United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics

United States at the
1964 Summer Olympics

IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Tokyo
Competitors 346 (267 men and 79 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Parry O'Brien
Ranked 1st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
36 26 28 90
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 346 competitors, 267 men and 79 women, took part in 159 events in 19 sports.[1]

The use of both the English alphabet and abbreviations threw the country directly in front of the USSR in the Parade of Nations. The United States earned the most Gold medals during the competition, with 36, while their 90 total medals were second behind the USSR's 96.


Men's Competition

Men's 100 meters

Men's 200 meters

Men's 400 meters

Men's 800 meters

Men's 1.500 meters

Men's 5,000 meters

Men's 10,000 meters

Men's Marathon

Men's 110 meter Hurdles

Men's 400 meter Hurdles

Men's 3,000 meter Steeplechase

Men's 4 × 100 m Relay

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

Men's Triple Jump

Men's High Jump

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Shot Put

Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Discus Throw

Men's Hammer Throw

Men's Decathlon

Women's Competition

Women's 100 meters

Women's 200 meters

Women's 400 meters

Women's 800 meters

Women's 4 × 100 m Relay

Women's 80m Hurdles

Women's Long Jump

Women's High Jump

Women's Shot Put

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Discus Throw

Women's Pentathlon





Sixteen cyclists represented the United States in 1964.

Individual road race
Team time trial
1000m time trial
Individual pursuit
Team pursuit




18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented the United States in 1964.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil



Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathlete represented the United States in 1964. They won a silver medal in the team event.





Ten shooters represented the United States in 1964. Between them they won two golds, a silver and three bronze medals.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone



Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Netherlands (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-2)
  • Lost to Hungary (0-3)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (0-3)
  • Lost to Japan (1-3)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (0-3)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (0-3)
  • Lost to Brazil (2-3)
  • Lost to Romania (1-3) → Ninth place
Women's Team Competition
  • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Lost to Poland (0-3)
  • Lost to Romania (0-3)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (0-3)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0) → Fifth place

Water polo




  1. "United States at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
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