South African athletes in the Melbourne 1956 Olympics

South African athletes at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics*

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Event

Athletes

 Athletics
400 m M RSA Malcolm Spence
Marathon M RSA Jan Barnard
Mercer Davies
110 m hurdles M RSA Mechiel Burger
400 m hurdles M RSA Gerhardus Potgieter
Long jump M RSA Neville Price
Discus throw M RSA Stephanus du Plessis
100 m W RSA Elaine Winter
80 m hurdles W RSA Elaine Winter
High jump W RSA Hermina Geyser
 Boxing
Flyweight M RSA Albert Ludick
Featherweight M RSA Leonard Leisching
Light-welterweight M RSA Henry Loubscher
Welterweight M RSA Nicholas Andre
Light-middleweight M RSA Alexander Webster
Light-heavyweight M RSA Piet van Vuuren
Heavyweight M RSA Daniel Bekker
 Cycling
Road race team M RSA Alfred Swift
Anne-Jan Hettema
Charles Jonker
Team pursuit M RSA Charles Jonker
Robert Fowler
Anne-Jan Hettema
Alfred Swift
1000 m time trial M RSA Alfred Swift
Sprint M RSA Thomas Shardelow
 Modern Pentathlon
Team M RSA Ockert van Greunen
Harry Schmidt
Marthinus du Plessis
 Sailing
5,5 m  RSA Geoffrey Myburgh
Denis Hegarty
Noel Horsfield
Finn M RSA Eric Bongers
Sharpie  RSA Alfred Evans
John Sully
 Swimming
100 m freestyle W RSA Susan Roberts
Jeanette Myburgh
Natalie Myburgh
100 m freestyle M RSA Dennis Ford
William Steuart
Peter Duncan
400 m freestyle W RSA Susan Roberts
Natalie Myburgh
400 m freestyle M RSA Peter Duncan
Anthony Briscoe
William Steuart
1500 m freestyle M RSA Peter Duncan
100 m backstroke W RSA Moira Abernathy
4x100 m freestyle W RSA Moira Abernathy
Natalie Myburgh
Susan Roberts
Jeanette Myburgh
4x200 m freestyle M RSA William Steuart
Anthony Briscoe
Dennis Ford
Peter Duncan
 Weightlifting
Bantamweight M RSA Gaston Gaffney
Reginald Gaffley
Middleweight M RSA Johannes Greeff
 Wrestling
Freestyle featherweight M RSA Abraham Geldenhuys
Freestyle welterweight M RSA Coenraad de Villiers
* The list of South African athletes in the 1956 Olympic Games is not yet complete
This information about South African athletes in the Olympic Summer Games in Melbourne 1956 is based on the official olympic reports and Olympian Database
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