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Gert Fredriksson (DEN)

Denmark’s Gert Fredriksson, Olympic individual kayak champion in the 1,000m and 10,000m at the Melbourne 1956 Games, shows one of his medals to his admirers

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Melbourne 1956-2000m tandem: BROTHERTON P. and THOMPSON E. (GBR) defeat VIDAL Robert and GRUCHET André (FRA).
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Murray Rose

Australian swimmer Murray Rose, winner of the 400-metre crawl at the Melbourne Olympics, signs autographs for young fans, 4th December 1956. Rose won two other gold medals at Melbourne, for the 1,500 metres and the 4x200 metres freestyle relay. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Triumphant Return

French runner Alain Mimoun is chaired by fellow athletes on his arrival at Orly from Australia, where he won the gold medal for the marathon at the Melbourne Olympics, 9th December 1956. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Melbourne 1956-Classe 5,5m: SA4 YEOMAN V (RSA) 9th.S24RUSH V (SWE) 1st,K17 VISION (GBR) 2nd,G4 TILLY (EUA)3rd
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Melbourne 1956-KERESZTES Attila, GEREVICH Aladar, KARPATI Rudolf, HAMORI Jenö,KOVACS P., MAGAI D. (HUN) 1st.
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