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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 7, 1960
Date Finished: September 8, 1960

Gold: URS Viktor Tsybulenko
Silver: GER Walter Krüger
Bronze: HUN Gergely Kulcsár

Summary

The world record holder in 1960 was American Al Cantello, who had thrown 86.04 (282-3½) in 1959 in Compton, California. Cantello was AAU Champion in 1959-60 and was considered a contender for a medal, but would place only 10th. The top European was Janusz Sidło, 1954 and 1958 European Champion, 1956 Olympic silver medalist, and a former world record holder. He also had problems in Roma, placing eighth. The gold medal went to Soviet Viktor Tsybulenko who won by over five metres with his first round throw of 84.64 (277-8¼). It was his only major international title, but he would win silver at the 1962 European Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Viktor Tsybulenko 30 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Walter Krüger 30 Germany GER Silver
3 Gergely Kulcsár 26 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Väinö Kuisma 26 Finland FIN
5 Willy Rasmussen 22 Norway NOR
6 Knut Fredriksson 30 Sweden SWE
7 Zbigniew Radziwonowicz 29 Poland POL
8 Janusz Sidło 27 Poland POL
9 Carlo Lievore 22 Italy ITA
10 Al Cantello 29 United States USA
11 Mart Paama 22 Soviet Union URS
12 Hermann Salomon 22 Germany GER
12 QR Terje Pedersen 17 Norway NOR
14 QR Ivan Sivoplyasov 29 Soviet Union URS
15 QR Michel Macquet 28 France FRA
16 QR Erich Ahrendt 27 Germany GER
17 QR Egil Danielsen 26 Norway NOR
18 QR Léon Syrovatski 22 France FRA
19 QR Urs von Wartburg 23 Switzerland SUI
20 QR Muhammad Nawaz 36 Pakistan PAK
21 QR Myron Anyfantakis 20 Greece GRE
22 QR Alexandru Bizim 26 Romania ROU
23 QR Bill Alley 24 United States USA
24 QR Baruch Feinberg 27 Israel ISR
25 QR Terry Beucher 23 United States USA
26 QR Alfonso de Andrés 22 Spain ESP
27 QR Salah Abdul Hamid Majid Iraq IRQ
28 QR Abdul Wardak 20 Afghanistan AFG