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 Graham Gipson
Hector Hogan
Douglas Winston
400 m M AUS Graham Gipson
John Goodman
Kevan Gosper
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 Power
David Stephens
Allan Lawrence
Marathon M AUS Ronald Clark
Keith Ollerenshaw
John Russell
Leslie Perry
110 m hurdles M AUS John Chittick
Kenneth Doubleday
James Robert Joyce
400 m hurdles M AUS Ross Parker
David Lean
Geoffrey Goodacre
3000 m steeplechase M AUS Neil Robbins
Ronald Blackney
Graham Thomas
4x100 m M AUS Edward McGlynn
Hector Hogan
Gavin Carragher
Raymond Charles Land
4x400 m M AUS David Lean
Graham Gipson
Leon Gregory
Kevan Gosper
20 km walk M AUS Donald Keane
Ronald Crawford
Edward Allsopp
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
Hugh Jack
Ian Bruce
Triple jump M AUS Maurice Rich
Ronald Gray
Brian Oliver
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 James Achurch
Robert Grant
Decathlon M AUS Ian Bruce
John Cann
Patrick Leane
100 m W AUS Elizabeth Cuthbert
Marlene Matthews
Shirley Strickland
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 Carole Bernoth
Michelle Mason
Janice Cooper
Long jump W AUS Margaret Johnson
Erica Willis
Nancy Borwick
Shot put W AUS Valerie Lawrence
Margaret Wioodlock
Mary Breen
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 Walter Brown
Dennis Green
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 John O'Sullivan
Jim Nestor
Jim Nevin
1000 m time trial M AUS Warren Scarfe
Sprint M AUS Richard Ploog
Tandem M AUS Ian Browne
Anthony Marchant
 Diving
Springboard M AUS Joseph McCann
Arthur Winther
Ronald Faulds
Springboard W AUS Rosalyn Barton
Barbara MacAulay
Patricia Howard
Platform M AUS Barry Holmes
William Tully
Francis Murphy
Platform W AUS Barbara MacAulay
Adele Price
Rosalyn Barton
 Equestrian
Eventing team  AUS Wyatt Thompson
Brian Crago
Ernest Barker
 Gymnastics
Team M AUS Bruce Sharp
Brian Blackburn
Graham Bond
David Gourlay
Alexander Punton
John Lees
 Modern Pentathlon
George Nicoll
Sven Coomer
Neville Sayers
 Rowing
Single sculls M AUS Stuart McKenzie
Double sculls M AUS Murray Riley
Mervyn Wood
Pair without coxswain M AUS Peter Adrian Raper
Maurice Grace
Four with coxswain M AUS Ian Allen
Gordon Cowey
Reginald Libbis
John Jenkinson
Kevin McMahon
Eight with coxswain M AUS David Boykett
Walter Howell
Adrian Monger
Angus Benfield
James Howden
Bryan Doyle
Michael Aikman
Garth Manton
Harold Hewitt
 Sailing
5,5 m  AUS Douglas Buxton
Devereaux Mytton
Alexander Sturrock
Dragon  AUS Brian Carolane
Graham Drane
James Carolane
Star  AUS John Downey
Robert French
Finn M AUS Colin Ryrie
Sharpie  AUS Roland Tasker
John Scott
 Shooting
Free rifle M AUS Ian Wrigley
Norman Goff
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 Jon Henricks
Gary Chapman
John Devitt
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 David Theile
John Hayres
John Monckton
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 Faith Leech
Margaret Gibson
Sandra Morgan
Lorraine Crapp
Elizabeth Fraser
Dawn Fraser
4x200 m freestyle M AUS Graham Hamilton
Gary Chapman
Murray Rose
Murray Garretty
Kevin O'Halloran
Jon Henricks
John Devitt
 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 Leonard Treganowan
Manoel Santos
 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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