Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Canoeing
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates21–25 July
«19481956»

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. The program was unchanged from the previous Games in 1948.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Men's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres
details
Josef Holeček
 Czechoslovakia
Olavi Ojanperä
 Finland
Frank Havens
 United States
C-1 10000 metres
details
Frank Havens
 United States
Gábor Novák
 Hungary
Alfréd Jindra
 Czechoslovakia
C-2 1000 metres
details
 Bent Peder Rasch
and Finn Haunstoft (DEN)
 Georges Dransart
and Armand Loreau (FRA)
 Kurt Liebhart
and Engelbert Lulla (AUT)
C-2 10000 metres
details
 Kenneth Lane
and Donald Hawgood (CAN)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
 Georges Turlier
and Jean Laudet (FRA)
K-1 1000 metres
details
Thorvald Strömberg
 Finland
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Wim van der Kroft
 Netherlands
K-1 10000 metres
details
Thorvald Strömberg
 Finland
Gert Fredriksson
 Sweden
Ejvind Hansen
 Denmark
K-2 1000 metres
details
 Lars Glasser
and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE)
 Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres
details
 Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström (SWE)
 Ferenc Varga
and József Gurovits (HUN)

Women's event[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres
details
Nina Savina
 Soviet Union
Gertrude Liebhart
 Austria
Sylvi Saimo
 Finland