Iceland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Iceland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Vilhjálmur Einarsson won the first ever Olympic medal for his country.

Iceland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
IOC codeISL
NOCNational Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
Websitewww.olympic.is (in Icelandic)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearerVilhjálmur Einarsson
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

SilverEdit

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinals Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hilmar Þorbjörnsson 100 m 11.12 3 did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Vilhjálmur Einarsson triple jump 16.26 m   Silver

ReferencesEdit