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Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

The Men's triple jump at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 23 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Brazilian athlete Adhemar da Silva won the gold medal.[1]

Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueHelsinki Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 23
Competitors35 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Adhemar da Silva  Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s) Leonid Shcherbakov  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Asnoldo Devonish  Venezuela
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Adhemar Ferreira da Silva (BRA) 16.01 m Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 30 September 1951
Olympic record   Naoto Tajima (JPN) 16.00 m Berlin, Germany 6 August 1936

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
23 July Final   Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 16.22 m OR WR

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualifying Performance 14.55 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality Mark Notes
1 A Adhemar da Silva   Brazil 15.32
2 A Asnoldo Devonish   Venezuela 15.24
3 B Leonid Shcherbakov   Soviet Union 15.05
4 A Jim Gerhardt   United States 14.98
5 A Reino Hiltunen   Finland 14.82
6 A Yoshio Iimuro   Japan 14.81
7 B Arne Åhman   Sweden 14.72
8 B Rune Nilsen   Norway 14.65
9 B Zygfryd Weinberg   Poland 14.65
10 B Geraldo de Oliveira   Brazil 14.64
11 A Preben Larsen   Denmark 14.62
12 B Tadashi Yamamoto   Japan 14.60
13 B Rui Ramos   Portugal 14.59
=14 A Walter Ashbaugh   United States 14.59
=14 B Roger Norman   Sweden 14.59
16 A Jacques Boulanger   France 14.49
17 B José da Conceição   Brazil 14.46
18 A Choi Yeong-gi   South Korea 14.44
19 A Malik M'Baye   France 14.39
20 A Keizo Hasegawa   Japan 14.39
21 B George Shaw   United States 14.39
22 B Pentti Uusihauta   Finland 14.38
23 B Valle Rautio   Finland 14.14
24 B Rade Radovanović   Yugoslavia 14.13
25 A William Laing   Ghana 14.09
26 B Vasilios Sakellarakis   Greece 14.05
27 A Eugénio Lopes   Portugal 14.05
28 A Stanisław Kowal   Poland 14.03
29 A Willi Burgard   Saar 13.86
30 A Nikola Dagorov   Bulgaria 13.82
31 B Felix Würth   Austria 13.65
32 A Akin Altiok   Turkey 13.62
33 A Walter Herssens   Belgium 13.52
34 A Fawzi Chaaban   Egypt 13.45
35 A Francisco Castro   Puerto Rico 13.37

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Adhemar da Silva   Brazil 15.95 16.12 15.54 16.09 16.22 16.05 16.22 WR
  Leonid Shcherbakov   Soviet Union 15.07 15.26 15.18 15.98 15.84 x 15.98
  Asnoldo Devonish   Venezuela 15.04 15.52 x x x 15.52
4 Walter Ashbaugh   United States 15.05 15.39 14.56 14.50 15.38 x 15.39
5 Rune Nilsen   Norway 15.13 14.21 x 14.70 x x 15.13
6 Yoshio Iimuro   Japan 14.99 x x x 14.66 13.70 14.99
7 Geraldo de Oliveira   Brazil x 14.95 12.66 14.95
8 Roger Norman   Sweden 14.89 x 12.66 14.89
9 Reino Hiltunen   Finland 14.85 x 14.40 14.85
10 Zygfryd Weinberg   Poland 14.76 x x 14.76
11 Jim Gerhardt   United States 14.69 14.28 14.06 14.69
12 Rui Ramos   Portugal 14.69 13.82 12.15 14.69
13 Preben Larsen   Denmark 14.62 x 14.19 14.62
14 Tadashi Yamamoto   Japan x x 14.57 14.57
15 Arne Åhman   Sweden x x 14.05 14.05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Triple Jump". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.

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