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1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - Men's 200 m

 

 

Host City: Roma, Italy Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 2, 1960 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: September 3, 1960 Format: Top two in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 62; Countries: 48; Finalists: 6)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Overview by IAAF 1960_olympico_stadio1.jpg 
Berruti had been the one man to have beaten Norton in 1959 over 200m, but was not considered a gold medal possibility until equalling the world record in winning his semi-final in 20.5 (20.65) ahead of Norton – 20.7 (20.81). Third in this race was Stone Johnson (20.92) ahead of Britain’s Peter Radford, whose 21.09 was appreciably quicker than Les Carney’s 21.24 for third in the other semi. Norton, who had equalled the world record when winning the US Trials, was a metre behind the smooth Berruti at 100m in the final, and faded – a victim of dysentery which destroyed his gold medal chances. Carney, out in lane 7 (the inside lane was not used), was just behind Norton at halfway, and held on against the charges of Seye and Foik for the silver medal. The home crowd celebrated by setting fire to their programmes, giving an erie light to the Italian night of victory.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Ray Norton had won the AAU title over 100/200 in both 1959 and 1960 and had also won the sprint double at the 1959 Pan American Games. He was favored to win the sprint double in Roma as well, but the Olympics turned into a disaster for him. He finished last in the 100 final, finished last in the 200 final, and in the 4×100 relay, ran out of the exchange zone, getting the US team disqualified. With Norton off form, Italy pinned its hopes on Livio Berruti, who had been the only runner to defeat Norton over 200 in 1959. Before the Roma crowd, he won a wildly received gold medal, holding off American Les Carney down the straight. In fifth place was Stone Johnson who turned to pro football in 1963. Playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game in 1963, he sustained a broken neck and died 10 days later.
 
