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Shot Put, Men

Date31 August 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants24 from 16 countries
Olympic Record 18.57 / Parry O'Brien USA / 28 November 1956

Within the past year, three Americans had set world records – two-time defending champion Parry O’Brien, 1956 silver medalist Bill Nieder, and Dallas Long. Nieder had the most recent one, with 20.06 (65-9¾) set in mid-August after the Olympic Trials. In Roma they were the class of the field as all surpassed 19 metres and nobody else got beyond 18. O’Brien led after rounds one and two, getting to 19.11 (62-8½) in the second round. He continued to lead until round five, when Nieder popped his big one, 19.68 (64-6¾), which would win the gold medal. Long was in third all along but improved in the final round to 19.01 (62-4½).

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1435Bill NiederUSA17.14 (7)19.68 (1)GoldOR
2436Parry O'BrienUSA17.29 (4)19.11 (2)SilverOR
3434Dallas LongUSA17.65 (=1)19.01 (3)Bronze
4583Viktor LipsnisURS17.65 (=1)17.90 (4)
5654Mike LindsayGBR17.28 (5)17.80 (5)
6539Alfred SosgórnikPOL17.06 (10)17.57 (6)
7301Dieter UrbachGER17.09 (8)17.47 (7)
8653Martyn LuckingGBR17.20 (6)17.43 (8)
9158Jiří SkoblaTCH17.32 (3)17.39 (9)
10157Jaroslav PlíhalTCH16.81 (=14)17.36 (10)
1187Les MillsNZL16.93 (11)17.06 (11)
12302Hermann LingnauGER16.87 (12)16.98 (12)
13615Silvano MeconiITA17.08 (9)16.73 (13)
14206Zsigmond NagyHUN16.84 (13)16.67 (14)
1519Warwick SelveyAUS16.81 (=14)16.18 (15)
16 r1/2699Eugeniusz KwiatkowskiPOL16.71 (16)
17 r1/2652Arthur RoweGBR16.68 (17)
18 r1/2125Haider KhanPAK13.53 (24)
19 r1/2338Georgios TsakanikasGRE16.44 (18)
20 r1/2355Erik UddebomSWE16.31 (19)
21 r1/2303Fritz KühlGER15.71 (20)
22 r1/2674Gideon ArielISR14.65 (21)
23 r1/2261Salem El-JisrLBN13.82 (22)
24 r1/229Nayef Mohamed HameedIRQ13.65 (23)
DNS229Bruno GrafSUI– (DNS)
DNS166Todor ArtarskiBUL– (DNS)
DNS205Vilmos VarjúHUN– (DNS)
DNS670Nuri TuranTUR– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (31 August 1960 — 9:00)

All those reaching 16.75 metres advanced to the final.

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
=17Dallas LongUSA17.6517.65--Q
=15Viktor LipsnisURS17.6517.65--Q
314Jiří SkoblaTCH17.3217.32--Q
425Parry O'BrienUSA17.2917.29--Q
51Mike LindsayGBR17.2817.28--Q
628Martyn LuckingGBR17.2017.20--Q
717Bill NiederUSA17.1417.14--Q
824Dieter UrbachGER17.0916.5517.09-Q
98Silvano MeconiITA17.0817.08--Q
1027Alfred SosgórnikPOL17.0617.06--Q
114Les MillsNZL16.93×16.93-Q
1215Hermann LingnauGER16.8716.2116.87-Q
1312Zsigmond NagyHUN16.8416.84--Q
=1419Jaroslav PlíhalTCH16.8116.81--Q
=1411Warwick SelveyAUS16.8116.81--Q
1616Eugeniusz KwiatkowskiPOL16.71××16.71
1713Arthur RoweGBR16.6816.1916.4216.68
1821Georgios TsakanikasGRE16.4416.4416.2216.38
1922Erik UddebomSWE16.3116.3116.0916.27
2020Fritz KühlGER15.7115.2115.7115.69
2110Gideon ArielISR14.6514.5614.6514.57
222Salem El-JisrLBN13.8213.3413.8213.50
2326Nayef Mohamed HameedIRQ13.6513.5212.6113.65
2418Haider KhanPAK13.5313.5313.4713.261
DNS9Bruno GrafSUI
DNS3Todor ArtarskiBUL
DNS23Vilmos VarjúHUN
DNS6Nuri TuranTUR

Final Round (31 August 1960 — 16:50)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
110Bill NiederUSA19.6818.6718.77×18.6719.68×OR
213Parry O'BrienUSA19.1118.7719.11×18.6417.4118.39OR
34Dallas LongUSA19.0116.8018.8818.6618.25×19.01
43Viktor LipsnisURS17.9017.2817.9017.51××17.83
51Mike LindsayGBR17.8017.6317.6117.8017.0917.3917.43
614Alfred SosgórnikPOL17.5717.5717.40××17.5217.39
712Dieter UrbachGER17.4717.3417.0517.47
815Martyn LuckingGBR17.4317.2116.7117.43
98Jiří SkoblaTCH17.3917.3117.39×
1011Jaroslav PlíhalTCH17.3617.3517.3617.27
112Les MillsNZL17.0616.8616.0917.06
129Hermann LingnauGER16.9816.6516.9816.66
135Silvano MeconiITA16.73×16.73×
147Zsigmond NagyHUN16.67×16.67×
156Warwick SelveyAUS16.1816.1815.9315.76