Great Britain At The 1960 Summer Olympics
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Great Britain At The 1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Rome
Competitors 253 (206 men and 47 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Richard McTaggart
Medals
Ranked 14th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 6 12 20
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 253 competitors, 206 men and 47 women, took part in 130 events in 17 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

The Rome Games continued Great Britain and Northern Ireland's disappointing run in the Olympics, with British athletes picking up only two gold medals (down from six in 1956). Overall, they won twenty medals, finishing twelfth.

Medallists

Medals by sport
Sport Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Athletics 1 3 4 8
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Fencing 0 2 0 2
Boxling 0 0 3 3
Diving 0 0 2 2
Equestrian 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 2 6 12 20

Med 1.png Gold

Med 2.png Silver

Med 3.png Bronze

Athletics

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round -- 63.21 m
  • Final Round -- 54.22 m (-> 15th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round -- 41.12 m (-> did not advance, 21st place)

Women's Shot Put

  • Qualifying Round -- 13.10 m (-> did not advance, 16th place)

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

12 male cyclists represented Great Britain in 1960.

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

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented Great Britain 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

Football

Gymnastics

The National Coach to the British Gymnastics team was Frank Turner, who had competed as a gymnast in the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics.

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1960.

Individual
Team
  • Patrick Harvey
  • Donald Cobley
  • Peter Little

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Ten shooters represented Great Britain in 1960.

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

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

See also

References

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 2014. 

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