South Africa at the 1956 Summer Olympics

The Union of South Africa competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 50 competitors, 44 men and 6 women, took part in 50 events in 10 sports.[1]

South Africa at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg
IOC codeRSA
NOCSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sascoc.co.za
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors50 (44 men and 6 women) in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 33rd
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
4
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.4s
  • Semifinals — 15.0s (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Heat — 50.69
  • Final — 48.49 (→ 13th place)

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Individual road race

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented South Africa in 1956.

Individual
Team
  • Okkie van Greunen
  • Harry Schmidt
  • Marthinus du Plessis

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Two shooters represented South Africa in 1956.

50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Africa at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 October 2010.

External linksEdit