Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump

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Men's triple jump
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Date July 23
Competitors 35 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Adhemar da Silva  Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s) Leonid Shcherbakov  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Asnoldo Devonish  Venezuela
← 1948
1956 →

The Men's triple jump at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 23 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.Brazilian athlete Adhemar da Silva won the gold medal.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record Brazil Adhemar Ferreira da Silva (BRA) 16.01 m Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 30 September 1951
Olympic record  Naoto Tajima (JPN) 16.00 m Berlin, Germany 6 August 1936

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
23 July Final  Adhemar da Silva (BRA) 16.22 m OR WR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying Performance 14.55 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality Mark Notes
1 A Adhemar da Silva  Brazil 15.32
2 A Asnoldo Devonish  Venezuela 15.24
3 B Leonid Shcherbakov  Soviet Union 15.05
4 A Jim Gerhardt  United States 14.98
5 A Reino Hiltunen  Finland 14.82
6 A Yoshio Imuro  Japan 14.81
7 B Arne Åhman  Sweden 14.72
8 B Rune Nilsen  Norway 14.65
9 B Zygfryd Weinberg  Poland 14.65
10 B Geraldo de Oliveira  Portugal 14.64
11 A Preben Larsen  Denmark 14.62
12 B Tadashi Yamamoto  Japan 14.60
13 B Rui Ramos  Portugal 14.59
=14 A Walt Ashbaugh  United States 14.59
=14 B Roger Norman  Sweden 14.59
16 A Jacques Boulanger  France 14.49
17 B José da Conceição  Brazil 14.46
18 A Choi Yeong-Gi  South Korea 14.44
19 A Malik M'Baye  France 14.39
20 A Keizo Hasegawa  Japan 14.39
21 B George Shaw  United States 14.39
22 B Pentti Uusihauta  Finland 14.38
23 B Valle Rautio  Finland 14.14
24 B Rade Radovanović  Yugoslavia 14.13
25 A William Laing  Ghana 14.09
26 B Vasilios Sakellarakis  Greece 14.05
27 A Eugénio Lopes  Portugal 14.05
28 A Stanisław Kowal  Poland 14.03
29 A Willi Burgard  Saar 13.86
30 A Nikola Dagorov  Bulgaria 13.82
31 B Felix Würth  Austria 13.65
32 A Akin Altiok  Turkey 13.62
33 A Walter Herssens  Belgium 13.52
34 A Fawzi Chaaban  Egypt 13.45
35 A Francisco Castro  Puerto Rico 13.37

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Adhemar da Silva  Brazil 15.95 16.12 15.54 16.09 16.22 16.05 16.22 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Leonid Shcherbakov  Soviet Union 15.07 15.26 15.18 15.98 15.84 x 15.98
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Asnoldo Devonish  Venezuela 15.04 15.52 x x x 15.52
4 Walt Ashbaugh  United States 15.05 15.39 14.56 14.50 15.38 x 15.39
5 Rune Nilsen  Norway 15.13 14.21 x 14.70 x x 15.13
6 Yoshio Imuro  Japan 14.99 x x x 14.66 13.70 14.99
7 Geraldo de Oliveira  Brazil x 14.95 12.66 14.95
8 Roger Norman  Sweden 14.89 x 12.66 14.89
9 Reino Hiltunen  Finland 14.85 x 14.40 14.85
10 Zygfryd Weinberg  Poland 14.76 x x 14.76
11 Jim Gerhardt  United States 14.69 14.28 14.06 14.69
12 Rui Ramos  Portugal 14.69 13.82 12.15 14.69
13 Preben Larsen  Denmark 14.62 x 14.19 14.62
14 Tadashi Yamamoto  Japan x x 14.57 14.57
15 Arne Åhman  Sweden x x 14.05 14.05

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