| Event type

110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date3 – 5 September 1960
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants36 from 21 countries

The defending champion, Lee Calhoun, was considered the favorite, having tied the world record of 13.2 only a few weeks before the Olympics. But the record he tied was set by Germany’s Martin Lauer, the 1958 European Champion, who was expected to challenge Calhoun. But that never occurred. In the final Calhoun had the best start and was never caught. Willie May (USA) closed throughout, finishing only 1/100th back at the line. Calhoun defended his gold medal, winning the two races by a combined margin of 0.04 seconds. Hayes Jones completed the US sweep, as Lauer finished fourth. This was the fourth consecutive medal sweep in the high hurdles for the US, a feat only accomplished three other times at the Olympics. Norway swept the medals in Nordic combined skiing from 1924-36, and American divers swept both the men’s and women’s springboard diving medals at six consecutive Olympics.

1413Lee CalhounUSA14.3 (1 h4)14.1 (1 h1)13.7 (1 h2)13.8 (1)Gold
2415Willie MayUSA14.0 (1 h3)13.8 (1 h3)13.7 (1 h1)13.8 (2)Silver
3414Hayes JonesUSA14.2 (1 h2)14.1 (1 h4)14.1 (2 h1)14.0 (3)Bronze
4280Martin LauerGER14.3 (1 h1)13.9 (1 h2)14.0 (2 h2)14.0 (4)
599Keith GardnerWIF14.3 (1 h5)14.3 (2 h2)14.2 (3 h1)14.4 (5)
6563Valentin ChistyakovURS14.3 (2 h3)14.3 (2 h4)14.3 (3 h2)14.6 (6)
4 h1 r3/4604Nereo SvaraITA14.9 (3 h5)14.4 (3 h4)14.3 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4118Ghulam RaziqPAK14.6 (3 h4)14.4 (3 h2)14.3 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/477Jean Baptiste OkelloUGA14.4 (2 h1)14.3 (2 h1)14.4 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4316Stanko LorgerYUG14.4 (2 h5)14.4 (3 h3)14.5 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4564Nikolay BerezutskyURS14.3 (2 h2)14.4 (3 h1)14.6 (6 h1)
AC h2 r3/4562Anatoly MikhaylovURS14.4 (1 h6)13.9 (2 h3)– (AC h2)
4 h1 r2/4606Giovanni CornacchiaITA14.6 (3 h1)14.5 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/4476Edmond RoudnitskaFRA14.4 (2 h4)14.5 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/474Aggrey AworiUGA15.2 (4 h6)14.8 (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/4527Roman MuzykPOL14.8 (3 h6)14.5 (4 h4)
5 h1 r2/4639Peter HildrethGBR14.8 (4 h4)14.6 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4317Milad PetrušićYUG14.6 (3 h2)14.6 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4281Klaus GerbigGER14.7 (4 h3)14.8 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4640Bob BirrellGBR14.7 (3 h3)14.6 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4282Karl-Ernst SchottesGER14.8 (2 h6)14.6 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4605Paolo ZamboniITA14.7 (4 h2)14.9 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4641Vic MatthewsGBR14.9 (4 h5)15.0 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4475Marcel DuriezFRA14.7 (4 h1)15.0 (6 h4)
5 h1 r1/4177Seraphino AntaoKEN15.0 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/415John ChittickAUS14.7 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/450Saka OlokoNGR14.9 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/4332Georgios MarsellosGRE14.8 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/4693Jagmohan SinghIND15.2 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/4477Jacques DeprezFRA17.1 (5 h6)
6 h1 r1/4665Çetin ŞahinerTUR15.6 (6 h1)
6 h3 r1/425Nazzar Al-JamaliIRQ15.8 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4388Pétur RögnvaldssonISL15.2 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/4119Abdul MalikPAK15.4 (6 h5)
AC h2 r1/45Abdul WardakAFG– (AC h2)
AC h4 r1/461Isaac ElieSUD– (AC h4)
DNS188Eef KamerbeekNED– (DNS h6)

