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New Zealand at the 1956 Summer Olympics


New Zealand competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

Norman Read was not originally selected, but (with Bill Baillie) went to Australia. Read won the Australian 50 km championship, was then selected, and won a gold medal.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
  • Results and competitors by event 2
    • Athletics 2.1
    • Boxing 2.2
    • Cycling 2.3
    • Hockey 2.4
      • Men's team competition 2.4.1
    • Rowing 2.5
    • Sailing 2.6
    • Swimming 2.7
    • Weightlifting 2.8
    • Wrestling 2.9
  • External links 3

Medalists

Gold

Results and competitors by event

Athletics

Men's Marathon

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

Boxing

Cycling

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Hockey

Men's team competition

The men's field hockey team from New Zealand made its Olympic debut in Melbourne. Before 1956, the only hockey team apart from Australia that played against New Zealand was India. The Kiwi's finished sixth at their first Olympic appearance.

Results:

  • New Zealand - Belgium 3-0
  • New Zealand - Belgium 3-2
  • New Zealand - Australia 0-1
  • New Zealand - Germany 4-5
  • New Zealand - Pakistan 1-5
  • New Zealand - Singapore 13-0

Team Roster

Rowing

Men's Competition

Sailing

Men's Competition

Swimming

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

Weightlifting

Men's Competition

Wrestling

Men's Freestyle Competition

External links

  • New Zealand Olympic Committee - Games Profile: 1956 Melbourne
  • sports-reference
  • Picture of athletes at the Olympic Village
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