Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's K-1 500 metres

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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

These are the results of the women's K-1 500 metres competition in canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics. The K-1 event is raced by single-person canoe sprint kayaks. Heat and semifinals took place on July 28.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sylvi Saimo
Finland (FIN)
Silver  Gertrude Liebhart
Austria (AUT)
Bronze  Nina Savina
Soviet Union (URS)

Heats[edit]

The 13 competitors first raced in three heats. The top three finishers in each heat moved directly to the final.

Heat 1
1.  Sylvi Saimo (FIN) 2:20.1 QF
2.  Gertrude Liebhart (AUT) 2:20.6 QF
3.  Cecilia Hartmann (HUN) 2:23.8 QF
4.  Eva Marion (FRA) 2:24.8
5.  Anna-Lisa Ohlsson (SWE) 2:28.3
Heat 2
1.  Nina Savina (URS) 2:22.1 QF
2.  Bodil Svendsen (DEN) 2:24.9 QF
3.  Marta Kroutilová (TCH) 2:27.1 QF
4.  Shirley Ascott (GBR) 2:34.4
Heat 3
1.  Alida van der Anker-Doedens (NED) 2:24.4 QF
2.  Josefa Köster (GER) 2:26.2 QF
3.  Therese Zenz (SAA) 2:26.9 QF
4.  Elisa Sidler (SUI) 2:43.1

Final[edit]

Gold  Sylvi Saimo (FIN) 2:18.4
Silver  Gertrude Liebhart (AUT) 2:18.8
Bronze  Nina Savina (URS) 2:21.6
4.  Alida van der Anker-Doedens (NED) 2:22.3
5.  Bodil Svendsen (DEN) 2:22.7
6.  Cecilia Hartmann (HUN) 2:23.0
7.  Marta Kroutilová (TCH) 2:23.8
8.  Josefa Köster (GER) 2:25.9
9.  Therese Zenz (SAA) 2:27.9

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