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Rowing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's double sculls

The men's double sculls competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Australia. The event was held from 23 to 27 November.[1]

Men's double sculls
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueMeilahti
Date23 – 27 November
Competitors16 from 8 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Aleksandr Berkutov
Yury Tyukalov
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pat Costello
Jim Gardiner
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Murray Riley
Mervyn Wood
 Australia
← 1952
1960 →

Contents

HeatsEdit

The winner in each heat qualified for the finals. The others must compete in the repechage.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Pat Costello
Jim Gardiner
  United States (USA) 6:54.5 F
2 Sidney Rand
Bill Rand
  Great Britain (GBR) 7:03.4
3 Miguel Seijas
Paulo Carvalho
  Uruguay (URU) 7:09.6
4 Fernand Steenacker
Henri Steenacker
  Belgium (BEL) 7:24.1

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Aleksandr Berkutov
Yury Tyukalov
  Soviet Union (URS) 6:44.4 F
2 Thomas Schneider
Kurt Hipper
  Germany (GER) 6:55.8
3 Murray Riley
Mervyn Wood
  Australia (AUS) 7:01.2
4 Albert Krajmer
František Reich
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 7:05.1

First repechageEdit

The winner in each heat qualified for the finals.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Murray Riley
Mervyn Wood
  Australia (AUS) 8:12.2 F
2 Sidney Rand
Bill Rand
  Great Britain (GBR) 8:19.4
3 Fernand Steenacker
Henri Steenacker
  Belgium (BEL) 9:01.9

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
1 Thomas Schneider
Kurt Hipper
  Germany (GER) 8:16.7 F
2 Miguel Seijas
Paulo Carvalho
  Uruguay (URU) 8:27.5
3 Albert Krajmer
František Reich
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 8:38.2

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Name Country Time Notes
  Aleksandr Berkutov
Yury Tyukalov
  Soviet Union (URS) 7:24.0
  Pat Costello
Jim Gardiner
  United States (USA) 7:32.2
  Murray Riley
Mervyn Wood
  Australia (AUS) 7:37.4
4 Thomas Schneider
Kurt Hipper
  Germany (GER) 7:41.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Double Sculls". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

External linksEdit