Germany at the 1952 Summer Olympics
|Germany at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|NOC||German Olympic Sports Confederation|
|Competitors||205 (173 men and 32 women)|
Only athletes from West Germany in 18 sports
|Flag bearer||Friedel Schirmer|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
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.
- Road Competition
Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)
- Edi Ziegler — 5:07:47.5 (→ Bronze Medal)
- Oskar Zeissner — 5:11:18.5 (→ 8th place)
- Paul Maue — 5:24:44.5 (→ 48th place)
- Walter Becker — did not finish (→ no ranking)
- Track Competition
Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race
- Werner Potzernheim — Bronze Medal
Men's 3m Springboard
- Preliminary Round — 67.09 points (→ 11th place)
- Preliminary Round — 66.75 points (→ 12th place)
Nine fencers, eight men and one woman, represented Germany in 1952.
Three male pentathletes represented Germany in 1952.
- Berthold Slupik
- Dietloff Kapp
- Adolf Harder
Six shooters represented Germany in 1952.
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