Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Last updated
Swimming
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Swimming Stadium
Dates26 July – 2 August
No. of events11
Competitors319 from 48 nations
  1948
1956  

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, a total number of eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The events were held at the Swimming Stadium. There was a total of 319 participants from 48 countries competing. [1]

Contents

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)4239
2Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary  (HUN)4217
3Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1113
4Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1001
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa  (RSA)1001
6Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)0303
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0303
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0022
9Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0011
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0011
Totals (12 nations)11111133

Medal summary

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Clarke Scholes
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
57.4 Hiroshi Suzuki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
57.4 Göran Larsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
58.2
400 m freestyle
details
Jean Boiteux
Flag of France.svg  France
4:30.7 (OR) Ford Konno
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
4:31.3 Per-Olof Östrand
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4:35.2
1500 m freestyle
details
Ford Konno
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
18:30.3 (OR) Shiro Hashizume
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
18:41.4 Tetsuo Okamoto
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
18:51.3
100 m backstroke
details
Yoshi Oyakawa
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1:05.9 (OR) Gilbert Bozon
Flag of France.svg  France
1:06.2 Jack Taylor
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1:06.4
200 m breaststroke
details
John Davies
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:34.4 (OR) Bowen Stassforth
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
2:34.7 Herbert Klein
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2:35.9
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Wayne Moore
Bill Woolsey
Ford Konno
Jimmy McLane
8:31.1 (OR)Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)
Hiroshi Suzuki
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi
Toru Goto
Teijiro Tanikawa
8:33.5Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
Aldo Eminente
Alexandre Jany
Jean Boiteux
8:45.9

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Katalin Szöke
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
1:06.3 Hannie Termeulen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:06.5 Judit Temes
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
details
Valéria Gyenge
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
5:12.1 (OR) Éva Novák
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
5:13.7 Evelyn Kawamoto
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
5:14.6
100 m backstroke
details
Joan Harrison
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
1:14.3 Geertje Wielema
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:14.5 Jean Stewart
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
1:15.8
200 m breaststroke
details
Éva Székely
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
2:51.7 (OR) Éva Novák
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
2:54.4 Helen Gordon
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2:57.6
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Ilona Novák
Judit Temes
Éva Novák
Katalin Szöke
4:24.4 (WR)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Koosje van Voorn
Hannie Termeulen
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
4:29.0US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Jackie LaVine
Marilee Stepan
Jody Alderson
Evelyn Kawamoto
4:30.1

Participating nations

319 swimmers from 48 nations competed. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2016.