Australia at the
1960 Summer Olympics
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Rome
Competitors189 (160 men, 29 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerAlex 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

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Women's 800 metres

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Cycling

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

Main article: Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Nine male cyclists represented Australia in 1960.

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

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathlete represented Australia in 1960.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ronald Jenyns Finn 6 6 DNF 6 2 3 10 5758 4
Rolly Tasker
Ian Palmer
Flying Dutchman 17 11 19 9 8 20 23 2845 18
Robert French
Jack Downey
Star 13 21 20 21 21 10 20 1736 18
Harold Brooke
John Coon
Alan Cain
Dragon 8 10 8 6 15 19 5 3733 11
Jock Sturrock
David Bingham
Ernest Wagstaff
5.5 Metre 4 12 2 13 14 12 18 2959 10

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Seven shooters represented Australia in 1960.

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Score Rank Score Rank
John Holt 300 m rifle 1030 17 Q 1030 34
Rodney Johnson 50 m pistol 329 27 Q 527 32
Michael Papps 25 m pistol 569 31
Norman Rule 50 m rifle, three positions 549 14 Q 1095 45
50 m rifle, prone 382 24 Q 569 47
Neville Sayers 25 m pistol 552 43
Don Tolhurst 50 m rifle, three positions 540 22 Q 1113 27
50 m rifle, prone 383 16 Q 574 38
300 m rifle 533 14 Q 1049 31
John Tremelling 50 m pistol 344 17 Q 534 21

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Australia Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2018.