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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

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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 30, 1956

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jon Henricks 21 Australia AUS Gold WR
2 John Devitt 19 Australia AUS Silver
3 Gary Chapman 19 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Reid Patterson 24 United States USA
5 Dick Hanley 20 United States USA
6 Bill Woolsey 22 United States USA
7 Atsushi Tani 23 Japan JPN
8 Aldo Eminente 25 France FRA
5 h1 r2/3 Hiroshi Suzuki 23 Japan JPN
5 h2 r2/3 Gyula Dobay 19 Hungary HUN
6 h1 r2/3 Vitaly Sorokin 20 Soviet Union URS
6 h2 r2/3 Manabu Koga 21 Japan JPN
7 h1 r2/3 Paolo Pucci 21 Italy ITA
7 h2 r2/3 Paul Voell 21 Germany GER
8 h1 r2/3 Carlo Pedersoli 27 Italy ITA
8 h2 r2/3 Ronald Roberts 33 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r1/3 Billy Steuart South Africa RSA
4 h1 r1/3 Lev Balandin Soviet Union URS
4 h2 r1/3 Cheung Kin Man 24 Hong Kong HKG
4 h4 r1/3 Haroldo Lara 22 Brazil BRA
5 h1 r1/3 Hans Köhler 20 Germany GER
5 h2 r1/3 Horst Bleeker 18 Germany GER
5 h3 r1/3 Kenneth Williams 19 Great Britain GBR
5 h4 r1/3 Habib Nasution 20 Indonesia INA
5 h5 r1/3 George Park Canada CAN
6 h1 r1/3 Karri Käyhkö 18 Finland FIN
6 h2 r1/3 Sergio Martínez Colombia COL
6 h3 r1/3 Dennis Ford 25 South Africa RSA
6 h4 r1/3 Alex Jany 27 France FRA
6 h5 r1/3 Dakula Arabani Philippines PHI
7 h1 r1/3 André Laurent 25 Belgium BEL
7 h2 r1/3 Peter Duncan 21 South Africa RSA
7 h3 r1/3 Sri Chand Bajaj India IND
7 h5 r1/3 Wan Shiu Ming Hong Kong HKG