United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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).

United States at the
1952 Summer Olympics
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Helsinki
Competitors286 (245 men and 41 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
40
Silver
19
Bronze
17
Total
76
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Men's 100 metres

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

Basketball

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
  • Team Roster

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

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

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final 205.29 points (→ Gold Medal)
  • Final 199.84 points (→ Silver Medal)
  • Final 184.92 points (→ Bronze Medal)

Women's 10m Platform

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

Equestrian

Fencing

20 fencers 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

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

Modern pentathlon

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Frederick Denman
  • Thad McArthur
  • Guy Troy

Rowing

The United States had 26 rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing

Shooting

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

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. "United States at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
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