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United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics

United States at the Olympic Games
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Flag of the United States
IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Websitewww.teamusa.org
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
Competitors 286 (245 men and 41 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Norman Armitage
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
40
Silver
19
Bronze
17
Total
76
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

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

16x16px Gold

16x16px Silver

16x16px Bronze

Athletics

Men's 100 metres

  • First Round – 10.4s
  • Second Round – 10.4s
  • Semifinals – 10.5s
  • Final – 10.4s (→ 16x16px Gold Medal)
  • First Round – 10.6s
  • Second Round – 10.4s
  • Semifinals – 10.6s
  • Final – 10.4s (→ 4th place)

Basketball

Men's Team Competition
  • Main Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Hungary (66-48)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (72-47)
  • Defeated Uruguay (57-44)
  • Final Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (86-58)
  • Defeated Chile (103-55)
  • Defeated Brazil (57-53)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Argentina (85-76)
  • Final
  • Defeated Soviet Union (36-25) → 16x16px Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

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

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Final — 205.29 points (→ 16x16px Gold Medal)
  • Final — 199.84 points (→ 16x16px Silver Medal)
  • Final — 184.92 points (→ 16x16px Bronze Medal)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 51.25 points
  • Final — 79.37 points (→ 16x16px Gold Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 44.22 points
  • Final — 71.63 points (→ 16x16px Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 43.60 points
  • Final — 70.49 points (→ 16x16px Bronze Medal)

Equestrianism

Fencing

20 fencers, 17 men and 3 women, 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

Results:

U.S. 0-8 Italy

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

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1952.

Individual
Team
  • Frederick Denman
  • Thad McArthur
  • Guy Troy

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

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

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "United States at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 

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