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Japan 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 Japan: 15
Participants for Japan: 20 (17 men and 3 women)
Youngest Participant for Japan: Koji Sakurai (20 years, 284 days)
Oldest Participant for Japan: Fumio Kamamoto (38 years, 21 days)
Most Medals for Japan (Athlete): No medalists

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Men's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Kyohei Ushio 21 Men's 100 metres 3 h4 r1/4
Akira Kiyofuji 24 Men's 100 metres 4 h8 r1/4

Men's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Kanji Akagi 23 Men's 200 metres 5 h2 r2/4
Akira Kiyofuji 24 Men's 200 metres 4 h9 r1/4
Kyohei Ushio 21 Men's 200 metres 5 h2 r1/4

Men's 400 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Kanji Akagi 23 Men's 400 metres AC h1 r1/4

Men's 800 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Yoshitaka Muroya 26 Men's 800 metres 6 h1 r2/3
Shigeharu Suzuki 22 Men's 800 metres 5 h2 r1/3

Men's Marathon

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Keiji Ogushi 22 Men's 400 metres Hurdles 3 h1 r1/3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Men's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Yukio Ishikawa 23 Men's High Jump 12T

Men's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Yoshiro Sonoda 24 Men's Long Jump 14 QR
Masaji Tajima 27 Men's Long Jump 15 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Hammer Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Yoshio Kojima 25 Men's Hammer Throw 17 QR
Fumio Kamamoto 38 Men's Hammer Throw 22 QR

Women's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Yoshie Takahashi 24 Women's Long Jump 13 QR

Women's Discus Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ko Nakamura-Yoshino 36 Women's Discus Throw 16 QR

Women's Javelin Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Yoriko Shida 21 Women's Javelin Throw 12

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