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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 2, 1960
Date Finished: September 3, 1960

Gold: ITA Livio Berruti
Silver: USA Les Carney
Bronze: FRA Abdou Sèye

Summary

Ray Norton had won the AAU title over 100/200 in both 1959 and 1960 and had also won the sprint double at the 1959 Pan American Games. He was favored to win the sprint double in Roma as well, but the Olympics turned into a disaster for him. He finished last in the 100 final, finished last in the 200 final, and in the 4×100 relay, ran out of the exchange zone, getting the US team disqualified. With Norton off form, Italy pinned its hopes on Livio Berruti, who had been the only runner to defeat Norton over 200 in 1959. Before the Roma crowd, he won a wildly received gold medal, holding off American Les Carney down the straight. In fifth place was Stone Johnson who turned to pro football in 1963. Playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game in 1963, he sustained a broken neck and died 10 days later.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Livio Berruti 21 Italy ITA Gold
2 Les Carney 26 United States USA Silver
3 Abdou Sèye 26 France FRA Bronze
4 Marian Foik 26 Poland POL
5 Stone Johnson 20 United States USA
6 Ray Norton 22 United States USA
4 h1 r3/4 Edward Jefferys 24 South Africa RSA
4 h2 r3/4 Peter Radford 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r3/4 Tom Robinson 22 Bahamas BAH
5 h2 r3/4 Dennis Johnson 21 West Indies Federation WIF
6 h2 r3/4 Paul Genevay 21 France FRA
AC h1 r3/4 David Segal 23 Great Britain GBR
4 h1 r2/4 Erasmus Amukun 19 Uganda UGA
4 h2 r2/4 Seraphino Antao 22 Kenya KEN
4 h3 r2/4 Jocelyn Delecour 25 France FRA
4 h4 r2/4 David Jones 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/4 Yury Konovalov 30 Soviet Union URS
5 h2 r2/4 Vadim Arkhipchuk 23 Soviet Union URS
5 h3 r2/4 Leonid Barteniev 26 Soviet Union URS
5 h4 r2/4 Carl Fredrik Bunæs 20 Norway NOR
6 h1 r2/4 Clifton Bertrand 24 West Indies Federation WIF
6 h2 r2/4 José da Conceição 29 Brazil BRA
6 h3 r2/4 Sebald Schnellmann 24 Switzerland SUI
6 h4 r2/4 Marcel Wendelin 21 Germany GER
7 h1 r2/4 Rafael Romero 22 Venezuela VEN
7 h2 r2/4 Nikolaos Georgopoulos 23 Greece GRE
7 h3 r2/4 Salvatore Giannone 24 Italy ITA
3 h1 r1/4 Jimmy Omagbemi 29 Nigeria NGR
3 h2 r1/4 Peter Laeng 18 Switzerland SUI
3 h3 r1/4 Clayton Glasgow 23 Guyana GUY
3 h4 r1/4 Michael Okantey 20 Ghana GHA
3 h5 r1/4 Csaba Csutorás 22 Hungary HUN
3 h7 r1/4 Lloyd Murad 27 Venezuela VEN
3 h10r1/4 Armando Sardi 19 Italy ITA
3 h11r1/4 Manfred Germar 25 Germany GER
3 h12r1/4 Hirotada Hayase 19 Japan JPN
4 h2 r1/4 Shahrudin Mohamed Ali 19 Malaya MAL
4 h3 r1/4 James Roberts 23 Liberia LBR
4 h4 r1/4 Santiago Plaza 22 Mexico MEX
4 h5 r1/4 Sitiveni Moceidreke 23 Fiji FIJ
4 h6 r1/4 Ramón Vega 20 Puerto Rico PUR
4 h7 r1/4 Pentti Rekola 26 Finland FIN
4 h8 r1/4 Jean-Pierre Barra 21 Belgium BEL
4 h9 r1/4 Amos Grodzinowsky 20 Israel ISR
4 h10r1/4 Lynn Eves 18 Canada CAN
4 h11r1/4 Romain Poté 24 Belgium BEL
4 h12r1/4 Fahmi Falih Iraq IRQ
5 h4 r1/4 Huang Suh-Chuang 25 Chinese Taipei TPE
5 h5 r1/4 Elmar Kunauer 20 Austria AUT
5 h6 r1/4 Paddy Lowry 23 Ireland IRL
5 h7 r1/4 Bouchaib El-Maachi Morocco MAR
5 h8 r1/4 Enrique Bautista 26 Philippines PHI
5 h9 r1/4 Barry Robinson 23 New Zealand NZL
5 h10r1/4 Mikhail Bachvarov 24 Bulgaria BUL
5 h11r1/4 Melanio Asensio 24 Spain ESP
5 h12r1/4 Dennis Tipping 20 Australia AUS
6 h4 r1/4 Abdul Khaliq 27 Pakistan PAK
6 h8 r1/4 Ali Zaid 20 Afghanistan AFG
6 h9 r1/4 Lennart Jonsson 27 Sweden SWE
6 h10r1/4 Roger Bofferding 26 Luxembourg LUX
6 h11r1/4 Aydin Onur 25 Turkey TUR
AC h6 r1/4 Vilém Mandlík 24 Czechoslovakia TCH