Poland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Poland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Poland
IOC code  POL
NOC Polish Olympic Committee
Website www.pkol.pl (Polish)
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 64 in 9 sports
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
4
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Other related appearances
Austria (1908–1912)
Russian Empire (1912)

Poland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 64 competitors, 49 men and 15 women, took part in 48 events in 9 sports.[1]

Medals[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jerzy Chromik 5000 metres 14:51.4 19 N/A Did not advance
Marian Foik 100 m 10.88 1 Q 10.83 3 Q 10.84 5 Did not advance
Jan Jarzembowski 100 m 10.95 2 Q 10.98 4 Did not advance
200 m 21.91 4 Did not advance
Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak 3000 m steeplechase 8:48.0 10 Q N/A DNF
Edward Schmidt 200 m 22.03 2 Q 21.73 6 Did not advance
Kazimierz Zimny 5000 metres DNF N/A Did not advance
Zenon Baranowski
Marian Foik
Janusz Jarzembowski
Edward Schmidt
4×100 m relay 40.97 1 Q N/A 41.12 2 Q 40.75 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Henryk Grabowski Long jump 7.52 1 Q 7.15 10
Zbigniew Janiszewski Pole vault 4.15 2 Q 4.15 12
Jan Kopyto Javelin throw 68.19 13 Q 74.28 5
Kazimierz Kropidlowski Long jump 7.22 12 Q 7.30 6
Ryszard Malcherczyk Triple jump 14.84 21 Q 15.54 10
Alfons Niklas Hammer throw 58.46 4 Q 57.70 10
Tadeusz Rut Discus throw 46.62 17 Did not advance
Hammer throw 58.07 5 Q 53.43 14
Janusz Sidło Javelin throw 72.00 6 Q 79.98 Silver medal.svg
Zenon Ważny Pole vault 4.15 8 Q 4.25 6
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maria Kusion-Bibro 100 m 12.2 4 Did not advance
Barbara Janiszewska 100 m 12.2 4 Did not advance
200 m 24.8 2 Q N/A 25.2 6 Did not advance
Genowefa Minicka 200 m 25.0 4 Did not advance
Halina Richter-Górecka 100 m 12.2 5 Did not advance
Maria Kusion-Bibro
Barbara Janiszewska
Genowefa Minicka
Halina Richter-Górecka
4×100 m relay 46.58 4 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Urszula Figwer Javelin throw 47.76 2 Q 48.16 6
Elżbieta Krzesińska-Duńska Long jump 6.13 1 Q 6.35 Gold medal.svg
Maria Kusion-Bibro Long jump 5.80 6 Q 5.79 9
Genowefa Minicka Long jump 5.72 12 Q 5.64 12
Anna Wojtaszek Javelin throw 44.08 12 Q 46.92 9

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Henryk Kukier Flyweight BYE  Warner Batchelor (AUS)
L P
Did not advance
Zenon Stefaniuk Bantamweight BYE  Claudio Barrientos (CHI)
L P
Did not advance
Henryk Niedźwiedzki Featherweight BYE  Leonard Leisching  (RSA)
W P
 Tristan Falfán (ARG)
W KO
 Vladimir Safronov (URS)
L P
N/A Bronze medal.svg
Zygmunt Milewski Lightweight BYE  Pentti Niinivuori  (FIN)
W P
 Harry Kurschat (FRG)
L KO
Did not advance
Leszek Drogosz Light Welterweight BYE  Vladimir Yengibaryan  (URS)
L P
Did not advance
Tadeusz Walasek Welterweight  Fred Tiedt  (IRL)
L P
Did not advance
Zbigniew Pietrzykowski Light Middleweight   Richard Karpov (URS)
W P
N/A  Boris Nikolov (BUL)
W P
 László Papp  (HUN)
L P
N/A Bronze medal.svg
Zbigniew Piórkowski Middleweight  Ramón Tapia (CHI)
L KO
Did not advance
Andrzej Wojciechowski Light Heavyweight  Lennart Risberg (SWE)
W KO
N/A  Carlos Lucas  (CHI)
L P
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Stefan Kapłaniak K-1 1000 m 4:35.4 1 Q 4:19.8 4
Ryszard Skwarski
Jerzy Górski
K-2 1000 m 4:12.6 4 Did not advance
Stefan Kapłaniak
Jerzy Górski
K-2 10000 m N/A 47:21.5 10
Women
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Daniela Walkowiak K-1 500 m 2:25.8 3 Q 2:24.1 6

Fencing[edit]

Six fencers, all men, represented Poland in 1956.

Men's sabre
Men's team sabre

Gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Teodor Kocerka Single sculls 7:28.1 2 Q BYE 9:05.7 2 Q 8:12.9 4
Zbigniew Schwarzer
Henryk Jagodziński
Bertold Mainka
Coxed pairs 7:43.7 2 Q BYE 9:22.8 1 Q 8:31.5 4
Kazimierz Błasiński
Szczepan Grajczyk
Zbigniew Paradowski
Marian Nietupski
Coxless four 6:46.3 2 R 8:29.3 1 Q 8:32.0 4 Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Adam Smelczyński Trap 190 Silver medal.svg
Zygmunt Kiszkurno 170 15

Swimming[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Elżbieta Gellner 100 metre backstroke 1:16.2 5 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Marian Zieliński 60 kg 105 3 102.5 3 127.5 4 335 Bronze medal.svg
Jan Czepułkowski 67.5 kg 120 2 105 7 135 10 360 6
Krzysztof Beck 75 kg 122.5 3 112.5 6 145 6 380 6
Jan Bochenek 120 5 112.5 6 150 3 382.5 4
Czesław Białas 90 kg 130 5 NVL DNS DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poland at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 

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