Australia at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the
1956 Winter Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 10 in 3 sports
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed in the Winter Olympic Games for the third time at the 1956 Winter Olympics at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Australia sent 10 athletes (8 men, 2 women) that competed in alpine skiing, figure skating and speed skating.

Colin Hickey's 7th place in both 500 and 1000 metre speed skating would be Australia's best result until the 1976 Winter Olympics, where Colin Coates came 6th in 10000 metre speed skating.

Alpine skiing[edit]

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Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Bill Day Downhill N/A 4:02.0 +1:09.8 35
Giant slalom N/A 3:56.9 +56.8 61
Slalom Did not finish
Tony Aslangul Giant slalom N/A 4:09.0 +1:08.9 69
Slalom Did not finish
Frank Prihoda Giant slalom N/A 4:31.2 +1:39.0 80
Slalom 2:54.3 60 2:43.2 51 5:37.5 +2:22.8 54
James Walker Giant slalom N/A 5:21.0 +2:20.9 84
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christine Davy Downhill 2:01.6 39
Christine Davy Giant Slalom 2:17.3 37
Christine Davy Slalom 1:26.1 32 1:21.5 29 2:47.6 33

Figure skating[edit]

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Athlete(s) Event CF FS TO Points Rank
Allan Ganter Men's 13 13 114 1191.72 13
Charles Keeble 16 14 137 1115.39 16

Speed skating[edit]

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Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Colin Hickey 500 m 41.9 7
1500 m 2:11.8 7
5000 m 8:10.0 14
10000 m 17:45.6 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali - Rapporto ufficiale" (PDF). COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO. LA84 Foundation. 1956. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 

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