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Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Australia was the host nation for the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. However, due to Australian quarantine restrictions the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden. 294 competitors, 250 men and 44 women, took part in 140 events in 18 sports.[1]

Australia at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC codeAUS
NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympics.com.au
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors294 (250 men, 44 women)
Flag bearerMervyn Wood (rower)
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
13
Silver
8
Bronze
14
Total
35
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Australasia (1908–1912)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 110m Hurdles

Men's Marathon

BasketballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round:
    • Lost to Brazil (66-89)
    • Lost to Chile (56-78)
    • Defeated Thailand (87-48)
    • Lost to Formosa (73-86)
    • Defeated Singapore (98-74)

Classification Matches:

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Sprint
Time trial
Team pursuit
Tandem
Individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Arthur Winther
    • Preliminary Round — 71.04 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Joseph McCann
    • Preliminary Round — 69.18 (→ did not advance, 19th place)
  • Ronald Faulds
    • Preliminary Round — 68.84 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Men's 10m Platform

  • Francis Murphy
    • Preliminary Round — 66.29 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • William Tully
    • Preliminary Round — 65.49 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Barry Holmes
    • Preliminary Round — 58.01 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 3m Springboard

  • Barbara McAulay
    • Preliminary Round — 60.19 (→ did not advance, 13th place)
  • Roslyn Barton
    • Preliminary Round — 58.50 (→ did not advance, 15th place)
  • Pat Howard
    • Preliminary Round — 53.89 (→ did not advance, 17th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Barbara McAulay
    • Preliminary Round — 45.67 (→ did not advance, 14th place)
  • Roslyn Barton
    • Preliminary Round — 41.96 (→ did not advance, 15th place)
  • Adele Price
    • Preliminary Round — 35.28 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Australia in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Neville Sayers
  • Sven Coomer
  • George Nicoll

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Australia Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.