United States at the
1952 Summer Olympics
US flag 48 stars.svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Helsinki, Finland
19 July–3 August 1952
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

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).

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's 100 metres

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

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Hungary (66-48)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (72-47)
  • Defeated Uruguay (57-44)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (86-58)
  • Defeated Chile (103-55)
  • Defeated Brazil (57-53)
  • Defeated Argentina (85-76)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (36-25) →
    Gold medal.svg
    Gold Medal

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)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:17.8 (→ 23rd place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Men's 4.000 m Team Pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final — 205.29 points (→
    Gold medal.svg
    Gold Medal)
  • Final — 199.84 points (→
    Silver medal.svg
    Silver Medal)
  • Final — 184.92 points (→
    Bronze medal.svg
    Bronze Medal)

Women's 10m Platform

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

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Football at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Preliminary round
Italy 8–0 United States
Gimona 3', 51', 75'
Pandolfini 16', 62'
Venturi 27'
Fontanesi 52'
Mariani 87'
Report
Ratina Stadion, Tampere
Attendance: 15,342
Referee: Arthur Ellis (GBR)

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

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Three pentathletes represented the United States in 1952.

Individual
Team

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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

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. ^ "United States at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "United States 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.