List of 1960 Winter Olympics medal winners

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Anne Heggtveit wearing a plush coat, holds up a round medal.
Canadian alpine skiing gold medalist Anne Heggtveit poses with her medal.

The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known by the International Olympic Committee as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, were a multi-sport event held in Squaw Valley, California, United States from February 18 through February 28, 1960. A total of 665 athletes representing 30 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in 27 events across 8 disciplines during the Games.[1]

The Olympic program was adjusted from that of the 1956 Winter Olympics omitting bobsleigh and adding a sport new to Olympic competition, men's biathlon.[1][2][3] The sport of military patrol, similar to biathlon, had previously been a medal sport in 1924 and a demonstration sport in 1928, 1936 and 1948.[4] The removal of bobsleigh from the Olympic program was by necessity; the site for the 1960 Games lacked a bobsleigh track and the funds were not available to build one. Despite only five nations confirming their intention to take part, the removal of the event from the program garnered international criticism.[5] Both men and women competed at the 1960 Games, with women taking part in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, and speed skating.

A total of 131 athletes won medals at the 1960 Games.[6] The Soviet Union was awarded the most medals, with its athletes winning seven gold medals, five silver, and nine bronze, for a total of 21 medals overall. The United States placed second in medal count, with a total of 10 medals, and Germany placed third, with eight medals overall. Of the 30 NOCs competing in the 1960 Games, 14 won at least one medal, with 10 of these winning at least one gold medal.[6] There was a bronze medal awarded to Theron Bailie, USA, for the development of the digital clock used for the first time in downhill skiing.

The Scandinavian countries attained considerable success in cross-country skiing, with the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish teams winning 12 of the available 18 medals and the remaining six medals being won by the Soviet Union.[7] Finnish cross-country skier Veikko Hakulinen won the most medals, with three – bronze from the men's 15 kilometres event, silver from the men's 50 kilometres event, and gold from the men's 4 × 10 kilometres relay.[6][8]

Alpine skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's downhill[9]
details
Jean Vuarnet
 France
Hans-Peter Lanig
 United Team of Germany
Guy Périllat
 France
Men's slalom[10]
details
Ernst Hinterseer
 Austria
Hias Leitner
 Austria
Charles Bozon
 France
Men's giant slalom[11]
details
Roger Staub
 Switzerland
Josef Stiegler
 Austria
Ernst Hinterseer
 Austria
Women's downhill[12]
details
Heidi Biebl
 United Team of Germany
Penelope Pitou
 United States
Traudl Hecher
 Austria
Women's slalom[13]
details
Anne Heggtveit
 Canada
Betsy Snite
 United States
Barbara Henneberger
 United Team of Germany
Women's giant slalom[14]
details
Yvonne Rüegg
 Switzerland
Penelope Pitou
 United States
Giuliana Minuzzo
 Italy

Biathlon

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 20 km[15]
details
Klas Lestander
 Sweden
Antti Tyrväinen
 Finland
Aleksandr Privalov
 Soviet Union

Cross-country skiing

Sixten Jernberg, left, is being interviewed by another man, on the right, who is holding a microphone.
Sixten Jernberg (left), who represented Sweden, won two medals including a gold in the 30 km race.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 15 km[16]
details
Håkon Brusveen
 Norway
Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Men's 30 km[17]
details
Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Rolf Rämgård
 Sweden
Nikolay Anikin
 Soviet Union
Men's 50 km[18]
details
Kalevi Hämäläinen
 Finland
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
Rolf Rämgård
 Sweden
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
details
 Finland (FIN)[19]
Toimi Alatalo
Eero Mäntyranta
Väinö Huhtala
Veikko Hakulinen
 Norway (NOR)[20]
Harald Grønningen
Hallgeir Brenden
Einar Østby
Håkon Brusveen
 Soviet Union (URS)[21]
Anatoly Shelyukhin
Gennady Vaganov
Aleksey Kuznetsov
Nikolay Anikin
Women's 10 km[22]
details
Maria Gusakova
 Soviet Union
Lyubov Kozyreva
 Soviet Union
Radya Yeroshina
 Soviet Union
Women's 3 × 5 km relay
details
 Sweden (SWE)[23]
Irma Johansson
Britt Strandberg
Sonja Edström
 Soviet Union (URS)[21]
Radya Yeroshina
Maria Gusakova
Lyubov Kozyreva
 Finland (FIN)[19]
Siiri Rantanen
Eeva Ruoppa
Toini Pöysti

Figure skating

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles[24]
details
David Jenkins
 United States
Karol Divín
 Czechoslovakia
Donald Jackson
 Canada
Ladies' singles[25]
details
Carol Heiss
 United States
Sjoukje Dijkstra
 Netherlands
Barbara Roles
 United States
Pairs
details
 Canada (CAN)[26]
Barbara Wagner
Robert Paul
 United Team of Germany (EUA)[27]
Marika Kilius
Hans-Jürgen Bäumler
 United States (USA)[28]
Nancy Ludington
Ronald Ludington

