United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics

The United States competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 300 competitors, 262 men and 38 women, took part in 126 events in 19 sports.[1]

United States at the
1948 Summer Olympics
US flag 48 stars.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors300 (262 men and 38 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearerRalph Craig
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
38
Silver
27
Bronze
19
Total
84
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Harrison Dillard Athletics Men's 100 metres July 31
  Gold Roy Cochran Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles July 31
  Gold Willie Steele Athletics Men's long jump July 31
  Gold Wally Ris Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle July 31
  Gold Glen Brand Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight July 31
  Gold Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight July 31
  Gold Mal Whitfield Athletics Men's 800 metres August 2
  Gold Guinn Smith Athletics Men's pole vault August 2
  Gold Mel Patton Athletics Men's 200 metres August 3
  Gold Wilbur Thompson Athletics Men's shot put August 3
  Gold Bruce Harlan Diving Men's 3 metre springboard August 3
  Gold Vicki Draves Diving Women's 3 metre springboard August 3
  Gold Arthur Cook Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone August 3
  Gold Jimmy McLane
Wally Ris
Bill Smith
Wally Wolf
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay August 3
  Gold William Porter Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles August 4
  Gold Bill Smith Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle August 4
  Gold Sammy Lee Diving Men's 10 metre platform August 5
  Gold Bob Mathias Athletics Men's decathlon August 6
  Gold Vicki Draves Diving Women's 10 metre platform August 6
  Gold Allen Stack Swimming Men's 100 metre backstroke August 6
  Gold Marie Corridon
Ann Curtis
Brenda Helser
Thelma Kalama
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay August 6
  Gold Harrison Dillard
Barney Ewell
Mel Patton
Lorenzo Wright
Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres relay August 7
  Gold Cliff Bourland
Roy Cochran
Arthur Harnden
Mal Whitfield
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres relay August 7
  Gold Alice Coachman Athletics Women's high jump August 7
  Gold Jimmy McLane Swimming Men's 1500 metre freestyle August 7
  Gold Joe Verdeur Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke August 7
  Gold Ann Curtis Swimming Women's 400 metre freestyle August 7
  Gold Gordon Giovanelli
Bob Martin
Allen Morgan
Warren Westlund
Bob Will
Rowing Men's coxed four August 9
  Gold George Ahlgren
David Brown
Lloyd Butler
James Hardy
Justus Smith
John Stack
David Turner
Ian Turner
Rowing Men's eight August 9
  Gold Joseph DePietro Weightlifting Men's 56 kg August 9
  Gold Frank Spellman Weightlifting Men's 75 kg August 10
  Gold Steven Lysak
Stephen Macknowski
Canoeing Men's C-2 10000 metres August 11
  Gold Stanley Stanczyk Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg August 11
  Gold John Davis Weightlifting Men's +82.5 kg August 11
  Gold Hilary Smart
Paul Smart
Sailing Star August 12
  Gold Alfred Loomis
Michael Mooney
James H. Smith Jr.
James Weekes
Herman Whiton
Sailing 6 Metre August 12
  Gold Charles Anderson
Frank Henry
Earl Foster Thomson
Equestrian Team eventing August 13
  Gold United States men's national basketball team Basketball Men's tournament August 14
  Silver Barney Ewell Athletics Men's 100 metres July 31
  Silver Alan Ford Swimming Men's 100 metre freestyle July 31
  Silver Gerald Leeman Wrestling Men's freestyle bantamweight July 31
  Silver Ann Curtis Swimming Women's 100 metre freestyle August 2
  Silver Barney Ewell Athletics Men's 200 metres August 3
  Silver Jim Delaney Athletics Men's shot put August 3
  Silver Miller Anderson Diving Men's 3 metre springboard August 3
  Silver Zoe Ann Olsen Diving Women's 3 metre springboard August 3
  Silver Walter Tomsen Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle prone August 3
  Silver Clyde Scott Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles August 4
  Silver Steve Seymour Athletics Men's javelin throw August 4
  Silver George Moore Modern pentathlon Men's competition August 4
  Silver Jimmy McLane Swimming Men's 400 metre freestyle August 4
  Silver Bruce Harlan Diving Men's 10 metre platform August 5
  Silver Suzanne Zimmerman Swimming Women's 100 metre backstroke August 5
  Silver Patsy Elsener Diving Women's 10 metre platform August 6
  Silver Bob Cowell Swimming Men's 100 metre backstroke August 6
  Silver Keith Carter Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke August 7
  Silver Robert Borg
Earl Foster Thomson
Frank Henry
Equestrian Team dressage August 9
  Silver Pete George Weightlifting Men's 75 kg August 10
  Silver Frank Havens Canoeing Men's C-1 10000 metres August 11
  Silver Harold Sakata Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg August 11
  Silver Norbert Schemansky Weightlifting Men's +82.5 kg August 11
  Silver Steven Lysak
Stephen Macknowski
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000 metres August 12
  Silver Ralph Evans Sailing Firefly August 12
  Silver Hank Herring Boxing Welterweight August 13
  Silver Frank Henry Equestrian Individual eventing August 13
  Bronze George Stanich Athletics Men's high jump July 30
  Bronze Herb Douglas Athletics Men's long jump July 31
  Bronze Robert Bennett Athletics Men's hammer throw July 31
  Bronze Leland Merrill Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight July 31
  Bronze Bob Richards Athletics Men's pole vault August 2
  Bronze Fortune Gordien Athletics Men's discus throw August 2
  Bronze Jim Fuchs Athletics Men's shot put August 3
  Bronze Sammy Lee Diving Men's 3 metre springboard August 3
  Bronze Patsy Elsener Diving Women's 3 metre springboard August 3
  Bronze Craig Dixon Athletics Men's 110 metres hurdles August 4
  Bronze Mal Whitfield Athletics Men's 400 metres August 5
  Bronze Floyd Simmons Athletics Men's decathlon August 6
  Bronze Audrey Patterson Athletics Women's 200 metres August 6
  Bronze Bob Sohl Swimming Men's 200 metre breaststroke August 7
  Bronze Greg Gates
Stu Griffing
Fred Kingsbury
Robert Perew
Rowing Men's coxless four August 9
  Bronze Richard Tom Weightlifting Men's 56 kg August 9
  Bronze Miguel de Capriles
Dean Cetrulo
Norman C. Armitage
James Flynn
Tibor Nyilas
George Worth
Fencing Men's team sabre August 11
  Bronze Lockwood Pirie
Owen Torrey
Sailing Swallow August 12
  Bronze Ladislava Bakanic
Marian Barone
Dorothy Dalton
Meta Elste
Consetta Lenz
Helen Schifano
Clara Schroth
Anita Simonis
Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around August 14

