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Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 257 competitors, 213 men and 44 women, took part in 127 events in 18 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. Indeed, it is the only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Olympic Games: in 1952, they achieved their only gold medal during the last event of the last day of competition in Helsinki. Along with 1904 and 1996, this is Great Britain's lowest gold medal count.

Great Britain at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Helsinki
Competitors257 (213 men and 44 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Harold Whitlock
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
8
Total
11
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Equestrian 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 1 4 5
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Cycling 0 0 1 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Field hockey 0 0 1 1
Wrestling 0 0 1 1
Total 1 2 8 11

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres

  • First Round — 10.4s
  • First Round — 10.5s
  • Semifinals — 10.5s
  • Final — 10.4s (→   Bronze Medal)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 50.69m
  • Final Round — 51.07m (→ 18th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 36.37 m
  • Final — 37.96 m (→ 15th place)

BoxingEdit

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Abdelamid Boutefnouchet of France (3 – 0)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Leslie Donovan Perera Handunge of Ceylon (3 – 0)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Anatoli Bulakov of Soviet Union (1 – 2)

Men's Bantamweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Pentti Olavi Hämäläinen of Finland (0 – 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Georghe Ilie of Romania (0 – 3)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Roger Cuche of Switzerland (KO 3R)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Aleksandr Zasuhin of Soviet Union (0 – 3)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Aleksy Antkiewicz of Poland (0 – 3)

Men's Light Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Oscar Juan Galardo of Argentina (2 – 1)
  2. Second Round – Lost to Alexander Grant Webster of South Africa (0 – 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Július Torma of Czechoslovakia (1 – 2)

Men's Light Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Petar Stankoff Spassoff of Bulgaria (1 – 2)

Men's Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Moustafa Mohamed Fahim of Egypt (2 – 1)
  2. Second Round – Lost to Boris Georgiev Nikolov of Bulgaria (2 – 1)

Men's Light Heavyweight:

  1. Second Round – Lost to Anatoli Perov of Soviet Union (1 – 2)

Men's Heavyweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated José Victorio Sartor of Argentina (2 – 1)
  2. Third Round – Lost to Ilkka Rickhard Koski of Finland (0 – 3)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:13.3 (→ 5th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

  • Bronze Medal Match — defeated France (→   Bronze Medal)

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final — 151.90 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 63.37 points (→ 16th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 61.85 points (→ 20th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 43.23 points
  • Final — 63.19 points (→ 5th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 43.16 points
  • Final — 60.76 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 35.39 points (→ 12th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

The British Gymnastics team competed in 15 events and was made up of 14 gymnasts, (6 men and 8 women), including Frank Turner and George Weedon, both of whom had competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Leon Lumsdaine
  • John Hewitt
  • Jervis Percy

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Great Britain Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2018.