United Team of Germany at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC codeEUA
NOCUnited Team of Germany
in Rome, Italy
25 August-11 September
Competitors293 (238 men, 55 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearerFritz Thiedemann (equestrian)
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
12
Silver
19
Bronze
11
Total
42
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic; GDR) and West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany; FRG) competed together as the United Team of Germany at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 293 competitors, 238 men and 55 women, took part in 148 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists

Nationality in brackets.

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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 male cyclists represented Germany 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

19 fencers, 13 men and 6 women, represented Germany 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

Field hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Fourteen male field hockey players competed in 1960, when the German team finished in 7th place.[2]

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Germany in 1960.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

The United Team of Germany had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1960.[3]

Men's single sculls – 2nd place (
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silver medal)
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair – 4th place
Men's coxed pair – 1st place (
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gold medal)
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four – 1st place (
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gold medal)
Men's eight – 1st place (
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gold medal)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Ten shooters represented Germany in 1960. Peter Kohnke won gold in the 50 m rifle, prone and Klaus Zähringer won bronze in the 50 m rifle, three positions.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
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. ^ "Germany at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Germany Hockey at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Germany Rowing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2018.