United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1948 Summer Olympics
US flag 48 stars.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors300 (262 men and 38 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Ralph Craig
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
38
Silver
27
Bronze
19
Total
84
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 300 competitors, 262 men and 38 women, took part in 126 events in 19 sports. [1]

Contents

Medalists

MedalNameSportEventDate
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Harrison Dillard Athletics Men's 100 metres July 31
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Roy Cochran Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles July 31
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Willie Steele Athletics Men's long jump July 31
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Wally Ris Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle July 31
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Glen Brand Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 31
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight July 31
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Mal Whitfield Athletics Men's 800 metres August 2
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Guinn Smith Athletics Men's pole vault August 2
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Mel Patton Athletics Men's 200 metres August 3
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Wilbur Thompson Athletics Men's shot put August 3
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Bruce Harlan Diving Men's 3 metre springboard August 3
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Vicki Draves Diving Women's 3 metre springboard August 3
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Arthur Cook Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone August 3
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Jimmy McLane
Wally Ris
Bill Smith
Wally Wolf
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay August 3
Gold medal icon.svg Gold William Porter Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles August 4
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Bill Smith Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle August 4
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Sammy Lee Diving Men's 10 metre platform August 5
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Bob Mathias Athletics Men's decathlon August 6
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Vicki Draves Diving Women's 10 metre platform August 6
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Allen Stack Swimming Men's 100 metre backstroke August 6
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Marie Corridon
Ann Curtis
Brenda Helser
Thelma Kalama
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay August 6
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Harrison Dillard
Barney Ewell
Mel Patton
Lorenzo Wright
Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres relay August 7
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Cliff Bourland
Roy Cochran
Arthur Harnden
Mal Whitfield
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres relay August 7
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Alice Coachman Athletics Women's high jump August 7
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Jimmy McLane Swimming Men's 1500 metre freestyle August 7
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Joe Verdeur Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke August 7
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Ann Curtis Swimming Women's 400 metre freestyle August 7
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gordon Giovanelli
Bob Martin
Allen Morgan
Warren Westlund
Bob Will
Rowing Men's coxed four August 9
Gold medal icon.svg Gold George Ahlgren
David Brown
Lloyd Butler
James Hardy
Justus Smith
John Stack
David Turner
Ian Turner
Rowing Men's eight August 9
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Joseph DePietro Weightlifting Men's 56 kg August 9
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Frank Spellman Weightlifting Men's 75 kg August 10
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Steven Lysak
Stephen Macknowski
Canoeing Men's C-2 10000 metres August 11
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Stanley Stanczyk Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg August 11
Gold medal icon.svg Gold John Davis Weightlifting Men's +82.5 kg August 11
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Hilary Smart
Paul Smart
Sailing Star August 12
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Alfred Loomis
Michael Mooney
James H. Smith Jr.
James Weekes
Herman Whiton
Sailing 6 Metre August 12
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Charles Anderson
Frank Henry
Earl Foster Thomson
Equestrian Team eventing August 13
Gold medal icon.svg Gold United States men's national basketball team Basketball Men's tournamentAugust 14
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Barney Ewell Athletics Men's 100 metres July 31
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Alan Ford Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle July 31
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Gerald Leeman Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight July 31
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Ann Curtis Swimming Women's 100 metre freestyle August 2
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Barney Ewell Athletics Men's 200 metres August 3
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Jim Delaney Athletics Men's shot put August 3
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Miller Anderson Diving Men's 3 metre springboard August 3
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Zoe Ann Olsen Diving Women's 3 metre springboard August 3
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Walter Tomsen Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone August 3
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Clyde Scott Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles August 4
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Steve Seymour Athletics Men's javelin throw August 4
Silver medal icon.svg Silver George Moore Modern pentathlon Men's competitionAugust 4
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Jimmy McLane Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle August 4
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bruce Harlan Diving Men's 10 metre platform August 5
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Suzanne Zimmerman Swimming Women's 100 metre backstroke August 5
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Patsy Elsener Diving Women's 10 metre platform August 6
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bob Cowell Swimming Men's 100 metre backstroke August 6
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Keith Carter Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke August 7
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Robert Borg
Earl Foster Thomson
Frank Henry
Equestrian Team dressage August 9
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Pete George Weightlifting Men's 75 kg August 10
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Frank Havens Canoeing Men's C-1 10000 metres August 11
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Harold Sakata Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg August 11
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Norbert Schemansky Weightlifting Men's +82.5 kg August 11
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Steven Lysak
Stephen Macknowski
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 metres August 12
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Ralph Evans Sailing Firefly August 12
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Hank Herring Boxing Welterweight August 13
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Frank Henry Equestrian Individual eventing August 13
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze George Stanich Athletics Men's high jump July 30
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Herb Douglas Athletics Men's long jump July 31
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Robert Bennett Athletics Men's hammer throw July 31
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Leland Merrill Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 31
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bob Richards Athletics Men's pole vault August 2
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Fortune Gordien Athletics Men's discus throw August 2
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Jim Fuchs Athletics Men's shot put August 3
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Sammy Lee Diving Men's 3 metre springboard August 3
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Patsy Elsener Diving Women's 3 metre springboard August 3
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Craig Dixon Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles August 4
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Mal Whitfield Athletics Men's 400 metres August 5
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Floyd Simmons Athletics Men's decathlon August 6
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Audrey Patterson Athletics Women's 200 metres August 6
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bob Sohl Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke August 7
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Greg Gates
Stu Griffing
Fred Kingsbury
Robert Perew
Rowing Men's coxless four August 9
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Richard Tom Weightlifting Men's 56 kg August 9
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Miguel de Capriles
Dean Cetrulo
Norman C. Armitage
James Flynn
Tibor Nyilas
George Worth
Fencing Men's team sabre August 11
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Lockwood Pirie
Owen Torrey
Sailing Swallow August 12
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Ladislava Bakanic
Marian Barone
Dorothy Dalton
Meta Elste
Consetta Lenz
Helen Schifano
Clara Schroth
Anita Simonis
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around August 14

