Italy at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coni.it (in Italian)
in Rome
Competitors280 (246 men, 34 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearerEdoardo Mangiarotti
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
13
Silver
10
Bronze
13
Total
36
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Italy was the host nation for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. It was the first time that the nation had hosted the Summer Games, and the second time overall (after the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo). It also hosted the 1960 Summer Paralympics in Rome – the inaugural Paralympic Games.

280 competitors, 246 men and 34 women, took part in 138 events in 19 sports.[1]

Medals

Gold

Italian medalists in boxing, left-right: Primo Zamparini, Francesco Musso, Sandro Lopopolo, Nino Benvenuti, Carmelo Bossi and Francesco de Piccoli

Silver

Bronze

Italian sabre team, from top: Pierluigi Chicca, Mario Ravagnan, Giampaolo Calanchini, Wladimiro Calarese and Roberto Ferrari (injured)

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Results

Men (39)
Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Livio Berruti 21 Men's 200 metres 1 Gold
Salvatore Giannone 24 Men's 200 metres 7 h3 r2/4
Armando Sardi 19 Men's 200 metres 3 h10r1/4
Giuseppe Bommarito 26 Men's 400 metres 5 h4 r2/4
Gianfranco Baraldi 24 Men's 800 metres 5 h8 r1/4
Alfredo Rizzo 27 Men's 1,500 metres 8 h2 r1/2
Luigi Conti 22 Men's 5,000 metres 12
Franco Antonelli 26 Men's 10,000 metres 27
Francesco Perrone 29 Men's Marathon 37
Silvio De Florentis 25 Men's Marathon 38
Vito Di Terlizzi 30 Men's Marathon AC
Nereo Svara 24 Men's 110 metres Hurdles 4 h1 r3/4
Giovanni Cornacchia 21 Men's 110 metres Hurdles 4 h1 r2/4
Paolo Zamboni 21 Men's 110 metres Hurdles 6 h2 r2/4
Salvatore Morale 21 Men's 400 metres Hurdles 4 h2 r2/3
Elio Catola 24 Men's 400 metres Hurdles 5 h1 r2/3
Moreno Martini 25 Men's 400 metres Hurdles 7 h1 r2/3
Armando Sardi 19 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Pier Giorgio Cazzola 23 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Salvatore Giannone 24 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Livio Berruti 21 Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay 4
Giuseppe Bommarito 26 Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay 4 h1 r2/3
Mario Fraschini 21 Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay 4 h1 r2/3
Nereo Fossati 23 Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay 4 h1 r2/3
Renato Panciera 25 Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay 4 h1 r2/3
Stefano Serchinich 30 Men's 20 kilometres Walk 21
Luigi De Rosso 25 Men's 20 kilometres Walk 22
Gianni Corsaro 35 Men's 20 kilometres Walk 26
Abdon Pamich 26 Men's 50 kilometres Walk 3 Bronze
Pino Dordoni 34 Men's 50 kilometres Walk 7
Antonio De Gaetano 26 Men's 50 kilometres Walk 10
Attilio Bravi 23 Men's Long Jump 10
Luigi Ulivelli 24 Men's Long Jump AC QR
Pier Luigi Gatti 22 Men's triple jump AC r2/2
Enzo Cavalli 22 Men's triple jump 16 QR
Frederico Bisson 24 Men's triple jump 27 QR
Silvano Meconi 28 Men's Shot Put 13
Carmelo Rado 27 Men's Discus Throw 7
Adolfo Consolini 43 Men's Discus Throw 17
Franco Grossi 21 Men's Discus Throw 29 QR
Carlo Lievore 22 Men's Javelin Throw 9
Franco Sar 26 Men's Decathlon 6
Luciano Paccagnella 21 Men's Decathlon 13
Women (8)
Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Giuseppina Leone 25 Women's 100 metres 3 Bronze
Giuseppina Leone 25 Women's 200 metres 6
Gilda Jannaccone 20 Women's 800 metres 5 h2 r1/2
Letizia Bertoni 23 Women's 80 metres Hurdles 3 h6 r1/3
Letizia Bertoni 23 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Sandra Valenti 20 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Piera Tizzoni 20 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Giuseppina Leone 25 Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay 5
Marinella Bortoluzzi 21 Women's High Jump 19 QR
Piera Tizzoni 20 Women's Long Jump 21 QR
Elivia Ricci 23 Women's Discus Throw 15 QR
Paola Paternoster 24 Women's Discus Throw 20 QR

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

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

14 cyclists, all men, represented Italy 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

20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented Italy 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

Men's Team Competition

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 pentathletes represented Italy in 1960.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Nine shooters represented Italy 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

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Final — 4:17.2 (→ 6th place)

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

See also

References

  1. ^ "Italy at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Italy 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.