Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's triple jump at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualification round mark was set at 14.80 metres. Eleven athletes didn't surpass that distance in the morning session.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Adhemar da Silva
Brazil (BRA)
 Vilhjálmur Einarsson
Iceland (ISL)
 Vitold Kreyer
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 16.56 Brazil Adhemar da Silva Mexico City (MEX) March 16, 1955
Olympic Record 16.22 Brazil Adhemar da Silva Helsinki (FIN) July 23, 1952

Vilhjálmur Einarsson set an Olympic record of 16.25 metres in the competition, but this was improved upon by Adhemar da Silva who won with a record mark of 16.35 metres.

Results[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE DISTANCE
Med 1.png  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 16.35 m OR
Med 2.png  Vilhjálmur Einarsson (ISL) 16.26 m
Med 3.png  Vitold Kreyer (URS) 16.02 m
4.  Bill Sharpe (USA) 15.88 m
5.  Martin Řehák (TCH) 15.85 m
6.  Leonid Shcherbakov (URS) 15.80 m
7.  Koji Sakurai (JPN) 15.73 m
8.  Teruji Kogake (JPN) 15.64 m
9.  Ken Wilmshurst (GBR) 15.54 m
10.  Ryszard Malcherczyk (POL) 15.54 m
11.  Ira Davis (USA) 15.40 m
12.  George Shaw (USA) 15.33 m
13.  Hiroshi Shibata (JPN) 15.25 m
14.  Kari Rahkamo (FIN) 15.21 m
15.  Mohinder Singh (IND) 15.20 m
16.  Éric Battista (FRA) 15.15 m
17.  Paul Bamela Engo (NGR) 15.03 m
18.  Tapio Lehto (FIN) 14.91 m
19.  Hannu Rantala (FIN) 14.87 m
20.  Lawrence Ogwang (UGA) 14.72 m
21.  Choi Yong-Kee (KOR) 14.65 m
 Peter Esiri (NGR) DNQ
 Muhamad Rashid (PAK) DNQ
 Wu Chun-Tsai (ROC) DNQ
 Ronald Gray (AUS) DNQ
 Gabuh Bin Piging (NBO) DNQ
 Walter Herssens (BEL) DNQ
 Maurice Rich (AUS) DNQ
 Eng-Yoon Tian (SIN) DNQ
 Brian Oliver (AUS) DNQ
 Muhammad Ramzan Ali (PAK) DNQ
 Sium Bin Diau (NBO) DNQ

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