Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

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Men's long jump
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Park Stadium
Dates 24 November
Competitors 32 from 21 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Finland
«1952 1960»
Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's Long Jump event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualifying stage and the final both were held on the second day of the track and field competition, on Saturday November 24, 1956.

Qualification Round[edit]

For the qualifying round, competitors needed to hit the standard of 7.15 meters in order to reach the final, with a minimum of 12 competitors making the final. Since 13 athletes hit the standard, no extra berths were given for the final. After an athlete met the standard in the qualifying round, they were not required to finish their three jumps, denoted by a dash in the table. A foul is denoted by an "X".

RANK Athlete Name Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Best Jump
1  Henryk Grabowski (POL) 7.52 - - 7.52 m
2  John Bennett (USA) 7.50 - - 7.50 m
3  Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS) 7.04 7.42 - 7.42 m
4  Ken Wilmshurst (GBR) 6.95 7.40 - 7.40 m
5  Dmitry Bondarenko (URS) 6.97 6.95 7.37 7.37 m
6  Jorma Valkama (FIN) 7.13 6.92 7.36 7.36 m
7  Gregory Bell (USA) 7.35 - - 7.35 m
8  Roy Cruttenden (GBR) 7.32 - - 7.32 m
9  Fermín Donazar (URU) 7.31 - - 7.31 m
10  Karim Olowu (NGR) 7.05 7.29 - 7.29 m
11  Neville Price (RSA) 7.28 - - 7.28 m
12  Kazimierz Kropidlowski (POL) 7.10 7.22 - 7.22 m
13  Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (URS) 7.15 - - 7.15 m
14  Yoshiro Sonoda (JPN) 6.77 7.01 7.12 7.12 m
15  Masaji Tajima (JPN) 6.98 X 7.11 7.11 m
16  Te-Sheng Ling (ROC) 6.85 6.74 7.11 7.11 m
17  Muhammad Ramzan Ali (PAK) 6.75 7.11 X 7.11 m
18  Suh Yeong-Joo (KOR) 7.08 7.09 6.92 7.09 m
19  Michael Moroney (AUS) 6.72 7.09 X 7.09 m
20  Ary de Sá (BRA) 6.86 7.00 6.97 7.00 m
21  Odon Foldessy (HUN) 6.96 6.92 6.93 6.96 m
22  Ram Mehar (IND) 6.92 6.84 5.53 6.92 m
23  Ian Bruce (AUS) X 6.91 6.80 6.91 m
24  Hugh Jack (AUS) 6.90 6.87 6.45 6.90 m
25  David Kushnir (ISR) 6.09 6.89 6.66 6.89 m
26  Fred Hammer (LUX) 6.74 X X 6.74 m
27  Lawrence Ogwang (UGA) 6.62 6.51 6.28 6.62
28  Wilhelm Porrassalmi (FIN) X 6.58 X 6.58
29  Rafio Oluwa (NGR) X 6.53 X 6.53 m
30  Muhammad Rashid (PAK) 6.13 6.10 5.90 6.13 m
31  Edward Martins (LBR) 5.79 6.01 5.96 6.01 m
32  Torgny Wahlander (SWE) X X X No Mark

Final Round[edit]

The final round included all 13 competitors who had qualified earlier that day by reaching the mark of 7.15 meters. The finals format was set up in two sections. All 13 athletes made three jumps, and all but the best six jumpers were eliminated. Finally, three more jumps were contested for the top six, however any jump made over all six attempts counted towards the final ranking. A dash means that the jumper elected not to attempt that round.

RANK Athlete Name Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Jump 4 Jump 5 Jump 6 Best Jump
1st  Gregory Bell (USA) 6.98 7.83 7.77 X - 7.16 7.83 m
2nd  John Bennett (USA) 7.68 7.61 X - X - 7.68 m
3rd  Jorma Valkama (FIN) 7.11 X 7.48 7.07 7.22 7.00 7.48 m
4  Dmitriy Bondarenko (URS) 7.44 X 7.13 X 6.89 6.99 7.44 m
5  Karim Olowu (NGR) 7.28 6.77 7.36 6.42 X 6.91 7.36 m
6  Kazimierz Kropidlowski (POL) 7.27 6.92 7.30 6.95 7.03 6.94 7.30 m
7  Neville Price (RSA) X 7.28 X OUT OUT OUT 7.28 m
8  Oleg Fyodoseyev (URS) X 7.25 7.27 OUT OUT OUT 7.27 m
9  Roy Cruttenden (GBR) 7.15 X 6.96 OUT OUT OUT 7.15 m
10  Henryk Grabowski (POL) X X 7.15 OUT OUT OUT 7.15 m
11  Ken Wilmshurst (GBR) 7.14 7.06 7.05 OUT OUT OUT 7.14 m
12  Fermín Donazar (URU) X X 6.57 OUT OUT OUT 6.57 m
13  Igor Ter-Ovanesian (URS) X X X OUT OUT OUT No Mark

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