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Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed as the host nation for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. It was the second time that the United Kingdom had hosted the Summer Olympic Games, equalling the record of France and the United States to that point. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 404 competitors, 335 men and 68 women, took part in 139 events in 21 sports.[1]

Great Britain at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in London
Competitors404 (335 men and 68 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearerJohn Emrys Lloyd
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
3
Silver
14
Bronze
6
Total
23
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedallistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Rowing 2 1 0 3
Sailing 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 6 1 7
Cycling 0 3 2 5
Boxing 0 2 0 2
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Field hockey 0 1 0 1
Equestrian 0 0 1 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Art competitions 0 0 1 1
Total 3 14 7 24

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's Hammer Throw
  • Qualifying Round — 49.76m
  • Final Round — 48.35m (→ 11th place)
Women's Discus Throw

BasketballEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Uruguay (17-69)
  • Lost to Canada (24-44)
  • Lost to Brazil (11-67)
  • Lost to Italy (28-49)
  • Lost to Hungary (23-60)
  • Classification Matches
  • 17th/23rd place: Defeated Ireland (46-21)
  • 17th/20th place: Lost to China (25-54)
  • 19th/20th place: Lost to Egypt (18-50) → 20th place
  • Team Roster

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

The British Gymnastics team competed in nine events and was made up of 16 gymnasts, (8 men and 8 women), including Frank Turner and George Weedon.

HockeyEdit

LacrosseEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1948.

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

 
British Women's Olympic swimming team, London, 1948

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Art competitionsEdit

85 art competitors, 65 men and 20 women, represented Great Britain in 1948.

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Great Britain Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 March 2018.