| Event type

100 metres, Men

Date31 August – 1 September 1960
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants61 from 45 countries
Olympic Record 10.3 / Bobby Joe Morrow USA / 24 November 1956
10.3 / Ira Murchison USA / 23 November 1956
10.3 / Bobby Joe Morrow USA / 23 November 1956
10.3 / Harrison Dillard USA / 31 July 1948

Going into the 1960 Olympics, the sprint favorite for both races was American Ray Norton, who had won the 100 and 200 at the Olympic Trials, and had an outstanding series of marks throughout the year. The other top American was Dave Sime, whose best year was 1956, but an injury kept him off the Olympic team. They were joined by Villanova’s Frank Budd and it was expected that the 100 gold medal would remain in American hands. But there was a European threat. Germany’s Armin Hary had won the 1958 European Championships, and was known for his outstanding starts. In June 1960 he became the first man to run 100 metres in 10 seconds flat. That mark was equaled in July by Canada’s Harry Jerome. Jerome did not get thru the Olympic semi-finals, but Hary, Sime, Budd, and Norton did, joined in the final by Britain’s Peter Radford and Cuba’s Enrique Figuerola. In the final, Hary false started but despite this, he again got off to a superb start. He led throughout the race, but Sime closed quickly, after trailing badly at 50 metres. But he could not quite catch Hary, who won the gold medal with Sime in second, and Peter Radford winning the bronze medal. Ray Norton came in last in the final and the Roma Olympics were not kind to him. He also finished last in the 200 final, and in the 4x100 metre relay, he and Frank Budd passed the baton out of the zone, leading to a USA disqualification.

1263Armin HaryGER10.6 (2 h2)10.2 (1 h2)10.3 (1 h2)10.2 (1)GoldOR
2397Dave SimeUSA10.5 (3 h3)10.3 (2 h2)10.4 (2 h2)10.2 (2)Silver
3622Peter RadfordGBR10.4 (1 h9)10.4 (2 h4)10.4 (1 h1)10.3 (3)Bronze
4143Enrique FiguerolaCUB10.4 (1 h1)10.4 (2 h3)10.4 (2 h1)10.3 (4)
5395Frank BuddUSA10.4 (2 h9)10.4 (1 h3)10.5 (3 h1)10.3 (5)
6396Ray NortonUSA10.7 (1 h6)10.6 (3 h1)10.4 (3 h2)10.4 (6)
4 h1 r3/4515Marian FoikPOL10.5 (1 h8)10.4 (3 h2)10.5 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/4623David JonesGBR10.5 (1 h7)10.5 (3 h3)10.4 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/4252Tom RobinsonBAH10.5 (1 h5)10.6 (2 h1)10.5 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4361Horacio EstevesVEN10.4 (1 h3)10.5 (1 h1)10.5 (5 h2)
6 h2 r3/4177Seraphino AntaoKEN10.5 (1 h2)10.4 (3 h4)10.6 (6 h2)
AC h1 r3/4133Harry JeromeCAN10.5 (1 h4)10.4 (1 h4)– (AC h1)
4 h1 r2/4466Jocelyn DelecourFRA10.5 (2 h4)10.7 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/497Dennis JohnsonWIF10.4 (2 h3)10.4 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/475Sam AmukunUGA10.6 (3 h4)10.6 (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/4465Abdou SèyeFRA10.6 (2 h7)10.4 (4 h4)
5 h1 r2/4108Edward JefferysRSA10.6 (2 h8)10.7 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/4684Carl Fredrik BunæsNOR10.7 (2 h1)10.5 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4467Claude PiquemalFRA10.7 (3 h8)10.6 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4359Lloyd MuradVEN10.7 (2 h5)10.8 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4546Edvin OzolinURS10.7 (3 h9)10.7 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4547Yury KonovalovURS10.7 (3 h1)10.5 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4548Gusman KosanovURS10.7 (2 h6)10.7 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4362Rafael RomeroVEN10.7 (3 h7)11.1 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4218Heinz MüllerSUI10.8 (3 h2)10.8 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/4114Sitiveni MoceidrekeFIJ10.8 (3 h5)10.7 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/4255Santiago PlazaMEX10.8 (3 h6)10.8 (7 h3)
4 h1 r1/462Suthi ManyakassTHA10.8 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/4128Gustav NtiforoGHA11.0 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/4135Lynn EvesCAN10.8 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/437Affonso da SilvaBRA10.8 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/4134George ShortCAN10.9 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/4262Walter MahlendorfGER10.8 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/488Elmar KunauerAUT11.0 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/4490Jootje GozalINA10.9 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/4367Hilmar ÞorbjörnssonISL10.9 (4 h9)
5 h1 r1/4161Mikhail BachvarovBUL11.0 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/442Isaac GómezPHI11.0 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/474Aggrey AworiUGA10.9 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/4182Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR10.9 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/445Emmanuel PutuLBR11.2 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/4233Romain PotéBEL11.0 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/431Huang Suh-ChuangTPE11.2 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/4264Manfred GermarGER11.0 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/4326Nikolaos GeorgopoulosGRE11.0 (5 h9)
6 h1 r1/4671Amos GrodzinowskyISR11.1 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/46Dennis TippingAUS11.2 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/4464Paddy LowryIRL10.9 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4681Shahrudin Mohamed AliMAL11.0 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/4390Kim Jong-CheolKOR11.5 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/4659Aydin OnurTUR11.3 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/421Khudhir ZalataIRQ11.3 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/460Hamdan El-TayebSUD11.1 (6 h8)
6 h9 r1/4656Moustafa Abdel KaderUAR11.2 (6 h9)
7 h1 r1/4694Raj Joshi TilakIND11.3 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/4117Abdul KhaliqPAK11.2 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/478Roba NegousseETH11.3 (7 h3)
7 h6 r1/41Abdul Hadi ShekaibAFG11.6 (7 h6)
7 h8 r1/4450José AlbarránESP11.2 (7 h8)
7 h9 r1/446James RobertsLBR11.2 (7 h9)
AC h7 r1/4116Iftikhar ShahPAK– (AC h7)
DNS658Rouhollah RahmaniIRI– (DNS h5)
DNS48Jimmy OmagbemiNGR– (DNS h4)

