Australia at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Rome
Competitors 189 (160 men, 29 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Alex Sturrock (opening)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
8
Silver
8
Bronze
6
Total
22
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 189 competitors, 160 men and 29 women, took part in 122 events in 17 sports.[1] Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Women's 800 metres

  • Dixie Willis
    • Heat — 2:05.9
    • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Len Williams from Coffs Harbour was nominated for the team but declined due to work commitments

Nine male cyclists represented Australia in 1960.

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

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

11 fencers, 9 men and 2 women, represented Australia in 1960.

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

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathlete represented Australia in 1960.

Individual
Team
  • Neville Sayers
  • Hugh Doherty
  • Peter Macken

Rowing

Australia had 25 male rowers participate in six out of seven rowing events in 1960.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ian Tutty
Kevyn Webb
double sculls
details
7:16.41 6 R 7:12.37 5 DNQ N/A Did not qualify
Terry Davies
John Hunt
coxless pairs
details
7:51.88 4 R 7:24.22 2 SF 7:50.59 5 DNQ Did not qualify
Paul Guest
Walter Howell
Ian Johnston (cox)
coxed pairs
details
7:49.06 4 R 7:47.82 4 DNQ N/A Did not qualify
Peter Gillon
Peter Guest
Kim Jelbart
Brian Vear
coxless fours
details
6:49.83 4 R 6:45.25 4 DNQ N/A Did not qualify
Mick Allen
Max Annett
John Hudson
Peter Waddington
Lionel Robberds (cox)
coxed fours
details
6:47.23 2 R 6:47.31 2 SF 7:05.04 2 F 6:45.80 5
Alexander Cunningham
Berry Durston
Milton Francis
Maxwell Gamble
Geoffrey Hale
John Ledder
Roger Ninham
John Rosser
Terrence Scook (cox)
eights
details
6:16.94 2 R 6:31.15 4 DNQ N/A Did not qualify

Sailing

Shooting

Seven shooters represented Australia in 1960.

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

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Australia Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
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