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1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - Men's 110 m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Roma, Italy Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 3, 1960 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: September 5, 1960 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 21; Finalists: 6)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Overview by IAAF  1960_olympico_stadio1.jpg
Calhoun, who had equalled the Lauer’s world record of 13.2 two weeks earlier, was favourite, but May was fastest in the first two rounds, clocking 14.0 then 13.8. He was pushed by Anatoliy Mikhailov (URS) in the second round, the Russian running 13.9. Lauer also ran 13.9 in his heat. May won the first semi handily from Jones, 13.7 (13.87) to 14.1 (14.22). Calhoun had a similar victory over Lauer in the second semi 13.7 (13.87) to 14.0 (14.15), while Mikhailov failed to finish. As in 1956, Calhoun took a metre advantage by the first hurdle in the final, and his principal opponent then tried to cut away the deficit. May was perhaps six inches behind at the last hurdle and closed to within three inches as both lunged desperately for the tape, Calhoun falling past the line in his efforts. The battle for third was similarly close, with Jones beating Lauer off the last hurdle by 30cm. The slow time is explained by the strong crosswind, which hindered the balance of the runners.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The defending champion, Lee Calhoun, was considered the favorite, having tied the world record of 13.2 only a few weeks before the Olympics. But the record he tied was set by Germany's Martin Lauer, the 1958 European Champion, who was expected to challenge Calhoun. But that never occurred. In the final Calhoun had the best start and was never caught. Willie May (USA) closed throughout, finishing only 1/100th back at the line. Calhoun defended his gold medal, winning the two races by a combined margin of 0.04 seconds. Hayes Jones completed the US sweep, as Lauer finished fourth. This was the fourth consecutive medal sweep in the high hurdles for the US, a feat only accomplished three other times at the Olympics. Norway swept the medals in Nordic combined skiing from 1924-36, and American divers swept both the men's and women's springboard diving medals at six consecutive Olympics
 
 
Results
110 m Hurdles Men Final 5 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.98 Lee Calhoun United States USA 27 13.8 h
2 13.99 Willie May United States USA 23 13.8 h
3 14.17 Hayes Jones United States USA 22 14.0 h
4 14.20 Martin Lauer Germany GER 23 14.0 h
5 14.55 Keith Gardner West Indies Federation WIF 30 14.4 h
6 14.71 Valentin Chistyakov Soviet Union URS 20 14.6 h
110 m Hurdles Men Semi-Finals Heat One 5 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.87 Q Willie May United States USA 23 13.7 h
2 14.22 Q Hayes Jones United States USA 22 14.1 h
3 14.32 Q Keith Gardner West Indies Federation WIF 30 14.2 h
4 14.50 Nereo Svara Italy ITA 24 14.3 h
5 14.59 Jean Baptiste Okello Uganda UGA 20 14.4 h
6 14.69 Mykola Berezutskiy Soviet Union URS 23 14.6 h
110 m Hurdles Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.88 Q Lee Calhoun United States USA 27 13.7 h
2 14.13 Q Martin Lauer Germany GER 23 14.0 h
3 14.46 Q Valentin Chistyakov Soviet Union URS 20 14.3 h
4 14.49 Ghulam Raziq Pakistan PAK 27 14.3 h
5 14.83 Stanko Lorger Yugoslavia YUG 29 14.5 h
AC DNF Anatoly Mikhaylov Soviet Union URS 23
110 m Hurdles Men Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.16 Q Lee Calhoun United States USA 27 14.1 h
2 14.48 Q Jean Baptiste Okello Uganda UGA 20 14.3 h
