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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: September 1, 1960

Gold: GER Armin Hary
Silver: USA Dave Sime
Bronze: GBR Peter Radford

Summary

Going into the 1960 Olympics, the sprint favorite for both races was American Ray Norton, who had won the 100 and 200 at the Olympic Trials, and had an outstanding series of marks throughout the year. The other top American was Dave Sime, whose best year was 1956, but an injury kept him off the Olympic team. They were joined by Villanova’s Frank Budd and it was expected that the 100 gold medal would remain in American hands. But there was a European threat. Germany’s Armin Hary had won the 1958 European Championships, and was known for his outstanding starts. In June 1960 he became the first man to run 100 metres in 10 seconds flat. That mark was equaled in July by Canada’s Harry Jerome. Jerome did not get thru the Olympic semi-finals, but Hary, Sime, Budd, and Norton did, joined in the final by Britain’s Peter Radford and Cuba’s Enrique Figuerola. In the final, Hary false started but despite this, he again got off to a superb start. He led throughout the race, but Sime closed quickly, after trailing badly at 50 metres. But he could not quite catch Hary, who won the gold medal with Sime in second, and Peter Radford winning the bronze medal. Ray Norton came in last in the final and the Roma Olympics were not kind to him. He also finished last in the 200 final, and in the 4x100 metre relay, he and Frank Budd passed the baton out of the zone, leading to a USA disqualification.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Armin Hary 23 Germany GER Gold OR
2 Dave Sime 24 United States USA Silver
3 Peter Radford 20 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Enrique Figuerola 22 Cuba CUB
5 Frank Budd 21 United States USA
6 Ray Norton 22 United States USA
4 h1 r3/4 Marian Foik 26 Poland POL
4 h2 r3/4 David Jones 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r3/4 Tom Robinson 22 Bahamas BAH
5 h2 r3/4 Horacio Esteves 19 Venezuela VEN
6 h2 r3/4 Seraphino Antao 22 Kenya KEN
AC h1 r3/4 Harry Jerome 19 Canada CAN
4 h1 r2/4 Jocelyn Delecour 25 France FRA
4 h2 r2/4 Dennis Johnson 21 West Indies Federation WIF
4 h3 r2/4 Erasmus Amukun 19 Uganda UGA
4 h4 r2/4 Abdou Sèye 26 France FRA
5 h1 r2/4 Edward Jefferys 24 South Africa RSA
5 h2 r2/4 Carl Fredrik Bunæs 20 Norway NOR
5 h3 r2/4 Claude Piquemal 21 France FRA
5 h4 r2/4 Lloyd Murad 27 Venezuela VEN
6 h1 r2/4 Edvin Ozolin 21 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r2/4 Yury Konovalov 30 Soviet Union URS
6 h3 r2/4 Gusman Kosanov 25 Soviet Union URS
6 h4 r2/4 Rafael Romero 22 Venezuela VEN
7 h1 r2/4 Heinz Müller 24 Switzerland SUI
7 h2 r2/4 Sitiveni Moceidreke 23 Fiji FIJ
7 h3 r2/4 Santiago Plaza 22 Mexico MEX
4 h1 r1/4 Suthi Manyakass 22 Thailand THA
4 h2 r1/4 Gustav Ntiforo 27 Ghana GHA
4 h3 r1/4 Lynn Eves 18 Canada CAN
4 h4 r1/4 Affonso da Silva 26 Brazil BRA
4 h5 r1/4 George Short 19 Canada CAN
4 h6 r1/4 Walter Mahlendorf 25 Germany GER
4 h7 r1/4 Elmar Kunauer 20 Austria AUT
4 h8 r1/4 Jalal Gozal 24 Indonesia INA
4 h9 r1/4 Hilmar Þorbjörnsson 25 Iceland ISL
5 h1 r1/4 Mikhail Bachvarov 24 Bulgaria BUL
5 h2 r1/4 Isaac Gómez 26 Philippines PHI
5 h3 r1/4 Aggrey Awori 21 Uganda UGA
5 h4 r1/4 Bouchaib El-Maachi Morocco MAR
5 h5 r1/4 Emmanuel Putu 21 Liberia LBR
5 h6 r1/4 Romain Poté 24 Belgium BEL
5 h7 r1/4 Huang Suh-Chuang 25 Chinese Taipei TPE
5 h8 r1/4 Manfred Germar 25 Germany GER
5 h9 r1/4 Nikolaos Georgopoulos 23 Greece GRE
6 h1 r1/4 Amos Grodzinowsky 20 Israel ISR
6 h2 r1/4 Dennis Tipping 20 Australia AUS
6 h3 r1/4 Paddy Lowry 23 Ireland IRL
6 h4 r1/4 Shahrudin Mohamed Ali 19 Malaya MAL
6 h5 r1/4 Kim Jong-Cheol 24 South Korea KOR
6 h6 r1/4 Aydin Onur 25 Turkey TUR
6 h7 r1/4 Khudhir Zalata 21 Iraq IRQ
6 h8 r1/4 Hamdan El-Tayeb 26 Sudan SUD
6 h9 r1/4 Moustafa Abdel Kader United Arab Republic UAR
7 h1 r1/4 Raj Joshi Tilak 23 India IND
7 h2 r1/4 Abdul Khaliq 27 Pakistan PAK
7 h3 r1/4 Roba Negousse 23 Ethiopia ETH
7 h6 r1/4 Abdul Hadi Shekaib 20 Afghanistan AFG
7 h8 r1/4 José Albarrán 25 Spain ESP
7 h9 r1/4 James Roberts 23 Liberia LBR
AC h7 r1/4 Iftikhar Shah 20 Pakistan PAK