Ice hockey

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 United States (USA)[29]
Bill Christian
Roger Christian
Bill Cleary
Bob Cleary
Eugene Grazia
Paul Johnson
Jack Kirrane
John Mayasich
Jack McCartan
Robert McVey
Richard Meredith
Weldon Olson
Edwyn Owen
Rodney Paavola
Lawrence Palmer
Richard Rodenheiser
Tommy Williams
 Canada (CAN)[30]
Bob Attersley
Maurice Benoit
James Connelly
Jack Douglas
Fred Etcher
Robert Forhan
Don Head
Harold Hurley
Ken Laufman
Floyd Martin
Robert McKnight
Cliff Pennington
Donald Rope
Bobby Rousseau
George Samolenko
Harry Sinden
Darryl Sly
 Soviet Union (URS)[31]
Veniamin Alexandrov
Aleksandr Almetov
Yury Baulin
Mikhail Bychkov
Vladimir Grebennikov
Yevgeny Groshev
Nikolay Karpov
Alfred Kuchevsky
Konstantin Loktev
Stanislav Petukhov
Viktor Pryazhnikov
Nikolai Puchkov
Genrikh Sidorenkov
Nikolai Sologubov
Yury Tsitsinov
Viktor Yakushev
Evgeni Yerkin

Nordic combined

A man in a suit stands in the middle of two formally dressed women, each holding a flower bouquet.
Georg Thoma alongside two German Olympic gold medalists from the 1960 Summer Games, Heidi Schmid (fencing) and Ingrid Krämer (diving).
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual[32]
details
Georg Thoma
 United Team of Germany
Tormod Knutsen
 Norway
Nikolay Gusakov
 Soviet Union

Ski jumping

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual[33]
details
Helmut Recknagel
 United Team of Germany
Niilo Halonen
 Finland
Otto Leodolter
 Austria

Speed skating

Helga Hasse skating in an ice rink
German skater Helga Haase won two medals in Squaw Valley.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 500 metres[34]
details
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
Bill Disney
 United States
Rafayel Grach
 Soviet Union
Men's 1,500 metres[35]
details
Roald Aas
 Norway
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
None awarded[a] Boris Stenin
 Soviet Union
Men's 5,000 metres[36]
details
Viktor Kosichkin
 Soviet Union
Knut Johannesen
 Norway
Jan Pesman
 Netherlands
Men's 10,000 metres[37]
details
Knut Johannesen
 Norway
Viktor Kosichkin
 Soviet Union
Kjell Bäckman
 Sweden
Women's 500 metres[38]
details
Helga Haase
 United Team of Germany
Natalya Donchenko
 Soviet Union
Jeanne Ashworth
 United States
Women's 1,000 metres[39]
details
Klara Guseva
 Soviet Union
Helga Haase
 United Team of Germany
Tamara Rylova
 Soviet Union
Women's 1,500 metres[40]
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
 Soviet Union
Elwira Seroczyńska
 Poland
Helena Pilejczyk
 Poland
Women's 3,000 metres[41]
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
 Soviet Union
Valentina Stenina
 Soviet Union
Eevi Huttunen
 Finland

Multiple medalists

Athletes who won multiple medals during the 1960 Winter Olympics are listed below.[6]

Athlete Nation Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen  Finland (FIN) Cross-country skiing 1 1 1 3
Skoblikova, LidiyaLidiya Skoblikova  Soviet Union (URS) Speed skating 2 0 0 2
Grishin, YevgenyYevgeny Grishin  Soviet Union (URS) Speed skating 2 0 0 2
Gusakova, MariaMaria Gusakova  Soviet Union (URS) Cross-country skiing 1 1 0 2
Haase, HelgaHelga Haase  United Team of Germany (EUA) Speed skating 1 1 0 2
Brusveen, HåkonHåkon Brusveen  Norway (NOR) Cross-country skiing 1 1 0 2
Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg  Sweden (SWE) Cross-country skiing 1 1 0 2
Johannesen, KnutKnut Johannesen  Norway (NOR) Speed skating 1 1 0 2
Kosichkin, ViktorViktor Kosichkin  Soviet Union (URS) Speed skating 1 1 0 2
Hinterseer, ErnstErnst Hinterseer  Austria (AUT) Alpine skiing 1 0 1 2
Kozyreva, LyubovLyubov Kozyreva  Soviet Union (URS) Cross-country skiing 0 2 0 2
Pitou, PennyPenny Pitou  United States (USA) Alpine skiing 0 2 0 2
Yeroshina, RadyaRadya Yeroshina  Soviet Union (URS) Cross-country skiing 0 1 1 2
Rämgård, RolfRolf Rämgård  Sweden (SWE) Cross-country skiing 0 1 1 2
Anikin, NikolayNikolay Anikin  Soviet Union (URS) Cross-country skiing 0 0 2 2

See also

Note

  • a No silver medal was awarded in this event because Grishin and Aas tied for first place with a time of 2:10.4.[42]

References

General
  • "Results and Medalists". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
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