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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres

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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.

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 Muhammad 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 Phaibulya Vacharabhan 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 Manum Bumroongpruck 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