United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 297 (251 men and 46 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
32
Silver
25
Bronze
17
Total
74
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's Marathon

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit
Individual road race

Diving

Men's 10m Platform

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

Women's 10m Platform

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

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

Head Coach: Jimmy Mills[citation needed]

Gymnastics

Hockey

  • Team Roster

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

The United States had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1956.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

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.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Football at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "US Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
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