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1960 Winter Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1960 Winter Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1960 Winter 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 Winter 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 is made up of a variety of athletes, including Veikko Hakulinen and Knut Johannesen.

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

    Anne Heggtveit

    Women's Slalom

    Date Of Birth1939-01-11

    Place Of BirthOttawa,Canada,Ontario,Ottawa Valley,North America

    NationalityCanada

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 2

    Carol Heiss

    Women's Singles

    Date Of Birth1940-01-20

    Place Of BirthNew York City,United States of America,New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFigure Skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics -Women Singles,Figure Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics -Women's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1956 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 3

    David Jenkins

    Figure skating - Men's singles

    Date Of Birth1936-06-29

    Place Of BirthAkron,United States of America,Ohio,Summit County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFigure Skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles,Figure Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1956 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 4

    Ernst Hinterseer

    Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom, Men's Slalom

    Date Of Birth1932-02-27

    Place Of BirthKitzbühel,Austria,Tyrol,Tyrol,Earth

    NationalityAustria

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's Giant Slalom,Alpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 5

    Georg Thoma

    Men's Nordic Combined, Individual

    Date Of Birth1937-08-20

    Place Of BirthHinterzarten,Germany,Baden-Württemberg,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionNordic Combined at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Individual,Nordic Combined at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 6

    Håkon Brusveen

    Men's Cross-Country, 15 km

    Date Of Birth1927-07-15

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 15km

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 7

    Heidi Biebl

    Women's Downhill

    Date Of Birth1941-02-17

    Place Of BirthOberstaufen,Germany,Bavaria,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 8

    Helga Haase

    Women's 500 m, Women's 1000m

    Date Of Birth1934-06-09

    Place Of BirthGdańsk,Poland,Pomeranian Voivodeship,Earth,Europe

    NationalityGermany,China

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 500m,Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 9

    Helmut Recknagel

    Men's Large hill individual

    Date Of Birth1937-03-20

    Place Of BirthSteinbach-Hallenberg,Germany,Thuringia,Europe,Western Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSki Jumping at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Large Hill

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 10

    Jean Vuarnet

    Men's Downhill

    Date Of Birth1933-01-18

    Place Of BirthLe Bardo,Tunisia,Tunis Governorate,Arab world,Earth

    NationalityFrance

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's Downhill

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 11

    Josef Stiegler

    Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom, Men's Slalom

    Date Of Birth1937-04-20

    Place Of BirthLienz,Austria,Tyrol,Earth,Europe

    NationalityAustria

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's Giant Slalom,Alpine Skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Men's Slalom,Alpine Skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Men's Giant Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal,Bronze medal

  • 12

    Kalevi Hämäläinen

    Men's Cross-country, 50km

    Date Of Birth1932-12-13

    Place Of BirthJuva,Finland,Europe,Scandinavia,Earth

    NationalityFinland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 50km

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 13

    Klara Guseva

    Women's 1000m

    Date Of Birth1937-03-08

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

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 1000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 14

    Klas Lestander

    Men's 20 km Individual

    Date Of Birth1931-04-18

    Place Of BirthArjeplog,Sweden,Norrbotten County,Swedish Lapland,Arjeplog Municipality

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionBiathlon at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 20km Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 15

    Knut Johannesen

    Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m

    Date Of Birth1933-11-06

    Place Of BirthOslo,Norway,Earth,Europe,Scandinavia

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m,Speed Skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m,Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m,Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m,Speed Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Winter Olympics,1956 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal,Bronze medal

  • 16

    Lidia Skoblikova

    Women's 1500m, Women's 3000 m

    Date Of Birth1939-03-08

    Place Of BirthZlatoust,Russia,Chelyabinsk Oblast,Europe,Asia

    NationalityRussia,Soviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000m,Speed Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Women's 500m,Speed Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Women's 3000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 17

    Ljubov Kozyreva

    Women's 10 km

    Date Of Birth1929-08-27

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

    NationalityRussia,Soviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross Country Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Women's 10km,Cross Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 10km

    Olympic Medalist Games1956 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 18

    Maria Gusakova

    Women's 10 km

    Date Of Birth1931-02-02

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

    NationalityRussia,Soviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Women's 10km,Cross Country Skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Women's 10km

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

  • 19

    Roald Aas

    Men's 1500m

    Date Of Birth1928-03-25

    Place Of BirthOslo,Norway,Earth,Europe,Scandinavia

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics - Men's 1500m,Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 1500m

    Olympic Medalist Games1952 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 20

    Roger Staub

    Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom

    Date Of Birth1936-07-01

    Place Of BirthArosa,Switzerland,Plessur,Schanfigg,Earth

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's Giant Slalom

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 21

    Sixten Jernberg

    Men's Cross-country, 50km

    Date Of Birth1929-02-06

    Place Of BirthMalung,Sweden,Dalarna County,Dalarna,Malung Municipality

    NationalitySweden

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's 50km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's 15km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's 30km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 15km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 30km

    Olympic Medalist Games1956 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal,Bronze medal

  • 22

    Sjoukje Dijkstra

    Women's Singles

    Date Of Birth1942-01-28

    Place Of BirthBoarnsterhim,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,Friesland,Europe

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFigure Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics -Women's Singles,Figure Skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics -Women's Singles

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 23

    Tormod Knutsen

    Men's Nordic Combined, Individual

    Date Of Birth1932-01-07

    Place Of BirthEidsvoll,Norway,Akershus,Earth,Europe

    NationalityNorway

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionNordic Combined at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Individual,Nordic Combined at the 1964 Winter Olympics - Individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics,1964 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 24

    Veikko Hakulinen

    Men's Cross-country, 30km

    Date Of Birth1925-01-04

    NationalityFinland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCross-Country Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's 30km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics - Men's 50km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 15km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 50km,Cross-Country Skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics - Men's 50 km

    Olympic Medalist Games1956 Winter Olympics,1960 Winter Olympics,1952 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal,Bronze medal

  • 25

    Viktor Kosichkin

    Speed skating - Men's 5000m, Men's 10000m

    Date Of Birth1938-02-25

    NationalityRussia,Soviet Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSpeed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m,Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal