1960 Summer Olympics medal table
|1960 Summer Olympics|
The 1960 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees ranked by the number of medals won during the 1960 Summer Olympics, held in Rome, Italy from August 25 to September 11, 1960. A total of 5,338 athletes from 83 countries participated in these Games, competing in 150 events in 17 sports.1 The bronze medal Iraq's Abdul Wahid Aziz won in men's lightweight weightlifting is the only Olympic medal (Summer or Winter) Iraq has ever won, currently the longest drought for any country who has won at least one Olympic medal.
Athletes from 44 countries won at least one medal, leaving 39 countries in blank in the medal table. The Soviet Union was the country which conquered the highest number of gold medals (43), silver medals (29), bronze medals (31) and overall medals (103). British West Indies, Republic of China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Morocco, and Singapore won the first medals in their Olympic history.23
The countries are ranked by the number of gold medals won by the athletes of that country. If countries are tied, first the number of silver medals is taken into consideration and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.
A total of 150 events in 17 sports were awarded in Rome.5 In gymnastics, two extra gold medals were awarded in the men's pommel horse and long horse vault events because of ties and more bronze medal was awarded in the Rings event. Because of this, two less silver medals were awarded, but an extra silver was awarded in the women's high jump. In the boxing events, two bronze medals were awarded in each weight class, so the total number of bronze medals is greater than the total number of gold and silver medals.6
Host nation (Italy)
|1||Soviet Union (URS)||43||29||31||103|
|2||United States (USA)||34||21||16||71|
|12||Great Britain (GBR)||2||6||12||20|
|14||New Zealand (NZL)||2||0||1||3|
|South Africa (RSA)||0||1||2||3|
|United Arab Republic (EGY)||0||1||1||2|
|Republic of China (ROC)||0||1||0||1|
|British West Indies (BWI)||0||0||2||2|
|Total (44 NOCs)||152||149||160||461|
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