Lia Manoliu
Lia Manoliu ([ˈli.a manoˈli.u]; April 25, 1932 in Chişinău, now Republic of Moldova – January 9, 1998 in Bucharest) was a Romanian discus thrower who won three Olympic medals, including one gold. She ...
Derek Ibbotson
George Derek Ibbotson MBE (born 17 June 1932 in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire) was an English runner who excelled in athletics in the 1950s. His most famous achievement was setting a new worl...
Anne Pashley
Anne Pashley (born 5 June 1935) is a retired female track and field sprinter, who represented Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics. There she won the silver medal in the women's 4 × 100 m relay a...
Ron Delany
Ronald Michael Delany (born 6 March 1935), better known as Ron or Ronnie Delany, is an Irish former athlete, who specialised in middle distance running. He earned a gold medal by finishing in first pl...
Marlene Mathews
Marlene Judith Mathews AO (born 14 July 1934 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former Australian Olympic sprinter. She has been described as 'one of Australia's greatest and unluckiest' champions.
Guy Cury
Guy Cury (born 21 March 1930) is a French former hurdler who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Malcolm Spence (Jamaican athlete)
Malcolm A. E. "Mal" Spence (born 2 January 1936) is a Jamaican former athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres. His twin brother Melville also competed in track and field.Spence competed for the ...
Béla Goldoványi
Béla Goldoványi (December 20, 1925 in Budapest – November 16, 1972 in Budapest) was a Hungarian athlete, who mainly competed in the 100 metres.He competed for Hungary in the men's 4 x 100 metre relay ...
Lee Calhoun
Lee Quincy Calhoun (February 23, 1933 – June 21, 1989) was an American athlete, a double winner of 110 m hurdles at the Olympic Games.
Born in Laurel, Mississippi, Lee Calhoun, representing ...
Anna Pazera
Anna Bocson (née Wojtaszek, divorced Pazera; born November 25, 1936 in Krzanowice, Racibórz, Śląskie) is a Poland-born Australian retired athlete who specialised in the javelin throw.She competed for ...
Cy Young (athlete)
Cyrus J. Young, Jr. (born July 23, 1928) is an American former athlete who competed mainly in the javelin throw. A graduate of UCLA, he was the first non-European man to win the gold medal in the jave...
Norman Read
Norman Richard Read (13 August 1931 – 22 May 1994) was a New Zealand racewalker.Born in Portsmouth, England, Read emigrated to New Zealand in 1953. The self-proclaimed "Pommie-Kiwi" competed for New Z...
Alex Oakley
Alexander "Alex" Oakley (April 28, 1926 – October 24, 2010) was a race walker from Canada, who represented his native country at five Summer Olympics, starting in 1956. His best finish was the s...
Vera Krepkina
Vera Samuilovna Krepkina (later Kalashnikova, Russian: Вера Самуиловна Крепкина (Калашникова); born April 16, 1933) is a retired Russian athlete who competed for the Soviet Union.She is Jewish, an...
Yuriy Konovalov (athlete)
Yuriy Semyonovich Konovalov (Russian: Юрий Семёнович Коновалов, December 30, 1929 – May 25, 2008) was a Soviet athlete. He was born in Baku and trained at VSS Neftchi in Baku.He competed for...
Earlene Brown
Earlene Brown (née Dennis; June 11, 1935 – May, 1st, 1983) was a U.S. African American athlete notable for her careers in the sports of track and field and roller games. Brown was born in Latexo, Texa...
Jack Davis (athlete)
Jack Wells Davis (September 11, 1930 – July 20, 2012) was an American track and field hurdler, silver medalist in the 1952 and 1956 Olympics over 110-meter hurdles. Davis lost to Harrison Dillar...
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Eric Shirley
Eric Shirley (born 3 April 1929) ran the 3,000 metres steeplechase final at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia for Great Britain with team mates Chris Brasher and John Disley; coming in ...
Jerome Walters
Jerome Walters (9 April 1930 – 5 March 1998) was an American middle distance runner who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Kenneth Money
Kenneth Eric "Ken" Money (born January 4, 1935 in Toronto, Canada) is the Senior Scientist at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine in Toronto. He has published over one hundred s...
Jesse Mashburn
Jesse William Mashburn (born February 14, 1933) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics.Jesse Mashburn won the AAU championships in 440 yd ...
Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
Nadezhda Pavlovna Khnykina (Russian: Надежда Павловна Хныкина-Двалишвили; maiden name Nadezhda Pavlovna Dvalishvili, Georgian: ნადეჟდა დვალიშვილ-ხნიკინა; born June 24, 1933) is a former Soviet...
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
Igor Aramovich Ter-Ovanesyan (Russian: Игорь Арамович Тер-Ованесян, born May 19, 1938) is a retired Soviet athlete and coach in long jumping. He is a five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medali...
Mae Faggs
Heriwentha ("Mae") Faggs Starr (April 10, 1932 in Bayside, New York – January 27, 2000 in Cincinnati) was an American athlete who mainly competed in the sprint events. She graduated from Bayside High ...
Manfred Steinbach
Manfred Steinbach (born 18 August 1933) is a German former sprinter, long jumper, professor of sport medicine and government official. He competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in the 100 m, but failed ...
Manfred Steinbach - Wikipedia
Brian Shenton
Brian Shenton (15 March 1927 – 9 May 1987) was a track and field sprinter. He represented Great Britain in the men's 200 metres and men's 4x100 metres relay at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1952 an...
Brian Shenton - Wikipedia