United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 297 (251 men and 46 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
32
Silver
25
Bronze
17
Total
74
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

The United States competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 297 competitors, 251 men and 46 women, took part in 139 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Marathon

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 76.77
  • Final — 152.41 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 80.24
  • Final — 149.79 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 75.07
  • Final — 139.12 (→ 6th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 51.28
  • Final — 84.85 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 50.81
  • Final — 81.64 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 52.96
  • Final — 81.58 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Fencing[edit]

18 fencers, 15 men and 3 women, represented the United States in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football[edit]

  • Preliminary Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (1-9) → did not advance
  • Team Roster

Head Coach: Jimmy Mills

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1956, winning silver in the team event.

Individual
Team
  • George Lambert
  • Bill Andre
  • Jack Daniels

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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