Canoeing
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
No. of events9
← 1948
1956 →

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1948.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Finland (FIN)4116
2 Sweden (SWE)1304
3 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1113
4 France (FRA)1012
5 Denmark (DEN)1001
 United States (USA)1001
7 Hungary (HUN)0213
8 Austria (AUT)0112
9 Canada (CAN)0101
10 Germany (GER)0033
11 Soviet Union (URS)0011
Totals (11 entries)99927

Medal summary

Men's events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Josef Holeček
 Czechoslovakia
János Parti
 Hungary
Olavi Ojanperä
 Finland
C-1 10000 metres
details
Frank Havens
 United States
Gábor Novák
 Hungary
Alfréd Jindra
 Czechoslovakia
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Bent Peder Rasch
and Finn Haunstoft (DEN)
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna (TCH)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
C-2 10000 metres
details
 Georges Turlier
and Jean Laudet (FRA)
 Kenneth Lane
and Donald Hawgood (CAN)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
K-1 1000 metres
details
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Thorvald Strömberg
 Finland
Louis Gantois
 France
K-1 10000 metres
details
Thorvald Strömberg
 Finland
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Michael Scheuer
 Germany
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Lars Glasser
and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres
details
 Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström (SWE)
 Ferenc Varga
and József Gurovits (HUN)

Women's event

Games Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Sylvi Saimo
 Finland
Gertrude Liebhart
 Austria
Nina Savina
 Soviet Union

References