Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 404 (335 men and 68 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearer John Emrys Lloyd
Medals
Rank: 12
Gold
3
Silver
14
Bronze
6
Total
23
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, competing as Great Britain, was the host nation for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. It was the second time that the United Kingdom had hosted the Summer Olympic Games, equalling the record of France and the United States to that point. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 404 competitors, 335 men and 68 women, took part in 139 events in 21 sports.[1]

Medallists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Hammer Throw
  • Qualifying Round — 49.76m
  • Final Round — 48.35m (→ 11th place)
Women's Discus Throw

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Uruguay (17-69)
  • Lost to Canada (24-44)
  • Lost to Brazil (11-67)
  • Lost to Italy (28-49)
  • Lost to Hungary (23-60)
  • Classification Matches
  • 17th/23rd place: Defeated Ireland (46-21)
  • 17th/20th place: Lost to China (25-54)
  • 19th/20th place: Lost to Egypt (18-50) → 20th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Ten cyclists, all men, represented Great Britain in 1948.

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

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 16 men and 3 women, represented Great Britain 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

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

The British Gymnastics team competed in nine events and was made up of 16 gymnasts, (8 men and 8 women), including Frank Turner and George Weedon.

Hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1948.

Rowing[edit]

  • Coxed pair - M B Scott, H B James, DS Walker - Unplaced
  • Coxed four - R M Collins, W W Woodward, W J H Leckie, A J R Purssell, J A D Healey - unplaced

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Twelve shooters represented Great Britain in 1948.

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

Swimming[edit]

British Women’s Olympic swimming team, London, 1948

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

85 art competitors, 65 men and 20 women, represented Great Britain in 1948.

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.