Ethiopia at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg
IOC codeETH
(ETI used at these Games)
NOCEthiopian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.ethiolympic.org
in Rome
Competitors10 in 2 sports
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Ethiopia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Ten competitors, all men, took part in eight events in two sports.[1] Abebe Bikila won the country's first ever Olympic medal by winning the men's marathon.[2]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Abebe Bikila Athletics Men's marathon 10 September

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Five male athletes represented Ethiopia in 1960:

Key
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Roba Negousse 100 m 11.30 7 Did not advance
Moussa Said 400 m 48.30 5 Did not advance
800 m 1:50.49 6 Did not advance
Mohamed Saïd 5000 m 14:41.22 18 Did not advance
10,000 m DNF
Abebe Bikila Marathon 2:15:16.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Abebe Wakgira 2:21:09.4 7

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Five male cyclists represented Ethiopia in 1960.

Road

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kouflu Alazar Road race DNF
Guremu Demboba DNF
Amousse Tessema DNF
Megra Admassou DNF
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Guremu Demboba
Kouflu Alazar
Amousse Tessema
Negousse Mengistou
Time trial 2:38:34.08 28

References

  1. ^ "Ethiopia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Remembering Bikila's 1960 Olympic marathon victory on its 60th anniversary". World Athletics. Retrieved 8 August 2021.