Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Helsinki
Competitors257 (213 men and 44 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Harold Whitlock
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
8
Total
11
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain , represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 257 competitors, 213 men and 44 women, took part in 127 events in 18 sports. [1] In 1952, they achieved their only gold medal during the last event of the last day of competition in Helsinki. Along with 1904 and 1996, this is Great Britain's lowest gold medal count.

Contents

Medallists

Medals by sport
Sport Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Equestrian 1001
Athletics 0145
Sailing 0101
Cycling 0011
Swimming 0011
Field hockey 0011
Wrestling 0011
Total12811

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's 100 metres

  • First Round 10.4s
  • First Round 10.5s
  • Semifinals 10.5s
  • Final 10.4s (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round 50.69m
  • Final Round 51.07m (→ 18th place)

Women's discus throw

  • Qualifying Round 36.37 m
  • Final 37.96 m (→ 15th place)

Boxing

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round Defeated Abdelamid Boutefnouchet of France (3 0)
  2. Second Round Defeated Leslie Donovan Perera Handunge of Ceylon (3 0)
  3. Third Round Lost to Anatoli Bulakov of Soviet Union (1 2)

Men's Bantamweight:

  1. First Round Lost to Pentti Olavi Hämäläinen of Finland (0 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round Lost to Georghe Ilie of Romania (0 3)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. First Round Defeated Roger Cuche of Switzerland (KO 3R)
  2. Second Round Defeated Aleksandr Zasuhin of Soviet Union (0 3)
  3. Third Round Lost to Aleksy Antkiewicz of Poland (0 3)

Men's Light Welterweight:

  1. First Round Defeated Oscar Juan Galardo of Argentina (2 1)
  2. Second Round Lost to Alexander Grant Webster of South Africa (0 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. First Round Lost to Július Torma of Czechoslovakia (1 2)

Men's Light Middleweight:

  1. First Round Lost to Petar Stankoff Spassoff of Bulgaria (1 2)

Men's Middleweight:

  1. First Round Defeated Moustafa Mohamed Fahim of Egypt (2 1)
  2. Second Round Lost to Boris Georgiev Nikolov of Bulgaria (2 1)

Men's Light Heavyweight:

  1. Second Round Lost to Anatoli Perov of Soviet Union (1 2)

Men's Heavyweight:

  1. First Round Defeated José Victorio Sartor of Argentina (2 1)
  2. Third Round Lost to Ilkka Rickhard Koski of Finland (0 3)

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final 1:13.3 (→ 5th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

  • Bronze Medal Match defeated France (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final 151.90 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Round 63.37 points (→ 16th place)
  • Preliminary Round 61.85 points (→ 20th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round 43.23 points
  • Final 63.19 points (→ 5th place)
  • Preliminary Round 43.16 points
  • Final 60.76 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Round 35.39 points (→ 12th place)

Equestrian

Fencing

17 fencers, 14 men and 3 women, represented Great Britain in 1952.

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

Football

Gymnastics

The British Gymnastics team competed in 15 events and was made up of 14 gymnasts, (6 men and 8 women), including Frank Turner and George Weedon, both of whom had competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Hockey

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1952.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Great Britain had 23 male rowers participate in six out of seven rowing events in 1952. [2]

Men's single sculls – Fourth
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair – Fourth
Men's coxless four – Fourth
Men's coxed four – Fourth
Men's eight – Fourth

Sailing

Shooting

Twelve shooters represented Great Britain in 1952.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
100m running deer
Trap

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

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References

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  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Great Britain 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.