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One Person Dinghy (Finn), Open

Date29 August – 7 September 1960
LocationGolfo di Napoli (Campo Azzurro)
Participants35 from 35 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Racing on the Azzurro Course, Paul Elvstrøm of Denmark won his fourth consecutive gold medal in one-person dinghy, making him the first Olympian to win the same event at four straight Olympics, although some purists demur because the 1948 event was held in the Firefly class. Elvstrøm’s feat has only been equalled by Al Oerter in athletics in the discus throw (1956-68) and Carl Lewis in athletics in the long jump (1984-96). In Roma Elvstrøm had three firsts and a second in the first six races, and sat out the last race, not needing a score to win his gold medal. Bronze medalist André Nelis of Belgium had been the silver medalist in 1956.

1Paul ElvstrømDEN8,171Gold
2Aleksander TšutšelovURS6,520Silver
3André NelisBEL5,934Bronze
4Ronald JenynsAUS5,758
5Reinaldo ConradBRA5,176
6Ralph RobertsNZL5,140
7Ian BruceCAN5,133
8Kenneth AlburyBAH5,092
9Yves-Louis PinaudFRA4,604
10Ante PivčevićYUG4,358
11Peter BarrettUSA3,976
12Vernon StrattonGBR3,871
13Per JordbakkeNOR3,822
14Bruno TraniITA3,553
15Hélder de OliveiraPOR3,488
16Jouko ValliFIN3,419
17Hans-Peter FürstAUT3,413
18Somers PayneIRL3,169
19Ricardo BoneoARG2,954
20Hans KämmererGER2,737
21Gonzalo, Duque FernándezESP2,555
22Ioannis KaryofyllisGRE2,513
23Yasuo HozumiJPN2,306
24Hans SleeswijkNED2,265
25Kálmán TolnaiHUN2,060
26Louis SchiessSUI1,845
27Ersin DemirTUR1,783
28Göran AnderssonSWE1,718
29Daniel MackenzieKEN1,686
30Maung Maung Lwin MYA1,456
31El-Moustafa HaddadMAR1,442
32Brownlow GrayBER1,433
33Gordon Burn-WoodRSA1,417
34Alfred BordaMLT1,314
35Pierre ArbajiLBN834