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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 200 metres Semi-Finals

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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 three in each heat advanced to the final.

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

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Betty Cuthbert 18 Australia AUS 23.6 23.75 QU
2 Christa Stubnick 22 Germany GER 23.9 24.17 QU
3 Norma Croker-Fleming 22 Australia AUS 24.3 24.41 QU
4 Mariya Itkina 24 Soviet Union URS 24.3 24.42
5 Jean Scrivens 21 Great Britain GBR 24.4 24.66
6 Barbara Lerczak-Janiszewska-Sobotta 19 Poland POL 25.2 25.12

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 June Foulds-Paul 22 Great Britain GBR 24.2 24.36 QU
2 Marlene Mathews-Willard 22 Australia AUS 24.3 24.42 QU
3 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer 24 Germany GER 24.3 24.48 QU
4 Heather Armitage 23 Great Britain GBR 24.7 24.78
5 Mae Faggs 24 United States USA 24.8 25.06
6 Vera Yugova 19 Soviet Union URS 24.9 25.12