Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics featured 7 events, for men only. The competitions were held from November 23, 1956 to November 27, 1956 on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat Australia.

Rowing

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's single sculls
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 Vyacheslav Ivanov (URS)  Stuart MacKenzie (AUS)  John B. Kelly, Jr. (USA)
Men's double sculls
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 Aleksandr Berkutov
and Yuri Tyukalov (URS)
 Pat Costello
and James Gardiner (USA)
 Murray Riley
and Mervyn Wood (AUS)
Men's coxless pairs
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 James Fifer
and Duvall Hecht (USA)
 Igor Buldakov
and Viktor Ivanov (URS)
 Josef Kloimstein
and Alfred Sageder (AUT)
Men's coxed pairs
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 United States (USA)
Arthur Ayrault
Conn Findlay
Armin Seiffert
 Germany (EUA)
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck
Horst Arndt
Rainer Borkowsky
 Soviet Union (URS)
Ihor Yemchuk
Georgiy Zhylin
Vladimir Petrov
Men's coxless fours
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 Canada (CAN)
Archibald McKinnon
Lorne Loomer
Walter D'Hondt
Donald Arnold
 United States (USA)
John Welchli
John McKinlay
Art McKinlay
James McIntosh
 France (FRA)
René Guissart
Yves Delacour
Gaston Mercier
Guy Guillabert
Men's coxed fours
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 Italy (ITA)
Albert Winkler
Romano Sgheiz
Angelo Vanzin
Franco Trincavelli
Ivo Stefanoni
 Sweden (SWE)
Olle Larsson
Gösta Eriksson
Ivar Aronsson
Evert Gunnarsson
Bertil Göransson
 Finland (FIN)
Kauko Hänninen
Reino Poutanen
Veli Lehtelä
Toimi Pitkänen
Matti Niemi
Men's eights
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 United States (USA)
Thomas Charlton
David Wight
John Cooke
Donald Beer
Caldwell Esselstyn
Charles Grimes
Rusty Wailes
Robert Morey
William Becklean
 Canada (CAN)
Philip Kueber
Richard McClure
Robert Wilson
David Helliwell
Donald Pretty
Bill McKerlich
Douglas McDonald
Lawrence West
Carlton Ogawa
 Australia (AUS)
Michael Aikman
David Boykett
Fred Benfield
Jim Howden
Garth Manton
Walter Howell
Adrian Monger
Brian Doyle
Harold Hewitt

Participating nations[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 2 1 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 1 4
3  Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
4  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
5  Australia (AUS) 0 1 2 3
6  Germany (EUA) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
8  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

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