North Borneo at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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North Borneo at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of North Borneo (1948–1963).svg
Flag of North Borneo
IOC code NBO
NOC North Borneo Olympic Committee
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Gabuh Piging
Other related appearances
 Malaysia (1964–)

North Borneo competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. It was the only Olympic appearance by the former British protectorate, which formed part of the new country Malaysia in 1963.

Medal tables

Medals by Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
Italy 1960 Rome Did not participate
1964– As  Malaysia (MAS)
Total 0 0 0 0


Both of North Bornean (Sabahan) athletes competed in the same event—men's triple jump—but neither qualified for the final.

Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Gabuh Piging Men's triple jump 14.55 m 24 Did not advance
Sium Bin Diau 14.09 m 28 Did not advance

External links

  • "North Borneo".
  • "North Borneo at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  • The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956 (PDF). Melbourne: The Organizing Committee of the XVI Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956. 1958. Retrieved 30 August 2008.
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