Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Soviet Union at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union (1923-1955).svg
IOC code URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
in Helsinki
Competitors 295 (255 men, 40 women)[1] in 18 sports
Flag bearer Yakov Kutsenko
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
22 30 19 71
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1996–)
 Tajikistan (1996–)
 Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. It was the first time for Russians to compete since 1912 as well as the first time for Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Georgians, Ukrainians and Uzbeks to do it ever. 295 competitors, 255 men and 40 women, took part in 141 events in 18 sports.[2]

Medalists[edit]

The USSR finished second in the final medal rankings, with 22 gold and 71 total medals.

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Aleksandr Anufriyev 5000 m 14:23.6 1 Q N/A 14:31.4 10
10,000 m N/A 29:48.2 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Mykola Belokurov 1500 m 3:56.4 4 Q N/A 3:55.6 11 Did not advance
Yevhen Bulanchyk 110 m hurdles 14.65 1 Q N/A 14.70 2 Q 14.73 4
Petro Chevhun 800 m 1:51.8 2 Q N/A 1:52.8 7 Did not advance
Ardalion Ignatyev 400 m 48.22 1 Q 48.25 3 Q 47.49 5 Did not advance
Georgy Ivakin 800 m 1:56.4 5 N/A Did not advance
Bruno Junk 10 km walk 45:05.8 1 Q N/A 45:41.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Pavel Kazankov 50 km walk N/A 5:02:37.8 23
Mikhail Kazantsev 100 m 11.16 3 Did not advance
Vladimir Kazantsev 3000 m steeplechase 8:58.0 OR 1 Q N/A 8:51.6 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Nikolay Kuchurin 1500 m 4:03.6 8 N/A Did not advance
Yuriy Lituyev 400 m 49.01 2 Did not advance
400 m hurdles 53.5 1 Q 52.2 1 Q 51.8 1 Q 51.3 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Sergey Lobastov 50 km walk N/A 4:32:34.2 5
Timofey Lunev 400 m hurdles 54.3 1 Q 52.7 1 Q 53.1 6 Did not advance
Fyodor Marulin 3000 m steeplechase 9:08.4 4 N/A Did not advance
Gennady Modoy 800 m 1:55.8 3 Q N/A 1:55.7 7 Did not advance
Yakov Moskachenkov Marathon N/A 2:34:43.8 20
Edmunds Pīlāgs 400 m 49.29 3 Did not advance
Nikifor Popov 5000 m 14:28.5 6 N/A Did not advance
10,000 m N/A 30:24.2 11
Sergey Popov 110 m hurdles 14.99 2 Q N/A 15.04 4 Did not advance
Ivan Pozhidayev 10,000 m N/A 30:13.4 9
Mikhail Saltykov 3000 m steeplechase 8:55.8 2 Q N/A 8:56.2 7
Levan Sanadze 100 m 11.13 3 Did not advance
200 m 22.26 1 Q 22.26 4 Did not advance
Ivan Semyonov 5000 m 14:28.0 6 N/A Did not advance
Grigory Suchkov Marathon N/A 2:38:28.8 28
Vladimir Sukharev 100 m 10.93 1 Q 10.92 3 Q 10.86 3 Q 10.88 5
200 m 22.08 1 Q 21.88 3 Did not advance
Vladimir Ukhov 50 km walk N/A 4:32:51.6 6
Feodosiy Vanin Marathon N/A 2:38:22.0 27
Mikhail Velsvebel 1500 m 3:52.6 4 Q N/A 3:52.6 11 Did not advance
Ivan Yarmysh 10 km walk 47:26.0 6 Q N/A 46:07.0 6
Anatoliy Yulin 400 m hurdles 53.6 1 Q 52.4 2 Q 52.1 3 Q 52.8 4
Pēteris Zeltiņš 10 km walk Disqualified N/A Did not advance
Levan Kalyayev
Levan Sanadze
Vladimir Sukharev
Boris Tokarev
4 × 100 m relay 41.45 1 Q N/A 41.01 2 Q 40.58 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Ardalion Ignatyev
Gennady Slepnyov
Edmunds Pīlāgs
Yuriy Lituyev
