Melbourne 1956

Australian Athletes At The Games

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Athlete Name Ceremony
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Athlete Name Sport Medals
Jim Achurch Athletics
Michael Aikman Rowing 1  
Ian Allen Rowing
Ted Allsopp Athletics
David Anderson Rowing
Colin Anderson Shooting
Margaret Arnold (Johnson) Athletics
George Arthur Football
Jim Bailey Athletics
Max Baldwin Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
Ves Balodis Athletics
Vern Barberis Weightlifting
Alan Barblett Hockey
Ernest Barker Equestrian - Eventing
Warner Batchelor Boxing
Robert Bath Boxing
Fred Baugh Weightlifting
Alec Beattie Football
Peter Bennett Water Polo
Geoff Bennett Hockey
Robert Bignell Football
Brian Blackburn Gymnastics - Artistic
Ronald Blackney Athletics
Graham Bond Gymnastics - Artistic
Brian Booth Hockey
David Boykett Rowing 1  
Frank Brazier Cycling - Track
Mary Breen Athletics
Walter Brown Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater 1  
Michele Brown (Mason) Athletics
Ian Browne Cycling - Track 1  
Ian Bruce Athletics
John Bryant Shooting
Raymond Buckingham Fencing
Peter Bumbers Basketball
Colin Burdett Basketball
Cliff Burvill Cycling - Track
Bill Butchart Athletics
Doug Buxton Sailing 1  
John Cann Athletics
Keith Caple Weightlifting
Max Carlos Boxing
James Carolan Sailing
Brian Carolan Sailing
Gavin Carragher Athletics
Kevin Carton Hockey
Gary Chapman Swimming 1   1  
John Chittick Athletics
Kenneth Clarke Hockey
Edith Cochrane Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
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Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).