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United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics

United States at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 297 (251 men and 46 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
32
Silver
25
Bronze
17
Total
74
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United States competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 297 competitors, 251 men and 46 women, took part in 139 events in 18 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Basketball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canoeing 5
  • Cycling 6
  • Diving 7
  • Fencing 8
  • Football 9
  • Gymnastics 10
  • Hockey 11
  • Modern pentathlon 12
  • Rowing 13
  • Sailing 14
  • Shooting 15
  • Swimming 16
  • Water polo 17
  • Weightlifting 18
  • Wrestling 19
  • References 20

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's Marathon

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Individual road race
  • Joseph Becker — 5:38:16 (→ 43rd place)
  • David Rhoads — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • Erhard Neumann — did not finish (→ no ranking)
  • George Van Meter — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Diving

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 76.77
  • Final — 152.41 (→ Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 80.24
  • Final — 149.79 (→ Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 75.07
  • Final — 139.12 (→ 6th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 51.28
  • Final — 84.85 (→ Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 50.81
  • Final — 81.64 (→ Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 52.96
  • Final — 81.58 (→ Bronze Medal)

Fencing

18 fencers, 15 men and 3 women, represented the United States in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football

  • Preliminary Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (1-9) → did not advance
  • Team Roster

Head Coach: Jimmy Mills

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1956, winning silver in the team event.

Individual
Team
  • George Lambert
  • Bill Andre
  • Jack Daniels

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Eight shooters represented the United States in 1956. Offutt Pinion won the bronze medal in the 50 m pistol event.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "United States at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
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