4 × 400 m relay 3:12.65 3 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nikolay Anryushchenko Long jump 6.74 22 Did not advance
Volodymyr Brazhnyk Pole vault 4.00 15 Q 4.20 7
Boris Butenko Discus throw 46.43 14 Q 48.15 11
Petro Denysenko Pole vault 4.00 1 Q 4.40 4
Heorhiy Dybenko Hammer throw 53.70 8 Q 55.03 8
Georgy Fyodorov Shot put 15.16 7 Q 16.06 7
Oto Grigalka Shot put 15.90 2 Q 16.78 4
Discus throw 48.93 3 Q 50.71 6
Leonid Grigoryev Long jump 7.09 12 q 7.14 6
Yury Ilyasov High jump 1.87 24 Q 1.90 13
Viktor Knyazev Pole vault 4.00 14 Q 4.20 8
Mikhail Krivonosov Hammer throw 51.15 13 Q NM
Vladimir Kuznetsov Javelin throw 64.38 17 Q 70.37 6
Baldadash Madatov Long jump NM Did not advance
Boris Matveyev Discus throw 46.05 16 Q 48.70 10
Mykola Redkin Hammer throw 53.58 11 Q 56.55 85
Leonid Shcherbakov Triple jump 15.05 3 Q 15.98 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Yury Shcherbakov Javelin throw 64.39 16 Q 64.52 13
Viktor Tsybulenko Javelin throw 69.42 3 Q 71.72 4
Yevhen Vansovych High jump 1.87 28 Q 1.80 28
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Vladimir Volkov Result 11.49 7.09 12.62 1.75 51.2 15.8 38.04 3.80 56.68 4:33.2 6674 4
Points 768 815 637 711 758 632 573 645 660 475
Sergey Kuznetsov Result 11.56 7.09 11.71 1.65 52.8 16.4 41.04 3.60 43.19 4:42.0 5937 10
Points 768 815 556 605 654 523 656 556 408 396
Pyotr Kozhevnikov Result 11.60 5.80 Did not finish
Points 768 466
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anna Aleksandrova 80 m hurdles 11.86 3 N/A Did not advance
Elene Gokieli 80 m hurdles 11.59 1 Q N/A 11.46 w 4 Did not advance
Maria Golubnichaya 80 m hurdles 11.29 1 Q N/A 11.35 1 Q 11.24 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Vera Kalashnikova 100 m 12.32 2 Q 12.26 2 Q 12.41 5 Did not advance
Flora Kazantseva 200 m 25.92 5 N/A Did not advance
Nadezhda Khnykina 100 m 12.25 2 Q 12.29 1 Q 12.17 4 Did not advance
200 m 24.47 WR 1 Q N/A 24.16 1 Q 24.37 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Yevgeniya Sechenova 200 m 25.46 1 Q N/A 25.32 5 Did not advance
Irina Turova 100 m 12.25 2 Q 12.28 4 Did not advance
Nadezhda Khnykina
Vera Kalashnikova
Irina Turova
Yevgeniya Sechenova
4 × 100 m relay 47.01 2 Q N/A 46.42 4
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yelisaveta Bagriantseva Discus throw 40.73 6 Q 47.08 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Aleksandra Chudina Long jump 5.77 3 Q 6.14 2nd, silver medalist(s)
High jump N/A 1.63 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Javelin throw 46.17 OR 1 Q 50.01 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Nina Dumbadze Discus throw 43.20 2 Q 46.29 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Galina Ganeker High jump N/A 1.55 11
Yelena Gorchakova Javelin throw 45.18 4 Q 49.76 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Nina Kossova High jump N/A 1.58 7
Valentina Lituyeva Long jump 5.51 13 Q 5.65 11
Nina Romashkova Discus throw 45.05 1 Q 51.42 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Klavdiya Tochonova Shot put 13.88 OR 1 Q 14.50 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Tamara Tyshkevich Shot put 12.76 8 Q 14.42 4
Nina Tyurkina Long jump 5.77 4 Q 5.81 6
Galina Zybina Shot put 13.66 3 Q 15.28 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Javelin throw 45.95 2 Q 48.35 4