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Nine cyclists represented the United States in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

20 fencers represented the United States in 1948.

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

FootballEdit

Results
U.S. 0-9 Italy

Roster

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Head coach: Henry Goode as playing manager and Kurt Orban as playing coach

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
HB Donald Buck September 26, 1916 31 ?   Mt. Washington Club 2 0
Hughes Cauffman October 29, 1916 0 0
FW Claus Gerson November 12, 1917 30 ?   New York Tennis and Hockey Club 3 0
FW Henry Goode June 7, 1918 30 ? 1 0
FW Frederick Hewitt September 16, 1916 31 ?   Mt. Washington Club 2 1
HB William Kurtz December 18, 1917 30 ?   Philadelphia Field Hockey Association 2 0
HB Hendrick Lubbers December 30, 1926 21 ? 3 0
FW Harry Marcoplos January 28, 1926 22 ?   Baltimore Field Hockey Club 3 0
FW Kurt Orban August 6, 1916 31 ?   Downtown Athletic Club 3 0
B John Renwick May 13, 1921 27 ?   Rye Field Hockey Club 3 0
Phillip Schoettle ? 0 0
HB Sanders Sims June 1, 1921 26 ?   Philadelphia Hockey and Tennis Club 1 0
GK John Slade May 30, 1908 40 ?   Westchester Field Hockey Club 2 0
B Walter Stude December 3, 1913 34 ?   Baltimore Field Hockey Club 3 0
FW/HB/GK Felix Ucko January 4, 1919 32 ?   New York Field Hockey Club 3 0
FW William Wilson October 26, 1917 30 ?   Westchester Field Hockey Club 2 0

Felix Ucko played in every match a different position.

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1948.

RowingEdit

The United States had 26 rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1948.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Twelve shooters represented the United States in 1948. In the 50 metre rifle event Art Cook won gold and Walter Tomsen won silver.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "United States Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2018.