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1960 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1960 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1960 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. List includes Muhammad Ali, Boris Shakhlin and more.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1960 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.
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  • 1

    Abdon Pamich

    Men's 50km walk

    Date Of Birth1933-10-03

    Place Of BirthRijeka,Europe,Croatia,Primorje-Gorski Kotar County,Earth

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 km walk,Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's 50km Walk

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 2
    Abebe Bikila

    Abebe Bikila

    Men's Marathon

    Date Of Birth1932-08-07

    NationalityEthiopia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon,Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 3

    Ahmet Bilek

    Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Flyweight -52kg

    Date Of Birth1932

    Place Of BirthManisa,Turkey,Aegean Region,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Flyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 4
    Al Oerter

    Al Oerter

    Men's Discus throw

    Date Of Birth1936-09-19

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw,athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's Discus Throw,Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw,Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 5
    Albert Azaryan

    Albert Azaryan

    Men's Rings

    Date Of Birth1929-02-11

    Place Of BirthYerevan,Armenia,Earth,Asia

    NationalityArmenia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's rings,Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's rings

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 6

    Aleksandr Kurynov

    Men's Weightlifting, Middleweight 67.5-75kg

    Date Of Birth1934-07-08

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWeightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's Middleweight 67.5-75 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 7

    Aleksei Gushchin

    Men's 50m pistol

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre Pistol

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 8

    Anita Lonsborough

    Women's 200m breaststroke

    Date Of Birth1941-08-10

    NationalityEngland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 9

    Antonina Seredina

    Women's K-1 500m (kayak single)

    Date Of Birth1929-12-23

    Place Of BirthTver,Russia,Europe,Asia,North Eurasia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCanoeing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Women's K-1 500 metres

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 10

    Arkady Vorobyov

    Men's Weightlifting, Light Heavyweight 75-82.5kg

    Date Of Birth1924-10-03

    Place Of BirthTambov Oblast,Russia,Europe,Asia,North Eurasia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWeightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Light Heavyweight 75-82.5 kg,Weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's Middle Heavyweight 82.5-90 kg,Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's Middle Heavyweight 82.5-90 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games1952 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 11

    Armin Hary

    Men's Athletics, 100m

    Date Of Birth1937-03-22

    Place Of BirthQuierschied,Germany,Saarland,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 12
    Avtandil Koridze

    Avtandil Koridze

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Lightweight 62-67 kg

    Date Of Birth1935-04-15

    Place Of BirthTbilisi,Georgia,Europe,Asia,North Caucasus

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Lightweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 13
    Bill Mulliken

    Bill Mulliken

    Men's 200m breaststroke

    Date Of Birth1939-08-27

    Place Of BirthUrbana,United States of America,Illinois,Champaign County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 14

    Bill Nieder

    Men's Shot put

    Date Of Birth1933-08-10

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's shot put,Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's shot put

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 15
    Bohumil Němeček

    Bohumil Němeček

    Men's Boxing, Light Welterweight 60-63.5

    Date Of Birth1938-01-02

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBoxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Light Welterweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 16

    Boris Lagutin

    Men's boxing, Light Middleweight 67-71kg

    Date Of Birth1938-06-24

    Place Of BirthMoscow,Russia,Soviet Union,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBoxing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Light middleweight,Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Light Middleweight,Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Light Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1968 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 17
    Boris Shakhlin

    Boris Shakhlin

    Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round

    Date Of Birth1932-01-27

    Place Of BirthIshim,Russia,Tyumen Oblast,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's Horizontal Bar,Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's rings,Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's horizontal bar

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal,Bronze medal

  • 18

    Carolyn Schuler

    Women's 100m butterfly

    Date Of Birth1943-01-05

    Place Of BirthSan Francisco,United States of America,California,San Francisco Peninsula

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 19
    Charles Vinci

    Charles Vinci

    Men's Weightlifting, Bantamweight -56kg

    Date Of Birth1933-02-28

    Place Of BirthCleveland,United States of America,Ohio,Cuyahoga County,Bay Village

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWeightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's Bantamweight -56 kg,Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's Bantamweight -56 kg

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 20

    Chris von Saltza

    Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 400m freestyle

    Date Of Birth1944-01-03

    Place Of BirthSan Francisco,United States of America,California,San Francisco Peninsula

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 21

    Dallas Long

    Men's Shot put

    Date Of Birth1940-06-13

    Place Of BirthPine Bluff,United States of America,Arkansas,Jefferson County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's shot put,Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's shot put

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 22
    Dana Zátopková

    Dana Zátopková

    Women's Javelin throw

    Date Of Birth1922-09-19

    Place Of BirthKarviná,Czech Republic,Earth,Europe,Central Europe

    NationalityCzech Republic

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Women's javelin throw,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Women's Javelin Throw

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 23

    David Theile

    Men's 100m backstroke

    Date Of Birth1938-01-17

    Place Of BirthMaryborough,Australia,Queensland,Earth,Oceania

    NationalityAustralia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke,Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre backstroke

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 24
    Dawn Fraser

    Dawn Fraser

    Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 400m freestyle

    Date Of Birth1937-09-04

    Place Of BirthBalmain,Australia,Sydney,New South Wales,Earth

    NationalityAustralia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 25
    Dimitar Dobrev

    Dimitar Dobrev

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Middleweight 73-79kg

    Date Of Birth1931-04-14

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Greco-Roman Middleweight,Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Greco-Roman Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal