Netherlands at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Netherlands at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IOC code NED
NOC Dutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Website (Dutch)
in Helsinki
Flag bearer Simon de Wit
Ranked 29th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 5 0 5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Athletes from the Netherlands competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.


Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Results by event[edit]


Men's Flyweight (–51 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (–63,5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (–67 kg)

Men's Middleweight (–75 kg)

  • Leen Jansen
    1. First Round — Bye
    2. Second Round — Defeated Robert Malouf (Canada) on technical knock-out in first round
    3. Quarterfinals — Lost to Floyd Patterson (United States) on knock-out in first round

Men's Light Heavyweight (–81 kg)


Road Competition[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition[edit]

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:14.5 (→ 8th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

  • Eliminated in quarterfinals (→ 7th place)

Water Polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Qualifying Round
  • Defeated Soviet Union (3:2)
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Defeated Argentina (9:3)
  • Defeated Sweden (7:1)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia (3:2)
  • Last match was replayed after a protest by the Yugoslavs against one of the referees; The Netherlands lost the replay (1:2) on August 1, 1952.
  • Semi Final (Group F)
  • Tied with Hungary (4:4)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (4:2)
  • Classification Matches
  • Defeated Belgium (5:3)
  • Defeated Spain (7:1) → Fifth place
  • Team Roster