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Finland 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 Finland: 13
Participants for Finland: 19 (19 men and 0 women)
Youngest Participant for Finland: Hannu Rantala (20 years, 257 days)
Oldest Participant for Finland: Olavi Rinteenpää (32 years, 65 days)
Most Medals for Finland (Athlete): 3 athletes with 1 medal

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Men's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Pentti Rekola 22 Men's 200 metres 4 h11r1/4
Eero Kivelä 26 Men's 200 metres 6 h10r1/4

Men's 400 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Voitto Hellstén 24 Men's 400 metres 3T Bronze

Men's 1,500 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Olavi Salsola 22 Men's 1,500 metres 8 h2 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ilmari Taipale 28 Men's 5,000 metres 6 h2 r1/2

Men's 10,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ilmari Taipale 28 Men's 10,000 metres 22

Men's Marathon

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Veikko Karvonen 30 Men's Marathon 3 Bronze
Eino Oksanen 25 Men's Marathon 10
Paavo Kotila 29 Men's Marathon 13

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ossi Mildh 26 Men's 400 metres Hurdles 3 h5 r1/3

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ilkka Auer 26 Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase 7 h2 r1/2
Olavi Rinteenpää 32 Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase 11 h1 r1/2

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Men's Pole Vault

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Eeles Landström 24 Men's Pole Vault 7
Matti Sutinen 26 Men's Pole Vault AC final

Men's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Jorma Valkama 28 Men's Long Jump 3 Bronze
Wilhelm Porrassalmi 25 Men's Long Jump 28 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Decathlon

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Torbjörn Lassenius 25 Men's Decathlon 7

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