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Javelin Throw, Men

Date7 – 8 September 1960
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants28 from 18 countries

The world record holder in 1960 was American Al Cantello, who had thrown 86.04 (282-3½) in 1959 in Compton, California. Cantello was AAU Champion in 1959-60 and was considered a contender for a medal, but would place only 10th. The top European was Janusz Sidło, 1954 and 1958 European Champion, 1956 Olympic silver medalist, and a former world record holder. He also had problems in Roma, placing eighth. The gold medal went to Soviet Viktor Tsybulenko who won by over five metres with his first round throw of 84.64 (277-8¼). It was his only major international title, but he would win silver at the 1962 European Championships.

1588Viktor TsybulenkoURS79.70 (3)84.64 (1)Gold
2308Walter KrügerGER78.81 (4)79.36 (2)Silver
3209Gergely KulcsárHUN74.40 (13)78.57 (3)Bronze
4512Väinö KuismaFIN75.93 (7)78.40 (4)
5689Willy RasmussenNOR77.95 (5)78.36 (5)
6357Knut FredrikssonSWE75.28 (8)78.33 (6)
7690Zbigniew RadziwonowiczPOL74.86 (10)77.31 (7)
8543Janusz SidłoPOL85.14 (1)76.46 (8)
9619Carlo LievoreITA74.82 (11)75.21 (9)
10442Al CantelloUSA79.72 (2)74.70 (10)
11587Mart PaamaURS76.36 (6)74.56 (11)
12306Hermann SalomonGER75.12 (9)74.11 (12)
12 r1/2690Terje PedersenNOR74.67 (12)– (DNS)
14 r1/2589Ivan SivoplyasovURS73.85 (14)
15 r1/2487Michel MacquetFRA73.74 (15)
16 r1/2307Erich AhrendtGER73.29 (16)
17 r1/2691Egil DanielsenNOR72.93 (17)
18 r1/2488Léon SyrovatskiFRA71.59 (18)
19 r1/2230Urs von WartburgSUI71.56 (19)
20 r1/2126Muhammad NawazPAK70.05 (20)
21 r1/2341Myron AnyfantakisGRE69.53 (21)
22 r1/2217Alexandru BizimROU68.92 (22)
23 r1/2440Bill AlleyUSA68.66 (23)
24 r1/2675Baruch FeinbergISR68.24 (24)
25 r1/2441Terry BeucherUSA68.11 (25)
26 r1/2459Alfonso de AndrésESP60.84 (26)
27 r1/230Salah Abdul Hamid MajidIRQ57.52 (27)
28 r1/25Abdul WardakAFG54.20 (28)

Qualifying Round (7 September 1960)

All those reaching 74.00 metres advanced to the final.

1Janusz SidłoPOL85.14Q
2Al CantelloUSA79.72Q
3Viktor TsybulenkoURS79.70Q
4Walter KrügerGER78.81Q
5Willy RasmussenNOR77.95Q
6Mart PaamaURS76.36Q
7Väinö KuismaFIN75.93Q
8Knut FredrikssonSWE75.28Q
9Hermann SalomonGER75.12Q
10Zbigniew RadziwonowiczPOL74.86Q
11Carlo LievoreITA74.82Q
12Terje PedersenNOR74.67Q
13Gergely KulcsárHUN74.40Q
14Ivan SivoplyasovURS73.85
15Michel MacquetFRA73.74
16Erich AhrendtGER73.29
17Egil DanielsenNOR72.93
18Léon SyrovatskiFRA71.59
19Urs von WartburgSUI71.56
20Muhammad NawazPAK70.05
21Myron AnyfantakisGRE69.53
22Alexandru BizimROU68.92
23Bill AlleyUSA68.66
24Baruch FeinbergISR68.24
25Terry BeucherUSA68.11
26Alfonso de AndrésESP60.84
27Salah Abdul Hamid MajidIRQ57.52
28Abdul WardakAFG54.20

Qualifying Round, Group A (7 September 1960 — 9:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
13Janusz SidłoPOL85.1485.14--
214Viktor TsybulenkoURS79.7067.5079.70-
34Walter KrügerGER78.8163.9378.81-
49Willy RasmussenNOR77.9573.8077.95×
56Knut FredrikssonSWE75.2867.2175.28×
613Zbigniew RadziwonowiczPOL74.8674.86--
72Terje PedersenNOR74.6774.67--
81Egil DanielsenNOR72.9369.2672.6672.93
910Erich AhrendtGER73.2972.9973.2971.60
105Myron AnyfantakisGRE69.5359.4069.53×
118Alexandru BizimROU68.9268.9267.1057.90
1212Bill AlleyUSA68.6662.0267.3668.66
1311Alfonso de AndrésESP60.8459.8460.8454.70
147Abdul WardakAFG54.2053.6454.20×

Qualifying Round, Group B (7 September 1960 — 9:45)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
113Al CantelloUSA79.72×69.6979.72
23Mart PaamaURS76.3668.6976.36-
31Väinö KuismaFIN75.9375.93--
47Hermann SalomonGER75.1269.5775.12-
514Carlo LievoreITA74.8274.82--
65Gergely KulcsárHUN74.4074.40--
76Ivan SivoplyasovURS73.8560.6573.8571.93
812Michel MacquetFRA73.7473.74×69.15
910Léon SyrovatskiFRA71.5967.8171.5971.54
108Urs von WartburgSUI71.5671.56×68.92
112Muhammad NawazPAK70.05×70.0567.40
1211Baruch FeinbergISR68.2468.2462.8165.94
139Terry BeucherUSA68.11×61.5968.11
144Salah Abdul Hamid MajidIRQ57.5257.5254.1852.25

Final Round (8 September 1960 — 15:30)

17Viktor TsybulenkoURS84.6484.6476.5976.46×67.73×
23Walter KrügerGER79.3679.3666.5171.2975.2372.62×
310Gergely KulcsárHUN78.5778.5777.6068.5673.20××
48Väinö KuismaFIN78.4078.4074.0874.4567.7576.3874.69
55Willy RasmussenNOR78.36×67.6278.36××69.55
64Knut FredrikssonSWE78.3369.7078.3364.2972.5378.0168.51
76Zbigniew RadziwonowiczPOL77.3173.5877.3174.47
82Janusz SidłoPOL76.4676.4676.4371.93
913Carlo LievoreITA75.2164.4372.4775.21
1012Al CantelloUSA74.7074.7071.0071.10
119Mart PaamaURS74.5674.5672.5970.43
1211Hermann SalomonGER74.1174.11×72.95
DNS1Terje PedersenNOR