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Men's Triple Jump

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 6, 1960
Date Finished: September 6, 1960

Gold: POL Józef Szmidt
Silver: URS Vladimir Goryayev
Bronze: URS Vitold Kreyer

Summary

Two-time defending champion Adhemar da Silva was back but was no longer the leading jumper. He qualified for the final, but would place only 14th. Józef Szmidt had won the 1958 European Championships and a few weeks before the Olympics, he won the Polish Championships with a world record of 17.03 (55-10½), the first jump past the 17-metre barrier. Szmidt won the gold medal in round one, jumping 16.78 (55-0¾), which nobody could better, except him. He did so in round three with 16.81 (55-2). Vitold Kreyer won bronze for the second consecutive Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Józef Szmidt 25 Poland POL Gold OR
2 Vladimir Goryayev 21 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Vitold Kreyer 27 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Ira Davis 23 United States USA
5 Vilhjálmur Einarsson 26 Iceland ISL
6 Ryszard Malcherczyk 25 Poland POL
7 Manfred Hinze 27 Germany GER
8 Kari Rahkamo 27 Finland FIN
9 Ian Tomlinson 24 Australia AUS
10 Yevgeny Mikhaylov 23 Soviet Union URS
11 Sten Erickson 30 Sweden SWE
12 Fred Alsop 21 Great Britain GBR
13 John Baguley 20 Australia AUS
14 Adhemar da Silva 32 Brazil BRA
AC r2/2 Pier Luigi Gatti 22 Italy ITA
16 QR Enzo Cavalli 22 Italy ITA
17 QR Bill Sharpe 28 United States USA
18 QR Tomio Ota 23 Japan JPN
19 QR Dodyu Patarinski 27 Bulgaria BUL
20 QR Jörg Wischmeyer 25 Germany GER
21 QR Éric Battista 27 France FRA
22 QR Hannu Rantala 24 Finland FIN
23 QR Karl Thierfelder 27 Germany GER
24 QR Jan Jaskólski 20 Poland POL
25 QR Hiroshi Shibata 25 Japan JPN
26 QR Luis Felipe Areta 18 Spain ESP
27 QR Frederico Bisson 24 Italy ITA
28 QR Herman Stokes 27 United States USA
29 QR Samuel Igun 22 Nigeria NGR
30 QR Rouhollah Rahmani 25 Iran IRI
31 QR Koji Sakurai 24 Japan JPN
32 QR A. Abdul Razzak Iraq IRQ
33 QR Ramón López 24 Cuba CUB
34 QR Muhammad Khan 26 Pakistan PAK
35 QR Konstantinos Sfikas 22 Greece GRE
36 QR Dave Norris 20 New Zealand NZL
37 QR Pedro Camacho 21 Puerto Rico PUR
38 QR Yıldıray Pağda Turkey TUR
39 QR Pierre William 31 France FRA