Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Ireland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). Until 2012, it was the nation's most successful Olympic performance, with five medals, including two golds.[1]

Ireland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ireland.svg
IOC codeIRL
NOCOlympic Federation of Ireland
Websitewww.olympics.ie
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Great Britain (1896–1920)

MedalistsEdit

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 was a record total for an Irish team at the Olympic Games. This record stood until the 2012 London Olympics, where Ireland won six medals.

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.6s (→ did not advance)

WrestlingEdit

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peavoy, Tadhg (29 June 2012). "Ireland at the Olympics". RTÉ. Retrieved 30 August 2019.