Northern Rhodesia at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 12 competitors, 11 men and 1 woman, took part in 13 events in 5 sports.[1] These were the only Games for Northern Rhodesia. On 24 October 1964 (the same day as the closing ceremony), the country became independent from the UK and changed its name from Northern Rhodesia to Zambia, the first time a country entered an Olympic games as one country and left it as another.[2] For that ceremony, the team celebrated by marching with a new placard with the word "Zambia" on it (as opposed to the "Northern Rhodesia" placard used in the opening ceremony). They were the only team to use a placard for the closing ceremony.[3]

Northern Rhodesia at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Flag of Northern Rhodesia (1939–1964).svg
IOC codeNRH
(NRH used at these Games)
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Zambia
Websitewww.nocz.co.zm
in Tokyo
Competitors12 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Trev Haynes
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Rhodesia (1960)

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wallie Babb 110 m hurdles 14.7 7 Did not advance
Laurent Chifita Marathon 2:51:52.2 57 Did not advance
Trev Haynes Marathon 2:45:08.6 54 Did not advance
Constantino Kapambwe Marathon 2:39:28.4 46 Did not advance
Jeffery Smith 100 m 10.8 7 Did not advance
200 m 21.7 4 Q 22.0 7 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cornelis van der Walt Bantamweight N/A   Nicolae Puiu (ROU)
L RSC-1
Did not advance
Ian McLoughlin Featherweight N/A   Masataka Takayama (JPN)
L 0-5
Did not advance

FencingEdit

One female fencer represented Northern Rhodesia in 1964.

Women's foil

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alan Durrett 400 metre freestyle 4:39.0 5 Did not advance
1500 metre freestyle 18:24.9 5 Did not advance
Charles Fox 200 metre breaststroke 2:49.1 8 Did not advance
400 metre medley 5:38.2 7 Did not advance

WrestlingEdit

Men's Freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Final round
Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Final round
Result
Rank
John Alan Smith −63 kg BYE   Osamu Watanabe (JPN)
L T 1:26
Did not advance 19
Theunis van Wyk −87 kg   Daniel Brand (URS)
L T 6:07
  Géza Hollosi (HUN)
L T 4:40
Did not advance 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zambia at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ McNeil, Baye (14 August 2016). "After 30 years in Japan, teacher from Zambia is still learning". The Japan Times. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  3. ^ BSスペシャル『青春TVタイムトラベル』 第4回 プレイバック・東京オリンピック(NHK衛星第2テレビジョン/1992年12月26日放送で土門自身が振り返ってコメントしている)

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