Basketball[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Main round (Group B)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (74–46)
  • Defeated Finland (47–35)
  • Defeated Mexico (71–62)
  • Final round (Group B)
  • Lost to United States (58–86)
  • Defeated Brazil (54–49)
  • Defeated Chile (78–60)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Uruguay (61–57)
  • Final
  • Lost to United States (25–36) → Med 2.png silver medal
  • Team roster

Boxing[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anatoli Bulakov Flyweight  van der Zee (NED)
W 3–0
 Pozzali (ITA)
W 3–0
 Dower (GBR)
W 2–1
 Basel (GER)
L 1–2
Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Gennady Garbuzov Bantamweight  Renard (FRA)
W 2–1
 Macías (MEX)
W 3–0
 Majdloch (TCH)
W 3–0
 Hämäläinen (FIN)
L 0–3
Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Yury Sokolov Featherweight  Ventaja (FRA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Aleksandr Zasukhin Lightweight  Ferrer (FRA)
W 2–1
 Reardon (GBR)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Viktor Mednov Light-welterweight  Jones (AUS)
W TKO 2 R
 Ambruş (ROU)
W injured
 Weissmann (FRA)
W 3–0
 Mallenius (FIN)
W W/O
 Adkins (USA)
L 1–2
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Sergei Scherbakov Welterweight  Sarfatti (ARG)
W Disq
 van der Linde (RSA)
W KO 2 R
 Vescovi (ITA)
W 3–0
 Jörgensen (DEN)
W 3–0
 Chychła (POL)
L 0–3
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Boris Tishin Light-middleweight BYE  Krawczyk (POL)
W TKO 2 R
 Cavalheiro (BRA)
W 3–0
 van Schalkwyk (RSA)
L 0–3
Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Boris Silchev Middleweight BYE  Madigan (AUS)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Algirdas Šocikas Heavyweight  Gościański (POL)
W TKO 2 R
BYE  Nieman (RSA)
L KO 1 R
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road competition

Men's individual road race (190.4 km)

Track competition

Men's 1000 m time trial

  • Final — 1:15.2 (→ 13th place)

Men's 1000 m sprint scratch race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3 m springboard

  • Final — 165.63 points (→ 5th place)
  • Final — 151.31 points (→ 8th place)
  • Preliminary round — 65.99 points (→ 13th place)

Men's 10 m platform

  • Preliminary round — 71.86 points (→ 7th place)
  • Final — 126.86 points (→ 7th place)
  • Preliminary round — 71.86 points (→ 8th place)
  • Final — 126.31 (→ 8th place)
  • Preliminary round — 65.02 pts (→ 17th place)

Women's 3 m springboard

  • Preliminary round — 56.18 points (→ 3rd place)
  • Final — 116.86 points (→ 4th place)
  • Preliminary round — 54.18 points (→ 7th place)
  • Final — 113.83 points (→ 6th place)
  • Preliminary round — 52.15 points (→ 10th place)

Women's 10 m platform

  • Preliminary round — 43.26 points
  • Final — 61.09 points (→ 6th place)
  • Preliminary round — 40.67 points
  • Final — 57.50 points (→ 8th place)
  • Preliminary round — 32.35 points (→ 14th place)

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage
Athlete Horse Event Points Rank
Vladimir Raspopov Imeninnik Individual 433.5 19
Vasily Tikhonov Pevec 395.0 24
Nikolay Sitko Cesar 377.0 25
Vladimir Raspopov
Vasily Tikhonov
Nikolay Sitko
See above Team 1205.5 7
Eventing
Athlete Horse Event Penalties Rank
Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop Individual 84.00 10
Boris Lilov Zagib Did not finish
Yury Andreyev Logovoj Did not finish
Valerian Kuybyshev
Boris Lilov
Yury Andreyev
See above Team Did not finish
Jumping
Athlete Horse Event Penalties Rank
Mikhail Vlasov Rota Individual 56.00 43
Nikolay Shelenkov Atiger 62.50 46
Gavriil Budyonny Yeger 83.25 47
Mikhail Vlasov
Nikolay Shelenkov
Gavriil Budyonny
See above Team 201.75 14

Fencing[edit]

16 fencers, 13 men and 3 women, represented the Soviet Union in 1952.

