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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 5, 1956
Date Finished: December 5, 1956
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

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

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Valéria Gyenge 23 Hungary HUN 5:14.2 QU
2 Héda Frost 20 France FRA 5:14.4 QU
3 Karin Larsson 15 Sweden SWE 5:18.3
4 Beth Whittall 20 Canada CAN 5:21.7
5 Winifred Griffin 24 New Zealand NZL 5:31.0
6 Gertrudes Lozada Philippines PHI 5:34.2

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Marley Shriver 19 United States USA 5:07.6 QU/OR
2 Sandra Morgan 14 Australia AUS 5:07.8 QU
3 Ingrid Künzel 18 Germany GER 5:20.8
4 Gladys Priestley 18 Canada CAN 5:27.5
5 Anita Hellström 16 Sweden SWE 5:29.2
6 Viviane Gouverneur France FRA 5:29.7

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Dawn Fraser 19 Australia AUS 5:02.5 QU/OR
2 Sylvia Ruuska 14 United States USA 5:10.3 QU
3 Ripszima Székely 20 Hungary HUN 5:10.5 QU
4 Susan Roberts 17 South Africa RSA 5:16.8
5 Colette Thomas 27 France FRA 5:23.9
6 Birgitta Wängberg 16 Sweden SWE 5:27.0
7 Eiko Wada 17 Japan JPN 5:27.2

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Lorraine Crapp 18 Australia AUS 5:00.2 QU/OR
2 Susan Gray 17 United States USA 5:16.7
3 Natalie Myburgh 16 South Africa RSA 5:16.8
4 Marrion Roe 21 New Zealand NZL 5:18.5
5 Margaret Girvan 24 Great Britain GBR 5:23.6
6 Gilda Aranda Mexico MEX 5:24.2
7 Yukiko Otaka 16 Japan JPN 5:28.7