Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in London
Competitors404 (335 men and 68 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearerJohn Emrys Lloyd
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
3
Silver
14
Bronze
6
Total
23
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed as the host nation for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. It was the second time that the United Kingdom had hosted the Summer Olympic Games, equalling the record of France and the United States to that point. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 404 competitors, 335 men and 68 women, took part in 139 events in 21 sports.[1]

Medallists[edit]

Medals by sport
Sport Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Rowing 2 1 0 3
Sailing 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 6 1 7
Cycling 0 3 2 5
Boxing 0 2 0 2
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Field hockey 0 1 0 1
Equestrian 0 0 1 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Art competitions 0 0 1 1
Total 3 14 7 24

Gold[edit]

Silver[edit]

Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's Hammer Throw
  • Qualifying Round — 49.76m
  • Final Round — 48.35m (→ 11th place)
Women's Discus Throw

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Uruguay (17-69)
  • Lost to Canada (24-44)
  • Lost to Brazil (11-67)
  • Lost to Italy (28-49)
  • Lost to Hungary (23-60)
  • Classification Matches
  • 17th/23rd place: Defeated Ireland (46-21)
  • 17th/20th place: Lost to China (25-54)
  • 19th/20th place: Lost to Egypt (18-50) → 20th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Ten cyclists, all men, represented Great Britain in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 16 men and 3 women, represented Great Britain in 1948.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

The British Gymnastics team competed in nine events and was made up of 16 gymnasts, (8 men and 8 women), including Frank Turner and George Weedon.

Hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1948.

Rowing[edit]

Great Britain had 26 male rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1948.[2]

Men's single sculls - Unplaced
Men's double sculls - Gold
Men's coxless pair - Gold
Men's coxed pair - Unplaced
Men's coxless four - unplaced
Men's coxed four - unplaced
Men's eight - Silver

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Twelve shooters represented Great Britain in 1948.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

Swimming[edit]

British Women's Olympic swimming team, London, 1948

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Art competitions[edit]

85 art competitors, 65 men and 20 women, represented Great Britain in 1948.

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Great Britain Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 March 2018.