Australian athletes in the Melbourne 1956 Olympics

Australian athletes at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics*

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 Athletics
100 m M AUS Gavin Carragher
Raymond Charles Land
Hector Hogan
200 m M AUS Hector Hogan
Douglas Winston
Graham Gipson
400 m M AUS John Goodman
Kevan Gosper
Graham Gipson
800 m M AUS Bill Butchart
Donald McMillan
Douglas Winston
Jim Bailey
1500 m M AUS John Landy
Mervyn Lincoln
5000 m M AUS Albert Thomas
Allan Lawrence
10000 m M AUS Allan Lawrence
David Stephens
David Power
Marathon M AUS Leslie Perry
Ronald Clark
Keith Ollerenshaw
John Russell
110 m hurdles M AUS John Chittick
James Robert Joyce
Kenneth Doubleday
400 m hurdles M AUS Ross Parker
David Lean
Geoffrey Goodacre
3000 m steeplechase M AUS Graham Thomas
Neil Robbins
Ronald Blackney
4x400 m M AUS David Lean
Graham Gipson
Leon Gregory
Kevan Gosper
20 km walk M AUS Edward Allsopp
Donald Keane
Ronald Crawford
50 km walk M AUS Ronald Crawford
Raymond Smith
Edward Allsopp
High jump M AUS John Vernon
Colin Ridgeway
Charles Porter
Pole vault M AUS Peter Denton
Bruce Peever
Long jump M AUS Michael Moroney
Ian Bruce
Hugh Jack
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 Charles Morris
Martin Crowe
Neville Gadsden
Javelin throw M AUS James Achurch
Robert Grant
Decathlon M AUS John Cann
Patrick Leane
Ian Bruce
100 m W AUS Shirley Strickland
Elizabeth Cuthbert
Marlene Matthews
200 m W AUS Elizabeth Cuthbert
Marlene Matthews
Norma Croker
80 m hurdles W AUS Norma Thrower
Gloria Cooke
Shirley Strickland
4x100 m W AUS Shirley Strickland
Fleur Mellor
Elizabeth Cuthbert
Norma Croker
High jump W AUS Janice Cooper
Carole Bernoth
Michelle Mason
Long jump W AUS Nancy Borwick
Margaret Johnson
Erica Willis
Shot put W AUS Mary Breen
Margaret Wioodlock
Valerie Lawrence
Discus throw W AUS Valerie Lawrence
Shirley Cotton
Lois Jackman
Javelin throw W AUS Heather Innes
Maureen Wright
June Heath
 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 Walter Brown
Dennis Green
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 William Jones
Thomas Ohman
C1 10000 m M AUS Bryan Harper
C2 10000 m M AUS William Jones
Thomas Ohman
 Cycling
Road race team M AUS Jim Nevin
John O'Sullivan
Jim Nestor
1000 m time trial M AUS Warren Scarfe
Sprint M AUS Richard Ploog
Tandem M AUS Anthony Marchant
Ian Browne
 Diving
Springboard M AUS Joseph McCann
Arthur Winther
Ronald Faulds
Springboard W AUS Barbara MacAulay
Patricia Howard
Rosalyn Barton
Platform M AUS Francis Murphy
Barry Holmes
William Tully
Platform W AUS Adele Price
Rosalyn Barton
Barbara MacAulay
 Equestrian
Eventing team  AUS Brian Crago
Ernest Barker
Wyatt Thompson
 Gymnastics
Team M AUS Graham Bond
Alexander Punton
Brian Blackburn
John Lees
David Gourlay
Bruce Sharp
 Modern Pentathlon
Neville Sayers
George Nicoll
Sven Coomer
 Rowing
Single sculls M AUS Stuart McKenzie
Double sculls M AUS Mervyn Wood
Murray Riley
Pair without coxswain M AUS Peter Adrian Raper
Maurice Grace
Four with coxswain M AUS Ian Allen
Gordon Cowey
Kevin McMahon
Reginald Libbis
John Jenkinson
Eight with coxswain M AUS Michael Aikman
David Boykett
Walter Howell
Adrian Monger
Angus Benfield
James Howden
Bryan Doyle
Harold Hewitt
Garth Manton
 Sailing
5,5 m  AUS Alexander Sturrock
Douglas Buxton
Devereaux Mytton
Dragon  AUS James Carolane
Brian Carolane
Graham Drane
Star  AUS Robert French
John Downey
Finn M AUS Colin Ryrie
Sharpie  AUS John Scott
Roland Tasker
 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 Lorraine Crapp
Dawn Fraser
Faith Leech
100 m freestyle M AUS John Devitt
Jon Henricks
Gary Chapman
400 m freestyle W AUS Sandra Morgan
Lorraine Crapp
Dawn Fraser
400 m freestyle M AUS Garry Winram
Kevin O'Halloran
Murray Rose
1500 m freestyle M AUS Murray Garretty
Garry Winram
Murray Rose
100 m backstroke W AUS Patricia Huntingford
Pamela Singleton
Gerganyia Beckitt
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 Maureen Giles
Beverly Bainbridge
200 m butterfly M AUS Brian Wilkinson
John Marshall
4x100 m freestyle W AUS Dawn Fraser
Lorraine Crapp
Margaret Gibson
Elizabeth Fraser
Faith Leech
Sandra Morgan
4x200 m freestyle M AUS Jon Henricks
John Devitt
Murray Rose
Murray Garretty
Kevin O'Halloran
Gary Chapman
Graham Hamilton
 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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