Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Sprint
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
C-1 1000 m men
C-1 10000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
C-2 10000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 10000 m men
K-2 1000 m men
K-2 10000 m men

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]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 4 1 1 6
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 0 4
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1 1 3
4  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
5  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 0 1
 United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 1 3
8  Austria (AUT) 0 1 1 2
9  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 0 3 3
11  Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1

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