Morocco at the
1960 Summer Olympics
IOC codeMAR
NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Websitewww.cnom.org.ma (in French)
in Rome
Competitors47 (all men) in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Morocco competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 47 competitors, all men, took part in 45 events in 10 sports.[1]

Medalists

Further information: 1960 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1960 Summer Olympics medal winners

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Rhadi Ben Abdesselam Athletics Men's marathon 10 September

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Morocco took 8 male athletes to the 1960 Olympic Games.[2]

Key
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bouchaib El-Maachi 100 m 10.9 5 Did not advance
200 m 22.3 5 Did not advance
Ahmed Lazreg 800 m 1:55.91 6 Did not advance
Mohamed Saïd 5000 m 14:53.6 10 N/A Did not advance
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam 10,000 m N/A 29:32.00 14
Marathon N/A 2:15:41.6 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Bakir Benaïssa Marathon N/A 2:21:21.4 8
Allal Saoudi N/A 2:59:41.0 61
Mohamed Zouaki 400 m hurdles 55.65 6 N/A Did not advance
Mohamed Lahcen 3000 m steeplechase 9:29.4 11 N/A Did not advance

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Morocco took seven boxers to the 1960 Olympic Games, none of whom won a fight.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Abdel Kader Belghiti Flyweight Bye  Gattellari (AUS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Ahmed Bouazza Bantamweight Bye  Taylor (AUS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Mohamed Hassan Featherweight  Kirsch (EUA)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Abdel Kader Gangani Lightweight Bye  Ito (JPN)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Mohamed Boubekeur Light welterweight Bye  Quartey (GHA)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Mohamed Atmani Welterweight Bye  Aho (FIN)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Moustafa Ben Lahbib Middleweight  Napoleoni (ITA)
L 0-5
Did not advance

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Four cyclists represented Morocco in 1960.

Road

Athlete Event Time Rank
Mohamed Ben Mohamed Road race 4:21:58 45
Mohamed Ghandora 4:21:58 46
Abdallah Lahoucine 4:25:44 57
Ahmed Omar Did not finish
Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Mohamed Ben Mohamed
Mohamed Ghandora
Abdallah Lahoucine
Ahmed Omar
Time trial 2:27:41.35 19

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Seven fencers represented Morocco in 1960.

Individual Foil

Round One

Three fencers from Morocco participated in Round One which was a group stage.

Pool 8

Team W L TG TR
 Jean Link (LUX) 5 0 25 8
 László Kamuti (HUN) 5 1 27 17
 Brian McCowage (AUS) 4 2 23 21
 Heizaburo Okawa (JPN) 3 3 23 19
 Orvar Lindwall (SWE) 2 3 15 21
 Charles El-Gressy (MAR) 0 5 8 25
 Trần Văn Xuân (VIE) 0 5 12 25

Pool 10

Team W L TG TR
 Eberhard Mehl (EUA) 5 0 25 5
 Ryszard Parulski (POL) 4 1 24 14
 Albie Axelrod (USA) 3 2 17 16
 Jaime Duque (COL) 1 3 12 17
 Claudio Polledri (SUI) 1 3 13 17
 Abderraouf El-Fassy (MAR) 0 5 7 25

Pool 12

Team W L TG TR
 Alberto Pellegrino (ITA) 4 0 20 7
 Ion Drîmbă (ROU) 4 1 24 12
 André Verhalle (BEL) 4 1 23 12
 Carl Schwende (CAN) 2 3 18 16
 Brian Hamilton (IRL) 1 3 9 19
 Emilio Echeverry (COL) 1 3 8 18
 Mohamed Ben Joullon (MAR) 0 5 7 25

Team Foil

Round One

Morocco participated in Round One which was a group stage. The six fencers representing Morocco were Charles El-Gressy, Abderraouf El-Fassy, Abderrahman Sebti, Abbes Harchi, Mohamed Ben Joullon, Jacques Ben Gualid. Four fencers were selected for each match. Each fencer had four bouts per match.

Pool 8

Team W L TG TR
 United States (USA) 2 0 25 4
 Poland (POL) 1 1 20 9
 Morocco (MAR) 0 2 0 32

Individual Épée

Round One

Three fencers from Morocco participated in Round One which was a group stage.

