Great Britain at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 41 (31 men, 10 women) in 5 sports
Flag bearer Stuart Parkinson (bobsleigh)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Douglas Mackintosh Downhill DSQ
Robin Brock-Hollinshead DSQ
Nigel Gardner 4:00.7 34
Charlach Mackintosh 3:41.4 30
Robin Hooper Giant Slalom 4:02.2 66
Noel Harrison 4:00.1 64
Nigel Gardner 3:51.8 58
Sandy Whitelaw 3:49.4 56
Peter Torrens Slalom DSQ DSQ
Sandy Whitelaw DSQ DSQ
Noel Harrison 2:14.7 (+0:05) 50 2:36.0 45 4:50.7 47
Peter Seilern 2:08.0 48 2:46.7 53 4:54.7 48
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jeanne Sandford Downhill 2:15.1 43
Renate Holmes 2:05.0 41
Zandra Nowell 1:59.0 35
Jeanne Sandford Giant Slalom DSQ
Jocelyn Wardrop-Moore 2:39.8 42
Renate Holmes 2:19.0 38
Adeline Pryor 2:03.1 21
Jocelyn Wardrop-Moore Slalom 1:54.4 39 1:26.0 32 3:20.4 35
Adeline Pryor 1:35.2 37 DNS DNF
Renate Holmes 1:15.0 31 1:40.9 35 2:55.9 34
Zandra Nowell 57.5 5 1:28.3 33 2:25.8 25

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Clifford Schellenberg
John Rainforth
Two-man 1:24.52 3 1:26.57 16 1:25.88 11 1:26.39 15 5:43.36 11
GBR-2 Stuart Parkinson
Christopher Williams
Two-man 1:25.63 10 1:24.53 9 1:26.73 16 1:25.94 11 5:42.83 10
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GBR-1 Keith Schellenberg
Rollo Brandt
Ralph Raffles
John Rainforth
Four-man 1:21.39 19 1:18.73 6 1:20.42 10 1:21.58 16 5:22.12 12
GBR-2 Stuart Parkinson
John Read
Christopher Williams
Rodney Mann
Four-man 1:20.72 15 1:19.92 11 1:22.51 19 1:20.58 12 5:23.73 17

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Aubrey Fielder 59:59 60
John Moore 59:31 58
Andrew Morgan 59:27 57
Maurice Gover 58:58 56
30 km Thomas Cairney 2'13:41 51
James Spencer 2'10:32 49
John Moore 2'08:58 47
Andrew Morgan 2'03:55 45
50 km Richard Aylmer 4'11:40 30
Toby Graham 3'48:17 29
Thomas Cairney 3'44:54 28
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Andrew Morgan
James Spencer
Aubrey Fielder
Maurice Gover
2'38:44 14

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Michael Booker 6 6 154.26 53.5 6
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Dianne Peach 13 13 144.75 151 14
Erica Batchelor 9 12 149.67 116 11
Yvonne Sugden 4 9 156.62 53 4
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Patricia Krau
Rodney Ward
9.86 93 11
Joyce Coates
Anthony Holles
10.00 88 10

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m John Hearn 45.9 45
Alex Connell 45.2 44
Johnny Cronshey 42.9 21
1500 m Alex Connell 2:23.0 50
John Hearn 2:17.5 33
Johnny Cronshey 2:15.0 19
5000 m Alex Connell 8:42.5 42
John Hearn 8:21.4 26
Johnny Cronshey 8:10.1 15
10,000 m John Hearn 17:27.6 20
Johnny Cronshey 17:05.6 11

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