Olympic Athletics - Melbourne 1956 athletics champions & events

Athletics at the 1956 Olympics
Events and Champions

Athletics - events at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics  Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Events

Olympic Champions

100 m W  AUS Elizabeth Cuthbert
100 m M USA Bobby Morrow
200 m W AUS Elizabeth Cuthbert
200 m M USA Bobby Morrow
400 m M USA Charles Jenkins
800 m M USA Tom Courtney
1500 m M IRL Ron Delany
5000 m M URS Vladimir Kuts
10000 m M URS Vladimir Kuts
Marathon M FRA Alain Mimoun
80 m hurdles W AUS Shirley Strickland
110 m hurdles M USA Lee Calhoun
400 m hurdles M USA Glenn Davis
3000 m steeplechase M GBR Chris Brasher
20 km walk M URS Leonid Spirin
50 km walk M NZL Norman Read
High jump W USA Mildred McDaniel
High jump M USA Charles Dumas
Long jump W POL Elsbieta Krzesinska
Long jump M USA Gregory Bell
Triple jump M BRA Ademar Ferreira da Silva
Pole vault M USA Robert Richards
Javelin throw W URS Inessa Iaunzeme
Javelin throw M NOR Egil Danielsen
Discus throw W TCH Olga Fikotova
Discus throw M USA Al Oerter
Hammer throw M USA Harold Connolly
Shot put W URS Tamara Tyshkevich
Shot put M USA Parry O'Brien
Decathlon M USA Milton Campbell
4x100 m W AUS Fleur Mellor
Norma Croker
Shirley Strickland
Elizabeth Cuthbert
4x100 m M USA Leamon King
Ira Murchison
Walter Thane Baker
Bobby Morrow
4x400 m M USA Jesse Mashburn
Tom Courtney
Lou Jones
Charles Jenkins
These facts about olympic Athletics and the Melbourne 1956 Athletics events are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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