Pakistan at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Pakistan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Pakistan
IOC code  PAK
NOC Pakistan Olympic Association
Website nocpakistan.org
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 55 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Abdul Hamid
Medals
Rank: 31
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Pakistan competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 55 competitors, all men, took part in 43 events in 8 sports.[1] They won their first medal at this level, winning the silver in the men's field hockey competition.

Medalists[edit]

Silver medal in the men's field hockey team competition

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • Heat 3 1st round; 10.8 (→ advanced to 2nd round)
  • Heat 2 2nd round; 10.5 (→ advanced to semifinals)
  • Semifinal 1; 10.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 10 1st round; 11.2 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 11 1st round; 11.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat 4 1st round; 22.2 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 5 1st round; 21.1 (→ advanced to 2nd round)
  • Heat 1 2nd round; 21.1 (→ advanced to semifinals)
  • Semifinal 1; 21.5 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 9 1st round; 22.9 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat 1 1st round; 49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat 4 1st round; 1:52.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 5 1st round; 1:59.5 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Heat 2 1st round; 4:15.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's marathon

  • 2:44.33 finished 22nd out of 33
  • 2:57.47 finished 30th out of 33

Men's 110 metres hurdles

  • Heat 1 1st round; 14.5 (→ advanced to semifinals)
  • Semifinal 2; 14.6 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 2 1st round; 16.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 metres hurdles

  • Heat 2 1st round; 55.1 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat 3 1st round; 53.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x100 metres relay

  • Heat 1 1st round; 41.3 (→ advanced to semifinals)
  • Semifinal 2; 40.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's long jump

  • Failed to qualify for final
  • Failed to qualify for final

Men's pole vault

  • Failed to qualify for final

Men's hop, step and jump

  • Failed to qualify for final
  • Failed to qualify for final

Men's throwing the discus

  • Failed to qualify for final

Men's throwing the javelin

  • 62.55m finished 14th out of 21
  • Failed to qualify for final

Men's throwing the hammer

  • 56.97m finished 11th out of 14

Boxing[edit]

Men's flyweight (up to 51kg)

  • 1st round; Lost to T Spinks (GB/NI) on pts

Men's bantamweight (up to 54kg)

  • 1st round; Bye
  • 2nd round; Lost to M Sitri (ITA) on pts

Men's featherweight (up to 57kg)

  • 1st round; Bye
  • 2nd round; Lost to TO Falfan (ARG) TKO

Men's light welterweight (up to 63.5kg)

  • 1st round; Lost to F Nenci (ITA) TKO

Men's welterweight (up to 67kg)

  • 1st round; Lost to A Dori (HUN) on pts

Men's light middleweight (up to 71kg)

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
  • Heat 2 1st round (→ sent to repechage)
  • Repechage heat 1; finished 14th overall
Time trial
  • 1:20.8 finished 18th out of 19
Team pursuit
  • Heat 1; Lost to Colombia. Finished 12th overall
Individual road race
  • All retired

Shahzada Shahrukh, now in his new role as a cyclist, was Pakistan vice-captain of the men's hockey team at the London Olympic Games in 1948

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Preliminary round Group C

Semifinals

Final

Pakistan won the silver medal

Team Roster

Vice-captain Latifur Rehman (who also played for Pakistan at the Helsinki Olympiad in 1952) and Akhtar Hussain had represented the gold medal winning India men's hockey team in the 1948 Olympic Games in London, before migrating to Pakistan

Shooting[edit]

Men's free pistol

  • 67/74/83/81/76/79 = Score 460. Finished 31st out of 33

Men's free rifle

  • (84/-/-/-) (withdrew) (12/65/59/47) = Score 267. Finished 20th out of 20

Men's small bore rifle three positions

  • 389/353/257 = Score 999. Finished 43rd out of 44

Men's small bore rifle prone

  • 98/99/96/97/96/96 = Score 582. Finished 44th out of 44

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100 metres backstroke

  • Heat 1 1st round; 1:10.7 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 metres breaststroke

  • Heat 3 1st round; Disqualified

Men's 200 metres butterfly stroke

  • Heat 3 1st round; 2:48.0 (→ did not advance)

Weightlifting[edit]

Men's bantamweight (up to 56kg)

  • Press 80kg
  • Snatch x
  • Jerk 97.5kg
  • Total not calculated (finished 15th out of 16)

Men's featherweight (up to 60kg)

  • Press 72.5kg
  • Snatch 77.5kg
  • Jerk 97.5kg
  • Total 247.5kg (finished 18th out of 21)

Men's light heavyweight (up to 82.5kg)

  • Press 105kg
  • Snatch 102.5kg
  • Jerk 130kg
  • Total 337.5kg (finished 10th out of 10)

Wrestling[edit]

Men's flyweight (up to 52kg)

  • 1st round; Lost to JK Lee (KOR) by fall
  • 2nd round; Beat F Flannery (AUS) on pts 3:0
  • 3rd round; Lost to H Akbas (TUR) by fall

Men's bantamweight (up to 57kg)

  • 1st round; Beat G Jameson (AUS) on pts 3:0
  • 2nd round; Lost to SK Lee (KOR) on pts 2:1
  • 3rd round; Lost to M Chakhov (USSR) by fall

Men's featherweight (up to 62kg)

  • 1st round; Lost to S Sasahara (JPN) on pts 3:0
  • 2nd round; Lost to B Sit (TUR) on pts 2:1

Men's lightweight (up to 67kg)

Men's welterweight (up to 73kg)

Men's middleweight (up to 79kg)

  • 1st round; Lost to VM Punkari (FIN) by fall
  • 2nd round; Lost to I Atli (TUR) by fall

Mohammad Faiz, who took part in the 1956 Olympics at Melbourne, was not the same person as wrestler Faiz Mohammad who participated in two Olympic Games -- at Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964 -- also in the middleweight category

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 

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