Henry Kent Mitchell II is a retired American rowing coxswain. He competed in the coxed pairs at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a bronze and a gold medal, respectively, he was a law student at the UC Berkeley School of Law at the time. He won a bronze medal in the same event in 1960 while an undergraduate at Stanford University. Only two other Americans have coxed two crews to Olympic medals, he coxed Stanford to two national championships, in 1961 and 1962. Following graduation from law school in 1965 he practiced law in California, he set up and leads the Kent Mitchell Rowing Club, an elite masters competitive organization composed of former national or Olympic champions. He served three terms as mayor of Portola Valley, California, he is in the Stanford University Hall of Fame and the National Rowing Hall of Fame
Vyacheslav Ivanov (rower)
Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Ivanov is a former rower, one of the most accomplished rowers of his generation. He rowed for the Soviet Union, he won the Olympic gold medals in the single sculls class at the 1956 Melbourne Games, the 1960 Rome Games and the 1964 Tokyo Games. Ivanov was the first man to win the single sculls event three times in the Olympics. At the time, only Americans John B. Kelly Sr. and Paul Costello and Briton Jack Beresford had won three Olympic gold medals in the sport of rowing. The only other person to match Ivanov's achievement and win three gold medals in the single scull is Finland's Pertti Karppinen. Ivanov started as a boxer, in 1950. Starting from 1952 he combined boxing with rowing chose the latter sport. By 1955, at the age of 17, he won the USSR junior championships and finished third in the senior championships, beating the Olympic single scull champion Yury Tyukalov in the process. In 1956, he won European titles and an Olympic gold medal. At the Olympics he was in fourth place at the 1500 meter mark.
With only 500 meters left, he began a devastating sprint, catching Teodor Kocerka, John B. Kelly Jr. and Stuart MacKenzie who had led the entire race. At the award ceremony, Ivanov dropped his gold medal into Lake Wendouree, where the race took place, his diving attempts to rescue the medal failed, the IOC provided him with a replacement. After the Olympics Mackenzie defeated Ivanov at the Henley Royal Regatta and at the European Rowing Championships in 1957 and 1958. Disappointed by his losses, Ivanov was considering to retire, but was brought back to shape by his coach Arkady Nikolayev. In 1959 Ivanov regained the European title, he set a world best time of 6:58.8 for a 2000 m single scull race, becoming the first person to break the seven-minute barrier. At the 1960 Olympics, Ivanov won again with a blistering sprint, defeating Achim Hill by more than 6 seconds. Mackenzie withdrew because of illness. In 1962, Ivanov won the first World Rowing Championship, defeating Mackenzie and Seymour Cromwell.
At the 1963 European Rowing Championships, he came fourth. Ivanov faced Hill again at the 1964 Olympics; this time he trailed Hill by 7 seconds with 500 m to go, but finished 3.73 seconds ahead owing to his trademark sprint. Ivanov missed the 1965 European Rowing Championships due to illness. Ivanov was hoping to compete at the 1968 Olympics, but was left out of the Soviet team in favor of a younger rower. Melnikov failed to reach the Olympic final. In addition to the Olympics, Ivanov won 4 European titles, he was awarded the Order of two Orders of the Badge of Honor. In 1960, at the peak of his rowing career, Ivanov graduated from a military school, in 1969 received his master's degree from the Volgograd Institute of Physical Education. After retiring from competitions he retired in the rank of captain, he resumed competing in rowing in the masters category. Вячеслав Николаевич Иванов. Ветры олимпийских озер. Ассоциация любителей гребного спорта. ISBN 978-5-903274-40-6. Vyacheslav Ivanov at FISA WorldRowing.com Ivanov and Karppinen on YouTube
Zigmas Pranciškus Jukna was a Lithuanian rower. He competed for the Soviet Union at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, finished in second and third place in the coxed pairs and eights events, respectively. Between 1961 and 1969 he won three gold and five silver medals at European and world championships. Starting from 1971 he worked as a judge with the International Rowing Federation. In 1962 Jukna graduated from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, he was married to Irena Jukna a competitive rower. In the late 1970s Jukna died in 1980 after two operations. Media related to Zigmas Jukna at Wikimedia Commons
1960 Summer Olympics
The 1960 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event, held from August 25 to September 11, 1960, in Rome, Italy. The city of Rome had been awarded the administration of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906, Rome had no choice but to decline and pass the honour to London. On June 15, 1955, at the 50th IOC Session in Paris, Rome won the rights to host the 1960 Games, having beaten Brussels, Mexico City, Detroit and Lausanne. Tokyo and Mexico City would subsequently host the proceeding 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics respectively. Toronto was interested in the bidding, but appears to have dropped out during the final phase of the bid process; this was the first of five unsuccessful attempts by Toronto to secure the Summer Olympics from until the 2008 games. Swedish sprint canoeist Gert Fredriksson won his sixth Olympic title. Fencer Aladár Gerevich of Hungary won his sixth consecutive gold medal in the team sabre event.
