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Germany at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Germany competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 205 competitors, 173 men and 32 women, took part in 123 events in 18 sports.[1]

Germany at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Germany.svg
IOC codeGER
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German) (in English) (in French)
in Helsinki
Competitors205 (173 men and 32 women)
Only athletes from West Germany in 18 sports
Flag bearer Friedel Schirmer
Toni Broder
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
0
Silver
7
Bronze
17
Total
24
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)

Germany had not been invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain because of their role in World War II, and because their NOC restored in 1947 did not represent a recognized state yet, which was founded in 1949. Germany took part in the 1952 Winter Olympics, with the GDR declining to cooperate in a single team Germany as required by the IOC, joining only in 1956 and later. On the other hand, the French-occupied Saar protectorate had to send a separate team, but could join for 1956.

While the first-ever (and only) failure to score Gold in Summer Games was disappointing, resulting in a 28th rank, the number of total medals ranked fifth.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Helga Klein
Ursula Knab
Marga Petersen
Maria Sander
Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m Relay
  Silver Karl Storch Athletics Men's Hammer Throw
  Silver Marianne Werner Athletics Women's Shot Put
  Silver Edgar Basel Boxing Men's Flyweight
  Silver Otto Rothe
Klaus Wagner
Willi Büsing
Equestrian Team Eventing
  Silver Alfred Schwarzmann Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar
  Silver Heinz Manchen
Helmut Heinhold
Helmut Noll
Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs
  Bronze Heinz Ulzheimer Athletics Men's 800m
  Bronze Maria Sander Athletics Women's 80m Hurdles
  Bronze Herbert Schade Athletics Men's 5000m
  Bronze Günter Steines
Hans Geister
Heinz Ulzheimer
Karl-Friedrich Haas
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m Relay
  Bronze Werner Lueg Athletics Men's 1500m
  Bronze Günther Heidemann Boxing Men's Welterweight
  Bronze Michael Scheuer Canoeing Men's K-1 10000m
  Bronze Egon Drews
Wilfried Soltau
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000m
  Bronze Egon Drews
Wilfried Soltau
Canoeing Men's C-2 10000m
  Bronze Edi Ziegler Cycling Men's Road Race
  Bronze Werner Potzernheim Cycling Men's Sprint
  Bronze Günther Haase Diving Men's 10m Platform
  Bronze Heinz Pollay
Ida von Nagel
Fritz Thiedemann
Equestrian Team Dressage
  Bronze Fritz Thiedemann Equestrian Individual Jumping
  Bronze Willi Büsing Equestrian Individual Eventing
  Bronze Theodor Thomsen
Erich Natusch
Georg Nowka
Sailing Dragon Class
  Bronze Herbert Klein Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 67.09 points (→ 11th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 66.75 points (→ 12th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Germany in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Berthold Slupik
  • Dietloff Kapp
  • Adolf Harder

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Men's flyweightEdit

Men's bantamweightEdit

Men's featherweightEdit

Men's lightweightEdit

Men's welterweightEdit

Men's middleweightEdit

Men's light-heavyweightEdit

Men's heavyweightEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Germany at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Germany Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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