Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1948.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Josef Holeček
 Czechoslovakia
János Parti
 Hungary
Olavi Ojanperä
 Finland
C-1 10000 metres
details
Frank Havens
 United States
Gábor Novák
 Hungary
Alfréd Jindra
 Czechoslovakia
C-2 1000 metres
details
Bent Peder Rasch
and Finn Haunstoft
 Denmark
Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna
 Czechoslovakia
Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau
 Germany
C-2 10000 metres
details
Georges Turlier
and Jean Laudet
 France
Kenneth Lane
and Donald Hawgood
 Canada
Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau
 Germany
K-1 1000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Thorvald Strömberg
 Finland
Louis Gantois
 France
K-1 10000 metres
details
Thorvald Strömberg
 Finland
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Michael Scheuer
 Germany
K-2 1000 metres
details
Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen
 Finland
Lars Glasser
and Ingemar Hedberg
 Sweden
Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann
 Austria
K-2 10000 metres
details
Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen
 Finland
Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström
 Sweden
Ferenc Varga
and József Gurovits
 Hungary

Women's event[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Sylvi Saimo
 Finland
Gertrude Liebhart
 Austria
Nina Savina
 Soviet Union

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Finland (FIN)4116
2 Sweden (SWE)1304
3 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1113
4 France (FRA)1012
5 Denmark (DEN)1001
 United States (USA)1001
7 Hungary (HUN)0213
8 Austria (AUT)0112
9 Canada (CAN)0101
10 Germany (GER)0033
11 Soviet Union (URS)0011
Totals (11 nations)99927


References[edit]

  • 1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 624–37.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-19.