Australian athletes in the Melbourne 1956 Olympics

Australian athletes at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics*

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