Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Rowing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
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Venue Lake Wendouree
Dates 23–27 November
Competitors 242 from 25 nations
1952 1960

Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics featured seven events, for men only. The competitions were held from 23 to 27 November on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Australia.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
single sculls
details
 Vyacheslav Ivanov (URS)  Stuart MacKenzie (AUS)  John B. Kelly Jr. (USA)
double sculls
details
 Aleksandr Berkutov
and Yury Tyukalov (URS)
 Pat Costello
and Jim Gardiner (USA)
 Murray Riley
and Mervyn Wood (AUS)
coxless pairs
details
 James Fifer
and Duvall Hecht (USA)
 Igor Buldakov
and Viktor Ivanov (URS)
 Josef Kloimstein
and Alfred Sageder (AUT)
coxed pairs
details
 United States (USA)
Arthur Ayrault
Conn Findlay
Kurt Seiffert
 United Team of Germany (EUA)
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck
Horst Arndt
Rainer Borkowsky
 Soviet Union (URS)
Ihor Yemchuk
Heorhiy Zhylin
Vladimir Petrov
coxless fours
details
 Canada (CAN)
Archibald MacKinnon
Lorne Loomer
Walter D'Hondt
Donald Arnold
 United States (USA)
John Welchli
John McKinlay
Art McKinlay
James McIntosh
 France (FRA)
René Guissart
Yves Delacour
Gaston Mercier
Guy Guillabert
coxed fours
details
 Italy (ITA)
Alberto Winkler
Romano Sgheiz
Angelo Vanzin
Franco Trincavelli
Ivo Stefanoni
 Sweden (SWE)
Olle Larsson
Gösta Eriksson
Ivar Aronsson
Evert Gunnarsson
Bertil Göransson
 Finland (FIN)
Kauko Hänninen
Reino Poutanen
Veli Lehtelä
Toimi Pitkänen
Matti Niemi
eights
details
 United States (USA)
Thomas Charlton
David Wight
John Cooke
Donald Beer
Caldwell Esselstyn
Charles Grimes
Rusty Wailes
Robert Morey
William Becklean
 Canada (CAN)
Philip Kueber
Richard McClure
Robert Wilson
David Helliwell
Donald Pretty
Bill McKerlich
Douglas McDonald
Lawrence West
Carlton Ogawa
 Australia (AUS)
Michael Aikman
David Boykett
Fred Benfield
Jim Howden
Garth Manton
Walter Howell
Adrian Monger
Brian Doyle
Harold Hewitt

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 242 rowers from 25 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 2 1 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 1 4
3  Canada (CAN) 1 1 0 2
4  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
5  Australia (AUS) 0 1 2 3
6  United Team of Germany (EUA) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
8  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

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