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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle Final

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 7, 1956
Date Finished: December 7, 1956

Gold: AUS Lorraine Crapp
Silver: AUS Dawn Fraser
Bronze: USA Sylvia Ruuska

Final

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Lorraine Crapp 18 Australia AUS 4:54.6 OR
2 Dawn Fraser 19 Australia AUS 5:02.5
3 Sylvia Ruuska 14 United States USA 5:07.1
4 Marley Shriver 19 United States USA 5:12.9
5 Ripszima Székely 20 Hungary HUN 5:14.2
6 Sandra Morgan 14 Australia AUS 5:14.3
7 Héda Frost 20 France FRA 5:15.4
8 Valéria Gyenge 23 Hungary HUN 5:21.0