Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's shot put event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualifying round and the final both were held on Wednesday November 28, 1956.

Fourteen shot putters from ten nations competed.


Gold Silver Bronze
 Parry O'Brien
United States (USA)
 Bill Nieder
United States (USA)
 Jiří Skobla
Czechoslovakia (TCH)


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1956 Summer Olympics.

World Record 19.25 United States Parry O'Brien Los Angeles (USA) November 1, 1956
Olympic Record 17.41 United States Parry O'Brien Helsinki (FIN) July 21, 1952

Final classification[edit]

Med 1.png  Parry O'Brien (USA) 18.57 m
Med 2.png  Bill Nieder (USA) 18.18 m
Med 3.png  Jiří Skobla (TCH) 17.65 m
4.  Kenneth Bantum (USA) 17.48 m
5.  Boris Belyaev (URS) 16.96 m
6.  Erik Uddebom (SWE) 16.65 m
7.  Karl-Heinz Wegmann (EUA) 16.63 m
8.  Georgios Tsakanikas (GRE) 16.56 m
9.  Barry Donath (AUS) 16.52 m
10.  Silvano Meconi (ITA) 16.28 m
11.  Robert Hanlin (AUS) 16.08 m
12.  Barclay Palmer (GBR) 15.81 m
13.  Vladimir Loshchilov (URS) 15.62 m
14.  Raymond Thomas (FRA) 15.31 m