3 14.57 Q Mykola Berezutskiy Soviet Union URS 23 14.4 h
4 14.68 Giovanni Cornacchia Italy ITA 21 14.5 h
5 14.78 Peter Hildreth Great Britain GBR 32 14.6 h
6 14.81 Karl-Ernst Schottes Germany GER 25 14.6 h
110 m Hurdles Men Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.06 Q Martin Lauer Germany GER 23 13.9 h
2 14.45 Q Keith Gardner West Indies Federation WIF 30 14.3 h
3 14.51 Q Ghulam Raziq Pakistan PAK 27 14.4 h
4 14.66 Edmond Roudnitska France FRA 29 14.5 h
5 14.71 Milad Petrušić Yugoslavia YUG 27 14.6 h
6 15.02 Paolo Zamboni Italy ITA 21 14.9 h
110 m Hurdles Men Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.92 Q Willie May United States USA 23 13.8 h
2 14.02 Q Anatoly Mikhaylov Soviet Union URS 23 13.9 h
3 14.56 Q Stanko Lorger Yugoslavia YUG 29 14.4 h
4 14.94 Aggrey Awori Uganda UGA 21 14.8 h
5 14.97 Klaus Gerbig Germany GER 21 14.8 h
6 15.12 Vic Matthews Great Britain GBR 26 15.0 h
110 m Hurdles Men Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.19 Q Hayes Jones United States USA 22 14.1 h
2 14.51 Q Valentin Chistyakov Soviet Union URS 20 14.3 h
3 14.59 Q Nereo Svara Italy ITA 24 14.4 h
4 14.68 Roman Muzyk Poland POL 22 14.5 h
5 14.78 Bob Birrell Great Britain GBR 22 14.6 h
6 15.19 Marcel Duriez France FRA 20 15.0 h
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat One 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.45 Q Martin Lauer Germany GER 23 14.3 h
2 14.59 Q Jean Baptiste Okello Uganda UGA 20 14.4 h
3 14.77 Q Giovanni Cornacchia Italy ITA 21 14.6 h
4 14.90 Q Marcel Duriez France FRA 20 14.7 h
5 15.13 Seraphino Antao Kenya KEN 22 15.0 h
6 15.75 Çetin Şahiner Turkey TUR 25 15.6 h
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Two 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.32 Q Hayes Jones United States USA 22 14.2 h
2 14.50 Q Mykola Berezutskiy Soviet Union URS 23 14.3 h
3 14.74 Q Milad Petrušić Yugoslavia YUG 27 14.6 h
4 14.82 Q Paolo Zamboni Italy ITA 21 14.7 h
5 14.86 John Chittick Australia AUS 22 14.7 h
AC DNF Abdul Wardak Afghanistan AFG 20
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Three 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.16 Q Willie May United States USA 23 14.0 h
2 14.45 Q Valentin Chistyakov Soviet Union URS 20 14.3 h
3 14.82 Q Bob Birrell Great Britain GBR 22 14.7 h
4 14.87 Q Klaus Gerbig Germany GER 21 14.7 h
5 15.04 Saka Oloko Nigeria NGR 22 14.9 h
6 15.99 Nazzar Al-Jamali Iraq IRQ 15.8 h
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Four 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.37 Q Lee Calhoun United States USA 27 14.3 h
2 14.53 Q Edmond Roudnitska France FRA 29 14.4 h
3 14.68 Q Ghulam Raziq Pakistan PAK 27 14.6 h
4 14.90 Q Peter Hildreth Great Britain GBR 32 14.8 h
5 14.92 Georgios Marsellos Greece GRE 23 14.8 h
6 15.38 Pétur Rögnvaldsson Iceland ISL 26 15.2 h
AC DNF Isaac Elie Sudan SUD 31
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Five 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.46 Q Keith Gardner West Indies Federation WIF 30 14.3 h
2 14.56 Q Stanko Lorger Yugoslavia YUG 29 14.4 h
3 15.03 Q Nereo Svara Italy ITA 24 14.9 h
4 15.07 Q Vic Matthews Great Britain GBR 26 14.9 h
5 15.34 Jagmohan Singh India IND 28 15.2 h
6 15.52 Abdul Malik Pakistan PAK 20 15.4 h
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Six 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.53 Q Anatoly Mikhaylov Soviet Union URS 23 14.4 h
2 14.90 Q Karl-Ernst Schottes Germany GER 25 14.8 h
3 14.94 Q Roman Muzyk Poland POL 22 14.8 h
4 15.36 Q Aggrey Awori Uganda UGA 21 15.2 h
5 17.10 Jacques Déprez France FRA 22 17.24 h
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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