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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 80 metres Hurdles 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 three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: AUS Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
Silver: GER Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer
Bronze: AUS Norma Thrower

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Zenta Gastl-Kopp 22 Germany GER 10.9 11.18 QU/=OR
2 Berta Díaz 20 Cuba CUB 11.4 11.51 QU
3 Carole Quinton 20 Great Britain GBR 11.4 11.63 QU
4 Barbara Mueller 23 United States USA 11.6 11.83
5 Milena Greppi 27 Italy ITA 12.3 12.66

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty 31 Australia AUS 10.8 11.02 QU/OR
2 Mariya Golubnichaya 32 Soviet Union URS 11.1 11.25 QU
3 Fiona Stuart 22 New Zealand NZL 11.3 11.46 QU
4 Constance Darnowski 21 United States USA 11.9 12.02
5 Pauline Threapleton-Wainwright 23 Great Britain GBR 11.9 12.06

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer 24 Germany GER 11.0 11.11 QU
2 Elaine Winter 24 South Africa RSA 11.1 11.28 QU
3 Gloria Cooke-Wigney 22 Australia AUS 11.4 11.45 QU
4 Angèle Picado 21 France FRA 11.5 11.50
5 Niliya Besedina-Kulakova 20 Soviet Union URS 11.5 11.59
6 Irene Robertson 25 United States USA 11.9 12.02
7 Manolita Cinco Philippines PHI 12.1 12.20

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Norma Thrower 20 Australia AUS 10.8w 10.94w QU
2 Galina Bystrova 22 Soviet Union URS 10.9w 11.09w QU
3 Marthe Lambert 20 France FRA 10.9w 11.18w QU
4 Maria Sander 32 Germany GER 11.1w 11.22w
5 Francisca Sanopal Philippines PHI 11.8w 12.15w