Men
Athlete Event First round Second round Semifinal Final
Opposition Rank Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank
German Bokun Individual foil  Magnusson (SWE)
 Galimi (ARG)
 Raym. Paul (GBR)
 Lund (AUS)
 Kavanagh (VEN)
 Asselin (CAN)
2 Q
(W 4 — L 1)
 Lataste (FRA)
 Palócz (HUN)
 Verhalle (BEL)
 Bukantzr (USA)
 Klette (NOR)
 Vîlcea (ROU)
5
(W 2 — L 4)
Did not advance
Mark Midler Individual foil  Chelaru (ROU)
 Lubell (USA)
 Ramos (MEX)
 Bach (SAA)
 Rimini (URU)
 Gutiérrez (VEN)
4 Q
(W 3 — L 1)
 Di Rosa (ITA)
 Dessouki (EGY)
 Eriksson (SWE)
 Twardokens (POL)
 Raym. Paul (GBR)
6
(W 0 — L 4)
Did not advance
Yulen Uralov Individual foil  Valcke (BEL)
 Bukantz (USA)
 Pawłowski (POL)
 Raitio (FIN)
 Knödler (SAA)
 Menéndez (CUB)
2 Q
(W 4 — L 1)
 René Paul (GBR)
 d'Oriola (FRA)
 Tilli (HUN)
 Ballister (BEL)
 Casmir (GER)
 Ramos (MEX)
4
(W 4 — L 2)
Did not advance
Ivan Komarov
German Bokun
Yulen Uralov
Mark Midler
Team foil  Argentina (ARG)
L 8–8
 Egypt (EGY)
L 4–9
3
(W 0 — L 2)
Did not advance
Yury Deksbakh Individual épéel  Rerrich (HUN)
 Jay (GBR)
 Pekelman (BRA)
 Rydz (POL)
 Chelaru (ROU)
 Bertorelli (VEN)
 Duffy (IRL)
5
(W 3 — L 4)
Did not advance
Lev Saychuk Individual épéel  Pinto (POR)
 Nigon (FRA)
 Parfitt (GBR)
 Kearney (IRL)
 Soberón (GUA)
 de Paula (BRA)
 Raitio (FIN)
7
(W 2 — L 5)
Did not advance
Juozas Ūdras Individual épéel  Lund (AUS)
 Dybkær (DEN)
 von Koss (NOR)
 Delaunois (BEL)
 Mouyal (FRA)
 Rettberg (ARG)
 Menéndez (CUB)
8
(W 1 — L 6)
Did not advance
Genrikh Bulgakov
Juozas Ūdras
Lev Saychuk
Yury Deksbakh
Ak'ak'i Meipariani
Team épée  United States (USA)
L 8–8
 Italy (ITA)
L 4–8
3
(W 0 — L 2)
Did not advance
Boris Belyakov Individual sabre  Ballister (BEL)
 Anderson (GBR)
 Sande (ARG)
 Ramos (MEX)
 Eriksen (NOR)
 Ferreira (POR)
2 Q
(W 4 — L 1)
 Berczelly (HUN)
 Lechner (AUT)
 Tudor (ROU)
 Heywaert (BEL)
 Tournon (FRA)
