|Ireland at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Olympic Federation of Ireland|
|Competitors||19 in 6 sports|
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
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|Great Britain (1896–1920)|
Ireland competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 19 competitors, all men, took part in 18 events in 6 sports.Ireland won its silver medal when John McNally reached the Bantamweight final
Four fencers, all men, represented Ireland in 1952.
The Philippines competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 25 competitors, all men, took part in 14 events in 7 sports.
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. 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.
India competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 64 competitors, 60 men and 4 women, took part in 42 events in 11 sports. This marked the first time India had competed as an independent republic.
Lebanon competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Nine competitors, all men, took part in eight events in four sports.
At the 1952 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling. The events were held at Messuhalli.
Pentti Olavi Hämäläinen was a Finnish boxer. He competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a gold and a bronze medal, respectively. He won two more bronze medals at European championships in 1951 and 1955. Domestically he won six Finnish titles between 1951 and 1956, two in flyweight, two in bantamweight and two in featherweight division. After the 1956 Olympics he turned professional and won five consecutive bouts. He lost his sixth bout in 1959 and retired from boxing, after which he worked as a mechanic and a policeman. Four of his brothers also competed in boxing at the national level.
Ireland competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. It was the first time that the country had competed in the Summer Olympics since 1932. A dispute between rival Irish Athletics governing bodies saw many Irish athletes barred from taking part in the Athletics competitions. 72 competitors, 68 men and 4 women, took part in 32 events in 9 sports.
Ireland competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 25 competitors, 24 men and 1 woman, took part in 23 events in 7 sports.
John McNally is a retired Irish boxer who won a silver medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight division. In the final McNally lost a split decision to Pentti Hämäläinen of Finland.
Norway competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 102 competitors, 96 men and 6 women, took part in 72 events in 14 sports. Earlier in the year, Norway had hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.
Spain competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 27 competitors, all men, took part in 21 events in 7 sports.
South Korea, as Korea, competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
The State of Vietnam competed as Vietnam in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. It was the first time the nation had participated at the Summer Olympic Games. Eight competitors, all men, took part in seven events in five sports.
Nasuh Akar was a Turkish sports wrestler, who won the gold medal in the Bantamweight class of Men's Freestyle category at the 1948 Olympics.
Imre Hódos was a Hungarian wrestler and Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Alejandro Ortuoste is a retired amateur boxer from the Philippines. He won the gold medal at the 1954 Asian Games in the men's bantamweight division. He represented his native country at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, failing to reach the third round.
Patrick "Paddy" Duffy was an Irish fencer. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. He was a fencing master.
The men's bantamweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1952 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the second-lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 54 kilograms. The competition was held from 28 July to 2 August 1952. 23 boxers from 23 nations competed.
The men's freestyle bantamweight competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki took place from 20 July to 23 July at Messuhalli. Nations were limited to one competitor.
The men's 56 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki took place on 25 July at Messuhalli. It was the second appearance of the bantamweight class.