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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Freestyle Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 29, 1956
Date Finished: November 29, 1956
Format: Fastest 16 advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: AUS Jon Henricks
Silver: AUS John Devitt
Bronze: AUS Gary Chapman

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Jon Henricks 21 Australia AUS 57.3 QU
2 Dick Hanley 20 United States USA 57.8 QU
3 Billy Steuart South Africa RSA 59.2
4 Lev Balandin Soviet Union URS 59.6
5 Hans Köhler 20 Germany GER 59.8
6 Karri Käyhkö 18 Finland FIN 59.8
7 André Laurent 25 Belgium BEL 1:00.7

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Manabu Koga 21 Japan JPN 57.7 QU
2 Aldo Eminente 25 France FRA 58.0 QU
3 Vitaly Sorokin 20 Soviet Union URS 58.6 QU
4 Cheung Kin Man 24 Hong Kong HKG 59.8
5 Horst Bleeker 18 Germany GER 1:00.1
6 Sergio Martínez Colombia COL 1:00.2
7 Peter Duncan 21 South Africa RSA 1:00.4

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 John Devitt 19 Australia AUS 57.2 QU
2 Paolo Pucci 21 Italy ITA 58.3 QU
3 Hiroshi Suzuki 23 Japan JPN 58.4 QU
4 Paul Voell 21 Germany GER 58.4 QU
5 Kenneth Williams 19 Great Britain GBR 59.4
6 Dennis Ford 25 South Africa RSA 59.5
7 Sri Chand Bajaj India IND 1:01.6

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Reid Patterson 24 United States USA 56.8 QU/OR
2 Atsushi Tani 23 Japan JPN 57.1 QU
3 Carlo Pedersoli 27 Italy ITA 58.5 QU
4 Haroldo Lara 22 Brazil BRA 59.9
5 Habib Nasution 20 Indonesia INA 1:00.1
6 Alex Jany 27 France FRA 1:00.2

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Gary Chapman 19 Australia AUS 57.8 QU
2 Bill Woolsey 22 United States USA 58.2 QU
3 Ronald Roberts 33 Great Britain GBR 58.3 QU
4 Gyula Dobay 19 Hungary HUN 58.5 QU
5 George Park Canada CAN 58.8
6 Dakula Arabani Philippines PHI 1:00.2
7 Wan Shiu Ming Hong Kong HKG 1:00.7