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Sprint, Men

Date17 – 18 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationHachioji Jitenshakyogijo, Hachioji, Tokyo
Participants39 from 22 countries
Format1,000 metres.
Olympic Record 2 / Sante Gaiardoni ITA / 29 August 1960

Thirty-nine riders started the first round of the match sprint, representing 22 nations. France’s Pierre Trentin was favored, having won the World Championship earlier in the year in Paris, after placing third in the event in 1962-63. At the 1964 Worlds, Trentin had defeated his teammate, Daniel Morelon, in the final, with third-place going to Italy’s Sergio Bianchetto (ITA), who had won Olympic gold in 1960 in the tandem. Those three made the semi-finals, where they were joined by the surprising Italian, Giovanni Pettenella. Little known before the Tokyo Olympics, he had already earned a silver medal in the kilometer, behind Belgium’s Patrick Sercu. Sercu, the 1963 World Sprint Champion, competed in this event as well, but was defeated in two straight races in the quarters by Pettenella.

The first semi matched Trentin and Pettenella. Trentin won the first race, and looked to have won the second but was disqualified for interference. Pettenella won the rubber match to advance to the final. The other semi also went three races, with Bianchetto edging Morelon in the final race. The final was not close. Pettenella won comfortably, easing up in both races. Morelon won the bronze medal, after losing the first race to Trentin, by sweeping the final two races. It was the first of four consecutive medals that Morelon would win in this event, including two gold medals in 1968 and 1972. Pettenella was a true shooting star, with few palmares before or after the Tokyo Olympics. As a professional his only podium finish in the World Championships came in 1968, when he placed third in the sprint.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Giovanni PettenellaITAGold
2Sergio BianchettoITASilver
3Daniel MorelonFRABronze
4Pierre TrentinFRA
=5Willi FuggererGER
=5Patrick SercuBEL
=5Mario VanegasCOL
=5Zbysław ZającPOL
2 h1 r6/9Valery KhitrovURS
2 h2 r6/9Omar Pkhak'adzeURS
2 h1 r5/9Karl BartonGBR
2 h2 r5/9Ulrich SchillingerGER
2 h3 r5/9Thomas HarrisonAUS
2 h4 r5/9Ivan KučírekTCH
3 h2 r5/9Niels FredborgDEN
3 h3 r5/9Katsuhiko SatoJPN
3 h4 r5/9Peder PedersenDEN
AC h1 r5/9Roger GibbonTTODNF
2 h1 r3/9Óscar GarcíaARG
2 h2 r3/9Tan TholCAM
2 h3 r3/9Piet van der TouwNED
2 h4 r3/9Aad de GraafNED
2 h5 r3/9Gordon JohnsonAUS
2 h1 r2/9Fitzroy HoyteTTO
2 h2 r2/9Tsuyoshi KawachiJPN
2 h3 r2/9Nguyễn Văn ChâuVNM
2 h4 r2/9Richárd BicskeyHUN
2 h5 r2/9Alan GriecoUSA
2 h6 r2/9Jackie SimesUSA
2 h7 r2/9Muhammad HafeezPAK
2 h8 r2/9Suchha SinghIND
2 h9 r2/9Eduardo BustosCOL
2 h10 r2/9Ferenc HabonyHUN
3 h1 r2/9José Luis TéllezMEX
3 h2 r2/9Tim PhivanaCAM
3 h3 r2/9Amar Singh BillingIND
3 h4 r2/9Christopher ChurchGBR
3 h5 r2/9José MercadoMEX
AC h6 r1/9Carlos Alberto VázquezARGDNF

Round One (17 October 1964 — 17:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Pierre TrentinFRA12.77Q
2Nguyễn Văn ChâuVNM
3José Luis TéllezMEX

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Daniel MorelonFRA12.84Q
2Eduardo BustosCOL
3Tan TholCAM

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Sergio BianchettoITA11.58Q
2Muhammad HafeezPAK
3Suchha SinghIND

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Patrick SercuBEL11.67Q
2Óscar GarcíaARG
3Amar Singh BillingIND

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ivan KučírekTCH11.60Q
2Roger GibbonTTO
3Alan GriecoUSA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Karl BartonGBR12.68Q
2Richárd BicskeyHUN
ACCarlos Alberto VázquezARGDNF

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Giovanni PettenellaITA11.40Q
2Fitzroy HoyteTTO
3Tim PhivanaCAM

