Hungary at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Hungary at the Olympic Games

Flag of Hungary
IOC code  HUN
NOC Hungarian Olympic Committee
Website www.mob.hu (Hungarian) (English)
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
Competitors 189 (162 men and 27 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer Imre Németh
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
16
Silver
10
Bronze
16
Total
42
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Hungary competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 189 competitors, 162 men and 27 women, took part in 107 events in 15 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Hungary finished in third position in the final medal rankings, behind only the United States and Soviet Union.

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

  • Antal Róka — Athletics, Men's 50 km Walk
  • Ödön Földessy — Athletics, Men's Long Jump
  • Imre Németh — Athletics, Men's Hammer Throw
  • József Gurovits and Ferenc Varga — Canoe / Kayak Flatwater, Men's K2 10,000 metres
  • Tibor Berczelly, Aladár Gerevich, Lajos Maszlay, Endre Palócz, József Sákovits, and Endre Tilli — Fencing, Men's Foil Team Competition
  • Tibor Berczelly — Fencing, Men's Sabre Individual
  • Margit Korondi — Gymnastics, Women's Balance Beam
  • Margit Korondi — Gymnastics, Women's Floor Exercises
  • Margit Korondi — Gymnastics, Women's Individual All-Round
  • Ágnes Keleti — Gymnastics, Women's Uneven Bars
  • Andrea Bodó, Irén Karcsics, Erzsébet Köteles, Ágnes Keleti, Margit Korondi, Edit Weckinger, Olga Tass, and Mária Kövi — Gymnastics, Women's Team Competition Portable Apparatus
  • István Szondy — Modern Pentathlon, Men's Individual Competition
  • Ambrus Balogh — Shooting, Men's 50m Pistol (60 Shots)
  • Judit Temes — Swimming, Women's 100m Freestyle
  • György Gurics — Wrestling Freestyle, Men's Middleweight

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Qualification Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Greece (75-38)
  • Lost to Philippines (35-48)
  • Defeated Greece (47-44)
  • Main Round (Group A)
  • Lost to United States (48-66)
  • Lost to Uruguay (56-70)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (39-63) → did not advance, 15th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to William Michael Toweel of South Africa (0 - 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Georges Malézanoff of Bulgaria (2 - 1)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Kurt Schirra of Saarland (3 - 0)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Jan Zachara of Czechoslovakia (1 - 2)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Luis Albino Acuña of Uruguay (3 - 0)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Clayton Orten Kenny of Canada (2 - 1)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Aureliano Bolognesi of Italy (1 - 2)

Light-welterweight

  1. First Round – Lost to Pavle Šovljanski of Yugoslavia (0 - 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Günther Heidemann of Germany (1 - 2)

Men's Light-Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Ellsworth Webb of United States (KO 2R)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Charles Chase of Canada (KO 2R)
  3. Third Round – Defeated Petar Stankoff Spassoff of Bulgaria (3 - 0)
  4. Semifinal – Defeated Eladio Oscar Herrera of Argentina (3 - 0)
  5. Final – Defeated Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk of South Africa (3 - 0)

Men's Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Nelson de Paula Andrade of Brazil (1 - 2)

Men's Light-heavyweight

  1. First Round – Lost to Toon Pastor of Netherlands (0 - 3)

Men's Heavyweight:

  1. Second Round – Lost to Ilkka Koski of Finland (KO 2R)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:16.9 (→ 18th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Fencing[edit]

17 fencers, 14 men and 3 women, represented Hungary in 1952.

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]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1952. They won gold in the team event with Gábor Benedek winning silver and István Szondy winning bronze in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Gábor Benedek
  • István Szondy
  • Aladár Kovácsi

Rowing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Six shooters represented Hungary in 1952. In the 25 m pistol event Károly Takács won gold and Szilárd Kun won silver. Ambrus Balogh won bronze in the 50 m pistol.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 February 2015.