 Greter (SUI)
 Carnera (DEN)
5
(W 3 — L 4)
Did not advance
Lev Kuznetsov Individual sabre  Frey (DEN)
 Greter (SUI)
 Abdel Rahman (EGY)
 Eriksson (SWE)
 Silva (POR)
 Maki (JPN)
 Porebski (GBR)
3 Q
(W 5 — L 1)
 Kovács (HUN)
 Plattner (AUT)
 Ballister (BEL)
 Gurath (ROU)
 Worth (USA)
 Zabłocki (POL)
 Pomini (ARG)
6
(W 3 — L 4)
Did not advance
Ivan Manayenko Individual sabre  Heywaert (BEL)
 Pawłowski (POL)
 Carnera (DEN)
 Rau (SAA)
 Fethers (AUS)
 Cámara (MEX)
 Gutiérrez (VEN)
2 Q
(W 5 — L 1)
 Gerevich (HUN)
 Suski (POL)
 Nostini (ITA)
 Frey (DEN)
 Haro (MEX)
 D'Andrea (ARG)
 Kwartler (USA)
3 Q
(W 5 — L 2)
 Darè (ITA)
 Gerevich (HUN)
 Lechner (AUT)
 Sande (ARG)
 de Capriles (USA)
 Tudor (ROU)
4
(W 2 — L 3)
Did not advance
Ivan Manayenko
Mark Midler
Vladimir Vyshpolsky
Lev Kuznetsov
Boris Belyakov
Team sabre  Germany (GER)
L 7–9
 Belgium (BEL)
L 2–9
3
(W 0 — L 2)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event First round Second round Semifinal Final
Opposition Rank Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank
Appolinariya Plekhanova Individual foil  York (USA)
 Lecomte-Guyonneau (FRA)
 Müller-Preis (AUT)
 Pym (AUS)
 Mattsson (FIN)
4 Q
(W 2 — L 2)
 Nyári (HUN)
 Allgayer (GER)
 Strukel (ITA)
 Drand (FRA)
 Buller (GBR)
1 Q
(W 5 — L 0)
 Elek (HUN)
 Garilhe (FRA)
 Mitchell (USA)
 Camber (ITA)
 Glen-Haig (GBR)
 Allgayer (GER)
 Filz (AUT)
8
(W 1 — L 6)
Did not advance
Anna Ponomaryova Individual foil  Kunz (AUT)
 Nyári (HUN)
 Mitchell (USA)
 Poulsen (DEN)
 Norford (AUS)
2 Q
(W 4 — L 1)
 Lachmann (DEN)
 Mitchell (USA)
 Filz (AUT)
 Lecomte-Guyonneau (FRA)
 Elek (HUN)
6
(W 2 — L 3)
Did not advance
Nadezhda Shitikova Individual foil  Lachmann (DEN)
 Camber (ITA)
 Buller (GBR)
 Kalka (FIN)
 Selle (VEN)
 Włodarczyk (POL)
4 Q
(W 3 — L 3)
 Elek (HUN)
 Camber (ITA)
 Craus (USA)
 Kunz (AUT)
 Sheen (GBR)
5
(W 1 — L 4)
Did not advance

