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Olympics 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1956 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1956 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. Examples of athletes on this list include Betty Cuthbert and Boris Shakhlin.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1956 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.

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Adhemar da Silva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Adhemar da Silva Men's Triple jump

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Ágnes Keleti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Ágnes Keleti Women's Uneven bars, Women's Gymnastics, individual all-round

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Al Oerter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Al Oerter Men's Discus throw

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Alain Mimoun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Alain Mimoun Men's Athletics, 10000m, Men's Marathon

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Albert Azaryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Albert Azaryan Men's Rings

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Anatoli Bogdanov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Anatoli Bogdanov Men's 50m rifle 3 positions, Men's 300m Free Rifle, 3 Positions

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Anatoly Parfyonov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Anatoly Parfyonov Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling^! Heavyweight +87

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Andy Stanfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Andy Stanfield Men's Athletics, 200m

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Arkady Vorobyov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Arkady Vorobyov Men's Weightlifting, Light Heavyweight 75-82.5kg, Men's Weightlifting

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Betty Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Betty Cuthbert Women's Athletics, 200m, Women's Athletics

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Bill Nieder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Bill Nieder Men's Shot put

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Bob Clotworthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Bob Clotworthy Men's 3 metre springboard

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Bob Richards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Bob Richards Men's Pole vault

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Bobby Morrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Bobby Morrow Men's Athletics, 100m, Men's Athletics

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Boris Shakhlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Boris Shakhlin Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round, Men's Horizontal bar

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Carlo Pavesi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Carlo Pavesi Men's Épée individual

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Charles Dumas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Charles Dumas Men's High jump

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Charles Vinci is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Charles Vinci Men's Weightlifting, Bantamweight -56kg

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Charlie Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Charlie Jenkins Men's Athletics, 400m

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Chris Brasher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Chris Brasher Men's 3000m steeplechase

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Christian d'Oriola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Christian d'Oriola Men's Foil individual

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David Theile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
David Theile Men's 100m backstroke

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Dawn Fraser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Dawn Fraser Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 400m freestyle

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Dimitar Dobrev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Dimitar Dobrev Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Middleweight 73-79kg

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Edoardo Mangiarotti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Edoardo Mangiarotti Men's Épée individual, Men's Foil individual

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Egil Danielsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Egil Danielsen Men's Javelin throw

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Elżbieta Krzesińska is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Elżbieta Krzesińska Women's Long jump

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Ercole Baldini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Ercole Baldini Men's Road cycling^! individual road race

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Eva Bosáková is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Eva Bosáková Women's Balance Beam

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Éva Székely is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Éva Székely Women's 200m breaststroke

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Fyodor Bogdanovsky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Fyodor Bogdanovsky Men's Weightlifting^! Middleweight 67.5-75kg

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Galina Zybina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Galina Zybina Women's Shot put

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Galliano Rossini is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Galliano Rossini Olympic trap

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Gary Tobian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gary Tobian Men's 3 metre springboard, Men's 10 metre platform

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Gennadiy Shatkov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gennadiy Shatkov Men's Boxing^! Middleweight 71-75kg

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Gerald Ouellette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gerald Ouellette Men's 50m rifle prone

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Gert Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gert Fredriksson Men's K1 10, 000m Kayak Singles, Men's K-1 1000m (kayak single)

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Gholamreza Takhti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gholamreza Takhti Men's Freestyle Wrestling^! Light Heavyweight 79-87kg, Men's Freestyle Wrestling^! Middleweight 73-79 kg

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Gillian Sheen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Gillian Sheen Women's Foil individual

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Giuseppe Delfino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Giuseppe Delfino Men's Épée individual

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Givi Kartozia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Givi Kartozia Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling^! Light Heavyweight 79-87kg, Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling^! Middleweight 73-79kg

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Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Glenn Davis Men's Athletics, 400m hurdles

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Greg Bell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Greg Bell Men's Long jump

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Hal Connolly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Hal Connolly Men's Hammer throw

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Hamit Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Hamit Kaplan Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Heavyweight +97kg, Men's Freestyle Wrestling

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Hans Günter Winkler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Hans Günter Winkler Jumping^! individual

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Helmut Bantz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Helmut Bantz Men's Vault

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Henri Saint Cyr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Henri Saint Cyr Dressage^! individual

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Ihor Rybak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Ihor Rybak Men's Weightlifting^! Lightweight 60-67.5kg

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Imam-Ali Habibi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Imam-Ali Habibi Men's Freestyle Wrestling^! Lightweight 62-67kg