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Swimming at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: September 2, 1960

Gold: USA Mike Troy
Silver: AUS Neville Hayes
Bronze: USA Dave Gillanders


This event was on the Olympic program for only the second time, having been added in 1956. By the time of the Rome Olympics, [Mike Troy] of the USA had set the last five world records, lowering the mark from 2:19.0 in July 1959 to 2:13.2 set at the 1960 US Trials in Detroit. Although he had lost the 1959 Pan American Games to his countryman, [Dave Gillanders], he was heavily favored in Rome and did not disappoint, winning the final easily in another world record time of 2:12.8, with Gillanders placing third, behind Australia’s [Neville Hayes]. Troy later served with the Navy in Vietnam, where he was decorated for valor.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mike Troy 19 United States USA Gold WR
2 Neville Hayes 16 Australia AUS Silver
3 Dave Gillanders 21 United States USA Bronze
4 Fritz Dennerlein 24 Italy ITA
5 Haruo Yoshimuta 20 Japan JPN
6 Kevin Berry 15 Australia AUS
7 Valentin Kuzmin 19 Soviet Union URS
8 Kenzo Izutsu 19 Japan JPN
5 h1 r2/3 Eulalio Ríos 25 Mexico MEX
5 h2 r2/3 Pavel Pazdírek 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h1 r2/3 Grigory Kiselyov 22 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r2/3 Jürgen Bachmann 18 Germany GER
7 h1 r2/3 Luis Nicolao 16 Argentina ARG
7 h2 r2/3 Alexandru Popescu 24 Romania ROU
8 h1 r2/3 Ian Blyth 17 Great Britain GBR
AC h2 r2/3 Ilkka Suvanto 17 Finland FIN DNF
4 h2 r1/3 Håkan Bengtsson 18 Sweden SWE
3 h5 r1/3 Fernando Fanjul 18 Argentina ARG
4 h3 r1/3 Amir Hussin Hamsain 18 Philippines PHI
4 h4 r1/3 Henri Vidil 19 France FRA
4 h5 r1/3 László Kiss 19 Hungary HUN
5 h2 r1/3 Wolfgang Sieber 22 Germany GER
5 h3 r1/3 Luís Vaz Jorge 16 Portugal POR
5 h4 r1/3 Heriberto de la Fe 19 Spain ESP
5 h5 r1/3 José Vicente León 16 Spain ESP
6 h1 r1/3 Giampiero Fossati 16 Italy ITA
6 h2 r1/3 Gerrit Korteweg 23 Netherlands NED
6 h3 r1/3 Aldo Perseke 17 Brazil BRA
6 h4 r1/3 Ahiron Radjae 17 Philippines PHI
6 h5 r1/3 Veljko Rogošić 19 Yugoslavia YUG
7 h1 r1/3 Bert Sitters 18 Netherlands NED
7 h2 r1/3 Cam Grout 20 Canada CAN
7 h3 r1/3 Lovro Radonjić 34 Yugoslavia YUG
7 h5 r1/3 Fong Seow Hor 23 Malaya MAL