You asked: Who became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960?

Who was the gold winner of US 1960 Olympics?

Cassius Marcellus Clay of the U.S., later known as Muhammad Ali, first gained international prominence by winning the light-heavyweight gold medal. He would later turn professional and embark on a phenomenal career.

Who Won the 1960s Olympics?

The Soviet Union won the most gold (43) and overall medals (103). British West Indies, Republic of China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Morocco, and Singapore won the first medals in their Olympic history.

Medal table.

Nation United States (USA)
Gold 34
Silver 21
Bronze 16
Total 71

Where did he win his gold medal at during the 1960 Olympics?

Standing on the Second Street Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky, he did something that for most people would be unimaginable — he hurled an Olympic Gold Medal into the depths of the Ohio River. The year was 1960.

Who won the 5000 meter race in the Olympic Games in 1960?

Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men’s 5000 metres

Men’s 5000 metres at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31 (heats) September 2 (final)
Medalists
Murray Halberg New Zealand Hans Grodotzki United Team of Germany Kazimierz Zimny Poland
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