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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

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


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