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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Backstroke Round One

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 3, 1956
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: GBR Judith Grinham
Silver: USA Carin Cone
Bronze: GBR Margaret Edwards

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Judith Grinham 17 Great Britain GBR 1:13.1 QU/OR
2 Maria Both Romania ROU 1:15.8
3 Liudmyla Klipova 19 Soviet Union URS 1:16.1
4 Mary Anne Marchino 18 United States USA 1:16.2
5 Elżbieta Gellner 21 Poland POL 1:16.2
6 Pam Singleton Australia AUS 1:17.0
7 Lenora Fisher 19 Canada CAN 1:17.5
8 Ginette Jany-Sendral 24 France FRA 1:19.1

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Carin Cone 16 United States USA 1:13.9 QU
2 Gerganiya Beckitt 15 Australia AUS 1:14.8 QU
3 Julie Hoyle 18 Great Britain GBR 1:15.0 QU
4 Éva Pajor 19 Hungary HUN 1:15.3
5 Jean Stewart 25 New Zealand NZL 1:15.4
6 Moira Abernethy 17 South Africa RSA 1:15.4
7 Jocelyn von Giese Philippines PHI 1:20.0

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Margaret Edwards 17 Great Britain GBR 1:13.0 QU/OR
2 Sara Barber 15 Canada CAN 1:14.3 QU
3 Helga Schmidt-Neuber 19 Germany GER 1:14.8 QU
4 Maureen Murphy 17 United States USA 1:14.8 QU
5 Patricia Huntingford 16 Australia AUS 1:16.0
6 Philippa Gould 15 New Zealand NZL 1:17.5
7 Judit Temes 26 Hungary HUN 1:17.6
8 Martha Gultom Indonesia INA 1:21.7