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Sweden 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 Sweden: 15
Participants for Sweden: 17 (15 men and 2 women)
Youngest Participant for Sweden: Gunhild Larking (20 years, 324 days)
Oldest Participant for Sweden: John Ljunggren (37 years, 81 days)
Most Medals for Sweden (Athlete): John Ljunggren (1 medal)

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Men's 1,500 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ingvar Ericsson 29 Men's 1,500 metres 5 h2 r1/2
Dan Waern 23 Men's 1,500 metres 5 h3 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Rune Åhlund 26 Men's 5,000 metres 7 h1 r1/2

Men's 10,000 metres

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Rune Åhlund 26 Men's 10,000 metres 19

Men's Marathon

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Gunnar Karlsson-Tjörnebo 29 Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase 6 h2 r1/2

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
John Ljunggren 37 Men's 50 kilometres Walk 3 Bronze

Men's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Stig Pettersson 21 Men's High Jump 4
Bengt Nilsson 22 Men's High Jump 26 QR

Men's Pole Vault

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ragnar Lundberg 32 Men's Pole Vault 5

Men's Long Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Torgny Wåhlander 21 Men's Long Jump AC QR

Men's Shot Put

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Erik Uddebom 22 Men's Shot Put 6

Men's Discus Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Erik Uddebom 22 Men's Discus Throw 14

Men's Hammer Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Birger Asplund 27 Men's Hammer Throw AC r2/2

Women's High Jump

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Gunhild Larking 20 Women's High Jump 4

Women's Javelin Throw

Athlete Age Event Rank Medal
Ingrid Almqvist 29 Women's Javelin Throw 5

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