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South Africa Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Date Started: November 23, 1956
Date Finished: November 29, 1956

Events for South Africa: 9
Participants for South Africa: 9 (7 men and 2 women)
Youngest Participant for South Africa: Hermina Geyser (18 years, 301 days)
Oldest Participant for South Africa: Mercer Davies (31 years, 357 days)
Most Medals for South Africa (Athlete): No medalists

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Men's 400 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Malcolm Spence 19 Men's 400 metres 6

Men's Marathon

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Mercer Davies 31 Men's Marathon 14
Jan Barnard 27 Men's Marathon AC

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Danie Burger 23 Men's 110 metres Hurdles 6 h1 r2/3

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Gert Potgieter 19 Men's 400 metres Hurdles 6

Men's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Neville Price 27 Men's Long Jump 7

Men's Discus Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Fanie du Plessis 26 Men's Discus Throw 13

Women's 100 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Elaine Winter 24 Women's 100 metres 4 h6 r1/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Elaine Winter 24 Women's 80 metres Hurdles 5 h2 r2/3

Women's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Hermina Geyser 18 Women's High Jump 8T

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