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Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming and Diving Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 5, 1956
Date Finished: December 7, 1956

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lorraine Crapp 18 Australia AUS Gold OR
2 Dawn Fraser 19 Australia AUS Silver
3 Sylvia Ruuska 14 United States USA Bronze
4 Marley Shriver 19 United States USA
5 Ripszima Székely 20 Hungary HUN
6 Sandra Morgan 14 Australia AUS
7 Héda Frost 20 France FRA
8 Valéria Gyenge 23 Hungary HUN
2 h4 r1/2 Susan Gray 17 United States USA
3 h1 r1/2 Karin Larsson 15 Sweden SWE
3 h2 r1/2 Ingrid Künzel 18 Germany GER
3 h4 r1/2 Natalie Myburgh 16 South Africa RSA
4 h1 r1/2 Beth Whittall 20 Canada CAN
4 h2 r1/2 Gladys Priestley 18 Canada CAN
4 h3 r1/2 Susan Roberts 17 South Africa RSA
4 h4 r1/2 Marrion Roe 21 New Zealand NZL
5 h1 r1/2 Winifred Griffin 24 New Zealand NZL
5 h2 r1/2 Anita Hellström 16 Sweden SWE
5 h3 r1/2 Colette Thomas 27 France FRA
5 h4 r1/2 Margaret Girvan 24 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r1/2 Gertrudez Lozada Philippines PHI
6 h2 r1/2 Viviane Gouverneur France FRA
6 h3 r1/2 Birgitta Wängberg 16 Sweden SWE
6 h4 r1/2 Gilda Aranda Mexico MEX
7 h3 r1/2 Eiko Wada 17 Japan JPN
7 h4 r1/2 Yukiko Otaka 16 Japan JPN