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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 27, 1956
Date Finished: November 27, 1956
Format: Top five in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: GBR Chris Brasher
Silver: HUN Sándor Rozsnyói
Bronze: NOR Ernst Larsen

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Sándor Rozsnyói 25 Hungary HUN 8:46.6 8:46.89 QU
2 John Disley 28 Great Britain GBR 8:46.6 8:46.93 QU
3 Ernst Larsen 30 Norway NOR 8:46.8 8:46.96 QU
4 Deacon Jones 22 United States USA 8:47.4 8:47.57 QU
5 Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak 27 Poland POL 8:48.0 8:48.29 QU
6 Horace Ashenfelter 33 United States USA 8:51.0 8:51.12
7 Vasily Vlasenko 28 Soviet Union URS 8:55.0 8:54.99
8 Georgios Papavasileiou 25 Greece GRE 8:55.6 8:55.93
9 Yevgeny Kadyaykin 28 Soviet Union URS 9:09.6
10 Graham Thomas 25 Australia AUS 9:09.8
11 Olavi Rinteenpää 32 Finland FIN 9:10.0
AC Frans Herman 29 Belgium BEL DNF

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Eric Shirley 27 Great Britain GBR 8:52.6 8:52.72 QU
2 Semyon Rzhishchin 23 Soviet Union URS 8:53.0 8:53.18 QU
3 Heinz Laufer 31 Germany GER 8:53.0 8:53.23 QU
4 Chris Brasher 28 Great Britain GBR 8:53.8 8:54.19 QU
5 Neil Robbins 27 Australia AUS 8:55.4 8:55.62 QU
6 Gunnar Karlsson-Tjörnebo 29 Sweden SWE 9:02.0 9:02.13
7 Ilkka Auer 26 Finland FIN 9:04.0 9:04.57
8 László Jeszenszky 29 Hungary HUN 9:04.2 9:04.99
9 Phil Coleman 25 United States USA 9:10.0
10 Ron Blackney 23 Australia AUS 9:16.0
AC Eduardo Fontecilla 27 Chile CHI DNF