Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 253 competitors, 206 men and 47 women, took part in 130 events in 17 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Great Britain at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Rome
Competitors253 (206 men and 47 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerRichard McTaggart
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold
2
Silver
6
Bronze
12
Total
20
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Rome Games continued Great Britain and Northern Ireland's disappointing run in the Olympics, with British athletes picking up only two gold medals (down from six in 1956). Overall, they won twenty medals, finishing twelfth.

MedallistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Athletics 1 3 4 8
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Fencing 0 2 0 2
Boxing 0 0 3 3
Diving 0 0 2 2
Equestrian 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 2 6 12 20

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 63.21 m
  • Final Round — 54.22 m (→ 15th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 41.12 m (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualifying Round — 13.10 m (→ did not advance, 16th place)

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

12 male cyclists represented Great Britain in 1960.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain in 1960.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

The National Coach to the British Gymnastics team was Frank Turner, who had competed as a gymnast in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics.

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1960.

Individual
Team
  • Patrick Harvey
  • Donald Cobley
  • Peter Little

RowingEdit

England had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1960.[2]

Men's single sculls - unplaced
Men's double sculls - unplaced
Men's coxless pair - unplaced
Men's coxed pair - unplaced
Men's coxless four - Fifth
Men's coxed four - unplaced
Men's eight - unplaced

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Ten shooters represented Great Britain in 1960.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Great Britain 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.