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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

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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 6, 1956

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 David Theile 18 Australia AUS Gold WR
2 John Monckton 18 Australia AUS Silver
3 Frank McKinney 18 United States USA Bronze
4 Robert Christophe 18 France FRA
5 John Hayres Australia AUS
6 Graham Sykes 19 Great Britain GBR
7 Albert Wiggins 21 United States USA
8 Yoshi Oyakawa 23 United States USA
5 h1 r2/3 Kazuo Tomita 17 Japan JPN
5 h2 r2/3 Gilbert Bozon 21 France FRA
6 h1 r2/3 Dieter Pfeifer 19 Germany GER
6 h2 r2/3 Keiji Hase 31 Japan JPN
7 h1 r2/3 László Magyar 20 Hungary HUN
7 h2 r2/3 Ekkehard Miersch 20 Germany GER
8 h1 r2/3 Ladislav Bačík 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 h2 r2/3 Haydn Rigby 19 Great Britain GBR
4 h3 r1/3 John Brockway 28 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r1/3 Lincoln Hurring 25 New Zealand NZL
5 h3 r1/3 João Gonçalves Filho 21 Brazil BRA
5 h4 r1/3 Gérard Coignot France FRA
6 h1 r1/3 Ahmed Nazir Pakistan PAK
6 h2 r1/3 Pedro Cayco Philippines PHI
6 h3 r1/3 Cheung Kin Man 24 Hong Kong HKG
6 h4 r1/3 Hideo Ninomiya 18 Japan JPN
7 h4 r1/3 Lim Heng Chek Malaya MAL