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Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 1, 1960
Date Finished: September 3, 1960

Gold: POL Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak
Silver: URS Nikolay Sokolov
Bronze: URS Semyon Rzhishchin


The favorite was Poland’s [Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak] who had set the world record of 8:31.4 in June 1960. That broke the mark of his countryman, [Jerzy Chromik], who was the 1958 European Champion. Krzyszkowiak had won the 5K and 10K at that meet but had now turned to the steeplechase. In the final, Soviet [Nikolay Sokolov] led at the bell but was easily run down by Krzyszkowiak.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak 31 Poland POL Gold OR
2 Nikolay Sokolov 29 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Semyon Rzhishchin 27 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Gaston Roelants 23 Belgium BEL
5 Gunnar Karlsson-Tjörnebo 33 Sweden SWE
6 Ludwig Müller 28 Germany GER
7 Deacon Jones 25 United States USA
8 Aleksey Konov 22 Soviet Union URS
AC Hans Hüneke 26 Germany GER
4 h1 r1/2 Georgios Papavasileiou 29 Greece GRE
4 h2 r1/2 George Young 23 United States USA
4 h3 r1/2 Hermann Buhl 25 Germany GER
5 h1 r1/2 Phil Coleman 29 United States USA
5 h2 r1/2 Bohumír Zháňal 28 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 h3 r1/2 Lage Tedenby 23 Sweden SWE
6 h1 r1/2 Vlastimil Brlica 31 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h2 r1/2 Dave Chapman 24 Great Britain GBR
6 h3 r1/2 Franc Hafner 24 Yugoslavia YUG
7 h1 r1/2 Attila Simon 21 Hungary HUN
7 h2 r1/2 Pentti Karvonen 29 Finland FIN
7 h3 r1/2 Jerzy Chromik 29 Poland POL
8 h1 r1/2 Guy Texereau 25 France FRA
8 h2 r1/2 José Fernández 27 Spain ESP
8 h3 r1/2 Michael Palmer 24 Great Britain GBR
9 h1 r1/2 Walter Kammermann 28 Switzerland SUI
9 h2 r1/2 Mubarak Shah 30 Pakistan PAK
9 h3 r1/2 Gerhart Hecker 26 Hungary HUN
10 h1 r1/2 Eric Shirley 31 Great Britain GBR
10 h2 r1/2 Alfredo Tinoco 26 Mexico MEX
10 h3 r1/2 Cahit Önel 32 Turkey TUR
11 h1 r1/2 Joaquim Ferreira 23 Portugal POR
11 h3 r1/2 Mohamed Lahcen Morocco MAR