Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, a total number of eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The events were held at the Swimming Stadium. There was a total of 319 participants from 48 countries competing.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Men's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Toru Goto
 Japan
57.6 Hiroshi Suzuki
 Japan
57.8 Clarke Scholes
 United States
58.0
400 m freestyle
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Jean Boiteux
 France
4:30.7
(OR)
Ford Konno
 United States
4:31.3 Per-Olof Östrand
 Sweden
4:35.2
1500 m freestyle
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Shiro Hashizume
 Japan
18:33.8
(OR)
Ford Konno
 United States
18:35.4 Jimmy McLane
 United States
18:52.7
100 m backstroke
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Yoshi Oyakawa
 United States
1:05.2
(OR)
Jack Taylor
 United States
1:05.7 Boris Škanata
 Yugoslavia
1:06.3
200 m breaststroke
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John Davies
 Australia
2:34.4
(OR)
Bowen Stassforth
 United States
2:34.7 Herbert Klein
 Germany
2:35.9
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
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 Japan (JPN)
Hiroshi Suzuki
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi
Toru Goto
Teijiro Tanikawa
8:32.3
(OR)
 United States (USA)
Wayne Moore
Bill Woolsey
Ford Konno
Jimmy McLane
8:34.9  Sweden (SWE)
Lars Svantesson
Gôran Larsson
Per-Olof Ôstrand
Olle Johansson
8:45.7

Women's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Jody Alderson
 United States
1:07:1 Joan Harrison
 South Africa
1:07.1 Katalin Szöke
 Hungary
1:07.2
400 m freestyle
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Valéria Gyenge
 Hungary
5:12.1
(OR)
Éva Novák
 Hungary
5:13.7 Evelyn Kawamoto
 United States
5:14.6
100 m backstroke
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Joan Harrison
 South Africa
1:14.3 Geertje Wielema
 Netherlands
1:14.5 Joke de Korte
 Netherlands
1:15.5
200 m breaststroke
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Éva Székely
 Hungary
2:51.7
(OR)
Klara Killermann
 Hungary
2:54.0 Éva Novák
 Hungary
2:54.4
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
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 Hungary (HUN)
Ilona Novák
Judit Temes
Éva Novák
Katalin Szöke
4:24.4
(WR)
 Netherlands (NED)
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Koosje van Voorn
Hannie Termeulen
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
4:29.0  United States (USA)
Jackie LaVine
Marilee Stepan
Jody Alderson
Evelyn Kawamoto
4:30.1