Football[edit]

  • Preliminary round
  • Defeated Bulgaria (2–1)
  • 1/8 finals
  • Drew with Yugoslavia (5–5)
  • Replay: lost to Yugoslavia (1–3) → 9–16th place
  • Team roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Men
Individual
Athlete Apparatus Total Rank
Floor Rings Pommel horse Vault Parallel bars Horizontal bar
Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R
Viktor Chukarin 8.65 9.80 18.45 29 9.65 9.90 19.55 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9.70 9.80 19.50 1st, gold medalist(s) 9.45 9.75 19.20 1st, gold medalist(s) 9.80 9.80 19.60 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9.60 9.80 19.40 5 115.70 1st, gold medalist(s)
Hrant Shahinyan 9.30 9.60 18.90 8 9.80 9.95 19.75 1st, gold medalist(s) 9.90 9.50 19.40 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9.05 9.45 18.50 35 9.50 9.85 19.35 4 9.45 9.60 19.05 14 114.95 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Valentin Muratov 9.35 9.50 18.85 11 9.45 9.90 19.35 5 9.70 8.60 18.30 32 9.25 9.45 18.70 19 9.55 9.70 19.25 8 9.65 9.55 19.20 9 113.65 4
Yevgeny Korolkov 9.00 9.30 18.30 35 9.45 9.70 19.15 7 9.75 9.65 19.40 2nd, silver medalist(s) 8.90 9.50 18.40 44 9.50 9.80 19.30 5 9.35 9.45 18.80 23 113.35 6
Vladimir Belyakov 9.25 9.50 18.75 14 9.25 9.70 18.95 14 9.60 9.50 19.10 7 9.10 9.40 18.50 35 9.45 9.80 19.25 8 9.25 9.55 18.80 23 113.35 6
Iosif Berdiev 9.25 9.40 18.65 19 9.50 9.60 19.10 11 9.55 9.25 18.80 15 9.30 9.60 18.90 7 9.45 9.70 19.15 11 9.20 9.30 18.50 38 113.10 10
Mikhail Perlman 8.70 9.45 18.15 41 9.35 9.70 19.05 13 9.70 9.60 19.30 4 9.05 9.25 18.30 65 9.25 9.75 19.00 15 9.30 9.40 18.70 29 112.50 11
Dmytro Leonkin 8.95 9.55 18.50 27 9.55 9.85 19.40 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3.75 8.35 12.10 164 9.20 9.50 18.70 19 7.10 9.60 16.70 127 9.05 9.30 18.35 43 103.75 78
Team
Athlete Apparatus (best 5 scores) Total Rank
Floor Rings Pommel horse Vault Parallel bars Horizontal bar
Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R
Viktor Chukarin
Hrant Shahinyan
Valentin Muratov
Yevgeny Korolkov
Vladimir Belyakov
Iosif Berdiev
Mikhail Perlman
Dmytro Leonkin
46.15 47.95 94.10 2 47.95 49.30 97.25 1 48.75 48.05 96.80 1 46.30 47.80 94.10 2 47.80 49.00 96.80 1 47.35 47.95 95.30 4 574.40 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Individual
Athlete Apparatus Total Rank
Floor Balance beam Uneven bars Vault
Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R Comp. Vol. Total R
Maria Gorokhovskaya 9.50 9.70 19.20 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9.43 9.70 19.13 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9.63 9.63 19.26 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9.63 9.56 19.19 2nd, silver medalist(s) 76.78 1st, gold medalist(s)
Nina Bocharova 9.40 9.30 18.70 10 9.46 9.76 19.22 1st, gold medalist(s) 9.56 9.43 18.99 4 9.80 9.23 19.03 6 75.94 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Galina Minaicheva 9.36 9.60 18.96 6 9.13 9.53 18.66 10 9.36 9.53 18.89 8 9.73 9.43 19.16 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 75.67 4
Galina Urbanovich 9.43 9.56 18.99 4 9.40 9.53 18.93 5 9.16 9.46 18.62 12 9.70 9.40 19.10 5 75.64 5
Pelageya Danilova 9.23 9.43 18.66 11 9.26 9.50 18.76 9 9.43 9.56 18.99 7 9.46 9.16 18.62 12 75.03 7
Galina Shamrai 9.23 9.63 18.86 8 9.43 9.36 18.79 8 9.33 9.60 18.93 7 9.03 9.36 18.39 23 74.97 8
Medeya Jugeli 9.30 9.30 18.60 12 9.13 9.36 18.49 15 9.23 9.50 18.73 9 9.73 9.40 19.13 4 74.95 9
Ekaterina Kalinchuk 8.83 8.90 17.73 45 8.96 9.36 18.32 18 9.30 9.36 18.66 10 9.70 9.50 19.20 1st, gold medalist(s) 73.91 13
Team
Athlete Event Team exercise
with portable apparatus
Rank Best six individual
apparatus scores
Rank Total Rank
Maria Gorokhovskaya
Nina Bocharova
Galina Minaicheva
Galina Urbanovich
Pelageya Danilova
Galina Shamrai
Medeya Jugeli
Ekaterina Kalinchuk
Team 73.00 2nd, silver medalist(s) 454.03 1 527.03 1st, gold medalist(s)

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the Soviet Union in 1952.

