Alpine skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill

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Men's downhill
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Alpine skiing
Venue Olimpia - Tofana
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date 3 February 1956
Competitors 75 from 27 nations
Winning time 2:52.2
Medalists
Gold medal    Austria
Silver medal    Switzerland
Bronze medal    Austria
«1952 1960»
Men's Downhill
Location Olimpia - Tofana
Vertical    902 m (2,959 ft)
Top elevation 2,282 m (7,487 ft)  
Base elevation 1,380 m (4,528 ft)
Alpine skiing at the
1956 Winter Olympics
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Downhill men women
Giant Slalom men women
Slalom men women

The men's alpine skiing downhill event of the 1956 Winter Olympics at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, was held on Friday, 3 February, at 11:00 a.m.. The starting elevation on the Olimpia - Tofana run was 2,282 m (7,487 ft) above sea level and the course length was 3.461 kilometres (2.151 miles), with a vertical drop of 902 m (2,959 ft) and just 15 control gates.

It was the final alpine event of the games and the third straight victory for Toni Sailer of Austria.[1] His average speed was 72.355 km/h (44.96 mph), with an average vertical descent rate of 5.238 m/s (17.19 ft/s).

It was the third appearance of the downhill event at the Winter Games, which debuted in 1948. Seventy-five alpine skiers from 27 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Friday, 3 February 1956

Place No. Competitor Time Difference
1 14  Toni Sailer (AUT) 2:52.2
2 25  Raymond Fellay (SUI) 2:55.7 +3.5
3 20  Anderl Molterer (AUT) 2:56.2 +4.0
4 21  Roger Staub (SUI) 2:57.1 +4.9
5 7  Hans-Peter Lanig (EUA) 2:59.8 +7.6
6 11  Gino Burrini (ITA) 3:00.2 +8.0
7 46  Kurt Hennrich (TCH) 3:01.5 +9.3
8 17  Charles Bozon (FRA) 3:01.9 +9.7
9 23  Bruno Burrini (ITA) 3:02.4 +10.2
10 9  Stig Sollander (SWE) 3:05.4 +13.2
11 4  Buddy Werner (USA) 3:05.8 +13.6
12 31  Sepp Behr (EUA) 3:07.7 +15.5
13 16  Hans Forrer (SUI) 3:08.0 +15.8
14 35  Asle Sjåstad (NOR) 3:08.8 +16.6
15 12  Andrzej Gąsienica Roj (POL) 3:09.3 +17.1
16 32  Aleksandr Filatov (URS) 3:16.6 +24.4
17 38  Evžen Čermák (TCH) 3:18.0 +25.8
18 62  Georgi Dimitrov (BUL) 3:18.1 +25.9
19 29  Karl Zillibiller (EUA) 3:21.6 +29.4
20 1  Pepi Schwaiger (EUA) 3:22.2 +30.0
21 15  Viktor Taliyanov (URS) 3:26.5 +34.3
22 55  Franc Cvenkelj (YUG) 3:28.5 +36.3
23 50  Kalevi Häkkinen (FIN) 3:29.2 +37.0
24 60  Georgi Varoshkin (BUL) 3:30.0 +37.8
25 33  André Bertrand (CAN) 3:31.2 +39.0
26 58  Franz Beck (LIE) 3:36.8 +44.6
27 48  Petar Ivanov Angelov (BUL) 3:38.5 +46.3
28 44  Susumu Sugiyama (JPN) 3:39.1 +46.9
29 36  Ludvig Dornig (YUG) 3:41.1 +48.9
30 87  Charlach Mackintosh (GBR) 3:41.4 +49.2
31 84  Nicolae Pandrea (ROU) 3:46.5 +54.3
32 42  Lars Mattsson (SWE) 3:50.4 +58.2
33 63  Muzaffer Demirhan (TUR) 3:52.2 +1:00.0
34 45  Nigel Gardner (GBR) 4:00.7 +1:08.5
35 54  Bill Day (AUS) 4:02.0 +1:09.8
36 53  Francisco Viladomat (ESP) 4:02.1 +1:09.9
37 91  Luis Molné (ESP) 4:08.9 +1:16.7
38 89  Denis Feron (BEL) 4:16.6 +1:24.4
39 72  Mahmoud Beiglou (IRI) 4:22.0 +1:29.8
40 85  Leopold Schädler (LIE) 4:23.7 +1:31.5
41 79  Vicente Vera (CHI) 4:25.4 +1:33.2
42 69  Ibrahim Geagea (LIB) 4:33.1 +1:40.9
43 81  Jean Keyrouz (LIB) 4:57.6 +2:05.4
44 77  Benik Amirian (IRI) 5:02.7 +2:10.5
45 73  Max von Hohenlohe (LIE) 5:15.8 +2:23.6
46 90  Aris Vatimbellas (GRE) 5:44.2 +2:52.0
47 92  Khristos Papageorgiou (GRE) 8:03.2 +5:11.0
2  Josl Rieder (AUT) DSQ
3  Ralph Miller (USA) DSQ
5  Lino Zecchini (ITA) DSQ
6  William Beck (USA) DSQ
8  Walter Schuster (AUT) DSQ
10  Chiharu Igaya (JPN) DSQ
13  René Collet (FRA) DSQ
18  Adrien Duvillard (FRA) DSQ
22  André Simond (FRA) DSQ
24  Andreas Ruedi (SUI) DSQ
30  Jan Zarycki (POL) DSQ
37  Paride Milianti (ITA) DSQ
39  Marvin Melville (USA) DSQ
43  Kåre Opdal (NOR) DSQ
47  Vladimír Krajňák (TCH) DSQ
49  Trygve Berge (NOR) DSQ
51  Sergey Shustov (URS) DSQ
56  Osman Yüce (TUR) DSQ
57  Jože Ilija (YUG) DSQ
59  Jaroslav Bogdálek (TCH) DSQ
61  Pentti Alonen (FIN) DSQ
64  Gheorghe Cristoloveanu (ROU) DSQ
65  Gennady Chertishchev (URS) DSQ
71  Robin Brock-Hollinshead (GBR) DSQ
74  Herman Kindle (LIE) DSQ
80  Jaime Talens (ESP) DSQ
86  Reza Bazargan (IRI) DSQ
93  Douglas Mackintosh (GBR) DSQ

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