The Japanese men's gymnastics team won the first of five successive golds. The United States men's national basketball team—led by promising college players Walt Bellamy, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West—captured its fifth straight Olympic gold medal. Danish sailor Paul Elvstrøm won his fourth straight gold medal in the Finn class. Others to emulate his performance in an individual event are Al Oerter, Carl Lewis, Michael Phelps, Kaori Icho and, if the Intercalated Games of 1906 are included, Ray Ewry. German Armin Hary won the 100 metres in an Olympic record time of 10.2 seconds. Wilma Rudolph, a former polio patient, won three gold medals in sprint events on the track, she was acclaimed as "the fastest woman in the world". Jeff Farrell won two gold medals in swimming, he underwent an emergency appendectomy six days before the Olympic Trials. Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won the marathon barefooted to become the first black African Olympic champion. Cassius Clay known as Muhammad Ali, won boxing's light-heavyweight gold medal.
Ramon "Buddy" Carr was one of the coaches. Herb Elliott, AUS, won the men's 1500 meters in one of the most dominating performances in Olympic history. Rafer Johnson defeated his rival and friend C. K. Yang in one of the greatest Decathlon events in Olympic history. Lance Larson, US, was controversially denied a 100 metres freestyle swimming gold, despite showing the best time; the future Constantine II, last King of Greece won his country a gold in sailing: dragon class. The Pakistani Men's Field Hockey team broke a run of Indian team victories since 1928, defeating India in the final and winning Pakistan's first Olympic gold medal. Wrestlers Shelby Wilson, Doug Blubaugh, who wrestled together growing up, won gold medals in their respective weight classes. Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen collapsed during his race under the influence of Roniacol and died in the hospital, it was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lázaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
South Africa appeared in the Olympic arena for the last time under its apartheid regime. It would not be allowed to return until 1992, by. Singapore competed for the first time under its own flag, to become its national flag after independence, as the British had granted it self-government a year earlier. Tan Howe Liang won silver in the Weightlifting lightweight category, the first time that an athlete from Singapore won an Olympic medal. Finnish Vilho Ylönen, a field shooter, shot a bullseye to a wrong target, in so doing he dropped from second place to fourth. Peter Camejo, a 2004 American vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party, competed in yachting for Venezuela; the future Queen Sofía of Spain represented her native Greece in sailing events. CBS paid US$394,000 in today's dollars for the exclusive right to broadcast the Games in the United States; this was the first Summer Olympic games to be telecast in North America. In addition to CBS in the United States, the Olympics were telecast for the first time in Canada and in Mexico.
