100 m freestyle M - Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne - Results

Men's 100 m freestyle - Swimming
Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Swimming at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics  Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Swimming
Men's 100 m freestyle 1956
Final
Jon Henricks AUS 55,4 OR
John Devitt AUS 55,8
Gary Chapman AUS 56,7
4. Reid Patterson USA 57,2
5. Richard Hanley USA 57,6
6. William Woolsey USA 57,6
7. Atsushi Tani JPN 58,0
8. Aldo Eminente FRA 58,1
Semifinal - Heat 1
1. Jon Henricks AUS 55,7 OR
2. Richard Hanley USA 56,9 q
3. Atsushi Tani JPN 57,4 q
4. Aldo Eminente FRA 58,0 q
5. Hiroshi Suzuki JPN 58,0
6. Vitaly Sorokin URS 58,2
7. Paolo Pucci ITA 58,8
8. Carlo Pedersoli ITA 59,0
Semifinal - Heat 2
1. John Devitt AUS 56,4 q
2. Gary Chapman AUS 56,9 q
3. Reid Patterson USA 57,1 q
4. William Woolsey USA 58,0 q
5. Gyula Dobay HUN 58,1
6. Manabu Koga JPN 58,1
7. Paul Voell GER 58,6
8. Ronald Roberts GBR 58,9
Round 1 - Heat 1
1. Jon Henricks AUS 57,3 q
2. Richard Hanley USA 57,8 q
3. William Steuart RSA 59,2
4. Lev Balandin URS 59,6
5. Hans Köhler GER 59,8
6. Karri Käyhkö FIN 59,8
7. Andre Laurent BEL 1.00,7
Round 1 - Heat 2
1. Manabu Koga JPN 57,7 q
2. Aldo Eminente FRA 58,0 q
3. Vitaly Sorokin URS 58,6 q
4. Kin Man Cheung HKG 59,8
5. Horst Bleeker GER 1.00,1
6. Sergio Martinez COL 1.00,2
7. Peter Duncan RSA 1.00,4
Round 1 - Heat 3
1. John Devitt AUS 57,2 q
2. Paolo Pucci ITA 58,3 q
3. Hiroshi Suzuki JPN 58,4 q
4. Paul Voell GER 58,4 q
5. Kenneth Williams GBR 59,4
6. Dennis Ford RSA 59,5
7. Sri Chand Bajaj IND 1.01,6
Round 1 - Heat 4
1. Reid Patterson USA 56,8 OR
2. Atsushi Tani JPN 57,1 q
3. Carlo Pedersoli ITA 58,5 q
4. Haroldo de Melo Lara BRA 59,9
5. Habib Nasution INA 1.00,1
6. Alexandre Jany FRA 1.00,2
Round 1 - Heat 5
1. Gary Chapman AUS 57,8 q
2. William Woolsey USA 58,2 q
3. Ronald Roberts GBR 58,3 q
4. Gyula Dobay HUN 58,5 q
5. George Park CAN 58,8
6. Dakula Arabani PHI 1.00,2
7. Wan Shiu Ming HKG 1.00,7
Men's 100 m freestyle - Swimming - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Event Format: Swimmers competed in preliminary heats, semifinals and final. Normally eight swimmers competed in each heat. The 16 swimmers with the best time in the preliminary heats advanced to the semifinals. From the semifinals the eight swimmers with the best time in the semifinals advanced to the final.

Event facts: Men's 100 m freestyle competition was held at the Swimming Stadium and 34 athletes participated in the event.

These results for Men's 100 m freestyle - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics - are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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