60 meter Sprint Event at Olympics: The 60 meter sprint event is normally contested on the indoor track during track ad field athletics competitions. The length of the track, where the contest is staged is only 200 meter. The time taken by the athletes to run 60 meter varies from six to seven seconds. The runners in the 100 meter sprint on the outdoor track event have been dominating the event. Both men and women contest in the 60 meter sprint event. However, the event is rarely contested on an outdoor track.
The athletes competing in the 60 meter sprint event have to be reflexive in order to get the quick start during the competition. The quick start and great speed are the important factors to the success in the event. The 60 meter sprint is also practiced as a part of the training programs in other major sports.
60 meter Sprint Event in Summer Olympics The 60 meter sprint event was included in the men's track and field athletics program only twice. The event was contested at the 1900 Paris Summer Games and the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. The event was never contested by the women athletes during the Summer Games.
Rules for 60 meter Sprint Event at Olympics: The rules applicable for the 60 meter sprint event at the Summer Games were-
Medal Winners in the 60 meter Sprint Event at Olympics: Archie Hahn and Alvin Kraenzlein are the two athletes who won gold medals in the Olympic 60 meter sprint event competition. The other athletes dominating the domain of the 60 meter sprint event are Marcus Brunson, Jon Drummond, Ronald Pognon, Justin Gatlin, Terrence Trammell, Leonard Myles-Mills, Bruny Surin, Ben Johnson, Tim Harden, Andre Cason and Maurice Greene.
Philomena Mensah, Chioma Ajunwa, Christy Opara-Thompson, Gwen Torrence, Sevatheda Fynes, Lauryn Williams, Melisa Barber, Nelli Cooman, Ekaterini Thanou, Merlene Ottey, Marion Jones, Gail Devers and Irina Privalova are the women athletes who are the leading figures in the 60 meter sprint event.