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Iceland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Iceland.svg
IOC codeISL
NOCNational Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
Websitewww.isi.is (in Icelandic)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearerVilhjálmur Einarsson
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Iceland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Vilhjálmur Einarsson won the first ever Olympic medal for his country.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Vilhjálmur Einarsson Athletics Men's triple jump 27 November

Results by event

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Key
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinals Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hilmar Þorbjörnsson 100 m 11.12 3 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Vilhjálmur Einarsson Men's triple jump 16.26 m 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

References