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 398 (331 men and 67 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer John Emrys Lloyd
Medals
Rank: 12
Gold
3
Silver
14
Bronze
6
Total
23
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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. 398 competitors, 331 men and 67 women, took part in 138 events in 20 sports.[1]

Medallists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

  • Don Scott — Boxing, Men's Light Heavyweight

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

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

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

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]

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]

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]

Swimming[edit]

British Women’s Olympic swimming team, London, 1948

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17.