United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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United States at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United States.svg
IOC code USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
in Helsinki
Competitors 286 (245 men and 41 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
40 19 17 76
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 286 competitors - 245 men and 41 women - took part in 133 events in 18 sports.[1] It won 76 medals (40 gold), including 6 podium sweeps; the highest number of medal sweeps in a single Olympiad by one country since World War II and still a record (though achieved a few more times since).

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

  • First Round – 10.4s
  • Second Round – 10.4s
  • Semifinals – 10.5s
  • Final – 10.4s (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • First Round – 10.6s
  • Second Round – 10.4s
  • Semifinals – 10.6s
  • Final – 10.4s (→ 4th place)

Basketball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Main Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Hungary (66-48)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (72-47)
  • Defeated Uruguay (57-44)
  • Final Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (86-58)
  • Defeated Chile (103-55)
  • Defeated Brazil (57-53)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Argentina (85-76)
  • Final
  • Defeated Soviet Union (36-25) → Gold medal.svg Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Boxing[edit]

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:17.8 (→ 23rd place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final — 205.29 points (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Final — 199.84 points (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Final — 184.92 points (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 51.25 points
  • Final — 79.37 points (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 44.22 points
  • Final — 71.63 points (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 43.60 points
  • Final — 70.49 points (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

20 fencers, 17 men and 3 women, represented the United States in 1952.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football[edit]

Results:

U.S. 0-8 Italy

Roster:

Bob Burkard
Charlie Colombo
Bill Conterio
Elwood Cook
Jack Dunn
Harry Keough
Ed McHugh
Ruben Mendoza
Lloyd Monsen
Willy Schaller
Bill Sheppell
John Souza
Larry Surock

Coach: John Wood

Gymnastics[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Frederick Denman
  • Thad McArthur
  • Guy Troy

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Six shooters represented the United States in 1952. Huelet Benner won gold in the 50 m pistol and Art Jackson won bronze in the 50 m rifle, prone.

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

Swimming[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 

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