Round One (3 September 1960 — 9:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Martin LauerGER14.314.45Q
25Jean Baptiste OkelloUGA14.414.59Q
32Giovanni CornacchiaITA14.614.77Q
44Marcel DuriezFRA14.714.90Q
53Seraphino AntaoKEN15.015.13
61Çetin ŞahinerTUR15.615.75

Heat Two

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Hayes JonesUSA14.214.32Q
23Nikolay BerezutskyURS14.314.50Q
35Milad PetrušićYUG14.614.74Q
46Paolo ZamboniITA14.714.82Q
52John ChittickAUS14.714.86
AC1Abdul WardakAFGDNF

Heat Three

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Willie MayUSA14.014.16Q
23Valentin ChistyakovURS14.314.45Q
31Bob BirrellGBR14.714.82Q
44Klaus GerbigGER14.714.87Q
56Saka OlokoNGR14.915.04
62Nazzar Al-JamaliIRQ15.815.99

Heat Four

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Lee CalhounUSA14.314.37Q
22Edmond RoudnitskaFRA14.414.53Q
31Ghulam RaziqPAK14.614.68Q
46Peter HildrethGBR14.814.90Q
57Georgios MarsellosGRE14.814.92
64Pétur RögnvaldssonISL15.215.38

Heat Five

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Keith GardnerWIF14.314.46Q
24Stanko LorgerYUG14.414.56Q
35Nereo SvaraITA14.915.03Q
41Vic MatthewsGBR14.915.07Q
53Jagmohan SinghIND15.215.34
62Abdul MalikPAK15.415.52

Heat Six

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Anatoly MikhaylovURS14.414.53Q
25Karl-Ernst SchottesGER14.814.90Q
33Roman MuzykPOL14.814.94Q
46Aggrey AworiUGA15.215.36Q
52Jacques DeprezFRA17.117.24
DNS1Eef KamerbeekNED

Quarter-Finals (3 September 1960 — 18:10)

Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1413Lee CalhounUSA14.114.16Q
277Jean Baptiste OkelloUGA14.314.48Q
3564Nikolay BerezutskyURS14.414.57Q
4606Giovanni CornacchiaITA14.514.68
5639Peter HildrethGBR14.614.78
6282Karl-Ernst SchottesGER14.614.81

Heat Two

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1280Martin LauerGER13.914.06Q
299Keith GardnerWIF14.314.45Q
3118Ghulam RaziqPAK14.414.51Q
4476Edmond RoudnitskaFRA14.514.66
5317Milad PetrušićYUG14.614.71
6605Paolo ZamboniITA14.915.02

Heat Three

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1415Willie MayUSA13.813.92Q
2562Anatoly MikhaylovURS13.914.02Q
3316Stanko LorgerYUG14.414.56Q
474Aggrey AworiUGA14.814.94
5281Klaus GerbigGER14.814.97
6641Vic MatthewsGBR15.015.12

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1414Hayes JonesUSA14.114.19Q
2563Valentin ChistyakovURS14.314.51Q
3604Nereo SvaraITA14.414.59Q
4527Roman MuzykPOL14.514.68
5640Bob BirrellGBR14.614.78
6475Marcel DuriezFRA15.015.19

Semi-Finals (5 September 1960 — 15:15)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Willie MayUSA13.713.87Q
26Hayes JonesUSA14.114.22Q
32Keith GardnerWIF14.214.32Q
45Nereo SvaraITA14.314.50
53Jean Baptiste OkelloUGA14.414.59
61Nikolay BerezutskyURS14.614.69

Heat Two

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Lee CalhounUSA13.713.88Q
24Martin LauerGER14.014.13Q
33Valentin ChistyakovURS14.314.46Q
45Ghulam RaziqPAK14.314.49
52Stanko LorgerYUG14.514.83
AC6Anatoly MikhaylovURSDNF

Final (5 September 1960 — 16:45)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Lee CalhounUSA13.813.98
21Willie MayUSA13.813.99
36Hayes JonesUSA14.014.17
43Martin LauerGER14.014.20
54Keith GardnerWIF14.414.55
65Valentin ChistyakovURS14.614.71