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Rome 1960

Birchfield Harriers at the Olympics

1960 – XVII Olympic Games, Rome, Italy

Athlete: Carole Quinton
Event: 4 x 100m Relay

7th September 1960 – Round One Heat 1: 1st 45.92s (Carole Quinton, Dorothy Hyman, Jenny Smart, Mary Rand)
8th September 1960 – FINAL: DNF (Carole Quinton, Dorothy Hyman, Jenny Smart, Mary Rand)


Athlete: Carole Quinton
Event: 80m Hurdles

31st August 1960 – Round One Heat 1: 2nd – 10.9s
31st August 1960 – Semifinal 2: 3rd – 11.0s
1st September 1960 – FINAL: 2nd – 10.9s

  SILVER MEDAL


Athlete: Peter Radford
Event: 200 metres

2nd September 1960 – Round One Heat 5: 1st – 21.1s
2nd September 1960 – Quarter-final 3: 2nd – 21.0s
3rd September 1960 – Semifinal 2: 4th – 20.9s


Athlete: Peter Radford
Event: 100 metres

31st August 1960 – Round One Heat 9: 1st – 10.4s
31st August 1960 – Quarter-final 4: 2nd – 10.4s
1st September 1960 – Semifinal 1: 1st – 10.4s
1st September 1960 – FINAL: 3rd – 10.3s

  BRONZE MEDAL


Athlete: Peter Radford
Event: 4 x 100m Relay

7th September 1960 – Round One Heat 1: 1st – 40.1s
8th September 1960 – Semifinal 1: 3rd – 40.5s
8th September 1960 – FINAL: 3rd – 40.2s (Peter Radford, David Jones, David Segal, Nick Whitehead)
Harriers ran both the first and last legs on this Olympic medal winning team.

  BRONZE MEDAL


Athlete: Nick Whitehead
Event: 4 x 100m Relay

7th September 1960 – Round One Heat 1: 1st – 40.1s
8th September 1960 – Semifinal 1: 3rd – 40.5s
8th September 1960 – FINAL: 3rd – 40.2s (Peter Radford, David Jones, David Segal, Nick Whitehead)
Nick Whitehead ran the anchor leg, securing the Bronze for Great Britain.

  BRONZE MEDAL


Athlete: Harold Malcolm Yardley
Event: 400 metres

3rd September 1960 – Round One Heat 1: 3rd – 47.3s
3rd September 1960 – Quarter-final 1: 6th – 48.8s


Athlete: Harold Malcolm Yardley
Event: 4 x 400m Relay

7th September 1960 – Round One Heat 3: 3rd – 3:20.3 (Malcolm Yardley, Barry Jackson, John Wrighton, Robbie Brightwell)
7th September 1960 – Semifinal 1: 3rd – 3:07.5 (Malcolm Yardley, Barry Jackson, John Wrighton, Robbie Brightwell)
8th September 1960 – FINAL: 5th – 3:08.3 (Malcolm Yardley, Barry Jackson, John Wrighton, Robbie Brightwell)


Athlete: Robbie Ian Brightwell MBE
Event: 400 metres

3rd September 1960 – Round One Heat 2: 2nd – 48.4s
3rd September 1960 – Quarter-final 3: 2nd – 46.2s
5th September 1960 – Semifinal 1: 4th – 46.1s


Athlete: Robbie Ian Brightwell MBE
Event: 4 x 400m Relay

7th September 1960 – Round One Heat 3: 3rd – 3:20.3 (Malcolm Yardley, Barry Jackson, John Wrighton, Robbie Brightwell)
7th September 1960 – Semifinal 1: 3rd – 3:07.5 (Malcolm Yardley, Barry Jackson, John Wrighton, Robbie Brightwell)
8th September 1960 – FINAL: 5th – 3:08.3 (Malcolm Yardley, Barry Jackson, John Wrighton, Robbie Brightwell)


Athlete: Diane Leather-Charles
Event: 800 metres

6th September 1960 – Round One Heat 1: 5th – 2:14.1