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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
Men's Triple jump
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Ágnes Keleti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's Discus throw
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Alain Mimoun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's Rings
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Anatoli Bogdanov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's Athletics, 200m
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Arkady Vorobyov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
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
Men's Shot put
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Bob Clotworthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
Men's Pole vault
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Bobby Morrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
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
Men's Épée individual
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Charles Dumas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Men's High jump
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Charles Vinci is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
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
Men's Foil individual
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David Theile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
Men's 100m backstroke
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Dawn Fraser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners
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
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
Men's Épée individual, Men's Foil individual