Round One (31 August 1960 — 9:00)

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

Heat One

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Enrique FiguerolaCUB10.410.57Q
22Carl Fredrik BunæsNOR10.710.80Q
37Yury KonovalovURS10.710.83Q
43Suthi ManyakassTHA10.810.87
56Mikhail BachvarovBUL11.010.95
65Amos GrodzinowskyISR11.111.19
74Raj Joshi TilakIND11.311.43

Heat Two

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Seraphino AntaoKEN10.510.64Q
21Armin HaryGER10.610.74Q
32Heinz MüllerSUI10.810.94Q
43Gustav NtiforoGHA11.011.15
54Isaac GómezPHI11.011.19
65Dennis TippingAUS11.211.30
77Abdul KhaliqPAK11.211.34

Heat Three

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Horacio EstevesVEN10.410.62Q
27Dennis JohnsonWIF10.410.66Q
36Dave SimeUSA10.510.75Q
42Lynn EvesCAN10.811.01
53Aggrey AworiUGA10.911.09
61Paddy LowryIRL10.911.11
75Roba NegousseETH11.311.47

Heat Four

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
13Harry JeromeCAN10.510.72Q
25Jocelyn DelecourFRA10.510.75Q
31Sam AmukunUGA10.610.80Q
42Affonso da SilvaBRA10.810.98
54Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR10.911.11
66Shahrudin Mohamed AliMAL11.011.11
DNS7Jimmy OmagbemiNGR

Heat Five

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Tom RobinsonBAH10.510.68Q
27Lloyd MuradVEN10.710.82Q
34Sitiveni MoceidrekeFIJ10.810.92Q
45George ShortCAN10.911.04
53Emmanuel PutuLBR11.211.34
61Kim Jong-CheolKOR11.511.63
DNS2Rouhollah RahmaniIRI

