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Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 3, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960

Gold: USA Lee Calhoun
Silver: USA Willie May
Bronze: USA Hayes Jones
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The defending champion, Lee Calhoun, was considered the favorite, having tied the world record of 13.2 only a few weeks before the Olympics. But the record he tied was set by Germany's Martin Lauer, the 1958 European Champion, who was expected to challenge Calhoun. But that never occurred. In the final Calhoun had the best start and was never caught. Willie May (USA) closed throughout, finishing only 1/100th back at the line. Calhoun defended his gold medal, winning the two races by a combined margin of 0.04 seconds. Hayes Jones completed the US sweep, as Lauer finished fourth. This was the fourth consecutive medal sweep in the high hurdles for the US, a feat only accomplished three other times at the Olympics. Norway swept the medals in Nordic combined skiing from 1924-36, and American divers swept both the men's and women's springboard diving medals at six consecutive Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lee Calhoun 27 United States USA Gold
2 Willie May 23 United States USA Silver
3 Hayes Jones 22 United States USA Bronze
4 Martin Lauer 23 Germany GER
5 Keith Gardner 30 West Indies Federation WIF
6 Valentin Chistyakov 20 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r3/4 Nereo Svara 24 Italy ITA
4 h2 r3/4 Ghulam Raziq 27 Pakistan PAK
5 h1 r3/4 Jean Baptiste Okello 20 Uganda UGA
5 h2 r3/4 Stanko Lorger 29 Yugoslavia YUG
6 h1 r3/4 Mykola Berezutskiy 23 Soviet Union URS
AC h2 r3/4 Anatoly Mikhaylov 23 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r2/4 Giovanni Cornacchia 21 Italy ITA
4 h2 r2/4 Edmond Roudnitska 29 France FRA
4 h3 r2/4 Aggrey Awori 21 Uganda UGA
4 h4 r2/4 Roman Muzyk 22 Poland POL
5 h1 r2/4 Peter Hildreth 32 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/4 Milad Petrušić 27 Yugoslavia YUG
5 h3 r2/4 Klaus Gerbig 21 Germany GER
5 h4 r2/4 Bob Birrell 22 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r2/4 Karl-Ernst Schottes 25 Germany GER
6 h2 r2/4 Paolo Zamboni 21 Italy ITA
6 h3 r2/4 Vic Matthews 26 Great Britain GBR
6 h4 r2/4 Marcel Duriez 20 France FRA
5 h1 r1/4 Seraphino Antao 22 Kenya KEN
5 h2 r1/4 John Chittick 22 Australia AUS
5 h3 r1/4 Saka Oloko 22 Nigeria NGR
5 h4 r1/4 Georgios Marsellos 23 Greece GRE
5 h5 r1/4 Jagmohan Singh 28 India IND
5 h6 r1/4 Jacques Déprez 22 France FRA
6 h1 r1/4 Çetin Şahiner 25 Turkey TUR
6 h3 r1/4 Nazzar Al-Jamali Iraq IRQ
6 h4 r1/4 Pétur Rögnvaldsson 26 Iceland ISL
6 h5 r1/4 Abdul Malik 20 Pakistan PAK
AC h2 r1/4 Abdul Wardak 20 Afghanistan AFG
AC h4 r1/4 Isaac Elie 31 Sudan SUD