 
Results

Abdoulaye Seye, Livio Berruti, Lester Carney 1960.jpg
Abdoulaye Seye, Livio Berruti and Lester Carney
200 m Men Final 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 20.62 Livio Berruti Italy ITA 21 (=)WR 20.5 h
2 20.69 Les Carney United States USA 26 20.6 h
3 20.83 Abdou Sèye France FRA 26 20.7 h
4 20.90 Marian Foik Poland POL 26 20.8 h
5 20.93 Stone Johnson United States USA 20 20.8 h
6 21.09 Ray Norton United States USA 22 20.9 h
200 m Men Semi-Finals Heat One 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.00 Q Abdou Sèye France FRA 26 20.8 h
2 21.15 Q Marian Foik Poland POL 26 21.0 h
3 21.24 Q Les Carney United States USA 26 21.1 h
4 21.46 Edward Jefferys South Africa RSA 24 21.3 h
5 21.67 Tom Robinson Bahamas BAH 22 21.5 h
AC DQ David Segal Great Britain GBR 23
200 m Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 20.65 Q Livio Berruti Italy ITA 21 (=)WR 20.5 h
2 20.81 Q Ray Norton United States USA 22 20.7 h
3 20.93 Q Stone Johnson United States USA 20 20.8 h
4 21.04 Peter Radford Great Britain GBR 20 20.9 h
5 21.16 Dennis Johnson West Indies Federation WIF 21 21.0 h
6 21.17 Paul Genevay France FRA 21 21.0 h
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.08 Q Stone Johnson United States USA 20 20.9 h
2 21.22 Q Edward Jefferys South Africa RSA 24 21.1 h
3 21.32 Q Tom Robinson Bahamas BAH 22 21.2 h
4 21.47 Sam Amukun Uganda UGA 19 21.3 h
5 21.52 Yury Konovalov Soviet Union URS 30 21.3 h
6 21.57 Clifton Bertrand West Indies Federation WIF 24 21.4 h
7 21.58 Rafael Romero Venezuela VEN 22 21.4 h
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 20.95 Q Abdou Sèye France FRA 26 20.8 h
2 21.14 Q Ray Norton United States USA 22 21.0 h
3 21.21 Q David Segal Great Britain GBR 23 21.1 h
4 21.43 Seraphino Antao Kenya KEN 22 21.3 h
5 21.58 Vadim Arkhipchuk Soviet Union URS 23 21.5 h
6 21.63 José da Conceição Brazil BRA 29 21.5 h
7 22.15 Nikolaos Georgopoulos Greece GRE 23 22.0 h
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.06 Q Les Carney United States USA 26 20.9 h
2 21.12 Q Peter Radford Great Britain GBR 20 21.0 h
3 21.25 Q Dennis Johnson West Indies Federation WIF 21 21.1 h
4 21.64 Jocelyn Delecour France FRA 25 21.5 h
5 21.65 Leonid Barteniev Soviet Union URS 26 21.5 h
6 21.66 Sebald Schnellmann Switzerland SUI 24 21.5 h
7 21.95 Salvatore Giannone Italy ITA 24 21.8 h
200 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 20.91 Q Livio Berruti Italy ITA 21 20.8 h
2 21.02 Q Marian Foik Poland POL 26 20.9 h
3 21.26 Q Paul Genevay France FRA 21 21.1 h
4 21.33 David Jones Great Britain GBR 20 21.2 h
5 21.50 Carl Fredrik Bunæs Norway NOR 20 21.4 h
6 21.71 Marcel Wendelin Germany GER 21 21.6 h
200 m Men Round One Heat One 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.33 Q Paul Genevay France FRA 21 21.2 h
2 21.67 Q Vadim Arkhipchuk Soviet Union URS 23 21.5 h
3 26.40 Jimmy Omagbemi Nigeria NGR 29 26.2 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Two 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.31 Q Les Carney United States USA 26 21.1 h
2 21.48 Q David Segal Great Britain GBR 23 21.3 h
3 21.75 Peter Laeng Switzerland SUI 18 21.6 h
4 22.40 Shahrudin Mohamed Ali Malaya MAL 19 22.3 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Three 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.81 Q Stone Johnson United States USA 20 21.7 h
2 22.18 Q Nikolaos Georgopoulos Greece GRE 23 22.0 h
3 22.75 Clayton Glasgow Guyana GUY 23 22.6 h
4 23.22 James Roberts Liberia LBR 23 23.1 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Four 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.71 Q Marcel Wendelin Germany GER 21 21.6 h
2 21.89 Q Leonid Barteniev Soviet Union URS 26 21.8 h
3 21.91 Michael Okantey Ghana GHA 20 21.8 h
4 22.17 Santiago Plaza Mexico MEX 22 22.0 h
5 23.08 Huang Suh-Chuang Chinese Taipei TPE 25 22.9 h
6 23.24 Abdul Khaliq Pakistan PAK 27 23.1 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Five 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.25 Q Peter Radford Great Britain GBR 20 21.1 h
2 21.38 Q Sam Amukun Uganda UGA 19 21.3 h
3 21.90 Csaba Csutorás Hungary HUN 22 21.7 h
4 21.97 Sitiveni Moceidreke Fiji FIJ 23 21.8 h
5 22.34 Elmar Kunauer Austria AUT 20 22.2 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Six 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.27 Q Ray Norton United States USA 22 21.2 h
2 21.29 Q David Jones Great Britain GBR 20 21.2 h
3 21.50 Q Yury Konovalov Soviet Union URS 30 21.4 h
4 21.94 Ramón Vega Puerto Rico PUR 20 21.8 h
5 22.3 Paddy Lowry Ireland IRL 23 22.1 h
AC DNF Vilém Mandlík Czechoslovakia TCH 24
200 m Men Round One Heat Seven 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.14 Q Livio Berruti Italy ITA 21 21.0 h
2 21.56 Q Tom Robinson Bahamas BAH 22 21.4 h
3 21.86 Lloyd Murad Venezuela VEN 27 21.8 h
4 22.27 Pentti Rekola Finland FIN 26 22.2 h
5 22.34 Bouchaib El-Maachi Morocco MAR 22.3 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Eight 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.36 Q Dennis Johnson West Indies Federation WIF 21 21.2 h
2 21.48 Q José da Conceição Brazil BRA 29 21.3 h
3 21.59 Q Sebald Schnellmann Switzerland SUI 24 21.4 h
4 22.43 Jean-Pierre Barra Belgium BEL 21 22.3 h
5 23.16 Enrique Bautista Philippines PHI 26 23.0 h
6 23.22 Ali Zaid Afghanistan AFG 20 23.1 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Nine 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.21 Q Abdou Sèye France FRA 26 21.1 h
2 21.46 Q Carl Fredrik Bunæs Norway NOR 20 21.3 h
3 21.51 Q Clifton Bertrand West Indies Federation WIF 24 21.3 h
4 21.99 Amos Grodzinowsky Israel ISR 20 21.8 h
5 22.35 Barry Robinson New Zealand NZL 23 22.2 h
6 22.41 Lennart Jonsson Sweden SWE 27 22.3 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Ten 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.28 Q Marian Foik Poland POL 26 21.1 h
2 21.48 Q Jocelyn Delecour France FRA 25 21.3 h
3 21.81 Armando Sardi Italy ITA 19 21.6 h
4 21.02 Lynn Eves Canada CAN 18 21.9 h
5 22.36 Mikhail Bachvarov Bulgaria BUL 24 22.2 h
6 23.36 Roger Bofferding Luxembourg LUX 26 23.2 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Eleven 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.44 Q Seraphino Antao Kenya KEN 22 21.3 h
2 21.60 Q Rafael Romero Venezuela VEN 22 21.4 h
3 21.76 Manfred Germar Germany GER 25 21.6 h
4 22.27 Romain Poté Belgium BEL 24 22.1 h
5 22.45 Melanio Asensio Spain ESP 24 22.3 h
6 22.61 Aydin Onur Turkey TUR 25 22.5 h
200 m Men Round One Heat Twelve 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 21.18 Q Edward Jefferys South Africa RSA 24 21.1 h
2 21.61 Q Salvatore Giannone Italy ITA 24 21.5 h
3 22.44 Hirotada Hayase Japan JPN 19 22.3 h
4 22.77 Fahmi Falih Iraq IRQ 22.6 h
5 23.09 Dennis Tipping Australia AUS 20 22.9 h
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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