Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Swimming at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place December 1 — 3. The relay featured teams of four swimmers each swimming four lengths of the 50 m pool freestyle.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Australia
Kevin O'Halloran
John Devitt
Murray Rose
Jon Henricks
United States
Dick Hanley
George Breen
Bill Woolsey
Ford Konno
Soviet Union
Vitaly Sorokin
Vladimir Struzhanov
Gennady Nikolayev
Boris Nikitin

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Two heats were held; the teams with the eight fastest times advanced to the Finals. The teams that advanced are highlighted.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Country Time
1 Japan 8:37.9
2 United States 8:38.3
3 Germany 8:42.5
4 South Africa 8:43.0
5 Italy 8:43.1

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Country Time
1 Great Britain 8:39.1
2 Soviet Union 8:39.5
3 Australia 8:40.2
4 France 8:56.5
5 Hungary 8:57.2
6 Philippines 9:05.7

Final[edit]

Rank Country Time
1 Australia 8:23.6
2 United States 8:31.5
3 Soviet Union 8:34.7
4 Japan 8:36.6
5 Germany 8:43.4
6 Great Britain 8:45.2
7 Italy 8:46.2
8 South Africa 8:49.5

References[edit]