Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics featured seven events, for men only. The competitions were held from 23 to 27 November on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Australia.[1]

Rowing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
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VenueLake Wendouree
Dates23–27 November
Competitors242 from 25 nations
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
single sculls
details
  Vyacheslav Ivanov (URS)   Stuart Mackenzie (AUS)   John B. Kelly Jr. (USA)
double sculls
details
  Aleksandr Berkutov
and Yuriy Tyukalov (URS)
  Pat Costello
and Jim Gardiner (USA)
  Murray Riley
and Mervyn Wood (AUS)
coxless pairs
details
  James Fifer
and Duvall Hecht (USA)
  Igor Buldakov
and Viktor Ivanov (URS)
  Josef Kloimstein
and Alfred Sageder (AUT)
coxed pair
details
  United States (USA)
Arthur Ayrault
Conn Findlay
Kurt Seiffert
  United Team of Germany (EUA)
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck
Horst Arndt
Rainer Borkowsky
  Soviet Union (URS)
Ihor Yemchuk
Heorhiy Zhylin
Vladimir Petrov
coxless fours
details
  Canada (CAN)
Archibald MacKinnon
Lorne Loomer
Walter D'Hondt
Donald Arnold
  United States (USA)
John Welchli
John McKinlay
Art McKinlay
James McIntosh
  France (FRA)
René Guissart
Yves Delacour
Gaston Mercier
Guy Guillabert
coxed fours
details
  Italy (ITA)
Alberto Winkler
Romano Sgheiz
Angelo Vanzin
Franco Trincavelli
Ivo Stefanoni
  Sweden (SWE)
Olle Larsson
Gösta Eriksson
Ivar Aronsson
Evert Gunnarsson
Bertil Göransson
  Finland (FIN)
Kauko Hänninen
Reino Poutanen
Veli Lehtelä
Toimi Pitkänen
Matti Niemi
eights
details
  United States (USA)
Thomas Charlton
David Wight
John Cooke
Donald Beer
Caldwell Esselstyn
Charles Grimes
Rusty Wailes
Robert Morey
William Becklean
  Canada (CAN)
Philip Kueber
Richard McClure
Robert Wilson
David Helliwell
Wayne Pretty
Bill McKerlich
Douglas McDonald
Lawrence West
Carlton Ogawa
  Australia (AUS)
Michael Aikman
David Boykett
Fred Benfield
Jim Howden
Garth Manton
Walter Howell
Adrian Monger
Brian Doyle
Harold Hewitt

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 242 rowers from 25 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)3216
2  Soviet Union (URS)2114
3  Canada (CAN)1102
4  Italy (ITA)1001
5  Australia (AUS)0123
6  Sweden (SWE)0101
  United Team of Germany (EUA)0101
8  Austria (AUT)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
  France (FRA)0011
Totals (10 nations)77721

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

External linksEdit