Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, a total number of eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The events were held at the Swimming Stadium. There was a total of 319 participants from 48 countries competing.[1]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)4239
2 Hungary (HUN)4217
3 France (FRA)1113
4 Australia (AUS)1001
 South Africa (RSA)1001
6 Japan (JPN)0303
 Netherlands (NED)0303
8 Sweden (SWE)0022
9 Brazil (BRA)0011
 Germany (GER)0011
 Great Britain (GBR)0011
 New Zealand (NZL)0011
Totals (12 nations)11111133

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Clarke Scholes
 United States
57.4 Hiroshi Suzuki
 Japan
57.4 Göran Larsson
 Sweden
58.2
400 m freestyle
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Jean Boiteux
 France
4:30.7 (OR) Ford Konno
 United States
4:31.3 Per-Olof Östrand
 Sweden
4:35.2
1500 m freestyle
details
Ford Konno
 United States
18:30.3 (OR) Shiro Hashizume
 Japan
18:41.4 Tetsuo Okamoto
 Brazil
18:51.3
100 m backstroke
details
Yoshi Oyakawa
 United States
1:05.9 (OR) Gilbert Bozon
 France
1:06.2 Jack Taylor
 United States
1:06.4
200 m breaststroke
details
John Davies
 Australia
2:34.4 (OR) Bowen Stassforth
 United States
2:34.7 Herbert Klein
 Germany
2:35.9
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Wayne Moore
Bill Woolsey
Ford Konno
Jimmy McLane
8:31.1 (OR)  Japan (JPN)
Hiroshi Suzuki
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi
Toru Goto
Teijiro Tanikawa
8:33.5  France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
Aldo Eminente
Alexandre Jany
Jean Boiteux
8:45.9

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Katalin Szöke
 Hungary
1:06.3 Hannie Termeulen
 Netherlands
1:06.5 Judit Temes
 Hungary
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
details
Valéria Gyenge
 Hungary
5:12.1 (OR) Éva Novák
 Hungary
5:13.7 Evelyn Kawamoto
 United States
5:14.6
100 m backstroke
details
Joan Harrison
 South Africa
1:14.3 Geertje Wielema
 Netherlands
1:14.5 Jean Stewart
 New Zealand
1:15.8
200 m breaststroke
details
Éva Székely
 Hungary
2:51.7 (OR) Éva Novák
 Hungary
2:54.4 Helen Gordon
 Great Britain
2:57.6
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
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 Hungary (HUN)
Ilona Novák
Judit Temes
Éva Novák
Katalin Szöke
4:24.4 (WR)  Netherlands (NED)
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Koosje van Voorn
Hannie Termeulen
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
4:29.0  United States (USA)
Jackie LaVine
Marilee Stepan
Jody Alderson
Evelyn Kawamoto
4:30.1

Participating nations[edit]

319 swimmers from 48 nations competed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 September 2016.