigi Saccaro
  Italy
Field hockey Men's tournament Abdul Hamid, Abdul Rashid, Abdul Waheed,
Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Rasul, Anwar Khan
Khursheed Aslam, Habib Ali Kiddie,
Manzoor Hussain Atif, Munir Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad,
Motiullah, Naseer Bunda, Noor Alam
  Pakistan
Gymnastics Women's individual all-round Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union
Women's uneven bars Polina Astakhova   Soviet Union
Women's balance beam Eva Bosáková   Czechoslovakia
Women's floor Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union
Women's vault Margarita Nikolaeva   Soviet Union
Shooting 50 metre rifle three positions Viktor Shamburkin   Soviet Union =WR
Weightlifting Men's light heavyweight Ireneusz Paliński   Poland
Men's middle heavyweight Arkadi Vorobyev   Soviet Union

Day 17: Sat 10 SeptemberEdit

Day 18: Sun 11 SeptemberEdit

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