Australia at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Australia at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Australia.svg
IOC code AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
in Helsinki
Competitors81 (71 men, 10 women) in 12 sports
Flag bearer Mervyn Wood
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
6
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
11
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg  Australasia (1908–1912)

Australia competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 81 competitors, 71 men and 10 women, took part in 67 events in 12 sports. [1] Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. As the country hosted the next Olympics in Melbourne, an Australian segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

Contents

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Key
Men
Track & road events
AthleteEventHeatQuarterfinalSemifinalFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
John Treloar 100 m 10.921 Q10.842 Q10.763 Q10.916
Edwin Carr 200 m 22.191 Q21.983Did not advance
John Treloar 21.751 Q21.861 QDNFDid not advance
Edwin Carr 400 m 48.233Did not advance
Morris Curotta 48.872 Q48.864Did not advance
Don MacMillan 800 m 1:55.03 QN/A1:58.48Did not advance
John Landy 1500 m 3:57.05N/ADid not advance
Don MacMillan 3:52.04 Q3:50.83 Q3:49.69
John Landy 5000 m 14:56.410N/ADid not advance
Les Perry 14:27.04 Q14:23.66
10,000 m N/ADNF
Ken Doubleday 110 m hurdles 14.51 QN/A14.53 Q14.825
Ray Weinberg 14.41 Q14.53 Q15.156
Ken Doubleday 400 m hurdles 55.43 Q1:00.26Did not advance
Edwin Carr
Morris Curotta
Ken Doubleday
Ray Weinberg
4 × 100 m relay 42.35N/ADid not advance
Edwin Carr
Morris Curotta
Ken Doubleday
Ray Weinberg
4 × 400 m relay 3:16.005N/ADid not advance
Robert Prentice Marathon N/A2:43:13.437
Claude Smeal 2:52:23.045
Don Keane 10 km walk 46:55.25 QN/A47:37.010
Field events
AthleteEventQualificationFinal
DistancePositionDistancePosition
Pat Leane Long jump 6.4024Did not advance
High jump 1.8725 Q1.8024
Ian Reed Discus throw 45.0021Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
AthleteEvent100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 mFinalRank
Pat Leane Result11.825.22DNSDNF
Points623341
Women
Track & road events
AthleteEventHeatQuarterfinalSemifinalFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Winsome Cripps 100 m 12.01 Q12.13 Q12.02 Q11.94
Marjorie Jackson 11.61 Q11.61 Q11.51 Q11.5Gold medal icon.svg
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty 12.01 Q12.03 Q11.92 Q11.9Bronze medal icon.svg
Winsome Cripps 200 m 24.42 QN/A24.32 Q24.24
Marjorie Jackson 23.61 Q23.41 Q23.7Gold medal icon.svg
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty 80 m hurdles 11.01 QN/A10.81 Q10.9Gold medal icon.svg
Winsome Cripps
Marjorie Jackson
Verna Johnston
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
4 × 100 m relay 46.11 QN/A46.65
Field events
AthleteEventQualificationFinal
DistancePositionDistancePosition
Verna Johnston Long jump 5.5810 Q5.748

Boxing

AthleteEventRound of 32Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ronald Gower Bantamweight Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Niedźwiedzki  (POL)
L TKO
Did not advance
Donald McDonnell Featherweight Flag of Germany.svg  Roth  (GER)
L PTS
Did not advance
Norman Jones Light welterweight Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Mednov  (URS)
L TKO
Did not advance
Tony Madigan Middleweight ByeFlag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Silchev  (URS)
W PTS
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sjölin  (SWE)
L PTS
Did not advance5
Carl Fitzgerald Heavyweight ByeFlag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Netuka  (TCH)
L PTS
Did not advance

Cycling

Road races

Individual times added to together for team race, 3 times needed for team event.

CyclistEventFinal
ResultRank
Peter Pryor Individual road race 5:22:33.534
Jim Nevin 5:22:33.635
Ken Caves Did not finish
Peter Nelson Did not finish
Peter Pryor
Jim Nevin
Ken Caves
Peter Nelson
Team road race Did not finish
Track

Ranks given are within the heat.

CyclistEventFirst roundFirst repechageQuarterfinalsSecond repechageSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Lionel Cox Sprint 11.91 QDirectly advanced12.51 QDirectly advanced11.61 QSilver medal icon.svg
Russell Mockridge Time trial n/a1:11.1Gold medal icon.svg
Lionel Cox
Russell Mockridge
Tandem 11.41 QDirectly advanced11.11 QDirectly advanced11.01 Q11.0Gold medal icon.svg
Jim Nevin
Ken Caves
Peter Nelson
Peter Pryor
Team pursuit 5:11.117Did not advance

Diving

Men
AthleteEventPreliminariesFinal
PointsRankPointsRank
Ronald Faulds 3 m springboard 59.9024Did not advance
Francis Murphy 48.8234Did not advance
10 m platform 64.1021Did not advance

Fencing

Six fencers, four men and two women, represented Australia in 1952.

