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United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics

The United States competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 297 competitors, 251 men and 46 women, took part in 139 events in 18 sports.[1]

United States at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors297 (251 men and 46 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearerNorman Armitage
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
32
Silver
25
Bronze
17
Total
74
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's Marathon

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 76.77
  • Final — 152.41 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 80.24
  • Final — 149.79 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 75.07
  • Final — 139.12 (→ 6th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 51.28
  • Final — 84.85 (→   Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 50.81
  • Final — 81.64 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 52.96
  • Final — 81.58 (→   Bronze Medal)

FencingEdit

Football (soccer)Edit

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1956, winning silver in the team event.

Individual
Team
  • George Lambert
  • Bill Andre
  • Jack Daniels

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Football at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "US Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.