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Equestrianism at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Equestrianism at the 1960 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Federal Equestrian Centre, Pratoni del Vivaro; Siena Square, Villa Borghese, Roma
Date Started: September 6, 1960
Date Finished: September 10, 1960
Format: Four rider teams, best three scores to count for the team total. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: SUI Switzerland
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

This event was different as it was contested with four riders for the first time, with only the top three total scores to count towards the team score. In the opening dressage phase Sweden led, followed by the Soviet Union and then Germany. As always, the endurance phase is critical in the three-day event, and Australia won this phase by a large margin to take an almost insurmountable lead into jumping, but Australia’s Brian Crago did not finish the endurance phase, which meant that all three Australian riders had to take part and finish the jumping for them to win. This meant that Bill Roycroft would have to start, but Roycroft sustained a concussion and a broken collarbone in the endurance competition, and was hospitalized. He insisted on leaving the hospital and riding the next day in the jumping and helped Australia win the gold medal. Australia was led by Lawrence Morgan and Neale Lavis, who finished 1-2 in the individual event.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Australia AUS Gold -128.18
2 Switzerland SUI Silver -386.02
3 France FRA Bronze -515.71
4 Great Britain GBR -516.21
5 Italy ITA -528.21
6 Ireland IRL -674.00
AC Argentina ARG DNF
AC Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Canada CAN DNF
AC Denmark DEN DNF
AC Germany GER DNF
AC Poland POL DNF
AC Portugal POR DNF
AC Romania ROU DNF
AC Spain ESP DNF
AC Soviet Union URS DNF
AC Sweden SWE DNF
AC United States USA DNF