Athletics

Basketball

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Nine cyclists represented the United States in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

20 fencers represented the United States in 1948.

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

Results
U.S. 0-9 Italy

Roster

Gymnastics

Hockey

Head coach: Henry Goode as playing manager and Kurt Orban as playing coach

No.Pos.PlayerDoBAgeCapsClubTournament
games
Tournament
goals
HB Donald Buck September 26, 191631 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mt. Washington Club 20
Hughes Cauffman October 29, 191600
FW Claus Gerson November 12, 191730 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg New York Tennis and Hockey Club 30
FW Henry Goode June 7, 191830 ?10
FW Frederick Hewitt September 16, 191631 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mt. Washington Club 21
HB William Kurtz December 18, 191730 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Philadelphia Field Hockey Association 20
HB Hendrick Lubbers December 30, 192621 ?30
FW Harry Marcoplos January 28, 192622 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Baltimore Field Hockey Club 30
FW Kurt Orban August 6, 191631 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Downtown Athletic Club 30
B John Renwick May 13, 192127 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Rye Field Hockey Club 30
Phillip Schoettle  ?00
HB Sanders Sims June 1, 192126 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Philadelphia Hockey and Tennis Club 10
GK John Slade May 30, 190840 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Westchester Field Hockey Club 20
B Walter Stude December 3, 191334 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Baltimore Field Hockey Club 30
FW/HB/GK Felix Ucko January 4, 191932 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg New York Field Hockey Club 30
FW William Wilson October 26, 191730 ? Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Westchester Field Hockey Club 20

Felix Ucko played in every match a different position.

Modern pentathlon

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1948.

Rowing

The United States had 26 rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1948. [2]

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

Sailing

Shooting

Twelve shooters represented the United States in 1948. In the 50 metre rifle event Art Cook won gold and Walter Tomsen won silver.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

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