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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Freestyle Semi-Finals

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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 eight advanced to the final.

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

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Jon Henricks 21 Australia AUS 55.7 QU/OR
2 Dick Hanley 20 United States USA 56.9 QU
3 Atsushi Tani 23 Japan JPN 57.4 QU
4 Aldo Eminente 25 France FRA 58.0 QU
5 Hiroshi Suzuki 23 Japan JPN 58.0
6 Vitaly Sorokin 20 Soviet Union URS 58.2
7 Paolo Pucci 21 Italy ITA 58.8
8 Carlo Pedersoli 27 Italy ITA 59.0

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 John Devitt 19 Australia AUS 56.4 QU
2 Gary Chapman 19 Australia AUS 56.9 QU
3 Reid Patterson 24 United States USA 57.1 QU
4 Bill Woolsey 22 United States USA 58.0 QU
5 Gyula Dobay 19 Hungary HUN 58.1
6 Manabu Koga 21 Japan JPN 58.1
7 Paul Voell 21 Germany GER 58.6
8 Ronald Roberts 33 Great Britain GBR 58.9