South Africa at the
1952 Summer Olympics
IOC codeRSA
NOCSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sascoc.co.za
in Helsinki
Competitors64 (60 men and 4 women) in 13 sports
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
4
Total
10
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Union of South Africa competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 64 competitors, 60 men and 4 women, took part in 59 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:13.0 (→
    Bronze Medal)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000m Team Pursuit

  • Final — Lost to Italy (→
    Silver Medal)

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 61.64 points (→ 22nd place)

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

One male pentathlete represented South Africa in 1952.

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

South Africa had five male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men's single sculls
Men's coxless four

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

One shooter represented South Africa in 1952.

50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "South Africa at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "South Africa Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2018.