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Belgium at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia (November 22, 1956 to December 8, 1956)
Opening Ceremony: November 22, 1956
Closing Ceremony: December 8, 1956

Events for Belgium: 37 in 12 sports
Participants for Belgium: 54 (51 men and 3 women)
Youngest Participant for Belgium: Jos Van Thillo (13 years, 338 days)
Oldest Participant for Belgium: Marcel Lafortune (56 years, 63 days)
Most Medals for Belgium (Athlete): Jef Mewis and André Nelis (1 medal)

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54 Athletes

Rk Athlete Gender Age Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Jef Mewis Male 25 Wrestling 1 1
2 André Nelis Male 21 Sailing 1 1
3 Roger Achten Male 28 Fencing
4 Bob Baetens Male 26 Rowing
5 André Ballieux Male 23 Athletics
6 André Bar Male 21 Cycling
7 André Carbonelle Male 33 Hockey
8 Willy Claes Male 19 Weightlifting
9 Gustaaf De Smet Male 21 Cycling
10 François De Wagheneire Male 19 Cycling
11 Jacques Debeur Male 19 Fencing
12 Luc Decrop Male 27 Hockey
13 François Dehez Male 25 Fencing
14 Ghislain Delaunois Male 32 Fencing
15 Gilbert Desmit Male 19 Swimming
16 Jean Dubois Male 30 Hockey
17 Jean-Jacques Enderle Male 36 Hockey
18 Yvan Freedman Male 30 Hockey
19 Éva Gérard-Novák Female 26 Swimming
20 Evrard Godefroid Male 24 Cycling
21 Colette Goossens Female 14 Swimming
22 Roger Goossens Male 29 Hockey
23 Daniel Hellebuyck Male 23 Boxing
24 Frans Herman Male 29 Athletics
25 Walter Herssens Male 26 Athletics
26 Michel Knuysen Male 27 Rowing
27 Louis Kozma Male 18 Swimming
28 Frans Lafortune Male 23 Shooting
29 Marcel Lafortune Male 56 Shooting
30 Marcel Lambrechts Male 25 Athletics
31 André Laurent Male 25 Swimming
32 Émile Leva Male 24 Athletics
33 Frans Lorette Male 21 Hockey
34 Maurice Mewis Male 27 Wrestling
35 André Muschs Male 22 Hockey
36 Roger Paternoster Male 22 Hockey
37 Jean-Pierre Rensburg Male 27 Hockey
38 Fernand Steenacker Male 25 Rowing
39 Henri Steenacker Male 30 Rowing
40 Irène Sweyd Female 16 Swimming
41 Germain Van De Moere Male 33 Canoeing
42 Frans Van Den Bosch Male 22 Cycling
43 Marcel Van Der Auwera Male 33 Fencing
44 Jean Van Leer Male 37 Hockey
45 Jos Van Thillo Male 13 Rowing
46 Guillaume Van Tongerloo Male 22 Cycling
47 Aurèle Vandendriessche Male 24 Athletics
48 Jacques Vanderstappen Male 26 Hockey
49 Antoon Ven Male 21 Rowing
50 Liévin Ven Male 22 Rowing
51 Rik Verbrugghe Male 31 Canoeing
52 Omer Vercouteren Male 26 Wrestling
53 André Verhalle Male 32 Fencing
54 Norbert Verougstraete Male 21 Cycling

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