Soviet Union at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Soviet Union
IOC code  URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 272 (233 men, 39 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Aleksey Medvedev
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
37
Silver
29
Bronze
32
Total
98
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
Unified Team (1992)
Armenia (1994–)
Belarus (1994–)
Georgia (1994–)
Kazakhstan (1994–)
Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
Moldova (1994–)
Russia (1994–)
Ukraine (1994–)
Uzbekistan (1994–)
Azerbaijan (1996–)
Tajikistan (1996–)
Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 272 competitors, 233 men and 39 women, took part in 135 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

The USSR finished first in the final medal rankings, with 37 gold and a total of 98 medals.

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.4s
  • Semifinals — 14.5s
  • Final — 14.6s (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 14.5s (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Team road race
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10 m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 76.56
  • Final — 142.95 (→ 5th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 73.02
  • Final — 134.52 (→ 8th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 68.92 (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Women's 10 m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 52.19
  • Final — 76.95 (→ 9th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 49.22
  • Final — 76.40 (→ 9th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 52.64
  • Final — 73.84 (→ 9th place)

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 17 men and 3 women, represented the Soviet Union 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]

Modern Pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1956. The Soviet pentathletes won gold in the team event.

Individual
Team
  • Igor Novikov
  • Aleksandr Tarasov
  • Ivan Deriuhin

Rowing[edit]

The Soviet Union had 25 male rowers participate in seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's single sculls – 1st place (Med 1.png Gold medal)
Men's double sculls – 1st place (Med 1.png Gold medal)
Men's coxless pairs – 2nd place (Med 2.png Silver medal)
Men's coxed pairs – 3rdd place (Med 3.png Bronze medal)
Men's coxless fours
Men's coxed fours
Men's coxed eights

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Eleven shooters represented the Soviet Union 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]

Medals by republic[edit]

In the following table for team events number of team representatives, who received medals are counted, not "one medal for all the team", as usual. Because there were people from different republics in one team.

 Rank  Republic Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russian SFSR 47 33 36 116
2  Ukrainian SSR 14 4 11 29
3  Armenian SSR 4 0 0 4
4  Georgian SSR 2 0 6 8
5  Latvian SSR 1 4 0 5
6  Lithuanian SSR 0 3 1 4
7  Azerbaijan SSR 0 1 0 1
 Byelorussian SSR 0 1 0 1
9  Estonian SSR 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Soviet Union Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 

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