Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Ireland at the Olympic Games

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At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors
Medals
Rank: 21
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Other related appearances
Great Britain (1896–1920)

Ireland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events).

Medalists[edit]

Ireland finished in 21st position in the final medal rankings, with one gold medal and five medals overall. It was the first time Ireland would win medals at two different sports, and the five won is still a record total for an Irish team at the Olympic Games. This record was matched at the 2012 London Olympics.

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

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Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.6s (→ did not advance)