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Nigeria 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 Nigeria: 6
Participants for Nigeria: 10 (10 men and 0 women)
Youngest Participant for Nigeria: Abdul Karim Amu (23 years, 16 days)
Oldest Participant for Nigeria: Karim Olowu (32 years, 171 days)
Most Medals for Nigeria (Athlete): No medalists

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Men's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Edward Ajado 27 Men's 100 metres 5 h3 r2/4
Titus Erinle 29 Men's 100 metres 3 h2 r1/4
Thomas Obi Men's 100 metres 5 h7 r1/4

Men's 400 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Abdul Karim Amu 23 Men's 400 metres 5 h3 r1/4

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Men's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Julius Chigbolu 27 Men's High Jump 9
Vincent Gabriel Men's High Jump 19

Men's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Karim Olowu 32 Men's Long Jump 5
Rafiu Oluwa 25 Men's Long Jump 29 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Paul Engo 25 Men's Triple Jump 17
Peter Esiri 28 Men's Triple Jump AC r2/2

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