Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Great Britain at the Olympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IOC code  GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Website www.olympics.org.uk
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
Competitors 257 (213 men and 44 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Harold Whitlock
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
8
Total
11
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed as Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 257 competitors, 213 men and 44 women, took part in 127 events in 18 sports.[1] British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. Indeed, it is the only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Olympic Games: in 1952, they achieved their only gold medal during the last event of the last day of competition in Helsinki. This was Great Britain's lowest ever medal count.

Medallists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • First Round — 10.4s
  • First Round — 10.5s
  • Semifinals — 10.5s
  • Final — 10.4s (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 50.69m
  • Final Round — 51.07m (→ 18th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualifying Round — 36.37 m
  • Final — 37.96 m (→ 15th place)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Abdelamid Boutefnouchet of France (3 – 0)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Leslie Donovan Perera Handunge of Ceylon (3 – 0)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Anatoli Bulakov of Soviet Union (1 – 2)

Men's Bantamweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Pentti Olavi Hämäläinen of Finland (0 – 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Georghe Ilie of Romania (0 – 3)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Roger Cuche of Switzerland (KO 3R)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Aleksandr Zasuhin of Soviet Union (0 – 3)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Aleksy Antkiewicz of Poland (0 – 3)

Men's Light Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Oscar Juan Galardo of Argentina (2 – 1)
  2. Second Round – Lost to Alexander Grant Webster of South Africa (0 – 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Július Torma of Czechoslovakia (1 – 2)

Men's Light Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Petar Stankoff Spassoff of Bulgaria (1 – 2)

Men's Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Moustafa Mohamed Fahim of Egypt (2 – 1)
  2. Second Round – Lost to Boris Georgiev Nikolov of Bulgaria (2 – 1)

Men's Light Heavyweight:

  1. Second Round – Lost to Anatoli Perov of Soviet Union (1 – 2)

Men's Heavyweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated José Victorio Sartor of Argentina (2 – 1)
  2. Third Round – Lost to Ilkka Rickhard Koski of Finland (0 – 3)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:13.3 (→ 5th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

  • Bronze Medal Match — defeated France (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final — 151.90 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 63.37 points (→ 16th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 61.85 points (→ 20th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 43.23 points
  • Final — 63.19 points (→ 5th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 43.16 points
  • Final — 60.76 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 35.39 points (→ 12th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

17 fencers, 14 men and 3 women, represented Great Britain in 1952.

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 15 events and was made up of 14 gymnasts, (6 men and 8 women), including Frank Turner and George Weedon, both of whom had competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Hockey[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Leon Lumsdaine
  • John Hewitt
  • Jervis Percy

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-19.