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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Round One

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 30, 1956
Date Finished: November 30, 1956
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: JPN Masaru Furukawa
Silver: JPN Masahiro Yoshimura
Bronze: URS Kharis Yunichev

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Masaru Furukawa 20 Japan JPN 2:36.1 QU
2 Knud Gleie 21 Denmark DEN 2:36.4 QU
3 Farid Dosaiev 23 Soviet Union URS 2:43.9
4 Louis Kozma 18 Belgium BEL 2:48.4
5 Shamsher Khan India IND 3:17.0
AC Octavio Mobiglia 33 Brazil BRA DQ
AC Palsons Naibula Philippines PHI DQ

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ihor Zaseda 24 Soviet Union URS 2:40.1 QU
2 Terry Gathercole 20 Australia AUS 2:40.2 QU
3 Manuel Sanguily 23 Cuba CUB 2:41.8 QU
4 René Kohn 23 Luxembourg LUX 2:50.9
5 István Szivós, Sr. 36 Hungary HUN 3:18.7
AC Álvaro Gómez Colombia COL DQ
AC Herbert Klein 33 Germany GER DQ

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Masahiro Yoshimura 20 Japan JPN 2:38.6 QU
2 Kharis Yunichev 25 Soviet Union URS 2:41.2 QU
3 Hugues Broussard France FRA 2:43.0
4 Gilbert Desmit 19 Belgium BEL 2:43.5
5 Christopher Walkden 18 Great Britain GBR 2:47.1
6 Bob Hughes 25 United States USA 2:52.2
AC Ghulam Rasul Pakistan PAK DQ