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New Zealand 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 New Zealand: 10
Participants for New Zealand: 9 (5 men and 4 women)
Youngest Participant for New Zealand: Beverly Weigel (16 years, 104 days)
Oldest Participant for New Zealand: Albert Richards (32 years, 111 days)
Most Medals for New Zealand (Athlete): Norman Read (1 medal)

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Men's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Morrie Rae 21 Men's 100 metres 4 h2 r3/4

Men's 200 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Morrie Rae 21 Men's 200 metres 6 h1 r3/4

Men's 1,500 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Neville Scott 21 Men's 1,500 metres 7
Murray Halberg 23 Men's 1,500 metres 11

Men's Marathon

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Albert Richards 32 Men's Marathon 17

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Norman Read 25 Men's 50 kilometres Walk 1 Gold

Women's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Fiona Stuart 22 Women's 100 metres 3 h6 r1/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Fiona Stuart 22 Women's 80 metres Hurdles 6 h2 r2/3

Women's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Jessie Donaghy 16 Women's High Jump 7

Women's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Beverly Weigel 16 Women's Long Jump 7

Women's Shot Put

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Valerie Sloper-Young 19 Women's Shot Put 5

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