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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke Round One

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 4, 1956
Date Finished: December 4, 1956
Format: Fastest 16 advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: AUS David Theile
Silver: AUS John Monckton
Bronze: USA Frank McKinney

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Robert Christophe 18 France FRA 1:04.2 QU/OR
2 John Hayres Australia AUS 1:04.4 QU
3 László Magyar 20 Hungary HUN 1:06.1 QU
4 Albert Wiggins 21 United States USA 1:06.2 QU
5 Haydn Rigby 19 Great Britain GBR 1:06.9 QU
6 Ahmed Nazir Pakistan PAK 1:10.7

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Graham Sykes 19 Great Britain GBR 1:06.2 QU
2 Kazuo Tomita 17 Japan JPN 1:06.4 QU
3 Gilbert Bozon 21 France FRA 1:06.4 QU
4 Ekkehard Miersch 20 Germany GER 1:07.5 QU
5 Lincoln Hurring 25 New Zealand NZL 1:07.5
6 Pedro Cayco Philippines PHI 1:11.6

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 David Theile 18 Australia AUS 1:04.3 QU
2 Yoshi Oyakawa 23 United States USA 1:05.2 QU
3 Keiji Hase 31 Japan JPN 1:06.3 QU
4 John Brockway 28 Great Britain GBR 1:07.7
5 João Gonçalves Filho 21 Brazil BRA 1:07.9
6 Cheung Kin Man 24 Hong Kong HKG 1:14.0

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 John Monckton 18 Australia AUS 1:03.4 QU/OR
2 Frank McKinney 18 United States USA 1:06.0 QU
3 Dieter Pfeifer 19 Germany GER 1:06.7 QU
4 Ladislav Bačík 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:06.9 QU
5 Gérard Coignot France FRA 1:07.5
6 Hideo Ninomiya 18 Japan JPN 1:09.2
7 Lim Heng Chek Malaya MAL 1:12.4