ⓘ Australia at the 1952 Summer Olympics

                                     

ⓘ Australia at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Australia competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 81 competitors, 71 men and 10 women, took part in 67 events in 12 sports. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. As the country hosted the next Olympics in Melbourne, an Australian segment was performed at the closing ceremony.

                                     

1. Medalists

Gold

  • Marjorie Jackson - Athletics, Womens 100 metres
  • Lionel Cox and Russell Mockridge - Cycling, Mens 2000m Tandem
  • Marjorie Jackson - Athletics, Womens 200 metres
  • Russell Mockridge - Cycling, Mens 1000m Time Trial
  • John Davies - Swimming, Mens 200m Breaststroke
  • Shirley Strickland - Athletics, Womens 80m Hurdles

Silver

  • Mervyn Wood - Rowing, Mens Single Sculls
  • Lionel Cox - Cycling, Mens 1000m Sprint Scratch

Bronze

  • David Anderson, Philip Cayzer, Ernest Chapman, Thomas Chessel, Mervyn Finlay, Nimrod Greenwood, Edward Pain, Bob Tinning, and Geoffrey Willamson - Rowing, Mens Eights
  • Vern Barberis - Weightlifting, Mens Lightweight
  • Shirley Strickland - Athletics, Womens 100 metres
                                     

2. Athletics

Key
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Note –Ranks given for track events are within the athletes heat only
Men Track & road events Field events Combined events – Decathlon Women Track & road events Field events
                                     

3. Wrestling

Key:

  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • VB – Victory by injury.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 Greco-Roman or 10 freestyle points.
  • VT – Victory by Fall.
Mens freestyle
                                     
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