India at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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India at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC code IND
NOC Indian Olympic Association
Website www.olympic.ind.in
in Helsinki
Competitors 64 (60 men, 4 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearer Balbir Singh Sr.
Medals
Ranked 26th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 1 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 64 competitors, 60 men and 4 women, took part in 42 events in 11 sports.[1] This marked the first time India had competed as an independent republic.

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

First Female Contingent

Athletics Mary Dsouza

Boxing[edit]

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Nguyen Van Cua of Vietnam (DNS)
  2. Second Round – Lost to Han Soo-An of Korea (0 - 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – "Defeated" Edson Brown of the United States (0 - 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. Second Round – Defeated Jacob Butula of Canada (TKO 3R)
  2. Third Round – Lost to Viktor Jörgensen of Denmark (0 - 3)

Men's Light Heavyweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Karl Kistner of Germany (KO)

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition[edit]

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:26.0 (→ 27th and last place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Two shooters represented India in 1952.

300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • Pt - Decision by Points.
  • Pd - Decision by Points but Judges disagree.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Round 7
Result
Round 8
Result
Rank
Niranjan Das −52 kg  Mahmoud Mollaghasemi (IRN)
L VT
 H. Weber (GER)
L VT
Did not Advance
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav −57 kg  A. Poliquin (CAN)
W VT
 P. L. Basurto (MEX)
W VT
 F. Schmitz (GER)
W Pt
N/A  Rashid Mammadbeyov (URS)
L Pt
 Shohachi Ishii (JPN)
L Pt
Did not Advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Keshav Mangave −62 kg N/A  I. Lugo (VEN)
Walk Over
 Nasser Givehchi (IRN)
L Pt
 A. Bernard (CAN)
W VT
 Josiah Henson (USA)
L Pt
Did not Advance 4
S. Jadav −87 kg  J. Theron (RSA)
L Pt
 A. Englas (URS)
L VT
Did not Advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.