United States at the
1948 Summer Olympics
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in London
Competitors300 (262 men and 38 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearerRalph Craig
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
38
Silver
27
Bronze
19
Total
84
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 300 competitors, 262 men and 38 women, took part in 126 events in 19 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Nine cyclists represented the United States in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

20 fencers represented the United States in 1948.

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

Main article: Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Results
U.S. 0-9 Italy

Roster

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Head coach: Henry Goode as playing manager and Kurt Orban as playing coach

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
HB Donald Buck September 26, 1916 31 ? United States Mt. Washington Club 2 0
Hughes Cauffman October 29, 1916 0 0
FW Claus Gerson November 12, 1917 30 ? United States New York Tennis and Hockey Club 3 0
FW Henry Goode June 7, 1918 30 ? 1 0
FW Frederick Hewitt September 16, 1916 31 ? United States Mt. Washington Club 2 1
HB William Kurtz December 18, 1917 30 ? United States Philadelphia Field Hockey Association 2 0
HB Hendrick Lubbers December 30, 1926 21 ? 3 0
FW Harry Marcoplos January 28, 1926 22 ? United States Baltimore Field Hockey Club 3 0
FW Kurt Orban August 6, 1916 31 ? United States Downtown Athletic Club 3 0
B John Renwick May 13, 1921 27 ? United States Rye Field Hockey Club 3 0
Phillip Schoettle ? 0 0
HB Sanders Sims June 1, 1921 26 ? United States Philadelphia Hockey and Tennis Club 1 0
GK John Slade May 30, 1908 40 ? United States Westchester Field Hockey Club 2 0
B Walter Stude December 3, 1913 34 ? United States Baltimore Field Hockey Club 3 0
FW/HB/GK Felix Ucko January 4, 1919 32 ? United States New York Field Hockey Club 3 0
FW William Wilson October 26, 1917 30 ? United States Westchester Field Hockey Club 2 0

Felix Ucko played in every match a different position.

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1948.

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

The United States had 26 rowers participate in all seven rowing events in 1948.[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

Main article: Sailing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Twelve shooters represented the United States in 1948. In the 50 metre rifle event Art Cook won gold and Walter Tomsen won silver.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "United States at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "United States Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2018.