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 place, gold medalist(s) Aleksandr Berkutov
Yuriy Tyukalov
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Pat Costello
Jim Gardiner
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Murray Riley
Mervyn Wood
 Australia
← 1952
1960 →

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
Yuriy 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
Yuriy 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. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

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