Australian athletes in the Melbourne 1956 Olympics

Australian athletes at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics*

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 Athletics
100 m M AUS Raymond Charles Land
Hector Hogan
Gavin Carragher
200 m M AUS Douglas Winston
Graham Gipson
Hector Hogan
400 m M AUS Kevan Gosper
Graham Gipson
John Goodman
800 m M AUS Donald McMillan
Jim Bailey
Bill Butchart
Douglas Winston
1500 m M AUS John Landy
Mervyn Lincoln
5000 m M AUS Allan Lawrence
Albert Thomas
10000 m M AUS David Stephens
David Power
Allan Lawrence
Marathon M AUS Keith Ollerenshaw
John Russell
Leslie Perry
Ronald Clark
110 m hurdles M AUS Kenneth Doubleday
John Chittick
James Robert Joyce
400 m hurdles M AUS Geoffrey Goodacre
David Lean
Ross Parker
3000 m steeplechase M AUS Neil Robbins
Ronald Blackney
Graham Thomas
4x400 m M AUS Leon Gregory
Kevan Gosper
David Lean
Graham Gipson
20 km walk M AUS Donald Keane
Ronald Crawford
Edward Allsopp
50 km walk M AUS Raymond Smith
Edward Allsopp
Ronald Crawford
High jump M AUS John Vernon
Colin Ridgeway
Charles Porter
Pole vault M AUS Peter Denton
Bruce Peever
Long jump M AUS Ian Bruce
Hugh Jack
Michael Moroney
Triple jump M AUS Ronald Gray
Brian Oliver
Maurice Rich
Shot put M AUS Robert Hanlin
Berry Donath
Discus throw M AUS Vesmonis Balodis
Hammer throw M AUS Martin Crowe
Neville Gadsden
Charles Morris
Javelin throw M AUS Robert Grant
James Achurch
Decathlon M AUS John Cann
Patrick Leane
Ian Bruce
100 m W AUS Marlene Matthews
Shirley Strickland
Elizabeth Cuthbert
200 m W AUS Norma Croker
Elizabeth Cuthbert
Marlene Matthews
80 m hurdles W AUS Gloria Cooke
Shirley Strickland
Norma Thrower
4x100 m W AUS Elizabeth Cuthbert
Norma Croker
Shirley Strickland
Fleur Mellor
High jump W AUS Michelle Mason
Janice Cooper
Carole Bernoth
Long jump W AUS Nancy Borwick
Margaret Johnson
Erica Willis
Shot put W AUS Mary Breen
Margaret Wioodlock
Valerie Lawrence
Discus throw W AUS Shirley Cotton
Lois Jackman
Valerie Lawrence
Javelin throw W AUS June Heath
Heather Innes
Maureen Wright
 Boxing
Flyweight M AUS Warner Batchelor
Bantamweight M AUS Robert Bath
Featherweight M AUS Noel Hazard
Lightweight M AUS William Griffiths
Light-welterweight M AUS Max Carlos
Welterweight M AUS Kevin Hogarth
Light-middleweight M AUS Peter Read
Middleweight M AUS Howard Richter
Light-heavyweight M AUS Anthony Madigan
 Canoe & Kayak
K1 500 m W AUS Edith Cochrane
K1 1000 m M AUS Barry Stuart
K2 1000 m M AUS Dennis Green
Walter Brown
K1 10000 m M AUS Maxwell Blandwin
K2 10000 m M AUS Dennis Green
Walter Brown
C1 1000 m M AUS Bryan Harper
C2 1000 m M AUS Thomas Ohman
William Jones
C1 10000 m M AUS Bryan Harper
C2 10000 m M AUS Thomas Ohman
William Jones
 Cycling
Road race team M AUS Jim Nestor
Jim Nevin
John O'Sullivan
1000 m time trial M AUS Warren Scarfe
Sprint M AUS Richard Ploog
Tandem M AUS Anthony Marchant
Ian Browne
 Diving
Springboard M AUS Ronald Faulds
Joseph McCann
Arthur Winther
Springboard W AUS Patricia Howard
Rosalyn Barton
Barbara MacAulay
Platform M AUS William Tully
