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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke Semi-Finals

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 5, 1956
Date Finished: December 5, 1956
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

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

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 John Monckton 18 Australia AUS 1:04.1 QU
2 David Theile 18 Australia AUS 1:04.8 QU
3 Yoshi Oyakawa 23 United States USA 1:05.0 QU
4 Graham Sykes 19 Great Britain GBR 1:06.5 QU
5 Kazuo Tomita 17 Japan JPN 1:06.5
6 Dieter Pfeifer 19 Germany GER 1:07.6
7 László Magyar 20 Hungary HUN 1:07.6
8 Ladislav Bačík 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:07.9

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Robert Christophe 18 France FRA 1:04.6 QU
2 John Hayres Australia AUS 1:05.0 QU
3 Frank McKinney 18 United States USA 1:05.3 QU
4 Albert Wiggins 21 United States USA 1:06.4 QU
5 Gilbert Bozon 21 France FRA 1:06.5
6 Keiji Hase 31 Japan JPN 1:06.5
7 Ekkehard Miersch 20 Germany GER 1:06.6
8 Haydn Rigby 19 Great Britain GBR 1:07.6