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Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's javelin throw

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Men's javelin
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground
Date26 November
Competitors21 from 12 nations
Winning distance85.71 WR
1st place, gold medalist(s) Egil Danielsen
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Janusz Sidło
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Viktor Tsybulenko
 Soviet Union
← 1952
1960 →

The men's javelin throw was an event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualifying stage and the final both were held on the third day of the track and field competition, on Monday November 26, 1956.[1]

The 1956 Olympic Games are notable for being the only time that Finland did not take part in this event.

Final classification[edit]

 Egil Danielsen (NOR) 85.71 m WR
 Janusz Sidło (POL) 79.98 m
 Viktor Tsybulenko (URS) 79.50 m
4.  Herbert Koschel (EUA) 74.68 m
5.  Jan Kopyto (POL) 74.28 m
6.  Giovanni Lievore (ITA) 72.88 m
7.  Michel Macquet (FRA) 71.84 m
8.  Aleksandr Gorshkov (URS) 70.32 m
9.  Heiner Will (EUA) 69.86 m
10.  Philip Conley (USA) 69.74 m
11.  Cy Young (USA) 68.64 m
12.  Vladimir Kuznetzov (URS) 67.14 m
13.  Sandor Krasznai (HUN) 66.33 m
14.  Muhammad Nawaz (PAK) 62.55 m
15.  Benjamin Garcia (USA) NM
 Reinaldo Oliver Martínez (PUR) DNQ
 Léon Syrovatski (FRA) DNQ
 John Achurch (AUS) DNQ
 Jalal Khan (PAK) DNQ
 Peter Cullen (GBR) DNQ
 Bob Grant (AUS) DNQ


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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