Discus throw M - Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne - Results

Men's Discus throw - Athletics
Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics  Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Athletics
Men's Discus throw 1956
Final
Al Oerter USA 56,36 OR
Fortune Gordien USA 54,81
Desmond Koch USA 54,40
4. Mark Pharaoh GBR 54,27
5. Otto Grigalka URS 52,37
6. Adolfo Consolini ITA 52,21
7. Ferenc Klics HUN 51,82
8. Rado Radosevic YUG 51,69
9. Boris Matveyev URS 51,38
10. Gerald Carr GBR 50,72
11. Günther Kruse ARG 49,89
12. Kim Bukhantsev URS 48,58
13. Stephanus du Plessis RSA 48,49
14. Erik Uddebom SWE 48,28
15. Mesulame Rakuro FIJ 47,24
16. Hernan Haddad CHI 46,00
Qualifying Round - Group
1. Al Oerter USA 51,19 Q
2. Stephanus du Plessis RSA 50,69 Q
3. Adolfo Consolini ITA 49,93 Q
4. Kim Bukhantsev URS 49,65 Q
5. Mark Pharaoh GBR 48,98 Q
6. Boris Matveyev URS 48,97 Q
7. Erik Uddebom SWE 48,44 Q
8. Mesulame Rakuro FIJ 48,21 Q
9. Otto Grigalka URS 48,11 Q
10. Rado Radosevic YUG 47,93 Q
11. Günther Kruse ARG 47,87 Q
12. Fortune Gordien USA 47,67 Q
13. Hernan Haddad CHI 47,48 Q
14. Ferenc Klics HUN 47,31 Q
15. Gerald Carr GBR 47,15 Q
16. Desmond Koch USA 47,14 Q
17. Tadeusz Rut POL 46,62
18. Pierre Alard FRA 46,18
19. Muhammad Ayub PAK 44,88
20. Vesmonis Balodis AUS 44,24
Men's Discus throw - Athletics - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics

Event Format: Athletes competed in a qualifying round followed by the final. Top twelve and ties in the qualifying round and all those reaching the announced qualification limit advanced to the final. In the final all finalists were given three tries. The top eight were then given three more.

Event facts: Men's Discus throw competition was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and 20 athletes participated in the event.

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