Since television broadcast satellites were still two years into the future, CBS, CBC, TSM shot and edited videotapes in Rome, fed the tapes to Paris where they were re-recorded onto other tapes which were loaded onto jet planes to North America. Planes carrying the tapes landed at Idlewild Airport in New York City, where mobile units fed the tapes to CBS, to Toronto for the CBC, to Mexico City for TSM. Despite this arrangement, many daytime events were broadcast in North America on CBS and CBC, the same day they took place. Olympic Stadium² - opening/closing ceremonies, equestrian events Flaminio Stadium¹ - football finals Swimming Stadium¹ - swimming, water polo, modern pentathlon Sports Palace¹ - basketball, boxing Olympic Velodrome¹ - cycling, field hockey Small Sports Palace¹ - basketball, weightlifting Marble Stadium² - field hockey preliminaries Baths of Caracalla - gymnastics Basilica of Maxentius - wrestling Palazzo dei Congressi - fencing Umberto I Shooting Range¹ - modern pentathlon, shooting Roses Swimming Pool¹ - water polo Lake Albano, Castelgandolfo - rowing, canoeing Piazza di
Italy at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Italy was the host nation for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. It was the first time that the nation had hosted the Summer Games, the second time overall, it hosted the 1960 Summer Paralympics in Rome – the inaugural Paralympic Games. 280 competitors, 246 men and 34 women, took part in 138 events in 19 sports. Livio Berruti – Athletics, 200m, men Luigi Arienti, Franco Testa, Mario Vallotto, Marino Vigna – Track Cycling, team pursuit, 4000m, men Sante Gaiardoni – Track Cycling, men Sergio Bianchetto, Giuseppe Beghetto – Track Cycling, tandem, 2,000 men Sante Gaiardoni – Track Cycling, time trial, 1.000m, men Francesco Musso – Boxing, men Giovanni Benvenuti – Boxing, men Francesco De Piccoli – Boxing, men Raimondo D'Inzeo – Equestrian, individual Giuseppe Delfino – Screens, épée, men Giuseppe Delfino, Alberto Pellegrino, Carlo Pavesi, Edoardo Mangiarotti, Fiorenzo Marini, Gianluigi Saccaro – Fencing, team, men Danio Bardi, Giuseppe D'Altrui, Franco Lavoratori, Gianni Lonzi, Rosario Parmegiani, Eraldo Pizzo, Dante Rossi, Amedeo Ambron, Salvatore Gionta, Luigi Mannelli, Brunello Spinelli, Giancarlo Guerrini – Waterpolo, men Antonio Bailetti, Ottavio Cogliati, Giacomo Fornoni, Livio Trapè – Cycling, TTT, men Primo Zamparini – Boxing, men Carmelo Bossi – Boxing, half-middleweight, men Alessandro Lopopolo – Boxing, men Aldo Dezi, Francesco La Macchia – Canoeing, C-2 1000m, men Piero D'Inzeo – Equestrian, individual Tullio Baraglia, Renato Bosatta, Giancarlo Crosta, Giuseppe Galante – Rowing, four-without-mate, men Alberto Pellegrino, Luigi Arturo Carpaneda, Mario Curletto, Aldo Aureggi, Edoardo Mangiarotti – Screens, team, men Galliano Rossini – Shooting, stairway, 125 targets, men Giovanni Carminucci – Gymnastics, men Livio Trapè – Cycling, road race, men Giuseppina Leone – Athletics, 100m, women Abdon Pamich – Athletics, 50 km walk, men Valentino Gasparella – Track Cycling, men Giulio Saraudi – Boxing, light heavyweight, men Sebastiano Mannironi – Weightlifting, men Raimondo D'Inzeo, Piero D'Inzeo, Antonio Oppes – Equestrian, team Fulvio Balatti, Romano Sgheiz, Franco Trincavelli, Giovanni Zucchi, Ivo Stefanoni – Rowing, four -with-mate Bruna Colombetti, Velleda Cesari, Claudia Pasini, Irene Camber, Antonella Ragno-Lonzi – Fencing, team, women Wladimiro Calarese – Fencing, individual, men Wladimiro Calarese, Giampaolo Calanchini, Pierluigi Chicca, Roberto Ferrari, Mario Ravagnan – Fencing, team, men Giovanni Carminucci, Pasquale Carminucci, Gianfranco Marzolla, Franco Menichelli, Orlando Polmonari, Angelo Vicardi – Gymnastics, men's team Franco Menichelli – Gymnastics, men Antonio Cosentino, Antonio Ciciliano, Giulio De Stefano – Sailing, Dragon class Men's Team CompetitionTeam RosterMario Alesini Antonio Calebotta Achille Canna Alessandro Gamba Giovanni Gavagnin Augusto Giomo Gianfranco Lombardi Gianfranco Pieri Alessandro Riminucci Gianfranco Sardagna Gabriele Vianello Paolo Vittori 14 cyclists, all men, represented Italy in 1960.
