United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1956 Summer Olympics
US flag 48 stars.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors297 (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]

Contents

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 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)

  • Lost to Yugoslavia (1-9) → did not advance

Head Coach: Jimmy Mills [ citation needed ]

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

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

Individual
Team

Rowing

The United States had 26 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

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "United States Football at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "US Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2018.