Ghana at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Ghana At The 1960 Summer Olympics

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Ghana at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Ghana competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, for the first time as an independent nation. Previously, the Gold Coast had competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Medalists

Ghana won its first ever Olympic medal at these Games.



Results by event

Athletics

Men's 100 metres
  • Gustav Ntiforo
* Round 1 — 11.0 s (→ 4th in heat, did not advance)


Men's 200 metres
  • Michael F. Okantey
* Round 1 — 21.8 s (→ 3rd in heat, did not advance)


Men's 400 metres
  • John Asare Antwi
* Round 1 — 47.7 s (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)


Men's 800 metres
  • Frederick Owusu
* Round 1 — 1:55.2 s (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)


Men's 4x400 metres relay
  • William Quaye, James Aryee Addy, Frederick Owusu, John Asare Antwi
* Round 1 — 3:10.5 min (→ 2nd in heat, advanced to the semifinal)
* Semifinals — 3.:10.9 min (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)


Men's high jump
  • Robert Kotei
* Qualification — 200 cm (→ advanced to the final)
* Final — 203 cm (→ 10th place)


Boxing

Flyweight
  • Isaac Aryee
* Round 1 — bye
* Round 2 — lost to Kiyoshi Tanabe (JPN) 0:5


Featherweight
  • Joshua Williams
* Round 1 — lost to Constantin Gheorghiu (ROM) 1:4


Lightweight
* Round 1 — bye
* Round 2 — defeated Gualberto Gutierrez (URU) 4:1
* Round 3 — lost to Richard McTaggart (GBR) 0:5


Light welterweight
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