New Zealand at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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New Zealand at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC code NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
in Helsinki
Competitors 15 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Harold Cleghorn
Ranked 24th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 2 3
Officials 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908 · 1912)

New Zealand competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.


Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results and competitors by event[edit]


Men's Competition

Women's Competition


Track Competition[edit]

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:15.1 (→ 11th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race


In 1952, seven rowing competitions were held, and New Zealand entered a single boat: a coxed four.[1] The competition was for men only; women would first row at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2] Hector McLeod travelled to the Summer Olympics as a reserve but did not compete.[citation needed]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semi-finals Semi-finals repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ted Johnson
John O'Brien
Kerry Ashby
Bill Tinnock
Colin Johnstone
Coxed four 7:25.2 4 R 7:07.3 2 Did not advance


Men's Competition

Women's Competition


Men's Competition


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