Heat Six

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Ray NortonUSA10.710.88Q
22Gusman KosanovURS10.710.90Q
31Santiago PlazaMEX10.810.95Q
45Walter MahlendorfGER10.810.98
53Romain PotéBEL11.011.19
67Aydin OnurTUR11.311.45
76Abdul Hadi ShekaibAFG11.611.79

Heat Seven

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11David JonesGBR10.510.69Q
24Abdou SèyeFRA10.610.75Q
32Rafael RomeroVEN10.710.89Q
43Elmar KunauerAUT11.011.13
56Huang Suh-ChuangTPE11.211.37
67Khudhir ZalataIRQ11.311.50
AC5Iftikhar ShahPAKDNF

Heat Eight

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Marian FoikPOL10.5Q
22Edward JefferysRSA10.6Q
37Claude PiquemalFRA10.7Q
46Jootje GozalINA10.9
53Manfred GermarGER11.0
65Hamdan El-TayebSUD11.1
74José AlbarránESP11.2

Heat Nine

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
17Peter RadfordGBR10.410.51Q
25Frank BuddUSA10.410.55Q
32Edvin OzolinURS10.710.86Q
41Hilmar ÞorbjörnssonISL10.911.05
56Nikolaos GeorgopoulosGRE11.011.12
64Moustafa Abdel KaderUAR11.211.34
73James RobertsLBR11.211.37

Quarter-Finals (31 August 1960 — 10:00)

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

Heat One

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1361Horacio EstevesVEN10.510.71Q
2252Tom RobinsonBAH10.610.76Q
3396Ray NortonUSA10.610.78Q
4466Jocelyn DelecourFRA10.710.87
5108Edward JefferysRSA10.710.89
6546Edvin OzolinURS10.710.90
7218Heinz MüllerSUI10.810.95

Heat Two

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1263Armin HaryGER10.210.32QOR
2397Dave SimeUSA10.310.37Q
3515Marian FoikPOL10.410.48Q
497Dennis JohnsonWIF10.410.51
5684Carl Fredrik BunæsNOR10.510.69
6547Yury KonovalovURS10.510.69
7114Sitiveni MoceidrekeFIJ10.710.85

Heat Three

Wind-1.3 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1395Frank BuddUSA10.410.52Q
2143Enrique FiguerolaCUB10.410.53Q
3623David JonesGBR10.510.68Q
475Sam AmukunUGA10.610.75
5467Claude PiquemalFRA10.610.76
6548Gusman KosanovURS10.710.87
7255Santiago PlazaMEX10.810.93

Heat Four

Wind-2.3 m/s
PosNrAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
1133Harry JeromeCAN10.410.58Q
2622Peter RadfordGBR10.410.60Q
3177Seraphino AntaoKEN10.410.61Q
4465Abdou SèyeFRA10.410.64
5359Lloyd MuradVEN10.810.97
6362Rafael RomeroVEN11.111.23

Semi-Finals (1 September 1960 — 15:40)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Peter RadfordGBR10.410.57Q
25Enrique FiguerolaCUB10.410.58Q
31Frank BuddUSA10.510.65Q
43Marian FoikPOL10.510.66
54Tom RobinsonBAH10.510.69
AC6Harry JeromeCANDNF

Heat Two

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Armin HaryGER10.310.41Q
22Dave SimeUSA10.410.46Q
33Ray NortonUSA10.410.47Q
41David JonesGBR10.410.48
55Horacio EstevesVEN10.510.57
66Seraphino AntaoKEN10.610.72

Final (1 September 1960 — 17:30)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Armin HaryGER10.210.32OR
21Dave SimeUSA10.210.35=OR
35Peter RadfordGBR10.310.42
44Enrique FiguerolaCUB10.310.44
52Frank BuddUSA10.310.46
63Ray NortonUSA10.410.50