Francis Murphy
Barry Holmes
Platform W AUS Barbara MacAulay
Adele Price
Rosalyn Barton
 Equestrian
Eventing team  AUS Wyatt Thompson
Brian Crago
Ernest Barker
 Gymnastics
Team M AUS John Lees
David Gourlay
Bruce Sharp
Graham Bond
Alexander Punton
Brian Blackburn
 Modern Pentathlon
Sven Coomer
Neville Sayers
George Nicoll
 Rowing
Single sculls M AUS Stuart McKenzie
Double sculls M AUS Mervyn Wood
Murray Riley
Pair without coxswain M AUS Maurice Grace
Peter Adrian Raper
Four with coxswain M AUS John Jenkinson
Kevin McMahon
Gordon Cowey
Reginald Libbis
Ian Allen
Eight with coxswain M AUS David Boykett
Walter Howell
Adrian Monger
Angus Benfield
James Howden
Bryan Doyle
Harold Hewitt
Garth Manton
Michael Aikman
 Sailing
5,5 m  AUS Devereaux Mytton
Alexander Sturrock
Douglas Buxton
Dragon  AUS James Carolane
Brian Carolane
Graham Drane
Star  AUS John Downey
Robert French
Finn M AUS Colin Ryrie
Sharpie  AUS Roland Tasker
John Scott
 Shooting
Free rifle M AUS Norman Goff
Ian Wrigley
Moving target M AUS Noel Hall
Colin Anderson
Free pistol M AUS Leonard Tolhurst
 Swimming
100 m freestyle W AUS Faith Leech
Lorraine Crapp
Dawn Fraser
100 m freestyle M AUS Gary Chapman
John Devitt
Jon Henricks
400 m freestyle W AUS Sandra Morgan
Lorraine Crapp
Dawn Fraser
400 m freestyle M AUS Kevin O'Halloran
Murray Rose
Garry Winram
1500 m freestyle M AUS Murray Rose
Murray Garretty
Garry Winram
100 m backstroke W AUS Gerganyia Beckitt
Patricia Huntingford
Pamela Singleton
100 m backstroke M AUS John Hayres
John Monckton
David Theile
200 m breaststroke W AUS Barbara Evans
200 m breaststroke M AUS Terry Gathercole
100 m butterfly W AUS Beverly Bainbridge
Maureen Giles
200 m butterfly M AUS John Marshall
Brian Wilkinson
4x100 m freestyle W AUS Elizabeth Fraser
Faith Leech
Margaret Gibson
Lorraine Crapp
Sandra Morgan
Dawn Fraser
4x200 m freestyle M AUS Jon Henricks
Kevin O'Halloran
Murray Garretty
Graham Hamilton
Gary Chapman
John Devitt
Murray Rose
 Weightlifting
Bantamweight M AUS Charles Henderson
Featherweight M AUS Keith Caple
Lightweight M AUS Verne Barberis
Middleweight M AUS Frederick Baugh
Light-heavyweight M AUS John Powell
Middle-heavyweight M AUS Manoel Santos
Leonard Treganowan
 Wrestling
Freestyle flyweight M AUS Frederick Flannery
Freestyle bantamweight M AUS Geoffrey Jameson
Freestyle featherweight M AUS Richard John Elliott
Freestyle light-heavyweight M AUS Kevin Coote
Freestyle heavyweight M AUS Ray Mitchell
Greco-Roman flyweight M AUS Malte Hakansson
Greco-Roman bantamweight M AUS Ronald Joseph Sweeney
Greco-Roman featherweight M AUS Norman Ickeringill
Greco-Roman welterweight M AUS Frederick Murphy
Greco-Roman middleweight M AUS William Paterson
Greco-Roman light-heavyweight M AUS Victor Macha
Greco-Roman heavyweight M AUS Joseph Zammit
* The list of Australian athletes in the 1956 Olympic Games is not yet complete
This information about Australian athletes in the Olympic Summer Games in Melbourne 1956 is based on the official olympic reports and Olympian Database
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