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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

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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 5, 1956

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Judith Grinham 17 Great Britain GBR Gold WR
2 Carin Cone 16 United States USA Silver =WR
3 Margaret Edwards 17 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Helga Schmidt-Neuber 19 Germany GER
5 Maureen Murphy 17 United States USA
6 Julie Hoyle 18 Great Britain GBR
7 Sara Barber 15 Canada CAN
8 Gerganiya Beckitt 15 Australia AUS
2 h1 r1/2 Maria Both Romania ROU
3 h1 r1/2 Liudmyla Klipova 19 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r1/2 Mary Anne Marchino 18 United States USA
4 h2 r1/2 Éva Pajor 19 Hungary HUN
5 h1 r1/2 Elżbieta Gellner 21 Poland POL
5 h2 r1/2 Jean Stewart 25 New Zealand NZL
5 h3 r1/2 Patricia Huntingford 16 Australia AUS
6 h1 r1/2 Pam Singleton Australia AUS
6 h2 r1/2 Moira Abernethy 17 South Africa RSA
6 h3 r1/2 Philippa Gould 15 New Zealand NZL
7 h1 r1/2 Lenora Fisher 19 Canada CAN
7 h2 r1/2 Jocelyn von Giese Philippines PHI
7 h3 r1/2 Judit Temes 26 Hungary HUN
8 h1 r1/2 Ginette Jany-Sendral 24 France FRA
8 h3 r1/2 Martha Gultom Indonesia INA