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.
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1956 Summer Olympics
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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.
Results by eventEdit
Men's 110m Hurdles
- Heat — 14.6s (→ did not advance)
Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle
- Gerry Martina 4th
- Peavoy, Tadhg (29 June 2012). "Ireland at the Olympics". RTÉ. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
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