South Africa at the 1956 Summer Olympics
|South Africa at the|
1956 Summer Olympics
|NOC||South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||50 (44 men and 6 women) in 10 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Men's 110m Hurdles
- Heat — 14.4s
- Semifinals — 15.0s (→ did not advance)
Men's Discus Throw
- Qualifying Heat — 50.69
- Final — 48.49 (→ 13th place)
- Thomas Shardelow — 8th place
- Alfred Swift — 1:11.6 (→ Bronze Medal)
Three male pentathletes represented South Africa in 1956.
- Okkie van Greunen
- Harry Schmidt
- Marthinus du Plessis
Two shooters represented South Africa in 1956.
- "South Africa at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
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