Sweden at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish and English)
in Helsinki
Competitors206 (183 men and 23 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Bo Eriksson
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold
12
Silver
13
Bronze
10
Total
35
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 206 competitors, 183 men and 23 women, took part in 124 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold John Mikaelsson Athletics Men's 10 km Walk
 Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K1 1000 m
 Gold Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr Equestrian Three-Day Event
 Gold Folke Frölén
Olof Stahre
Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr
Equestrian Three-Day Team Event
 Gold Henri Saint Cyr Equestrian Dressage Individual
 Gold Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern
Gehnäll Persson
Henri Saint Cyr
Equestrian Dressage Team
 Gold William Thoresson Gymnastics Men's Floor
 Gold Gun Röring
Ingrid Sandahl
Hjördis Nordin
Ann-Sofi Pettersson
Göta Pettersson
Evy Berggren
Vanja Blomberg
Karin Lindberg
Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus
 Gold Lars Hall Modern pentathlon Men's Individual
 Gold Axel Grönberg Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Middleweight
 Gold Olle Anderberg Wrestling Men's Freestyle Lightweight
 Gold Viking Palm Wrestling Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight
 Silver Ingemar Johansson Boxing Men's Heavyweight
 Silver Lars Glassér
Ingemar Hedberg
Canoeing Men's K2 1000 m
 Silver Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K1 10000 m
 Silver Gunnar Åkerlund
Hans Wetterström
Canoeing Men's K2 10000 m
 Silver Bengt Ljungquist
Lennart Magnusson
Berndt-Otto Rehbinder
Per Hjalmar Carleson
Sven Fahlman
Carl Forssell
Fencing Men's Épée Team
 Silver Claes Egnell
Lars Hall
Thorsten Lindqvist
Modern pentathlon Men's Team
 Silver Knut Holmqvist Shooting Men's Trap
 Silver Olof Sköldberg Shooting Men's Running Deer, Single & Double Shot
 Silver Gustav Freij Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Lightweight
 Silver Gösta Andersson Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Welterweight
 Silver Per Gunnar Berlin Wrestling Men's Freestyle Welterweight
 Silver Bertil Antonsson Wrestling Men's Freestyle Heavyweight
 Silver Erland Almqvist
Sidney Boldt-Christmas
Per Gedda
Sailing Men's Dragon
 Bronze Gustaf Jansson Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Ragnar Lundberg Athletics Men's Pole Vault
 Bronze Stig Sjölin Boxing Men's Middleweight
 Bronze National football team Football Men's Team Competition
 Bronze Hans Liljedahl Shooting Men's Trap
 Bronze Göran Larsson Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
 Bronze Per Olof Östrand Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
 Bronze Karl-Erik Nilsson Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's Light Heavyweight
 Bronze Rickard Sarby Sailing Men's Finn
 Bronze Magnus Wassén
Carl-Erik Ohlson
Folke Wassén
Sailing Men's 5½ m Class

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 60.11 points (→ 23rd place)
  • Preliminary Round — 59.11 points (→ 27th place)

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Ten fencers, all men, represented Sweden in 1952.

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

Football

Main article: Football at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Summary

Key:

Team Event Primary round First round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sweden men's Men's tournament Bye  Norway
W 4–1
 Austria
W 3–1
 Hungary
L 0–6
 West Germany
W 2–0
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Sweden in 1952. Lars Hall won gold in the individual event and all three pentathletes won silver in the team event.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Sweden had 16 male rowers participate in four out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

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

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Ten shooters represented Sweden in 1952. Sweden won silver and bronze in the trap event and silver in the 100m running deer.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
100m running deer
Trap

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Summary
Team Event Elimination round First round Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Sweden men Men's tournament  United States
W 5–1
Bye  Netherlands
L 1–7
 Argentina
W 7–2
 Yugoslavia
L 1–9
3 Did not advance 11

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sweden 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.