United Team of Germany at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic; GDR) and West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany; FRG) competed together as the United Team of Germany at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 293 competitors, 238 men and 55 women, took part in 148 events in 17 sports.[1]

United Team of Germany at the
1960 Summer Olympics
German Olympic flag (1959-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC codeEUA
NOCUnited Team of Germany
in Rome
Competitors293 (238 men, 55 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerFritz Thiedemann (equestrian)
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
12
Silver
19
Bronze
11
Total
42
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

14 male cyclists represented Germany in 1960.

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

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

19 fencers, 13 men and 6 women, represented Germany 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

Field hockeyEdit

Fourteen male field hockey players competed in 1960, when the German team finished in 7th place.[2]

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Germany in 1960.

Individual
Team
  • Wolfgang Gödicke
  • Dieter Krickow
  • Ralf Berckhan

RowingEdit

The United Team of Germany had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1960.[3]

Men's single sculls – 2nd place (  silver medal)
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair – 4th place
Men's coxed pair – 1st place (  gold medal)
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four – 1st place (  gold medal)
Men's eight – 1st place (  gold medal)

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Ten shooters represented Germany in 1960. Peter Kohnke won gold in the 50 m rifle, prone and Klaus Zähringer won bronze in the 50 m rifle, three positions.

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

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Germany at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Germany Hockey at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Germany Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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