United States at the 1960 Summer Olympics

The United States competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. It was the first Summer Olympics in which the athletes marched under the present flag. 292 competitors, 241 men and 51 women, took part in 147 events in 17 sports.[1] The 1960 Summer Olympics was the first Olympics that was being covered by a United States television provider. CBS bought the rights to cover the 1960 Summer Olympics.[2] The 1960 Summer Olympics also brought one of the first appearances of one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever, Muhammad Ali. Since these Olympic Games occurred before his conversion to Islam, he fought under the name Cassius Clay.[2]

United States at the
1960 Summer Olympics
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Rome
Competitors292 (241 men and 51 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerRafer Johnson
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
34
Silver
21
Bronze
16
Total
71
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Names of United States gold winners. Wilbert McClure, Eddie Crook, Jr., Cassius Clay, Otis Davis(2), Lee Calhoun, Glenn Davis, Jack Yerman, Earl Young, Glenn Davis, Ralph Boston, Don Brags, Bill Nieder, Al Oerter, Rafer Johnson, Wilma Rudolph(3), Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Barbara Jones, Jay Hoyland, Arnette Walter, Jones Bellamy Jr., Robert Lewis, Boozer Terence, Gilbert Dischinger, Bardette Haldorson, Darall Tucker, Allen Earl, Kelley Lester, Jerry Ray Lucas, Oscar Palmer Robertson, Adrian Howard Smith, Jerome Alan West, Gary Tobian, Bob Webster, Arthur Ayrault, Ted Nash, John Sayre, Rusty Wailes, George O'Day, James Hunt, David Smith, William McMillan, William Mulliken, Michael Troy(2), George Harrison, Richard Blick, Jeff Farrel(2), Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson, Chris Von Saltza(3), Lynn Burke(2), Carolyn Schuler(2), Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Carolyn Wood, Patty Kempner, Charles Linci, Terrence McCann, Shelby Wilson, Douglas Blubaugh.

Athletics

Men's Competition

Men's 100 meters

Men's 200 meters

  • Silver Medal: Lester Carney

Men's 400 meters

Men's 800 meters

Men's 1.500 meters

Men's 5,000 meters

Men's 10,000 meters

Men's Marathon

Men's 110 meter Hurdles

Men's 400 meter Hurdles

Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

    Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

      Men's 20 km Walk

      Men's 50 km Walk

      Men's Long Jump

      Men's triple jump

      Men's High Jump

      Men's Pole Vault

      Men's Shot Put

      Men's Javelin Throw

      Men's Discus Throw

      Men's Hammer Throw

      Men's Decathlon

      Women's Competition

      Women's 100 meters

      Women's 200 meters

      Women's 400 meters

      Women's 800 meters

      Women's 4 × 100 m Relay

        Women's 80m Hurdles

        Women's Long Jump

        Women's High Jump

        Women's Shot Put

        Women's Javelin Throw

        Women's Discus Throw

        Women's Pentathlon

        Basketball

        Boxing

        Canoeing

        Cycling

        14 male cyclists represented the United States in 1960.

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

        Diving

        Equestrian

        Fencing

        21 fencers, 16 men and 5 women, represented the United States 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

        Gymnastics

        Modern pentathlon

        Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1960. They won a bronze medal in the team event and Bob Beck won an individual bronze.

        Individual
        Team
        • Bob Beck
        • Jack Daniels
        • George Lambert

        Rowing

        The United States had 26 rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1960.[3]

        Men's single sculls
        Men's double sculls
        Men's coxless pair
        Men's coxed pair
        Men's coxless four
        Men's coxed four
        Men's eight

        Sailing

        Shooting

        Nine shooters represented the United States in 1960. Bill McMillan won gold in the 25 m pistol and Jim Hill won silver in the 50 m rifle, prone.

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

        Swimming

        Water polo

        Weightlifting

        Wrestling

        References

        1. "United States at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
        2. "1960 Olympics". infoplease.com.
        3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
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