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Canoeing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria
Date Started: December 1, 1956
Date Finished: December 1, 1956
Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: URS Yelizaveta Dementyeva
Silver: GER Therese Zenz
Bronze: DEN Tove Søby

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Therese Zenz 24 Germany GER 2:17.6 QU/OB
2 Yelizaveta Dementyeva 28 Soviet Union URS 2:20.9 QU
3 Edith Cochrane Australia AUS 2:24.0 QU
4 Patricia Moody 22 Great Britain GBR 2:26.7 QU
5 Helga Hellebrand-Wiedermann 25 Austria AUT 2:27.5

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Tove Søby 23 Denmark DEN 2:23.7 QU
2 Cecília Hartmann-Berkes 25 Hungary HUN 2:25.3 QU
3 Daniela Walkowiak-Pilecka 21 Poland POL 2:25.8 QU
4 Éva Marion 31 France FRA 2:29.4 QU
5 Eila Eskola-Kyröläinen 25 Finland FIN 2:31.4