Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m men
C-1 10000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
C-2 10000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 10000 m men
K-2 1000 m men
K-2 10000 m men

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1948.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres  Josef Holeček (TCH)  János Parti (HUN)  Olavi Ojanperä (FIN)
C-1 10000 metres  Frank Havens (USA)  Gábor Novák (HUN)  Alfréd Jindra (TCH)
C-2 1000 metres  Bent Peder Rasch
and Finn Haunstoft (DEN)
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna (TCH)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
C-2 10000 metres  Georges Turlier
and Jean Laudet (FRA)
 Kenneth Lane
and Donald Hawgood (CAN)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
K-1 1000 metres  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)  Thorvald Strömberg (FIN)  Louis Gantois (FRA)
K-1 10000 metres  Thorvald Strömberg (FIN)  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)  Michael Scheuer (GER)
K-2 1000 metres  Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Lars Glasser
and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres  Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström (SWE)
 Ferenc Varga
and József Gurovits (HUN)

Women's event[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres  Sylvi Saimo (FIN)  Gertrude Liebhart (AUT)  Nina Savina (URS)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 4 1 1 6
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 0 4
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1 1 3
4  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
5  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 0 1
 United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 1 3
8  Austria (AUT) 0 1 1 2
9  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 0 3 3
11  Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1

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