India at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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India at the Olympic Games

Flag of India
IOC code  IND
NOC Indian Olympic Association
Website www.olympic.ind.in
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
Competitors 64 (60 men, 4 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearer Balbir Singh Sr.
Medals
Rank: 26
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

India competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 64 competitors, 60 men and 4 women, took part in 42 events in 11 sports.[1] This marked the first time India had competed as an independent republic.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Nguyen Van Cua of Vietnam (DNS)
  2. Second Round – Lost to Han Soo-An of Korea (0 - 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Edson Brown of the United States (0 - 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. Second Round – Defeated Jacob Butula of Canada (TKO 3R)
  2. Third Round – Lost to Viktor Jörgensen of Denmark (0 - 3)

Men's Light Heavyweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Karl Kistner of Germany (KO)

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition[edit]

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:26.0 (→ 27th and last place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Two shooters represented India in 1952.

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. ^ "India at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.