|Germany at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|NOC||German Olympic Sports Confederation|
|Competitors||205 (173 men and 32 women)|
Only athletes from West Germany in 18 sports
|Flag bearer|| Friedel Schirmer |
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
| 1906 Intercalated Games|
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.
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.
| Helga Klein |
|Athletics||Women's 4 × 100 m Relay|
|Karl Storch||Athletics||Men's Hammer Throw|
|Marianne Werner||Athletics||Women's Shot Put|
|Edgar Basel||Boxing||Men's Flyweight|
| Otto Rothe |
|Alfred Schwarzmann||Gymnastics||Men's Horizontal Bar|
| Heinz Manchen |
|Rowing||Men's Coxed Pairs|
|Heinz Ulzheimer||Athletics||Men's 800m|
|Maria Sander||Athletics||Women's 80m Hurdles|
|Herbert Schade||Athletics||Men's 5000m|
| Günter Steines |
|Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 m Relay|
|Werner Lueg||Athletics||Men's 1500m|
|Günther Heidemann||Boxing||Men's Welterweight|
|Michael Scheuer||Canoeing||Men's K-1 10000m|
| Egon Drews |
|Canoeing||Men's C-2 1000m|
| Egon Drews |
|Canoeing||Men's C-2 10000m|
|Edi Ziegler||Cycling||Men's Road Race|
|Werner Potzernheim||Cycling||Men's Sprint|
|Günther Haase||Diving||Men's 10m Platform|
| Heinz Pollay |
Ida von Nagel
|Fritz Thiedemann||Equestrian||Individual Jumping|
|Willi Büsing||Equestrian||Individual Eventing|
| Theodor Thomsen |
|Herbert Klein||Swimming||Men's 200m Breaststroke|
Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)
Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race
Men's 3m Springboard
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