Ghana at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Ghana competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, for the first time as an independent nation. Previously, the Gold Coast had competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics. In total, 15 athletes competing in 2 sports represented Ghana.[1]

Ghana at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Union of African States (1958-1961).svg
IOC codeGHA
NOCGhana Olympic Committee
in Rome
Competitors15 in 2 sports
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Ghana won its first ever Olympic medal at these Games.

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Clement Quartey Boxing Men's Light Welterweight (63.5 kg)

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men

Track & road events

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Gustav Ntiforo 100 m 11.15 4 Did not advance
Michael Okantey 200 m 21.91 3 Did not advance
John Asare-Antwi 400 m 47.81 5 Did not advance
Frederick Owusu 800 m 1:55.41 5 Did not advance
William Quaye
James Addy
Frederick Owusu
John Asare-Antwi
4 × 400 m relay 3:10.62 2 Q N/A 3:11.03 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Robert Kotei High jump 2.00 =4 q 2.03 10

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Round 1 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Isaac Aryee Flyweight Bye   Tanabe (JPN)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Joshua Williams Featherweight   Gheorghiu (ROU)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Eddie Blay Lightweight Bye   Gutiérrez (URU)
W 4-1
  McTaggart (GBR)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Clement Quartey Light welterweight Bye   Boubekeur (MAR)
W 5-0
  Al-Karkhi (IRQ)
W 5-0
  Kim (KOR)
W 3-2
  Kasprzyk (POL)
W WO
  Němeček (TCH)
L 0-5
 
Joseph Lartey Welterweight Bye   Bergström (SWE)
W 5-0
  Radonyak (URS)
L KO
Did not advance
Alhassan Brimah Light Middleweight Bye   Lagutin (URS)
L KO
Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghana at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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