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1,000 metres Time Trial, Men

Date 6 December 1956 — 20:00
LocationOlympic Park Velodrome, Melbourne, Victoria
Participants22 from 22 countries

The first rider out was Czechoslovakia’s Ladislav Fouček, who recorded a time of 1:11.4, a time only bettered at the Olympics by Russell Mockridge’s gold medal time of 1:11.1 from 1952. The time held up thru the next 15 riders. But the 17th rider, Leandro Faggin (ITA), broke the Olympic record and went well ahead with 1:09.8. That time was not approached and Faggin and Fouček won gold and silver. Fouček also won a silver medal in Melbourne in the tandem. Faggin added another gold medal as the leader of Italy’s pursuit team. He would turn professional and become World Champion in the individual pursuit in 1963, 1965, and 1966.

1Leandro FagginITA1:09.8ORGold
2Ladislav FoučekTCH1:11.4Silver
3Jimmy SwiftRSA1:11.6Bronze
4Warren ScarfeAUS1:12.1
=5Alan DansonGBR1:12.3
=5Boris SavostinURS1:12.3
=5Luis SerraURU1:12.3
8Warwick DaltonNZL1:12.6
9Anésio ArgentonBRA1:12.7
10Allen BellUSA1:12.8
11Kurt ScheinAUT1:13.1
12Tetsuo OsawaJPN1:13.3
13Allan Juel LarsenDEN1:14.3
14Hernán MasanésCHI1:14.7
15Octavio EcheverriCOL1:14.8
16Renzo ColziFRA1:15.1
17Jimmy DaviesCAN1:15.2
18Paul NymanFIN1:16.1
=19Hylton MitchellTTO1:16.5
=19Evrard GodefroidBEL1:16.5
21Saleem FarooqiPAK1:20.8
22Nguyễn Văn NhieuVNM1:23.6