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Canada Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Date Started: November 23, 1956
Date Finished: December 1, 1956

Events for Canada: 18
Participants for Canada: 18 (11 men and 7 women)
Youngest Participant for Canada: Eleanor Haslam (17 years, 75 days)
Oldest Participant for Canada: Alex Oakley (30 years, 217 days)
Most Medals for Canada (Athlete): No medalists

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Men's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Stan Levenson 18 Men's 100 metres 5 h1 r3/4
Dick Harding 22 Men's 100 metres 3 h11r1/4
Jack Parrington 23 Men's 100 metres 5 h4 r1/4

Men's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Joe Foreman 21 Men's 200 metres 4 h8 r1/4
Jack Parrington 23 Men's 200 metres 5 h11r1/4

Men's 400 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Terry Tobacco 20 Men's 400 metres 4 h1 r2/4
Murray Cockburn 23 Men's 400 metres 6 h2 r2/4
Laird Sloan 21 Men's 400 metres 4 h4 r1/4

Men's 800 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Doug Clement 23 Men's 800 metres 8 h2 r1/3

Men's 5,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Doug Kyle 24 Men's 5,000 metres 8 h2 r1/2

Men's 10,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Doug Kyle 24 Men's 10,000 metres 23

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Alex Oakley 30 Men's 20 kilometres Walk AC

Men's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ken Money 21 Men's High Jump 5

Women's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Eleanor Haslam 17 Women's 100 metres 4 h4 r1/3
Maureen Rever 18 Women's 100 metres 5 h2 r1/3
Diane Matheson 20 Women's 100 metres 6 h3 r1/3

Women's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Diane Matheson 20 Women's 200 metres 3 h1 r1/3
Eleanor Haslam 17 Women's 200 metres 4 h5 r1/3
Maureen Rever 18 Women's 200 metres 5 h6 r1/3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Women's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Alice Whitty 22 Women's High Jump 16T

Women's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Dorothy Kozak 24 Women's Long Jump 17 QR

Women's Shot Put

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Jackie MacDonald 24 Women's Shot Put 10

Women's Discus Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Jackie MacDonald 24 Women's Discus Throw 19 QR

Women's Javelin Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Margaret George Women's Javelin Throw 16 QR

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