Individual road raceLivio Trapè Antonio Bailetti Giuseppe Tonucci Vendramino BarivieraTeam time trialAntonio Bailetti Ottavio Cogliati Giacomo Fornoni Livio TrapèSprintSante Gaiardoni Valentino Gasparella1000m time trialSante GaiardoniTandemGiuseppe Beghetto Sergio BianchettoTeam pursuitLuigi Arienti Franco Testa Mario Vallotto Marino Vigna 20 fencers, 15 men and 5 women, represented Italy in 1960. Men's foilLuigi Carpaneda Alberto Pellegrino Mario CurlettoMen's team foilEdoardo Mangiarotti, Luigi Carpaneda, Alberto Pellegrino, Mario Curletto, Aldo AureggiMen's épéeGiuseppe Delfino Giovanni Battista Breda Alberto PellegrinoMen's team épéeEdoardo Mangiarotti, Giuseppe Delfino, Carlo Pavesi, Alberto Pellegrino, Fiorenzo Marini, Gianluigi SaccaroMen's sabreWladimiro Calarese Roberto Ferrari Pierluigi ChiccaMen's team sabreWladimiro Calarese, Giampaolo Calanchini, Pierluigi Chicca, Mario Ravagnan, Roberto FerrariWomen's foilAntonella Ragno-Lonzi Irene Camber-Corno Bruna Colombetti-PeronciniWomen's team foilAntonella Ragno-Lonzi, Irene Camber-Corno, Velleda Cesari, Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini, Claudia Pasini Men's Team CompetitionTeam RosterLuciano Alfieri Tarcisio Burgnich Mario Trebbi Paride Tumburus Sandro Salvadore Giovanni Trapattoni Giancarlo Cella Giovanni Rivera Ugo Tomeazzi Giacomo Bulgarelli Giorgio Rossano Orazio Rancati Giorgio Ferrini Giovanni Fanello Gilberto Noletti Luciano Magistrelli Giandomenico Baldiserri Armando Favali Ambrogio Pelagalli Three male pentathletes represented Italy in 1960.
IndividualAdriano Facchini Gaetano Scala Giulio GiuntaTeamAdriano Facchini Gaetano Scala Giulio Giunta Italy had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1960. Men's single scullsSavino RebekMen's double scullsSeverino Lucini Cesarino PestuggiaMen's coxless pairPaolo Mosetti Mario PetriMen's coxed pairGiancarlo Piretta Renzo Ostino Vincenzo Bruno Men's coxless fourTullio Baraglia Renato Bosatta Giancarlo Crosta Giuseppe GalanteMen's coxed fourFulvio Balatti Romano Sgheiz Franco Trincavelli Giovanni Zucchi Ivo Stefanoni Men's eightPaolo Amorini Vasco Cantarello Giancarlo Casalini Luigi Prato Vincenzo Prina Nazzareno Simonato Luigi Spozio Armido Torri Giuseppe Pira Nine shooters represented Italy in 1960. 25 m pistolRoberto Mazzoni Sergio Varetto50 m pistolPiercarlo Beroldi Giorgio Ercolani50 m rifle, three positionsVincenzo Biava Sergio Rolandi50 m rifle, proneMariano AntonelliTrapGalliano Rossini Edoardo Casciano Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay Giuseppe Avellone, Roberto Lazzari, Federico Dennerlein, Bruno BianchiFinal — 4:17.2 Men's Team CompetitionTeam RosterAmedeo Ambron Danio Bardi Giuseppe d'
Pavel Leo Edmund Schmidt was a Slovak rower who competed for Czechoslovakia in the double sculls together with Václav Kozák. They won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and two medals at European championships in 1959 and 1961, placed fourth at the 1962 World Rowing Championships. After retiring from competitions, Schmidt became a rowing coach, in 1967–68 trained the Mexican national team. After that he settled in Switzerland together with his family. There he worked as a psychiatrists and as a coach at the Biel sports school