Athlete Event Riding Fencing Shooting Swimming Running Total points Final rank
Time Penalty Points Placing
Points
Wins Ties Placing
Points
Hits Points Placing
Points
Time Placing
Points
Time Placing
Points
Igor Novikov Individual 10:41.0 4.5 95.5 24 25 8 13 20 187 4 4:16.9 4 15:11.6 10 55 4
Pavel Rakityansky 10:13.5 3 97 19 21 9 28 19 173 34 5:04.6 29 15:15.4 13 123 23
Aleksandr Dekhayev 11:27.2 37 63 36 20 11 30 13 121 50 4:23.7 6 15:06.3 7 129 28
Igor Novikov
Pavel Rakityansky
Aleksandr Dekhayev
Team 76 69 81 37 30 293 5

Rowing[edit]

Men's single sculls

Men's double sculls

Men's coxless pairs

Men's coxed pairs

Men's coxless fours

Men's coxed four

Men's coxed eight

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Points Rank
Boris Andreyev 50 m rifle prone 400 2nd, silver medalist(s)
50 m rifle three positions 1163 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Pyotr Avilov 50 m rifle prone 395 24
50 m rifle three positions 1162 5
Anatoli Bogdanov 300 m rifle three positions 1123 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Vasily Frolov 25 m rapid fire pistol 573 8
Ivan Isayev Trap 185 10
Konstantin Martazov 50 m pistol 546 4
Yury Nikandrov Trap 183 15
Pyotr Nikolayev 100 m running deer 385 7
Vasily Novikov 25 m rapid fire pistol 569 11
Vladimir Sevryugin 100 m running deer 383 8
Lev Vainshtein 50 m pistol 546 5
300 m rifle three positions 1109 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Men's team competition
  • Qualifying round
  • Lost to Netherlands (2–3)
  • Defeated India (12–0)
  • Preliminary round (Group B)
  • Lost to Hungary (3–5)
  • Defeated Egypt (3–2)
  • Defeated Germany (6–2)
  • Semi-final round (Group B)
  • Drew with Yugoslavia (3–3)
  • Lost to Netherlands (2–4)
  • Classification round (5–8)
  • Defeated Spain (4–2)
  • Drew with Belgium (3–3) → 7th place
  • Team roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ivan Udodov −56 kg 90.0 4 97.5 OR 1 127.5 OR 1 315.0 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Rafael Chimishkyan −60 kg 97.5 3 105.0 1 135.0 1 337.5 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Nikolay Saksonov −60 kg 95.0 4 105.0 2 132.5 2 332.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Yevgeny Lopatin −67.5 kg 100.0 7 107.5 4 142.5 1 350.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Trofim Lomakin −82.5 kg 125.0 3 127.5 1 165.0 OR 1 417.5 1st, gold medalist(s)
Arkady Vorobyov −82.5 kg 120.0 6 127.5 1 160.0 3 407.5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Grigory Novak −90 kg 140.0 OR 1 125.0 2 145.0 9 410.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Wrestling[edit]

