Germany at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Germany at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Germany.svg
IOC code GER
NOC German Olympic Sports Confederation
Website www.dosb.de  (in German, English, and French)
in Helsinki
Competitors205 (173 men and 32 women)
Only athletes from West Germany in 18 sports
Flag bearer Friedel Schirmer
Toni Broder
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
0
Silver
7
Bronze
17
Total
24
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar (1952)
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany (1968–1988)
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany (1968–1988)

Germany competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 205 competitors, 173 men and 32 women, took part in 123 events in 18 sports. [1]

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Germany had not been invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain because of their role in World War II, and because their NOC restored in 1947 did not represent a recognized state yet, which was founded in 1949. Germany took part in the 1952 Winter Olympics, with the GDR declining to cooperate in a single team Germany as required by the IOC, joining only in 1956 and later. On the other hand, the French-occupied Saar protectorate had to send a separate team, but could join for 1956.

While the first-ever (and only) failure to score Gold in Summer Games was disappointing, resulting in a 28th rank, the number of total medals ranked fifth.

Medalists

MedalNameSportEvent
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Helga Klein
Ursula Knab
Marga Petersen
Maria Sander
Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m Relay
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Karl Storch Athletics Men's Hammer Throw
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Marianne Werner Athletics Women's Shot Put
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Edgar Basel Boxing Men's Flyweight
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Otto Rothe
Klaus Wagner
Willi Büsing
Equestrian Team Eventing
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Alfred Schwarzmann Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll
Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Heinz Ulzheimer Athletics Men's 800m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Maria Sander Athletics Women's 80m Hurdles
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Herbert Schade Athletics Men's 5000m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Günter Steines
Hans Geister
Heinz Ulzheimer
Karl-Friedrich Haas
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m Relay
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Werner Lueg Athletics Men's 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Günther Heidemann Boxing Men's Welterweight
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Michael Scheuer Canoeing Men's K-1 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Egon Drews
Wilfried Soltau
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Egon Drews
Wilfried Soltau
Canoeing Men's C-2 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Edi Ziegler Cycling Men's Road Race
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Werner Potzernheim Cycling Men's Sprint
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Günther Haase Diving Men's 10m Platform
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Heinz Pollay
Ida von Nagel
Fritz Thiedemann
Equestrian Team Dressage
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Fritz Thiedemann Equestrian Individual Jumping
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Willi Büsing Equestrian Individual Eventing
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Theodor Thomsen
Erich Natusch
Georg Nowka
Sailing Dragon Class
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Herbert Klein Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke

Athletics

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round 67.09 points (→ 11th place)
  • Preliminary Round 66.75 points (→ 12th place)

Equestrian

Fencing

Nine fencers, eight men and one woman, represented Germany in 1952.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football

Gymnastics

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Germany in 1952.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Germany had 21 male rowers participate in five out of seven rowing events in 1952. [2]

Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing

Shooting

Six shooters represented Germany in 1952.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Men's flyweight

Men's bantamweight

Men's featherweight

Men's lightweight

Men's welterweight

Men's middleweight

Men's light-heavyweight

Men's heavyweight

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References

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  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Germany Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2018.