Men
FencerEventFirst roundQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
John Fethers Foil 5–21T Q2–36Did not advance
Ivan Lund 3–35Did not advance
Jock Gibson 1–46Did not advance
John Fethers Épée 3–44 Q4–45Did not advance
Ivan Lund 5–21 Q1–68Did not advance
Charles Stanmore 1–68Did not advance
John Fethers Sabre 2–66Did not advance
Jock Gibson 2–57Did not advance
Ivan Lund 4–48Did not advance
Charles Stanmore
Jock Gibson
John Fethers
Ivan Lund
Team sabre 0–23Did not advance
Jock Gibson
Charles Stanmore
John Fethers
Ivan Lund
Team épée 0–23Did not advance
Charles Stanmore
John Fethers
Jock Gibson
Ivan Lund
Team foil 0–23Did not advance
Women
FencerEventFirst roundQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Catherine Pym Foil 1–45Did not advance
Patricia Norford 0–56Did not advance

Modern pentathlon

One male pentathlete represented Australia in 1952.

AthleteEventRiding
(cross-country steeplechase)
Fencing
(épée)
Shooting
(Rapid fire pistol)
Swimming
(300 m freestyle)
Running
(4000 m cross-country)
Total pointsFinal rank
TimeRankWinsRankPointsRankTimeRankTimeRank
Forbes Carlile Individual10:14.2131645180214:31.01016:35.23412325

Rowing

Australian Olympic rowing squad for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics 1952 Aust RowingSquad.jpg
Australian Olympic rowing squad for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics
Men
AthleteEventFirst roundFirst repechageSemifinalsSecond repechageFinal
TimeRankTimeRankTimeRankTimeRankTimeRank
Mervyn Wood Single sculls 7:44.11 QBye8:02.52 R7:45.51 Q8:14.5Silver medal icon.svg
John Rogers
Murray Riley
Double sculls 7:16.73 R7:03.01 QBye7:13.13Did not advance
Don Palmer
Vic Middleton
Coxless pair 8:06.41 QBye7:46.82 R7:50.53Did not advance
Bob Tinning
Ernest Chapman
Nimrod Greenwood
David Anderson
Geoff Williamson
Mervyn Finlay
Edward Pain
Phil Cayzer
Tom Chessell
Eights6:07.22 QBye6:44.53 R6:09.61 Q6:33.1Bronze medal icon.svg

Sailing

AthleteEventRaceNet pointsFinal rank
IIIIIIIVVVIVII
Peter Attrill Finn 50729305482930372201322
Barton Harvey
Kevin Wilson
Star 277122520168144344122169718
Jock Sturrock
Bevan Worcester
Douglas Buxton
Dragon 331185632331252185185210112

Swimming

Men
AthleteEventHeatSemifinalFinal
TimeRankTimeRankTimeRank
Rex Aubrey 100 m freestyle 58.2=6 Q57.8=3 Q58.76
Frank O'Neill 1:00.629Did not advance
Garrick Agnew 400 m freestyle 4:55.524Did not advance
John Marshall 4:46.811 Q4:50.315Did not advance
Garrick Agnew 1500 m freestyle 20:03.824N/ADid not advance
John Marshall 19:09.26 Q19:53.48
Frank O'Neill 100 m backstroke 1:10.5=21Did not advance
John Davies 200 m breaststroke 2:39.77 Q2:36.81 Q2:34.4Gold medal icon.svg
David Hawkins 2:41.211 Q2:39.810Did not advance
Garrick Agnew
Rex Aubrey
John Marshall
Frank O'Neill
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 9:01.49N/ADid not advance
Women
AthleteEventHeatSemifinalFinal
TimeRankTimeRankTimeRank
Denise Norton 100 m freestyle 1:11.828Did not advance
Marjorie McQuade 1:07.911 Q1:08.2=12Did not advance
Judy Davies 400 m freestyle 5:21.26 Q5:25.610Did not advance
Denise Norton 5:28.514 Q5:30.914Did not advance
Nancy Lyons 200 m breaststroke 3:04.413 Q3:05.615Did not advance

Water polo

Australia failed to advance to the pool stage after losing both qualifiers.

Roster
Qualifying
July 25, 1952 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg210Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
July 26, 1952 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg06Flag of Austria.svg  Austria

Weightlifting

LifterEventPressSnatchJerkFinal
KgRankKgRankKgRankKgRank
Vern Barberis Lightweight 105.01T105.06T140.02T350.0Bronze medal icon.svg
Fred Griffin Middleweight 107.57T100.015T127.516T335.015
Ken MacDonald Middle–heavyweight 107.511T125.02T152.55385.06

Wrestling

Key:

Men's freestyle
AthleteEventRound oneRound twoRound threeRound fourRound fiveFinal / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Richard Elliott FeatherweightFlag of Argentina.svg  Mammana  (ARG)
L 1–3 PP
US flag 48 stars.svg  Henson  (USA)
L 0–3 VT
Did not advance
Dick Garrard LightweightFlag of Ireland.svg  Vard  (IRL)
W 3–1 PP
Flag of Argentina.svg  Blasi  (ARG)
W 3–1 PP
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Shimotori  (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance
Bev Scott WelterweightFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Don Irvine  (GBR)
W 3–1 PP
Flag of France.svg  Leclerc  (FRA)
W 3–1 PP
State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Mojtabavi  (IRN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance
Kevin Coote Light-heavyweightFlag of Sweden.svg  Palm  (SWE)
L 1–3 PP
State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Zandi  (IRN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance

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References

  1. "Australia at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-09-16.