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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 1,500 metres Final

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 1, 1956
Date Finished: December 1, 1956

Gold: IRL Ronnie Delany
Silver: GER Klaus Richtzenhain
Bronze: AUS John Landy

Final

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Ronnie Delany 21 Ireland IRL 3:41.2 3:41.49 OR
2 Klaus Richtzenhain 22 Germany GER 3:42.0 3:42.02
3 John Landy 26 Australia AUS 3:42.0 3:42.03
4 László Tábori 25 Hungary HUN 3:42.4 3:42.55
5 Brian Hewson 23 Great Britain GBR 3:42.6 3:42.69
6 Stanislav Jungwirth 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 3:42.6 3:42.80
7 Neville Scott 21 New Zealand NZL 3:42.8 3:42.87
8 Ian Boyd 22 Great Britain GBR 3:43,0 3:42.94
9 Ken Wood 26 Great Britain GBR 3:44,3 3:44.76
10 Gunnar Nielsen 28 Denmark DEN 3:45,0 3:45.58
11 Murray Halberg 23 New Zealand NZL 3:45,2 3:46.09
12 Merv Lincoln 23 Australia AUS 3:51,9