Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, a total number of eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The events were held at the Swimming Stadium. There was a total of 319 participants from 48 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 4 2 3 9
2  Hungary (HUN) 4 2 1 7
3  France (FRA) 1 1 1 3
4  Australia (AUS) 1 0 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 1 0 0 1
6  Japan (JPN) 0 3 0 3
 Netherlands (NED) 0 3 0 3
8  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
9  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 1 1
 Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Clarke Scholes
United States (USA)
57.4  Hiroshi Suzuki
Japan (JPN)
57.4  Göran Larsson
Sweden (SWE)
58.2
400 m freestyle
details
 Jean Boiteux
France (FRA)
4:30.7 (OR)  Ford Konno
United States (USA)
4:31.3  Per-Olof Östrand
Sweden (SWE)
4:35.2
1500 m freestyle
details
 Ford Konno
United States (USA)
18:30.3 (OR)  Shiro Hashizume
Japan (JPN)
18:41.4  Tetsuo Okamoto
Brazil (BRA)
18:51.3
100 m backstroke
details
 Yoshi Oyakawa
United States (USA)
1:05.9 (OR)  Gilbert Bozon
France (FRA)
1:06.2  Jack Taylor
United States (USA)
1:06.4
200 m breaststroke
details
 John Davies
Australia (AUS)
2:34.4 (OR)  Bowen Stassforth
United States (USA)
2:34.7  Herbert Klein
Germany (GER)
2:35.9
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Wayne Moore
Bill Woolsey
Ford Konno
Jimmy McLane
8:31.1 (OR)  Japan (JPN)
Hiroshi Suzuki
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi
Toru Goto
Teijiro Tanikawa
8:33.5  France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
Aldo Eminente
Alexandre Jany
Jean Boiteux
8:45.9

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Katalin Szöke
Hungary (HUN)
1:06.3  Hannie Termeulen
Netherlands (NED)
1:06.5  Judit Temes
Hungary (HUN)
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
details
 Valéria Gyenge
Hungary (HUN)
5:12.1 (OR)  Éva Novák
Hungary (HUN)
5:13.7  Evelyn Kawamoto
United States (USA)
5:14.6
100 m backstroke
details
 Joan Harrison
South Africa (RSA)
1:14.3  Geertje Wielema
Netherlands (NED)
1:14.5  Jean Stewart
New Zealand (NZL)
1:15.8
200 m breaststroke
details
 Éva Székely
Hungary (HUN)
2:51.7 (OR)  Éva Novák
Hungary (HUN)
2:54.4  Helen Gordon
Great Britain (GBR)
2:57.6
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 Hungary (HUN)
Ilona Novák
Judit Temes
Éva Novák
Katalin Szöke
4:24.4 (WR)  Netherlands (NED)
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Koosje van Voorn
Hannie Termeulen
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
4:29.0  United States (USA)
Jackie LaVine
Marilee Stepan
Jody Alderson
Evelyn Kawamoto
4:30.1

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