South Africa at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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South Africa at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Africa
IOC code  RSA
NOC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Website www.sascoc.co.za
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 50 (44 men and 6 women) in 10 sports
Medals
Rank: 33
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
4
Total
4
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The Union of South Africa competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 50 competitors, 44 men and 6 women, took part in 50 events in 10 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.4s
  • Semifinals — 15.0s (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Heat — 50.69
  • Final — 48.49 (→ 13th place)

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's 1.000m Scratch Sprint

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

Men's 2.000m Tandem

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

Men's Individual Road Race

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented South Africa in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Okkie van Greunen
  • Harry Schmidt
  • Marthinus du Plessis

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 

External links[edit]