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United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics

The United States competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 286 competitors - 245 men and 41 women - took part in 133 events in 18 sports.[1] It won 76 medals (40 gold), including 6 podium sweeps; the highest number of medal sweeps in a single Olympiad by one country since World War II and still a record (though achieved a few more times since).

United States at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Helsinki
Competitors286 (245 men and 41 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
40
Silver
19
Bronze
17
Total
76
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's 100 metres

  • First Round – 10.4s
  • Second Round – 10.4s
  • Semifinals – 10.5s
  • Final – 10.4s (→   Gold Medal)
  • First Round – 10.6s
  • Second Round – 10.4s
  • Semifinals – 10.6s
  • Final – 10.4s (→ 4th place)

BasketballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Main Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Hungary (66-48)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (72-47)
  • Defeated Uruguay (57-44)
  • Final Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (86-58)
  • Defeated Chile (103-55)
  • Defeated Brazil (57-53)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Argentina (85-76)
  • Final
  • Defeated Soviet Union (36-25) →   Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:17.8 (→ 23rd place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final — 205.29 points (→   Gold Medal)
  • Final — 199.84 points (→   Silver Medal)
  • Final — 184.92 points (→   Bronze Medal)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 51.25 points
  • Final — 79.37 points (→   Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 44.22 points
  • Final — 71.63 points (→   Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 43.60 points
  • Final — 70.49 points (→   Bronze Medal)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Frederick Denman
  • Thad McArthur
  • Guy Troy

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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