Sweden at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the Olympic Games

Flag of Sweden
IOC code  SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 88 (74 men and 14 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Melbourne Per Carlesson Stockholm Gösta Boltenstern
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
8
Silver
5
Bronze
6
Total
19
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Sweden competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, with the exception of the equestrian events, which could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. Instead, those events were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden.

88 competitors, 74 men and 14 women, took part in 74 events in 14 sports.[1] Swedish athletes won a total of 19 medals at the games, including 3 golds in the equestrian events held in their own country.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K1 1000 m
 Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K1 10000 m
 Gold Petrus Kastenman Equestrian Three-Day Eventing Individual
 Gold Henri Saint Cyr Equestrian Dressage Individual
 Gold Adolf Boltenstern Jr.
Gehnäll Persson
Henri Saint Cyr
Equestrian Dressage Team
 Gold Lars Hall Modern pentathlon Men's Individual
 Gold Hjalmar Karlsson
Sture Stork
Lars Thörn
Sailing Men's 5½ m Class
 Gold Leif Wikström
Folke Bohlin
Bengt Palmquist
Sailing Men's Dragon Class
 Silver Karin Lindberg
Ann-Sofi Pettersson
Eva Rönström
Evy Berggren
Doris Hedberg
Maud Karlén
Gymnastics Women's Team Exercise with portable Apparatus
 Silver Sven Gunnarsson
Olle Larsson
Ivar Aronsson
Gösta Eriksson
Bertil Göransson
Rowing Men's Coxed Fours
 Silver Olof Sköldberg Shooting Men's Running Deer, Single & Double Shot
 Silver Edvin Vesterby Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Bantamweight
 Silver William Thoresson Gymnastics Men's Floor
 Bronze John Ljunggren Athletics Men's 50k m Walk
 Bronze Ann-Sofi Pettersson Gymnastics Women's Side Horse Vault
 Bronze John Sundberg Shooting Men's Small-bore Rifle, Three Positions
 Bronze Per Gunnar Berlin Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Welterweight
 Bronze Rune Jansson Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Middleweight
 Bronze Karl-Erik Nilsson Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Light Heavyweight

Athletics[edit]

Men's Marathon

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's Team Time Trial

Men's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 50.48
  • Final — 75.21 (→ 8th place)

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, all men, represented Sweden in 1956.

Men's épée
Men's team épée

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Sweden in 1956. Lars Hall won gold in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Lars Hall
  • Bertil Haase
  • Björn Thofelt

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.