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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Shot Put Final Round

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: November 28, 1956

Gold: USA Parry O'Brien
Silver: USA Bill Nieder
Bronze: TCH Jiří Skobla

Final Round

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D
1 Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 18.57 OR
2 Bill Nieder 23 United States USA 18.18
3 Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.65
4 Ken Bantum 21 United States USA 17.48
5 Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 16.96
6 Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE 16.65
7 Karl-Heinz Wegmann 22 Germany GER 16.63
8 Georgios Tsakanikas 22 Greece GRE 16.56
9 Barry Donath 23 Australia AUS 16.52
10 Silvano Meconi 25 Italy ITA 16.28
11 Peter Hanlin 25 Australia AUS 16.08
12 Barclay Palmer 24 Great Britain GBR 15.81
13 Vladimir Loshchilov 24 Soviet Union URS 15.62
14 Raymond Thomas 25 France FRA 15.31

Final Round Round One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D
1 Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 17.92 OR
2 Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.39
3 Ken Bantum 21 United States USA 16.99
4 Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 16.96
5 Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE 16.54
6 Karl-Heinz Wegmann 22 Germany GER 16.43
7 Barclay Palmer 24 Great Britain GBR 15.81
8 Peter Hanlin 25 Australia AUS 15.76
9 Vladimir Loshchilov 24 Soviet Union URS 15.62
10 Raymond Thomas 25 France FRA 15.11
NP Barry Donath 23 Australia AUS foul
NP Silvano Meconi 25 Italy ITA foul
NP Bill Nieder 23 United States USA foul
NP Georgios Tsakanikas 22 Greece GRE foul

Final Round Round Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D BMD
1 Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 18.47 18.47 OR
2 Bill Nieder 23 United States USA 17.61 17.61
3 Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 16.70 17.39
4 Ken Bantum 21 United States USA foul 16.99
5 Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 16.05 16.96
6 Karl-Heinz Wegmann 22 Germany GER 16.63 16.63
7 Georgios Tsakanikas 22 Greece GRE 16.56 16.56
8 Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE foul 16.54
9 Barry Donath 23 Australia AUS 16.52 16.52
10 Silvano Meconi 25 Italy ITA 16.28 16.28
11 Peter Hanlin 25 Australia AUS 16.08 16.08
12 Barclay Palmer 24 Great Britain GBR 15.17 15.81
13 Vladimir Loshchilov 24 Soviet Union URS 15.33 15.62
14 Raymond Thomas 25 France FRA 15.28 15.28

Final Round Round Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D BMD
1 Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 18.37 18.47
2 Bill Nieder 23 United States USA 17.81 17.81
3 Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.34 17.39
4 Ken Bantum 21 United States USA 16.27 16.99
5 Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 16.58 16.96
6 Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE 16.65 16.65
7 Karl-Heinz Wegmann 22 Germany GER 16.37 16.63
8 Georgios Tsakanikas 22 Greece GRE 15.52 16.56
9 Barry Donath 23 Australia AUS 16.01 16.52
10 Silvano Meconi 25 Italy ITA 15.83 16.28
11 Peter Hanlin 25 Australia AUS 15.50 16.08
12 Barclay Palmer 24 Great Britain GBR 15.65 15.81
13 Vladimir Loshchilov 24 Soviet Union URS 15.39 15.62
14 Raymond Thomas 25 France FRA 15.31 15.31

Final Round Round Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D BMD
1 Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 18.45 18.47
2 Bill Nieder 23 United States USA 16.82 17.81
3 Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.51 17.51
4 Ken Bantum 21 United States USA 17.48 17.48
5 Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 15.96 16.96
6 Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE 15.74 16.65

Final Round Round Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D BMD
1 Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 18.57 18.57 OR
2 Bill Nieder 23 United States USA 18.18 18.18
3 Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.05 17.51
4 Ken Bantum 21 United States USA foul 17.48
5 Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 16.11 16.96
6 Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE 16.06 16.65

Final Round Round Six

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC D
NP Parry O'Brien 24 United States USA 18.23
NP Jiří Skobla 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.65
NP Erik Uddebom 22 Sweden SWE 16.31
NP Boris Belyayev 23 Soviet Union URS 16.24
NP Ken Bantum 21 United States USA foul
NP Bill Nieder 23 United States USA foul