Denmark at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Denmark competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 129 competitors, 115 men and 14 women, took part in 73 events in 15 sports.[1]

Denmark at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Denmark.svg
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Helsinki
Competitors129 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Erik Swane Lund
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
6
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Bent Rasch
Finn Haunstoft
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 m 28 July
  Gold Paul Elvstrøm Sailing Men's Finn 28 July
  Silver Lis Hartel Equestrian Dressage individual 29 July
  Bronze Jørgen Frantzen
Svend Petersen
Poul Svendsen
Rowing Men's coxed pair 23 July
  Bronze Karen Lachmann Fencing Women's foil individual 27 July
  Bronze Victor Jörgensen Boxing Men's Welterweight 2 August

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Final
Score Rank
Lis Hartel Jubilee Individual 541.5  
Kristian Jensen Odense 439.0 18

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Otto Mønsted Acthon Sirdar Individual 121.66 12 126.00 247.66 27 20 267.66 26 267.66 26
Hans Christian Andersen Tom 142.20 29 40.00 182.20 20 40 222.20 25 222.20 25
Aage Rubæk-Nielsen Sahara 119.00 10 200.00 319.00 29 20 339.00 30 339.00 30
Otto Mønsted Acthon
Hans Christian Andersen
Aage Rubæk-Nielsen
See above Team 382.86 5 366.00 748.86 5 80.00 828.86 5 828.86 5

FencingEdit

12 fencers, 9 men and 3 women, represented Denmark in 1952.

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

FootballEdit

First round
Denmark  2–1  Greece
P.E. Petersen   36'37' Report Emmanouilides   85'
Attendance: 4.372
Referee: Waldemar Karni (FIN)
Second round
Denmark  2–0  Poland
Seebach   17'
S. Nielsen   69'
Report
Attendance: 6.024
Referee: Folke Bålstad (NOR)
Quarter finals
Yugoslavia  5–3  Denmark
Čajkovski   19'
Ognjanov   35'
Vukas   41'
Bobek   78'
Zebec   81'
Report Lundberg   63'
Seebach   85'
Hansen   87'
Attendance: 11.456
Referee: Waldemar Karni (FIN)

Head coach: Axel Bjerregaard

GymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

Denmark had 25 male rowers participate in six out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinal Second Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aage Larsen
Ebbe Parsner
Men's double sculls 7:27.3 4 R 7:09.3 3 Did not advance 13
Bent Jensen
Palle Tillisch
Coxless pair 8:13.3 2 R BYE 8:15.7 4 R 7:47.1 2 Did not advance 8
Svend Ove Pedersen
Poul Svendsen
Jørgen Frantzen
Coxed pair 8:02.7 2 Q BYE 8:18.7 3 Q 7:51.2 1 Q 8:34.9  
Knud Bruun Jensen
Carl Nielsen
Harry Nielsen
Paul Locht
Coxless four 6:50.5 4 R 6:51.9 2 Did not advance 13
Niels Kristensen
Ove Nielsen
Peter Hansen
Bent Blach Petersen
Eivin Kristensen
Coxed four 7:33.9 3 R 7:03.4 1 Q BYE 7:08.6 3 Did not advance 9
Bjørn Stybert
Preben Hoch
Mogens Snogdahl
Jørn Snogdahl
Helge Muxoll Schrøder
Björn Brönnum
Leif Hermansen
Ole Scavenius Jensen
John Vilhelmsen
Men's eight 6:17.9 4 R 6:17.8 1 Q BYE 6:16.0 3 Did not advance 8

SailingEdit

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Paul Elvstrøm Finn 1 5 1 1 3 4 1 8209  
William Berntsen
Aage Birch
Ole Berntsen
Dragon 3 7 1 5 4 8 17 4460 5
Poul Ohff
Henning Christensen
Ingemann Bylling Jensen
5.5 Metre 5 7 DNF 13 5 5 DSQ 2469 11

ShootingEdit

Five shooters represented Denmark in 1952.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Allan Christensen Trap 165 31
Jørgen Hare Men's 50 m rifle prone 392 38
Uffe Schultz Larsen Men's 300 m rifle three positions 1067 15
Men's 50 m rifle three positions 1152 15
Men's 50 m rifle prone 394 28
Per Nielsen Men's 25 m pistol 527 47
Per Winge 549 27

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Knud Gleie 200 metre breaststroke 2:51.4 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Greta Andersen 100 metre freestroke 1:08.0 2 Q 1:08.2 12 Did not advance
400 metre freestroke 5:21.3 2 Q 5:22.1 8 Q 5:27.0 8
Jytte Hansen 200 metre breaststroke 2:57.7 3 Q 2:59.5 7 Q 2:57.8 5
Ragnhild Hveger 100 metre freestroke 1:08.6 2 Q 1:07.7 9 Did not advance
400 metre freestroke 5:19.6 1 Q 5:19.5 4 Q 5:16.9 5
Kirsten Hedegaard Jensen 200 metre breaststroke 3:07.5 21 Did not advance
Gerda Olsen 100 metre backstroke 1:20.1 5 Did not advance
Mette Ove Petersen 100 metre freestroke 1:09.6 4 Did not advance
400 metre freestroke 5:30.6 3 Did not advance
Eileen Ward Petersen 200 metre breaststroke 3:09.3 22 Did not advance
Rita Larsen
Mette Ove Petersen
Greta Andersen
Ragnhild Hveger
4 x 100 metre freestyle 4:36.4 3 Q N/A 4:36.2 4

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Johan Runge 67.5 kg 105 2 97.5 12 127.5 9 330 7
Jørgen Moritzen 75 kg 97.5 16 105 12 137.5 12 340 13
Jens Jørn Mortensen 90 kg 102.5 16 100 19 142.5 12 345 15

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denmark at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Denmark 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.

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