1956 (Melbourne) Olympic Games - some results


Track Events - MEN
EventGoldTimeSilverTimeBronzeTime
100 metresBobby Joe Morrow
USA
10.5s Thane Baker
USA
10.5s Hector Hogan
Australia
10.6s
200 metresBobby Joe Morrow
USA
20.6sAndrew Stanfield
USA
20.7s Thane Baker
USA
20.9s
400 metresCharles Jenkins
USA
46.7sKarl-Friedrich Haas
Germany
46.8s Voitto Hellsten
Finland
47.0s
800 metresTom Courtney
USA
1m 47.7sDerek Johnson
GB
1m 47.8s Audun Boysen
Norway
1m 48.1s
1500 metresRon Delany
Ireland
3m 41.2sKlaus Richtzenhain
German Dem. Rep.
3m 42.0s John Landy
Australia
3m 42.0s
5000 metresVladimir Kuts
USSR
13m 39.6s Gordon Pirie
GB
13m 50.6sDerek Ibbotson
GB
13m 54.4s
10000 metresVladimir Kuts
USSR
28m 45.6s Jozsef Kovacs
Hungary
28m 52.4sAllan Lawrence
Australia
28m 53.6s
Marathon
(42,195 metres)
Alain Mimoun
France
2h 25m 0sFranjo Mihalic
Yugoslavia
2h 26m 32sVeikko Karvonen
Finland
2h 27m 47s
Steeplechase
(3000 metres)
Christopher Brasher
GB
8m 41.2sSandor Rozsnyoi
Hungary
8m 43.6sErnst Larsen
Norway
8m 44.0s
Field Events - MEN
Ht/Dist Ht/Dist Ht/Dist
High JumpCharlie Dumas
USA
2.12 mCharles Porter
Australia
2.10 mIgor Kashkarov
USSR
2.08 m
Long JumpGreg Bell
USA
7.83 mJohn Bennett
USA
7.68 mJorma Valkama
Finland
7.48m
Pole VaultRobert Richards
USA
4.56 mBob Gutowski
USA
4.53 mGeorgios Roubanis
Greece
4.50 m
ShotParry O'Brien
USA
18.57 mBill Nieder
USA
18.18 mJiri Skobia
Czechoslovakia
17.65 m
DiscusAl Oerter
USA
56.36 mFortune Gordien
USA
54.81 mDes Koch
USA
54.40 m
JavelinEgil Danielsen
Norway
85.71 m Janusz Sidio
Poland
79.98 m Viktor Tsibulenko
USSR
79.50 m

Track Events - WOMEN
EventGoldTimeSilverTimeBronzeTime
100 metresBetty Cuthbert
Australia
11.5s Christa Stubnick
German Dem. Rep.
11.7s Marlene Matthews
Australia
11.7s
200 metresBetty Cuthbert
Australia
23.4s Christa Stubnick
German Dem. Rep.
23.7s Marlene Matthews
Australia
23.8s
800 metres
Was NOT held in
these games

Field Events - WOMEN
Ht/Dist Ht/Dist Ht/Dist
High JumpMildred McDaniel
USA
1.76 mThelma Hopkins
GB
1.67 mMaria Pissaryeva
USSR
1.67 m
Long JumpElzbieta Krzesinska
Poland
6.35 mWillye White
USA
6.09 mNadyezhda Dvalishvili
USSR
6.07 m
ShotTamara Tyshkevich
USSR
16.59 mGalina Zybina
USSR
16.53 mMarianne Werner
Germany
15.61 m
DiscusOlga Fikotova
Czechoslovakia
53.69 mIrina Beglyakova
USSR
52.54 mNina Ponomaryeva
USSR
52.02 m
JavelinInese Jaunzeme
USSR
53.86 mMarlene Ahrens
China
50.38 mNadyezda Konyayeva
USSR
50.28 m