Thursday, July 21, 2016
1960 summer olympics
Rome was awarded these games. they were held from August 25th to September 11. they were originally awarded the 1908 games, but the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius forced Rome to pass the honors to London. 83 nations participated in these games. Aladar Gerevich of Hungary won his sixth consecutive gold in the team sabre event in fencing. the Japanese men's gymnastics team won the first of five straight golds. Wilma Rudolph won three gold medals in sprint events, thus acclaiming her "fastest woman in the world." she had beaten polio earlier in her life. Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won the marathon while running it barefoot. he was also the first black African champion. Muhammad Ali, under the name Cassius Clay, won gold in the light-heavyweight class. Pakistan upset India to claim gold in men's field hockey, ending India's streak of six consecutive golds. South Africa made its final Olympic appearance until 1992 because of its apartheid regime. Canada won one medal - a silver - at these games. it came from the men's eight with coxswain in rowing. tomorrow - the 1964 games in Tokyo. below is the logo for the games in Rome.