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Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men


Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men

Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 1.500 metres at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, with the final held on Saturday December 1, 1956. There were a total number of 37 participants from 22 nations.

Final classification

Rank Athlete Heat Final
 Ron Delaney (IRL) 3:47.4 3:41.2
 Klaus Richtzenhain (EUA) 3:46.6 3:42.0
 John Landy (AUS) 3:48.6 3:42.0
4.  Laszlo Tabori (HUN) 3:48.0 3:42.4
5.  Brian Hewson (GBR) 3:48:0 3:42.6
6.  Stanislav Jungwirth (TCH) 3:46.6 3:42.6
7.  Neville Scott (NZL) 3:48:0 3:42.8
8.  Ian Boyd (GBR) 3:47.0 3:43.0
9.  Kenneth Wood (GBR) 3:46:6 3:44.3
10.  Gunnar Nielsen (DEN) 3:48.6 3:45.0
11.  Murray Halberg (NZL) 3:47:2 3:45.2
12.  Mervyn Lincoln (AUS) 3:45:4 3:51.9
 Dan Waern (SWE) 3:48:8 DNQ
 Ingvar Ericsson (SWE) 3:49:0 DNQ
 Yevgeny Sokolov (URS) 3:49:2 DNQ
 István Rozsavolgyi (HUN) 3:49:4 DNQ
 André Ballieux (BEL) 3:49:8 DNQ
 Michel Jazy (FRA) 3:50:0 DNQ

border|alt=|link=]] Theodore Wheeler (USA) 3:50:0 DNQ
 Piatras-Ionas Pipine (URS) 3:50:0 DNQ
 Josy Barthel (LUX) 3:50:0 DNQ
 Mamo Wolde (ETH) 3:51:0 DNQ
 Gianfranco Baraldi (ITA) 3:52:0 DNQ
 Evangelos Depastas (GRE) 3:52:0 DNQ
 Sergey Soukhanov (URS) 3:53:0 DNQ

border|alt=|link=]] Jerome Walters (USA) 3:55:0 DNQ
 Olavi Salsola (FIN) 3:55:0 DNQ
(GRE) 3:57:0 DNQ
 Günther Dohrow (EUA) 3:58:0 DNQ
 Ramón Sandoval (CHI) 3:58:0 DNQ
 Eduardo Fontecilla (CHI) 3:58:0 DNQ

border|alt=|link=]] Donald Bowden (USA) 4:00:0 DNQ
 Emile Leva (BEL) 4:06:0 DNQ
 Sank Ok-Sim (KOR) 4:09:0 DNQ
 Jan Mahmud (PAK) 4:15:0 DNQ
 Somnuek Srisombati (THA) 4:30:0 DNQ
 Siegfried Herrmann (EUA) DNF DNQ


  • Official Report
  • Results
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