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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 29, 1956
Date Finished: November 29, 1956
Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: AUS Betty Cuthbert
Silver: GER Christa Stubnick
Bronze: AUS Marlene Mathews-Willard

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Betty Cuthbert 18 Australia AUS 23.5 23.60 QU
2 Mae Faggs 24 United States USA 24.9 24.99 QU
3 Diane Matheson 20 Canada CAN 25.7 25.86
4 Mary Klass 21 Singapore SIN 26.3 26.37
5 Maeve Kyle 28 Ireland IRL 26.4 26.57

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Mariya Itkina 24 Soviet Union URS 24.1 24.31 QU
2 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer 24 Germany GER 24.4 24.53 QU
3 Wilma Rudolph 16 United States USA 24.6 24.83
4 Genowefa Minicka 30 Poland POL 25.0 25.19

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Christa Stubnick 22 Germany GER 24.5 24.58 QU
2 Norma Croker-Fleming 22 Australia AUS 24.9 25.10 QU
3 Giuseppina Leone 21 Italy ITA 25.6 25.77
4 Meredith Ellis 15 United States USA 26.3 26.46

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 June Foulds-Paul 22 Great Britain GBR 23.8 24.00 QU
2 Vera Yugova 19 Soviet Union URS 24.9 25.13 QU
3 Letizia Bertoni 19 Italy ITA 25.2 25.33
4 Claudette Masdammer 17 Guyana GUY 25.4 25.73

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Heather Armitage 23 Great Britain GBR 24.8 24.87 QU
2 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta 19 Poland POL 24.8 24.99 QU
3 Simone Henry 18 France FRA 25.0 25.13
4 Eleanor Haslam 17 Canada CAN 25.3 25.27
5 Olga Kosheleva 24 Soviet Union URS 25.3 25.48

Round One Heat Six

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Marlene Mathews-Willard 22 Australia AUS 24.0 24.16 QU
2 Jean Scrivens 21 Great Britain GBR 24.3 24.27 QU
3 Inge Fuhrmann 20 Germany GER 24.7 25.05
4 Micheline Fluchot 22 France FRA 24.9 25.12
5 Maureen Rever 18 Canada CAN 26.1 26.17