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Final rounds Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Georgy Sayadov −52 kg  Sigiran (FRA)
W 3–0
 Mewis (BEL)
W 3–0
 Peery (USA)
W 3–0
 Weber (GER)
W 3–0
 Mollaghasemi (IRI)
L 1–2
Did not advance 4
Rashid Mammadbeyov −57 kg  Yaghoubi (IRI)
W 0:32 VT
 Hänni (SUI)
W w/o
 Borders (USA)
W 10:40 VT
 Bencze (HUN)
L 1–2
 Jadhav (IND)
W 3–0
 Ishii (JPN)
L 0–3
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Ibrahim Dadashov −62 kg  Essawi (EGY)
W 1:37 VT
 Şit (TUR)
L 0–3
 Bielle (FRA)
W 3–0
 Henson (USA)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Armenak Yaltyryan −67 kg  Anderberg (SWE)
L 14:06 VT
 Talosela (FIN)
W 13:10 VT
 Østrand (DEN)
W 3–0
BYE  Tofigh (IRI)
L 0–3
Did not advance 4
Vasyl Rybalko −73 kg  Islioğlu (TUR)
L 1–2
 Mojtabavi (IRI)
L 1–2
Did not advance
David Tsimakuridze −79 kg  Lindblad (SWE)
L 1–2
 Hodge (USA)
W 5:58 VT
 Hussain (EGY)
W 4:55 VT
BYE  Gurics (HUN)
W 3–0
 Takhti (IRI)
W 2–1
1st, gold medalist(s)
August Englas −87 kg  Atan (TUR)
W 3–0
 Jadav (IND)
W 0:58 VT
 Leichter (GER)
W 3:47 VT
 Wittenberg (USA)
L 0–3
 Palm (SWE)
L 1–2
Did not advance 4
Arsen Mekokishvili +87 kg  Kovács (HUN)
W 6:05 VT
 Waltner (GER)
W 3–0
 Richmond (GBR)
W 2–1
 Vecchi (ITA)
W 4:10 VT
 Antonsson (SWE)
W 2–1
BYE 1st, gold medalist(s)
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Final rounds Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Boris Gurevich −52 kg  Vukov (YUG)
W 3–0
 Thomsen (DEN)
W 4:52 VT
 Kenéz (HUN)
W 3–0
 Mewis (BEL)
W 3–0
 Honkala (FIN)
W 3–0
 Fabra (ITA)
W 3–0
1st, gold medalist(s)
Artem Teryan −57 kg  Toboła (POL)
W 4:53 VT
 Demirsüren (TUR)
W 3–0
 Lombardi (ITA)
W 3–0
 Popescu (ROU)
W 3–0
 Persson (SWE)
W 3–0
 Chihab (LIB)
L 1–2
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
 Hódos (HUN)
W 3–0
Yakov Punkin −62 kg  Merle (FRA)
W 11:17 VT
BYE  Taha (LIB)
W 3–0
 Bozbey (TUR)
W 3–0
 Polyák (HUN)
W 1:26 VT
 Al-Rashid (EGY)
W 3:28 VT
1st, gold medalist(s)
Shazam Safin −67 kg  Akbulut (TUR)
W 3–0
 Eriksen (NOR)
W 12:35 VT
 Rasmussen (DEN)
W 8:15 VT
 Cuc (ROU)
W 3–0
 Athanasov (TCH)
W 2:46 VT
 Freij (SWE)
W 3–0
1st, gold medalist(s)
Semyon Marushkin −73 kg  Sekal (TCH)
W 3–0
 Gołaś (POL)
W 3–0
 Şenol (TUR)
W 3–0
 Andersson (SWE)
L 0–3
Did not advance 4
Nikolay Belov −79 kg  Gryt (POL)
W 2:17 VT
BYE  Courtois (BEL)
W w/o
 Grönberg (SWE)
L 0–3
BYE  Rauhala (FIN)
L 0–3
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Shalva Chikhladze −87 kg  Leichter (GER)
W 9:22 VT
 Silvestri (ITA)
W 3–0
BYE  Kovács (HUN)
L 0–3
 Nilsson (SWE)
W 2:39 VT
 Gröndahl (FIN)
L 1–2
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Johannes Kotkas +87 kg  Baarendse (BEL)
W w/o
 Fahlqvist (SWE)
W 2:40 VT
 Fantoni (ITA)
W 3:41 VT
 Kovanen (FIN)
W 2:43 VT
BYE  Růžička (TCH)
W 4:32 VT
1st, gold medalist(s)

Medals by republic[edit]

In the following table for team events number of team representatives, who received medals are counted, not "one medal for all the team", as usual because there were people from different republics in one team.

 Rank  Republic Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russian SFSR 19 35 15 69
2  Ukrainian SSR 10 11 1 22
3  Georgian SSR 3 4 2 9
4  Armenian SSR 3 2 1 6
5  Estonian SSR 1 3 0 4
6  Uzbek SSR 1 1 0 2
7  Lithuanian SSR 0 4 0 4
8  Azerbaijan SSR 0 1 1 2
9  Latvian SSR 0 1 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. International Olympic Committee (84): 530–557. October 1974. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Soviet Union at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport.  – for medal stats by republic

External links[edit]