Great Britain at the
1960 Summer Olympics
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Rome
Competitors253 (206 men and 47 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerRichard McTaggart
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
2
Silver
6
Bronze
12
Total
20
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed 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
Total
Athletics 1 3 4 8
Swimming 1 1 1 3
Fencing 0 2 0 2
Boxing 0 0 3 3
Diving 0 0 2 2
Equestrian 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 2 6 12 20

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

12 male cyclists represented Great Britain 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

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

Main article: Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1960.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

England had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1960.[2]

Men's single sculls - unplaced
Men's double sculls - unplaced
Men's coxless pair - unplaced
Men's coxed pair - unplaced
Men's coxless four - Fifth
Men's coxed four - unplaced
Men's eight - unplaced

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Ten shooters represented Great Britain in 1960.

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

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

See also

References

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Great Britain 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.