Melbourne 1956

13 July 2012

XVI Olympic Games, 1956, Melbourne, Australia
Number of sports: 17
Set of medals: 151

Participating athletes- 3342 athletes (including 384) from 67 countries, including 158 equestrian athletes (13 women).

The Duke of Edinburgh (Melbourne) and the King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (Stockholm) opened the Games.

John Landy (athletics) and Henri St. Cyr (equestrian) took an oath in the name of the athletes.

Heroes of the Olympics: Larisa Latynina (USSR) and Victor Chukarin (Czechoslovakia)

Achievements of Georgian Olympians:
10 participants, 2 gold and 6 bronze medals
XVI Olympic Games. Melbourne. 10 participants: 6 gold and 2 bronze medals.
Givi Kartozia (Greco Roman wrestling) - I, Mirian Tsalkalamanidze (free-style wrestling) - I, Vakhtang Balavadze (free-style wrestling) - III, Giorgi Skhirtladze (free-style wrestling) - III, Roman Dzneladze (Greco Roman wrestling) - III, Nadezhda Dvalishvili - Khnikina (athletics) - III, Boris Nikitin (swimming) - III, Nodar Gvakharia (water polo) - III, Revaz Tsirekidze (fencing) - 5th place in the semi-final, Yuri Osipov (fencing) - VII place.