Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 294 (250 men, 44 women)
Flag bearer Mervyn Wood (rower)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
13 8 14 35
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia was the host nation for the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. However, due to Australian quarantine restrictions the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden. 294 competitors, 250 men and 44 women, took part in 140 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 110m Hurdles

Men's Marathon

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round:
    • Lost to Brazil (66-89)
    • Lost to Chile (56-78)
    • Defeated Thailand (87-48)
    • Lost to Formosa (73-86)
    • Defeated Singapore (98-74)

Classification Matches:

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Team pursuit
Tandem
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Arthur Winther
    • Preliminary Round — 71.04 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Joseph McCann
    • Preliminary Round — 69.18 (→ did not advance, 19th place)
  • Ronald Faulds
    • Preliminary Round — 68.84 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Men's 10m Platform

  • Francis Murphy
    • Preliminary Round — 66.29 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • William Tully
    • Preliminary Round — 65.49 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Barry Holmes
    • Preliminary Round — 58.01 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Barbara McAulay
    • Preliminary Round — 60.19 (→ did not advance, 13th place)
  • Roslyn Barton
    • Preliminary Round — 58.50 (→ did not advance, 15th place)
  • Pat Howard
    • Preliminary Round — 53.89 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Barbara McAulay
    • Preliminary Round — 45.67 (→ did not advance, 14th place)
  • Roslyn Barton
    • Preliminary Round — 41.96 (→ did not advance, 15th place)
  • Adele Price
    • Preliminary Round — 35.28 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Fencing[edit]

21 fencers, 18 men and 3 women, represented Australia 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]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Neville Sayers
  • Sven Coomer
  • George Nicoll

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Twelve shooters represented Australia in 1956.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
100m running deer
Trap

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12.