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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women'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: December 1, 1956

Gold: AUS Dawn Fraser
Silver: AUS Lorraine Crapp
Bronze: AUS Faith Leech

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dawn Fraser 19 Australia AUS Gold WR
2 Lorraine Crapp 18 Australia AUS Silver
3 Faith Leech 15 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Joan Rosazza 19 United States USA
5 Virginia Grant Canada CAN
6 Shelley Mann 19 United States USA
7 Marrion Roe 21 New Zealand NZL
8 Natalie Myburgh 16 South Africa RSA
5 h1 r2/3 Valéria Gyenge 23 Hungary HUN
5 h2 r2/3 Nancy Simons 18 United States USA
6 h1 r2/3 Zsuzsa Ördög 16 Hungary HUN
6 h2 r2/3 Kate Jobson 19 Sweden SWE
7 h1 r2/3 Helen Stewart Canada CAN
7 h2 r2/3 Susan Roberts 17 South Africa RSA
8 h1 r2/3 Birgit Klomp 16 Germany GER
8 h2 r2/3 Jeanette Myburgh 16 South Africa RSA
2 h2 r1/3 Katalin Szőke 21 Hungary HUN
3 h2 r1/3 Kati Jansen 22 Germany GER
4 h2 r1/3 Odile Vouaux France FRA
4 h3 r1/3 Héda Frost 20 France FRA
5 h1 r1/3 Anita Hellström 16 Sweden SWE
5 h2 r1/3 Fearne Ewart 20 Great Britain GBR
5 h3 r1/3 Blanca Barrón 22 Mexico MEX
5 h4 r1/3 Christel Steffin 16 Germany GER
5 h5 r1/3 Frances Hogben 19 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r1/3 Irène Sweyd 16 Belgium BEL
6 h2 r1/3 Setsuko Shimada 18 Japan JPN
6 h3 r1/3 Yoshiko Sato 18 Japan JPN
6 h4 r1/3 Hitomi Jinno 19 Japan JPN
6 h5 r1/3 Ginette Jany-Sendral 24 France FRA
7 h1 r1/3 Winifred Griffin 24 New Zealand NZL
7 h3 r1/3 Gertrudes Lozada Philippines PHI
7 h4 r1/3 Gladys Priestley 18 Canada CAN
7 h5 r1/3 Shoshana Rivner 18 Israel ISR
8 h1 r1/3 Margaret Northrop 22 Kenya KEN