XVI Olympic Games


MELBOURNE 1956

Games of the XVI Olympiad


Melbourne won the right to host the 1956 Olympics by one vote over Buenos Aires . Australian quarantine laws were too severe to allow the entry of foreign horses, so the equestrian events were held separately in Stockholm in June. The Melbourne Games were the first to be held in the southern hemisphere. Laszlo Papp of Hungary became the first boxer to win three gold medals. American Pat McCormick won both diving events, just as she had in 1952. Two athletes dominated the gymnastics competition. On the men's side, Ukrainian Viktor Chukarin earned five medals, including three gold, to bring his career total to eleven medals, seven of them gold. Agnes Keleti of Hungary brought her career total to ten medals by winning four gold medals and two silver. The U.S. basketball team, led by Bill Russell and K.C. Jones, put on the most dominant performance in Olympic history, scoring more than twice as much as their opponents and winning each of their games by at least 30 points. U.S. weightlifter Paul Anderson weighed 137.9kg. In weightlifting, ties are broken by awarding the higher place to the athlete with the lower body weight. Incredibly, this worked to Anderson 's advantage when he tied for first with Humberto Selvetti of Argentina . Selvetti weighed 143.5kg. Prior to 1956, the athletes in the Closing Ceremony marched by nation, as they did in the Opening Ceremony. In Melbourne , following a suggestion by a young Australian named John Ian Wing, the athletes entered the stadium together during the Closing Ceremony, as a symbol of global unity.


Participating Nations

72

Participants

3,314 athletes (376 women, 2 938 men)

Events

145

The top three winners were: United States of America, USSR and Hungary


Medal Tally of 16th Olympic Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
Gold
  Silver
Bronze
Total
1
USSR
37
29
32
98
2
United States of America
32
25
17
74
3
Australia
13
8
14
35
4
Hungary
9
10
7
26
5
Italy
8
8
9
25
6
Sweden
8
5
6
19
7
United Team of Germany
6
13
7
26
8
Great Britain
6
7
11
24
9
Romania
5
3
5
13
10
Japan
4
10
5
19
11
France
4
4
6
14
12
Turkey
3
2
2
7
13
Finland
3
1
11
15
14
Islamic Republic of Iran
2
2
1
5
15
Canada
2
1
3
6
16
New Zealand
2
0
0
2
17
Poland
1
4
4
9
18
Czechoslovakia
1
4
1
6
19
Bulgaria
1
3
1
5
20
Denmark
1
2
1
4
21
Ireland
1
1
3
5
22
Norway
1
0
2
3
23
Mexico
1
0
1
2
=24
Brazil
1
0
0
1
=24
India
1
0
0
1
26
Yugoslavia
0
3
0
3
27
Chile
0
2
2
4
28
Belgium
0
2
0
2
=29
Argentina
0
1
1
2
=29
Korea
0
1
1
2
=31
Iceland
0
1
0
1
=31
Pakistan
0
1
0
1
33
South Africa
0
0
4
4
34
Austria
0
0
2
2
=35
Bahamas
0
0
1
1
=35
Greece
0
0
1
1
=35
Switzerland
0
0
1
1
=35
Uruguay
0
0
1
1
Total
153
153
163
469


  Pakistan Medal Tally in 16th Olympic Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
 Gold
 Silver
  Bronze
Total

1.

Hockey

-

1

-

1

Total

-

1

-

1



S.No.
      Name
   Designation
 Medal
   Hockey

1

Mian Riazuddin

Team Manager

Silver

2

Mr. A.I.S. Dara

Coach

 

3

Mr. Abdul Hameed

Captain

 

4

Mr. Latifur Rehman

Player

 

5

Mr. Habibur Rehman

"

 
6

Mr. Naseer Bunda

"

 
7

Mr. Zafar Ali

"

 
8

Mr. M. Amin

"

 
9

Mr. Noor Alam

"

 
10

Mr. Motiullah

"

 
11

Qazi Waheed

"

 
12

Mr. Zakir Hussain

"

 
13

Mr. Akhtar Hussain

"

 
14

Mr. Muneer Dar

"

 
15

Mr. M.H. Atif

"

 
16

Mr. Aziz Naik

"

 
17

Mr. Anwar Ahmed Khan

"

 
18

Ch. Ghulam Rasool

"

 
19

Mr. Habib Kiddie

"

 
20

Mr. Musarrat Ali

"

 
21

Mr. Nasib

"