Australia at 1960 Rome Summer Olympic Games

Australia sent 189 athletes (160 men and 29 women) to the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics. They competed in 122 events in 17 Olympic sports. Australian athletes have competed in all of the Summer Olympic Games since the games started.

In Equestrian Laurie Morgan won 2 gold and Neale Lavis won 1 gold, 1 silver medals. In Swimming Dawn Fraser won 1 gold, 2 silver and Murray Rose won 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze, and John Konrads won 1 gold, 2 bronze medals.

Host 1st 2nd 3rd Dates
XVII 1960  Italy  Rome 8 8 6 25 Aug – 11 Sep

The following records are Australians who won gold, silver or bronze medals at the 1960 Olympic Games.

Ian Johnston was the youngest athlete for Australia (13 years 75 days) and Harold Brooke oldest (61 years 28 days). The Roma Summer Games had 5,351 athletes (4,738 men and 613 women) from 83 countries.

1960 Rome Italy

Sport Event Competitors
1st Athletics Men’s 1500metres Herb Elliott
1st Equestrian 3-day event individual competition Lawrence Morgan
1st Equestrian 3-day event team competition Lawrence Morgan, Bill Roycroft, Neale Lavis
1st Swimming Women’s 100m freestyle Dawn Fraser
1st Swimming Men’s 100m backstroke David Theile
1st Swimming Men’s 100m freestyle John Devitt
1st Swimming Men’s 400m freestyle Murray Rose
1st Swimming Men’s 1500m freestyle John Konrads
2nd Athletics Women’s 800m Brenda Jones
2nd Athletics Men’s 20 km walk Noel Freeman
2nd Equestrian 3-day event individual competition Neale Lavis
2nd Swimming Women’s 4x100m medley relay Dawn Fraser, Janice Andrew, Marilyn Wilson, Rosemary Lassig
2nd Swimming Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay Dawn Fraser, Alva Colquhoun, Lorraine Crapp, Ilsa Konrads
2nd Swimming Men’s 200m butterfly Neville Hayes
2nd Swimming Men’s 1500m freestyle Murray Rose
2nd Swimming Men’s 4x100m medley relay Terry Gathercole, Neville Hayes, David Theile, Geoffrey Shipton
3rd Athletics Men’s 10,000m David Power
3rd Boxing Men’s bantamweight Oliver Taylor
3rd Boxing Men’s light heavyweight Tony Madigan
3rd Swimming Women’s 100m butterfly Janice Andrew
3rd Swimming Men’s 400m freestyle John Konrads
3rd Swimming Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay Murray Rose, John Devitt, David Dickson, John Konrads

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