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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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Events:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 26, 1956
Date Finished: November 27, 1956

Gold: USA Bobby Joe Morrow
Silver: USA Andy Stanfield
Bronze: USA Thane Baker

Summary

The defending champion [Andy Stanfield] was back, but [Bobby Joe Morrow] had already won the 100 and was felt to be the class of the field. Morrow had shared the early season limelight with [Dave Sime], but Sime was injured at the NCAAs and did not make the American team. In the final, Morrow was running with a thigh wrap, but was even with Stanfield off the turn. He then turned on the power and won by a metre over Stanfield, with the 1952 silver medalist, [Thane Baker], completing a second consecutive American sweep. In 1956 Morrow won the 100/200 double at the NCAAs, Olympic Trials, and Olympic Games, and also won the AAU 100.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bobby Joe Morrow 21 United States USA Gold
2 Andy Stanfield 28 United States USA Silver
3 Thane Baker 25 United States USA Bronze
4 Mike Agostini 21 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 Boris Tokarev 29 Soviet Union URS
6 José da Conceição 25 Brazil BRA
4 h1 r3/4 Abdul Khaliq 23 Pakistan PAK
4 h2 r3/4 Leo Pohl 27 Germany GER
5 h1 r3/4 Karl-Friedrich Haas 25 Germany GER
5 h2 r3/4 Vilém Mandlík 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
6 h1 r3/4 Morrie Rae 21 New Zealand NZL
6 h2 r3/4 Brian Shenton 29 Great Britain GBR
4 h1 r2/4 Leonid Barteniev 23 Soviet Union URS
4 h2 r2/4 Vincenzo Lombardo 24 Italy ITA
4 h3 r2/4 Hec Hogan 25 Australia AUS
4 h4 r2/4 Václav Janeček 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 h1 r2/4 Béla Goldoványi 30 Hungary HUN
5 h2 r2/4 Kanji Akagi 23 Japan JPN
5 h3 r2/4 Iván Rodríguez 19 Puerto Rico PUR
5 h4 r2/4 Jorge de Barros 21 Brazil BRA
6 h1 r2/4 Edward Szmidt 25 Poland POL
6 h3 r2/4 Sergio D'Asnasch 22 Italy ITA
AC h2 r2/4 Konstantin Lissenko 23 France FRA
2 h1 r1/4 Manfred Germar 21 Germany GER
3 h1 r1/4 René Ahumada Mexico MEX
3 h2 r1/4 Douglas Winston 23 Australia AUS
3 h3 r1/4 Yury Konovalov 26 Soviet Union URS
3 h4 r1/4 Sharif Butt 30 Pakistan PAK
3 h5 r1/4 João Pires Sobrinho 22 Brazil BRA
3 h7 r1/4 Bjørn Nilsen 19 Norway NOR
3 h8 r1/4 David Segal 19 Great Britain GBR
3 h9 r1/4 Graham Gipson 24 Australia AUS
3 h10r1/4 Rafael Romero 18 Venezuela VEN
3 h11r1/4 Roy Sandstrom 25 Great Britain GBR
3 h12r1/4 Yves Camus 26 France FRA
4 h1 r1/4 Mel Spence 20 Jamaica JAM
4 h2 r1/4 Milkha Singh 21 India IND
4 h3 r1/4 Josef Trousil 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
4 h4 r1/4 Fred Hammer 26 Luxembourg LUX
4 h5 r1/4 Tom Robinson 18 Bahamas BAH
4 h7 r1/4 Oliver Hunter Guyana GUY
4 h8 r1/4 Joe Foreman 21 Canada CAN
4 h9 r1/4 Akira Kiyofuji 24 Japan JPN
4 h10r1/4 Jan Jarzembowski 22 Poland POL
4 h11r1/4 Pentti Rekola 22 Finland FIN
4 h12r1/4 Paiboon Vacharapan 22 Thailand THA
5 h1 r1/4 Jean-Pierre Goudeau 23 France FRA
5 h2 r1/4 Kyohei Ushio 21 Japan JPN
5 h3 r1/4 Beyene Legesse Ethiopia ETH
5 h4 r1/4 Roba Negousse 20 Ethiopia ETH
5 h5 r1/4 Sándor Jakabfy 25 Hungary HUN
5 h7 r1/4 Giovanni Ghiselli 22 Italy ITA
5 h8 r1/4 Kesevan Soon 18 Singapore SIN
5 h9 r1/4 Abdul Aziz 32 Pakistan PAK
5 h10r1/4 Joe Goddard Trinidad and Tobago TTO
5 h11r1/4 Jack Parrington 23 Canada CAN
5 h12r1/4 Richard Estick 22 Jamaica JAM
6 h3 r1/4 Manut Bumrungphuk 20 Thailand THA
6 h5 r1/4 Mal Spence 20 Jamaica JAM
6 h7 r1/4 Abebe Hailou 23 Ethiopia ETH
6 h8 r1/4 Lee Kah Fook Malaya MAL
6 h10r1/4 Eero Kivelä 26 Finland FIN
6 h11r1/4 Montri Srinaka Thailand THA
7 h10r1/4 Ben Nduga Uganda UGA
7 h11r1/4 Emmanuel Putu 17 Liberia LBR
AC h3 r1/4 James Roberts 20 Liberia LBR
AC h4 r1/4 Apolinar Solórzano Venezuela VEN