South Africa at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg
IOC codeRSA
NOCSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sascoc.co.za
in Rome
Competitors55 (53 men and 2 women) in 12 sports
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Union of South Africa competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 55 competitors, 53 men and 2 women, took part in 46 events in 12 sports.[1] After these Olympics, the International Olympic Committee banned South Africa from the Olympic Movement over the policy of apartheid, making these the last Olympics at which South Africa would compete until the repeal of apartheid and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Medalists

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Heat — 51.86 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Five male cyclists represented South Africa in 1960.

1000m time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics

One male pentathlete represented South Africa in 1960.

Individual

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

South Africa had five male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1960.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's coxless four

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Five shooters represented South Africa in 1960.

300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

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. ^ "South Africa at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "South Africa 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.