Cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's sprint

These are the official results of the Men's 1.000m Scratch Sprint at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, held from 3 to 6 December 1956. There were 18 participants representing 18 nations in competition.[1]

Cycling - Men's sprint
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Dates3-6 December 1956
Competitors18 from 18 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Michel Rousseau
2nd, silver medalist(s) Guglielmo Pesenti
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dick Ploog
← 1952
1960 →

Final classificationEdit

Rank Name Nationality
  Michel Rousseau   France
  Guglielmo Pesenti   Italy
  Dick Ploog   Australia
4 Warren Johnston   New Zealand
5 Jack Disney   United States
Ladislav Fouček   Czechoslovakia
Boris Romanov   Soviet Union
Thomas Shardelow   South Africa
9 Anésio Argenton   Brazil
Evrard Godefroid   Belgium
Hernán Masanés   Chile
León Mejía   Colombia
Hylton Mitchell   Trinidad and Tobago
Shazada Muhammad Shah-Rukh   Pakistan
Keith Harrison   Great Britain
Lê Văn Phước   Vietnam
Fred Markus   Canada
Paul Nyman   Finland


  1. ^ "Cycling at the 1948 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Sprint". Retrieved 26 July 2014.

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