Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
4th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Melbourne 1956
Tournament details
Olympics 1956 Summer Olympics
Host nation Australia
City Melbourne
Duration November 22 – December 1
Men's tournament
Teams 15
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists  Soviet Union
3 Bronze medalists  Uruguay
Tournaments
← Helsinki 1952  Rome 1960 →

Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics was the fourth appearance of the sport in Olympic competition. Fifteen nations, an unusually low number for the basketball tournament, competed in the event, with 174 participants. A total number of 56 games of basketball were played.

The teams were divided into four pools, with four teams in three of the pools and only three in the fourth. Every team played against each other team in its pool once. The top two teams from each pool advanced to the quarterfinals, where again they were split into pools of four. Teams again played every other team in their pool, with the top two in each advancing to the semifinal and the bottom two entering a pool for 5th through 8th places. Eliminated teams also played in consolation matches with the same structure as the quarterfinals and finals, but for 9th through 15th places. The games were held at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 United States (USA)
Carl Cain
Bill Hougland
K.C. Jones
Bill Russell
James Walsh
William Evans
Burdette Haldorsson
Ronald Tomsic
Richard Boushka
Gilbert Ford
Robert Jeangerard
Charles Darling
 Soviet Union (URS)
Valdis Muižnieks
Maigonis Valdmanis
Vladimir Torban
Stasys Stonkus
Kazys Petkevičius
Arkadi Bochkarev
Jānis Krūmiņš
Mikhail Semyonov
Algirdas Lauritenas
Yuri Ozerov
Viktor Zubkov
Mikhail Studenetsky
 Uruguay (URU)
Carlos Blixen
Ramiro Cortes
Héctor Costa
Nelson Chelle
Nelson Demarco
Héctor García Otero
Carlos Gonzáles
Sergio Matto
Oscar Moglia
Raúl Mera
Ariel Olascoaga
Milton Scaron

Final ranking[edit]

  1. United States
  2. Soviet Union
  3. Uruguay
  4. France
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Brazil
  7. Philippines
  8. Chile
  9. Canada
  10. Japan
  11. Republic of China
  12. Australia
  13. Singapore
  14. South Korea
  15. Thailand

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 3 0 320 122
 Philippines 5 3 2 1 184 226
 Japan 4 3 1 2 171 224
 Thailand 3 3 0 3 123 226
Philippines Philippines 94,  Thailand 55
Scoring by half: 34–24, 60–31
United States United States 98,  Japan 40
Scoring by half: 33–20, 65–20
United States United States 101,  Thailand 29
Scoring by half: 54–12, 47–17
Japan Japan 61,  Philippines 77
Scoring by half: 29–37, 32–40
Thailand Thailand 50,  Japan 70
Scoring by half: 20–35, 30–35
United States United States 121,  Philippines 53
Scoring by half: 66–23, 55–30

Group B[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 France 6 3 3 0 236 183
 Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 255 177
 Canada 4 3 1 2 206 234
 Singapore 3 3 0 3 154 257
Soviet Union Soviet Union 97,  Canada 59
Scoring by half: 46–20, 51–39
Singapore Singapore 54,  France 81
Scoring by half: 22–44, 32–37
Soviet Union Soviet Union 67,  France 76
Scoring by half: 18–24, 49–52
Canada Canada 85,  Singapore 58
Scoring by half: 51–30, 34–28
Soviet Union Soviet Union 91,  Singapore 42
Scoring by half: 40–21, 51–21
France France 79,  Canada 62
Scoring by half: 43–35, 36–27

Group C[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Uruguay 6 3 3 0 238 187
 Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 242 199
 Formosa 4 3 1 2 216 249
 South Korea 3 3 0 3 194 255
Korea South Korea 76,  Formosa 83
Scoring by half: 28–42, 48–41
Uruguay Uruguay 70,  Bulgaria 65
Scoring by half: 38–35, 32–30
Uruguay Uruguay 85,  Formosa 62
Scoring by half: 39–36, 46–26
Bulgaria Bulgaria 89,  South Korea 58
Scoring by half: 47–33, 42–25
Formosa Taiwan 71,  Bulgaria 88
Scoring by half: 35–47, 36–41
Uruguay Uruguay 83,  South Korea 60
Scoring by half: 35–25, 48–35