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Omar Pkhak'adzeURS12.26Q
2Willi FuggererGER
3Peder PedersenDEN

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Valery KhitrovURS11.54Q
2Christopher ChurchGBR
3Aad de GraafNED

Heat Ten

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Katsuhiko SatoJPN11.92Q
2José MercadoMEX
3Jackie SimesUSA

Heat Eleven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Thomas HarrisonAUS11.60Q
2Piet van der TouwNED
3Ferenc HabonyHUN

Heat Twelve

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Mario VanegasCOL12.09Q
2Gordon JohnsonAUS
3Zbysław ZającPOL

Heat Thirteen

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ulrich SchillingerGER12.60Q
2Niels FredborgDEN
3Tsuyoshi KawachiJPN

Round One Repêchage (17 October 1964 — 10:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the repêchage finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Óscar GarcíaARG12.16Q
2Fitzroy HoyteTTO
3José Luis TéllezMEX

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Roger GibbonTTO11.65Q
2Tsuyoshi KawachiJPN
3Tim PhivanaCAM

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Zbysław ZającPOL12.31Q
2Nguyễn Văn ChâuVNM
3Amar Singh BillingIND

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Tan TholCAM13.00Q
2Richárd BicskeyHUN
3Christopher ChurchGBR

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Niels FredborgDEN12.31Q
2Alan GriecoUSA
3José MercadoMEX

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Willi FuggererGER12.69Q
2Jackie SimesUSA

Heat Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Peder PedersenDEN11.61Q
2Muhammad HafeezPAK

Heat Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Aad de GraafNED12.21Q
2Suchha SinghIND

Heat Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Piet van der TouwNED12.48Q
2Eduardo BustosCOL

Heat Ten

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Gordon JohnsonAUS12.20Q
2Ferenc HabonyHUN

Round One Repêchage Final (17 October 1964 — 10:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to round two.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Zbysław ZającPOL12.09Q
2Óscar GarcíaARG

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Niels FredborgDEN12.25Q
2Tan TholCAM

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Peder PedersenDEN11.91Q
2Piet van der TouwNED

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Roger GibbonTTO11.35Q
2Aad de GraafNED

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Willi FuggererGER11.52Q
2Gordon JohnsonAUS

Round Two (17 October 1964 — 14:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Mario VanegasCOL12.07Q
2Omar Pkhak'adzeURS
3Pierre TrentinFRA

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Daniel MorelonFRA11.93Q
2Niels FredborgDEN
3Karl BartonGBR

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Sergio BianchettoITA11.83Q
2Ulrich SchillingerGER
3Peder PedersenDEN

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Patrick SercuBEL11.43Q
2Thomas HarrisonAUS
3Roger GibbonTTO

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Zbysław ZającPOL12.06Q
2Valery KhitrovURS
3Giovanni PettenellaITA

Heat Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Willi FuggererGER12.15Q
2Ivan KučírekTCH
3Katsuhiko SatoJPN

Round Two Repêchage Final (17 October 1964 — 14:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Pierre TrentinFRA11.88Q
2Valery KhitrovURS

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Giovanni PettenellaITA11.71Q
2Omar Pkhak'adzeURS

Round Two Repêchage (17 October 1964 — 14:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the repêchage finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Pierre TrentinFRA12.81Q
2Karl BartonGBR
ACRoger GibbonTTODNF

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Giovanni PettenellaITA12.06Q
2Ulrich SchillingerGER
3Niels FredborgDEN

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Omar Pkhak'adzeURS11.70Q
2Thomas HarrisonAUS
3Katsuhiko SatoJPN

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Valery KhitrovURS11.45Q
2Ivan KučírekTCH
3Peder PedersenDEN

Quarter-Finals (18 October 1964 — 10:00)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Daniel MorelonFRA2Q
2Zbysław ZającPOL0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Sergio BianchettoITA2Q
2Mario VanegasCOL0

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Giovanni PettenellaITA2Q
2Patrick SercuBEL0

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Pierre TrentinFRA2Q
2Willi FuggererGER1

Semi-Finals (18 October 1964 — 14:00)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Giovanni PettenellaITA2Q
2Pierre TrentinFRA1

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Sergio BianchettoITA2Q
2Daniel MorelonFRA1

Final Round (18 October 1964 — 14:00)

Best two of three races.

Match 1/2 (14:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Giovanni PettenellaITA2
2Sergio BianchettoITA0

Match 3/4 (14:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Daniel MorelonFRA2
2Pierre TrentinFRA1