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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 3, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960

Gold: USA Wilma Rudolph
Silver: GER Jutta Heine
Bronze: GBR Dorothy Hyman


In July 1960 American Wilma Rudolph ran 22.9 to win the AAU Championships and break the world record. After a very easy win in the 100, she was a heavy favorite to win the 200 as well. In round one she broke the Olympic record with 23.2. Her 200 final gold medal in 24.0 was run against a heavy wind. Three days later she anchored the USA 4x100 relay team to a gold medal, her third of the Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wilma Rudolph 20 United States USA Gold
2 Jutta Heine 19 Germany GER Silver
3 Dorothy Hyman 19 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Mariya Itkina 28 Soviet Union URS
5 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta 23 Poland POL
6 Giuseppina Leone 25 Italy ITA
4 h1 r2/3 Norma Croker-Fleming 25 Australia AUS
4 h2 r2/3 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer 28 Germany GER
5 h1 r2/3 Jenny Smart 17 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/3 Lucinda Williams 23 United States USA
6 h1 r2/3 Valentyna Maslovska 23 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r2/3 Celina Jesionowska 26 Poland POL
7 h1 r2/3 Catherine Capdevielle 21 France FRA
3 h1 r1/3 Hannelore Raepke 24 Germany GER
3 h2 r1/3 Ulla-Britt Wieslander 18 Sweden SWE
3 h3 r1/3 Alena Stolzová 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 h4 r1/3 Antónia Munkácsi 21 Hungary HUN
3 h5 r1/3 Eleanor Haslam 20 Canada CAN
4 h1 r1/3 Pat Duggan 22 Australia AUS
4 h2 r1/3 Jean Hiscock 21 Great Britain GBR
4 h3 r1/3 Lyudmila Ignatyeva-Samotyosova 20 Soviet Union URS
4 h4 r1/3 Mona Sulaiman 18 Philippines PHI
4 h5 r1/3 Ernestine Pollards 18 United States USA
4 h6 r1/3 Halina Richter-Górecka-Herrmann 22 Poland POL
5 h2 r1/3 Ilana Karaszyk 22 Israel ISR
5 h3 r1/3 Val Morgan 16 New Zealand NZL
5 h5 r1/3 Olga Å ikovec 27 Yugoslavia YUG
5 h6 r1/3 Maeve Kyle 31 Ireland IRL
6 h6 r1/3 Erzsébet Bartos-Heldt 19 Hungary HUN