| Athletics at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, 33 athletics events were contested, 24 for men and 9 for women. There were a total number of 963 participating athletes from 57 countries.
|100 metres|| Lindy Remigino |
|10.4|| Herb McKenley |
|10.4|| McDonald Bailey |
|200 metres|| Andy Stanfield |
|20.7|| Thane Baker |
|20.8|| James Gathers |
|400 metres|| George Rhoden |
|45.9|| Herb McKenley |
|45.9|| Ollie Matson |
|800 metres|| Mal Whitfield |
|1:49.2|| Arthur Wint |
|1:49.4|| Heinz Ulzheimer |
|1500 metres|| Josy Barthel |
|3:45.2|| Bob McMillen |
|3:45.2|| Werner Lueg |
|5000 metres|| Emil Zátopek |
|14:06.6|| Alain Mimoun |
|14:07.4|| Herbert Schade |
|10,000 metres|| Emil Zátopek |
|29:17.0|| Alain Mimoun |
|29:32.8|| Aleksandr Anufriyev |
|110 metres hurdles|| Harrison Dillard |
|13.7|| Jack Davis |
|13.7|| Arthur Barnard |
|400 metres hurdles|| Charles Moore |
|50.8|| Yuriy Lituyev |
|51.3|| John Holland |
|3000 metres steeplechase|| Horace Ashenfelter |
|8:45.4|| Vladimir Kazantsev |
|8:51.6|| John Disley |
|4 × 100 metres relay|| United States (USA)|
|40.1|| Soviet Union (URS)|
|40.3|| Hungary (HUN)|
|4 × 400 metres relay|| Jamaica (JAM)|
|3:03.9|| United States (USA)|
|3:04.0|| Germany (GER)|
|Marathon|| Emil Zátopek |
|2:23:03|| Reinaldo Gorno |
|2:25:35|| Gustaf Jansson |
|10 kilometres walk|| John Mikaelsson |
|45:02.8|| Fritz Schwab |
|45:41.0|| Bruno Junk |
|50 kilometres walk|| Giuseppe Dordoni |
|4:28:07.8|| Josef Doležal |
|4:30:17.8|| Antal Róka |
|High jump|| Walt Davis |
|2.04 m|| Ken Wiesner |
|2.01 m|| José da Conceição |
|Pole vault|| Bob Richards |
|4.55 m|| Don Laz |
|4.50 m|| Ragnar Lundberg |
|Long jump|| Jerome Biffle |
|7.57 m|| Meredith Gourdine |
|7.53 m|| Ödön Földessy |
|Triple jump|| Adhemar da Silva |
|16.22 m|| Leonid Shcherbakov |
|15.98 m|| Asnoldo Devonish |
|Shot put|| Parry O'Brien |
|17.41 m|| Darrow Hooper |
|17.39 m|| Jim Fuchs |
|Discus throw|| Sim Iness |
|55.03 m|| Adolfo Consolini |
|53.78 m|| James Dillion |
|Hammer throw|| József Csermák |
|60.34 m|| Karl Storch |
|58.86 m|| Imre Németh |
|Javelin throw|| Cy Young |
|73.78 m|| Bill Miller |
|72.46 m|| Toivo Hyytiäinen |
|Decathlon|| Bob Mathias |
|7,887 pts|| Milt Campbell |
|6,975 pts|| Floyd Simmons |
|100 metres|| Marjorie Jackson |
|11.5|| Daphne Hasenjager |
|11.8|| Shirley Strickland de la Hunty |
|200 metres|| Marjorie Jackson |
|23.7|| Bertha Brouwer |
|24.2|| Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili |
|80 metres hurdles|| Shirley Strickland de la Hunty |
|10.9|| Mariya Golubnichaya |
|11.1|| Maria Sander |
|4 × 100 metres relay|| United States (USA)|
|45.9|| Germany (GER)|
|45.9|| Great Britain (GBR)|
|High jump|| Esther Brand |
|1.67 m|| Sheila Lerwill |
|1.65 m|| Aleksandra Chudina |
|Long jump|| Yvette Williams |
|6.24 m|| Aleksandra Chudina |
|6.14 m|| Shirley Cawley |
|Shot put|| Galina Zybina |
|15.28 m|| Marianne Werner |
|14.57 m|| Klavdia Tochonova |
|Discus throw|| Nina Romashkova |
|51.42 m|| Elizaveta Bagryantseva |
|47.08 m|| Nina Dumbadze |
|Javelin throw|| Dana Zátopková |
|50.47 m|| Aleksandra Chudina |
|50.01 m|| Yelena Gorchakova |
During the 1952 Summer Olympic Games, 26 new Olympic records and 8 new world records were set in the athletics events.
|400 metres||July 25||Final|| George Rhoden |
|1500 metres||July 26||Final|| Josy Barthel |
| Luxembourg |
|5000 metres||July 24||Final||Emil Zátopek||Czechoslovakia||14:06.6||OR|
|10,000 metres||July 20||Final||Emil Zátopek||Czechoslovakia||29:17.0||OR|
|110 metres hurdles||July 24||Final|| Harrison Dillard |
|United States||13.7 s||OR|
|400 metres hurdles||July 21||Final||Charles Moore||United States||50.8 s||OR|
|3000 metres steeplechase||July 25||Final||Horace Ashenfelter||United States||8:45.4 s||OR|
|4 x 400 metres relay||July 27||Final|| Les Laing |
|10 kilometres walk||July 27||Final||John Mikaelsson||Sweden||45:02.8||OR|
|50 kilometres walk||July 21||Final||Giuseppe Dordoni||Italy||4:28:07.8||OR|
|Marathon||July 27||Final||Emil Zátopek||Czechoslovakia||2:23:03.2||OR||WR|
|High jump||July 20||Final||Walt Davis||United States||2.04 m||OR|
|Pole vault||July 22||Final||Bob Richards||United States||4.55 m||OR|
|Triple jump||July 23||Final||Adhemar da Silva||Brazil||16.22 m||OR||WR|
|Shot put||July 21||Final||Parry O'Brien||United States||17.41 m||OR|
|Discus throw||July 22||Final||Sim Iness||United States||55.03 m||OR|
|Javelin throw||July 24||Final||Cy Young||United States||73.78 m||OR|
|Hammer throw||July 24||Final||József Csermák||Hungary||60.34 m||OR||WR|
|Decathlon||July 26||Final||Bob Mathias||United States||7887 pts||OR||WR|
|200 metres||July 26||Semifinal||Marjorie Jackson||Australia||23.4 s||OR||WR|
|80 metres hurdles||July 24||Final||Shirley Strickland de la Hunty||Australia||10.9 s||OR||WR|
|4 x 100 metres relay||July 27||Final|| Mae Faggs |
|United States||45.9 s||OR||WR|
|Long jump||July 23||Final||Yvette Williams||New Zealand||6.24 m||OR|
|Shot put||July 26||Final||Galina Zybina||Soviet Union||15.28 m||OR||WR|
|Discus throw||July 20||Final||Nina Romashkova||Soviet Union||51.42 m||OR|
|Javelin throw||July 24||Final||Dana Zátopková||Czechoslovakia||50.47 m||OR|
|1||United States (USA)||15||10||6||31|
|4||Soviet Union (URS)||2||8||7||17|
|South Africa (RSA)||1||1||0||2|
|New Zealand (NZL)||1||0||1||2|
|15||Great Britain (GBR)||0||1||4||5|
|Totals (20 nations)||33||33||33||99|
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