Group D[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Brazil 4 2 2 0 167 125
 Chile 3 2 1 1 137 134
 Australia 2 2 0 2 122 167
Chile Chile 59,  Brazil 78
Scoring by half: 34–39, 25–39
Brazil Brazil 89,  Australia 66
Scoring by half: 50–35, 39–31
Chile Chile 78,  Australia 56
Scoring by half: 37–27, 41–29

Classification 9–15[edit]

Group 1 (9–15)[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Formosa 6 3 3 0 218 189
 Australia 5 3 2 1 258 208
 Singapore 4 3 1 2 200 215
 Thailand 3 3 0 3 150 214
Singapore Singapore 64,  Formosa 67
Scoring by half: 23–26, 41–41
Australia Australia 87,  Thailand 48
Scoring by half: 48–23, 39–25
Thailand Thailand 50,  Singapore 62
Scoring by half: 26–29, 24–33
Australia Australia 73,  Formosa 86
Scoring by half: 40–39, 33–47
Formosa Taiwan 65,  Thailand 52
Scoring by half: 35–31, 30–21
Australia Australia 98,  Singapore 74
Scoring by half: 48–36, 50–38

Group 2 (9–15)[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Canada 4 2 2 0 147 123
 Japan 3 2 1 1 143 140
 South Korea 0 2 0 2 130 157
Korea South Korea 63,  Canada 74 ()
Scoring by half: 31–32, 31–30 OT: 1–12
Japan Japan 83,  South Korea 67
Scoring by half: 36–23, 47–44
Canada Canada 73,  Japan 60
Scoring by half: 40–26, 33–34

Classification 13–15[edit]

Thailand's loss gave the nation 15th place.

Thailand Thailand 47,  South Korea 61
Scoring by half: 28–33, 19–28
  • Singapore, BYE
Classification 13–14[edit]
Singapore Singapore 92,  South Korea 79
Scoring by half: 45–39, 47–40

Classification 9–12[edit]

Formosa Taiwan 61,  Japan 82
Scoring by half: 32–38, 29–44
Australia Australia 38,  Canada 83
Scoring by half: 18–30, 20–53
Classification 11/12[edit]
Formosa Taiwan 87,  Australia 70
Scoring by half: 46–32, 41–38
Classification 9/10[edit]
Japan Japan 60,  Canada 75
Scoring by half: 34–39, 26–36

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal Group A[edit]

The top two teams from each group advanced to the Semifinal Round.

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 France 5 3 2 1 195 187
 Uruguay 5 3 2 1 221 209
 Chile 4 3 1 2 221 220
 Philippines 4 3 1 2 204 225
France France 71,  Chile 60
Scoring by half: 37–23, 34–37
Uruguay Uruguay 79,  Philippines 70 ()
Scoring by half: 42–39, 26–29 OT: 11–2
Uruguay Uruguay 80,  Chile 73
Scoring by half: 40–25, 40–48
 Philippines 65, France France 58 ()
Scoring by half: 30–26, 25–29 OT: 10–3
Chile Chile 88,  Philippines 69
Scoring by half: 42–32, 46–37
Uruguay Uruguay 62,  France 66
Scoring by half: 31–38, 31–28

Quarterfinal Group B[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 3 0 283 150
 Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 208 209
 Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 182 224
 Brazil 3 3 0 3 192 282
Bulgaria Bulgaria 44,  United States 85
Scoring by half: 19–48, 25–37
Brazil Brazil 68,  Soviet Union 87
Scoring by half: 28–37, 40–50
Bulgaria Bulgaria 56,  Soviet Union 66
Scoring by half: 32–37, 24–29
United States United States 113,  Brazil 51
Scoring by half: 50–22, 63–29
Soviet Union Soviet Union 55,  United States 85
Scoring by half: 32–39, 23–46
Bulgaria Bulgaria 82,  Brazil 73
Scoring by half: 38–36, 44–37

Classification 5–8[edit]

Chile Chile 64,  Brazil 89
Scoring by half: 33–55, 31–34
Philippines Philippines 70,  Bulgaria 80
Scoring by half: 43–50, 27–30
Classification 7/8[edit]
Chile Chile 68,  Philippines 75
Scoring by half: 38–33, 30–42
Classification 5/6[edit]
Brazil Brazil 52,  Bulgaria 64
Scoring by half: 26–27, 26–37

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal game
           
A1  France 49
B2  Soviet Union 56
 Soviet Union 55
 United States 89
A2  Uruguay 38
B1  United States 101

Bronze medal game[edit]

France France 62,  Uruguay 71
Scoring by half: 29–37, 33–34

References[edit]