Pool 1

Team W
 Jack Guittet (FRA) 4
 Brian Pickworth (NZL) 4
 Bogdan Gonsior (POL) 3
 Emilio Echeverry (COL) 3
 Raoul Barouch (TUN) 1
 Charles El-Gressy (MAR) 0

Pool 3

Team W
 Kazuhiko Tabuchi (JPN) 5
 Alberto Pellegrino (ITA) 4
 David Micahnik (USA) 4
 Raúl Martínez (ARG) 3
 George Carpenter (IRL) 3
 Claudio Polledri (SUI) 2
 Abderrahman Sebti (MAR) 0

Pool 6

Team W
 Bruno Habārovs (URS) 5
 Janusz Kurczab (POL) 4
 Jules Amez-Droz (SUI) 4
 Robert Schiel (LUX) 2
 Abbes Harchi (MAR) 2
 Christopher Bland (IRL) 1
 John Simpson (AUS) 0

Team Épée

Round One

Morocco participated in Round One which was a group stage. The five fencers representing Morocco were Abderraouf El-Fassy, Abderrahman Sebti, Abbes Harchi, Mohamed Ben Joullon and Charles Bénitah. Four fencers were selected for each match. Each fencer had four bouts per match.

Pool 5

Team W L TG TR
 Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 23 8
 Luxembourg (LUX) 1 1 19 12
 Morocco (MAR) 0 2 5 27

Individual Sabre

Round One

Three fencers from Morocco participated in Round One which was a group stage.

Pool 2

Team W L TG TR
 Wladimiro Calarese (ITA) 4 0 20 6
 Nugzar Asatiani (EUA) 3 1 17 9
 Günther Ulrich (AUT) 3 1 16 11
 Michael Sichel (AUS) 1 3 11 16
 Pablo Ordejón (ESP) 0 3 3 15
 Abderrahman Sebti (MAR) 0 3 3 15

Pool 3

Team W L TG TR
 Jürgen Theuerkauff (GER) 4 0 20 9
 Ryszard Zub (POL) 3 1 19 13
 Boris Stavrev (BUL) 2 2 15 12
 Tsugeo Ozawa (JPN) 1 3 9 17
 Jacques Ben Gualid (MAR) 0 5 8 20

Pool 9

Team W L TG TR
 Aladár Gerevich (HUN) 5 0 25 12
 Michael D'Asaro Sr. (USA) 4 1 22 15
 Emeric Arus (ROU) 3 2 23 16
 Gustave Ballister (BEL) 2 3 18 18
 Michael Ron (ISR) 1 4 13 22
 Mohamed Ben Joullon (MAR) 0 5 7 25

Team Sabre

Round One

Morocco participated in Round One which was a group stage. The four fencers representing Morocco were Abderraouf El-Fassy, Abderrahman Sebti, Mohamed Ben Joullon and Jacques Ben Gualid.

Pool 6

Team W L TG TR
 United States (USA) 2 0 25 6
 Germany (GER) 1 1 21 10
 Morocco (MAR) 0 2 1 31

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Men's Individual

Six gymnasts from Morocco took part in the individual event.

Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Mohamed Sekkat All-around 78.85 123
Floor 16.15 N/A 16.15 119
Pommel horse N/A 10.35 N/A 10.35 122
Rings N/A 13.35 N/A 13.35 122
Vault N/A 14.45 N/A 14.45 126
Parallel bars N/A 14.10 N/A 14.10 122
Horizontal bar N/A 10.45 10.45 124
Ahmed Fellat All-around 70.70 124
Floor 15.60 N/A 15.60 123
Pommel horse N/A 9.50 N/A 9.50 123
Rings N/A 8.75 N/A 8.75 125
Vault N/A 15.65 N/A 15.65 120
Parallel bars N/A 10.40 N/A 10.40 124
Horizontal bar N/A 10.45 10.45 124
Miloud M'Sellek All-around 36.25 125
Floor 12.15 N/A 12.15 128
Pommel horse N/A 7.00 N/A 7.00 127
Rings N/A 12.20 N/A 12.20 123
Vault N/A 16.80 N/A 16.80 109
Parallel bars N/A 9.50 N/A 9.50 126
Horizontal bar N/A 7.35 7.35 127
Abdesselem Regragui All-around 62.50 126
Floor 14.10 N/A 14.10 126
Pommel horse N/A 8.75 N/A 8.75 125
Rings N/A 7.50 N/A 7.50 128
Vault N/A 12.75 N/A 12.75 127
Parallel bars N/A 10.25 N/A 10.25 125
Horizontal bar N/A 9.15 9.15 125
Darif Tanjaoui All-around 59.95 127
Floor 15.95 N/A 15.95 121
Pommel horse N/A 9.05 N/A 9.05 124
Rings N/A 8.20 N/A 8.20 127
Vault N/A 11.50 N/A 11.50 128
Parallel bars N/A 9.25 N/A 9.25 127
Horizontal bar N/A 6.00 6.00 129
Kacem Klifa All-around 6.50 130
Parallel bars N/A 2.50 N/A 2.50 129
Horizontal bar N/A 4.00 4.00 130

Men's Team

The same six gymnasts competed in the team event. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all six apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the 12 exercises count towards the team score.

Apparatus
Compulsory Optional Total Rank
Floor 36.25 37.70 73.95 20
Vault 35.10 36.05 71.15 20
Parallel bars 21.00 32.50 53.50 20
Horizontal bar 18.50 26.25 44.75 20
Rings 23.60 26.40 50.00 20
Pommel horse 19.15 25.50 44.65 20
Total 153.60 184.40 338.00 20

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Two male pentathletes represented Morocco in 1960, but neither completed the event.

Individual
Athlete Riding
(show jumping)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Swimming
(300 m freestyle)
Running
(4000 m)
Total points Final rank
Penalties Rank MP points Wins Rank MP points Score Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points Time Rank MP Points
Mohamed Ben Checkroun 80 52 671 Did not finish
Naji El-Mekki Did not finish

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Only one Moroccan sailor competed in the Olympic Regatta in Naples. El-Moustafa Haddad competed in the Finn class.

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
El-Moustafa Haddad Finn 30 19 28 30 33 28 20 1,442 31

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Four shooters represented Morocco in 1960.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Naji El-Mekki 25m rapid fire pistol N/A 501 54
50 m pistol 247 66 Did not advance
Bouchaib Zeroual 50m rifle 3 positions 360 74 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 335 84 Did not advance
Abdesselem Lahmidi 50m rifle 3 positions 316 75 Did not advance
Mohamed Ben Boujemaa 50 m rifle prone 279 85 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Abderrahim Tazi Men's −67.5 kg 90.0 27 92.5 =25 125.0 =20 307.5 23
Mustapha Adnane Men's −75 kg 115.0 =9 110.0 =12 140.0 =12 365.0 13
Mohamed Miloud Men's −75 kg 105.0 =18 97.5 20 125.0 =18 327.5 19
Abdel Kader Ben Kamel Men's −82.5 kg 105.0 22 102.5 21 130.0 =20 337.5 20

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Scoring by negative points, with negative points given for any result short of a fall. Accumulation of 6 negative points eliminated the wrestler. Morocco had 5 wrestlers all competing in the Greco-Roman category.

Key:

Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Final Round
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Michel Ben Akoun Bantamweight  Cernea (ROU)
L 4-0 VT
 Alflen (NED)
L 4-0 VT
Did not advance
Rahal Mahassine Featherweight Bye  Allen (USA)
L 3-1 DE
 Polyák (HUN)
L 4-0 VT
Did not advance
Mohamed Moukrim Ben Mansour Lightweight  Kitamura (JPN)
L 4-0 VT
 Arawiki (LIB)
L 3-1 DE
Did not advance
Sam Azoulay Welterweight  Ali (UAR)
L 3-1 DE
Bye  Schiermeyer (FRA)
L 4-0 VT
Did not advance
Hammou Haddaoui Khadir Middleweight  Hunt (AUS)
D 2-2 DR
 Dubicki (POL)
L 4-0 VT
Did not advance

References

  1. ^ "Morocco at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Morocco at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2016.