The olympic games of rome

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The olympic games of rome

  1. 1. The Olympic games of Rome, 1960. 1
  2. 2. Index Introduction………………………………………page 3 Important athletes……………………………….page 3 Curiosities………………………………………..page 4 Polemic…………………………………………...page 4 Spain……………………………………………...page 4 2
  3. 3. 1.Introduction • The Olympic games of Rome,1960, also know such as the Olympiad XVII. It was the best Olympic games of it epoch in which rang for first time the Olympic hymn and and also the first that we can watch in TV. • The buildings did for the games try to mix the antiquity and the modernity of the epoch. • It began the 25th of August and end the 11th of September. • In this games participated 83 countries with 5.347 competitors between them 610 women. • After that the first Paralympics games took place. 2.Important athletes. • The sailor Paul Elvstrom from Denmark won his fourth gold medals consecutive in Finn class, he was the first athlete in get this in an individual competition. • The shooter Aladar Gerevich from Hungary got his sixth medals of gold, he is the only athlete in win six times the same competition in different Olympiad. Gert Fredriksson from Sweden also won six medals but in canoe. • Larissa Latynina from Soviet republic got six medals, three gold medal in individual, team and floor competition, two silver medals in asimetric competition and in balance beam a bronze medal in jump. 3
  4. 4. 3.Curiosities. • Sante Gaiardoni from Italy become the only cyclist of the history that have won the trial and the sprint. • Clement Ike Quartey from Ghana was the first black of Africa that won a Olympic medal. • Abebe Bikila from Ethiopia was the first of became in olympic winner of his country after run 42 kilometres without shoes. • Wilma Rudolph also know such as the black gazelle was the first northamerican in win three medals in athletics despite hab polio when she was young. In the 100, she tied the world record of 11.3 seconds in the semifinals, then won the final by three yards in 11.0. In the 200, she broke the Olympic record in the opening heat in 23.2 seconds and won the final in 24.0 seconds. In baton pass took the gold in 44.5 seconds after setting a world record of 44.4 seconds in the semifinals. • Mohamed Ali won the gold medal in lightweights in boxeo and after threw the medal to a river due to the racial discrimination in America when he was humiliation in a restaurant. 4,Polemic. There was polemic in the 100 meters career which was the last with sensor plaques to mark the times. In which the half of judge saw winner to larson and the other half to Devitt. Despiste the image the principal judge give the vistory to Devitt and change the mark. 5.Spain. Of the 58 of the Spanish athletes only the Spanish team of hockey got the bronze medal, and Jose Panizo got the sixth position in fight 4
  5. 5. and the masculine team of trial got the eighth position, both received a diploma. 5
  6. 6. and the masculine team of trial got the eighth position, both received a diploma. 5

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