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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Round One

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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 Murray Rose
Silver: JPN Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Bronze: USA George Breen

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Murray Rose 17 Australia AUS 18:04.1 QU/OR
2 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka 17 Japan JPN 18:04.3 QU
3 William Slater 16 Canada CAN 18:51.6 QU
4 Guy Montserret 21 France FRA 19:17.4
5 György Csordás 28 Hungary HUN 19:44.2

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Gary Winram 20 Australia AUS 18:35.7 QU
2 Yukiyoshi Aoki 22 Japan JPN 18:36.0 QU
3 George Onekea 17 United States USA 19:13.8
4 Peter Duncan 21 South Africa RSA 19:58.5
5 Raúl Martin 15 Cuba CUB 19:59.9

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 George Breen 21 United States USA 17:52.9 QU/WR
2 Sándor Záborszky 21 Hungary HUN 19:01.2
3 Jacques Collignon France FRA 19:10.8
4 Bana Sailani 19 Philippines PHI 19:16.8
5 Gennady Androsov 17 Soviet Union URS 19:22.6
6 Hans-Joachim Reich 26 Germany GER 19:28.6

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Murray Garretty Australia AUS 18:27.4 QU
2 Jean Boiteux 23 France FRA 18:46.6 QU
3 Seizaburo Yagi 19 Japan JPN 18:57.3
4 Dave Radcliffe 22 United States USA 19:09.6