Canada at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Canada competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 92 competitors, 77 men and 15 women, took part in 81 events in 14 sports.[1]

Canada at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Canada (1921–1957).svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors92 (77 men and 15 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearerRobert Steckle
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Sprint
Time trial
Individual road race
  • Patrick Murphy — 5:27:28 (→ 29th place)
  • Fred Markus — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • James Davies — did not finish (→ no ranking)

DivingEdit

Men's 10m Platform

  • William Patrick
    • Preliminary Round — 67.71 (→ did not advance, 15th place)

FencingEdit

One fencer represented Canada in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre

GymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

Canada had 13 male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's coxless four
Men's eight

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Five shooters represented Canada in 1956. In the 50 m rifle, prone event, Gerald Ouellette won gold and Gil Boa won bronze.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Canada Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.