Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 294 (250 men, 44 women)
Flag bearer Mervyn Wood (rower)
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
13
Silver
8
Bronze
14
Total
35
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia was the host nation for the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. However due to Australian quarantine restrictions the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden. 294 competitors, 250 men and 44 women, took part in 140 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 110m Hurdles

Men's Marathon

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round:
    • Lost to Brazil (66-89)
    • Lost to Chile (56-78)
    • Defeated Thailand (87-48)
    • Lost to Formosa (73-86)
    • Defeated Singapore (98-74)

Classification Matches:

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Team pursuit
Tandem
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Arthur Winther
    • Preliminary Round — 71.04 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Joseph McCann
    • Preliminary Round — 69.18 (→ did not advance, 19th place)
  • Ronald Faulds
    • Preliminary Round — 68.84 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Men's 10m Platform

  • Francis Murphy
    • Preliminary Round — 66.29 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • William Tully
    • Preliminary Round — 65.49 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Barry Holmes
    • Preliminary Round — 58.01 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Barbara McAulay
    • Preliminary Round — 60.19 (→ did not advance, 13th place)
  • Roslyn Barton
    • Preliminary Round — 58.50 (→ did not advance, 15th place)
  • Pat Howard
    • Preliminary Round — 53.89 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Barbara McAulay
    • Preliminary Round — 45.67 (→ did not advance, 14th place)
  • Roslyn Barton
    • Preliminary Round — 41.96 (→ did not advance, 15th place)
  • Adele Price
    • Preliminary Round — 35.28 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Fencing[edit]

21 fencers, 18 men and 3 women, represented Australia in 1956.

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

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Neville Sayers
  • Sven Coomer
  • George Nicoll

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12.