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At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, 33 athletics events were contested, 24 for men and 9 for women. There were a total number of 968 participating athletes from 58 countries.

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Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres US flag 48 stars.svg Lindy Remigino
United States (USA)
10.4 Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg Herb McKenley
Jamaica (JAM)
10.4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg McDonald Bailey
Great Britain (GBR)
10.4
200 metres US flag 48 stars.svg Andy Stanfield
United States (USA)
20.7 US flag 48 stars.svg Thane Baker
United States (USA)
20.8 US flag 48 stars.svg James Gathers
United States (USA)
20.8
400 metres Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg George Rhoden
Jamaica (JAM)
45.9 Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg Herb McKenley
Jamaica (JAM)
45.9 US flag 48 stars.svg Ollie Matson
United States (USA)
46.8
800 metres US flag 48 stars.svg Mal Whitfield
United States (USA)
1:49.2 Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg Arthur Wint
Jamaica (JAM)
1:49.4 Flag of Germany.svg Heinz Ulzheimer
Germany (GER)
1:49.7
1500 metres Flag of Luxembourg.svg Josy Barthel
Luxembourg (LUX)
3:45.1 US flag 48 stars.svg Bob McMillen
United States (USA)
3:45.2 Flag of Germany.svg Werner Lueg
Germany (GER)
3:45.4
5000 metres Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Emil Zátopek
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
14:06.6 Flag of France.svg Alain Mimoun
France (FRA)
14:07.4 Flag of Germany.svg Herbert Schade
Germany (GER)
14:08.6
10000 metres Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Emil Zátopek
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
29:17.0 Flag of France.svg Alain Mimoun
France (FRA)
29:32.8 Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Aleksandr Anufriyev
Soviet Union (URS)
29:48.2
110 metre hurdles US flag 48 stars.svg Harrison Dillard
United States (USA)
US flag 48 stars.svg Jack Davis
United States (USA)
US flag 48 stars.svg Arthur Barnard
United States (USA)
400 metre hurdles US flag 48 stars.svg Charles Moore
United States (USA)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Yuri Lituyev
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of New Zealand.svg John Holland
New Zealand (NZL)
3000 metre
steeplechase
US flag 48 stars.svg Horace Ashenfelter
United States (USA)
8:45.4 Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Vladimir Kazantsev
Soviet Union (URS)
8:51.6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Disley
Great Britain (GBR)
8:51.8
4×100 metre relay  United States (USA)
Dean Smith
Harrison Dillard
Lindy Remigino
Andy Stanfield
 Soviet Union (URS)
Boris Tokaryev
Levan Kalyayev
Levan Sanadze
Vladimir Sukharyev
 Hungary (HUN)
László Zarándi
Géza Varasdi
György Csányi
Bela Goldoványi
4×400 metre relay  Jamaica (JAM)
Arthur Wint
Leslie Laing
Herb McKenley
George Rhoden
 United States (USA)
Ollie Matson
Gerrard Cole
Charles Moore
Mal Whitfield
 Germany (GER)
Günter Steines
Hans Geister
Heinz Ulzheimer
Karl-Friedrich Haas
Marathon Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Emil Zátopek
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
2:23:03 Flag of Argentina.svg Reinaldo Gorno
Argentina (ARG)
2:25:35 Flag of Sweden.svg Gustaf Jansson
Sweden (SWE)
2:26:07
10 km walk Flag of Sweden.svg John Mikaelsson
Sweden (SWE)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Fritz Schwab
Switzerland (SUI)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Bruno Junk
Soviet Union (URS)
50 km walk Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Dordoni
Italy (ITA)
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Josef Dolezal
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg Antal Róka
Hungary (HUN)
High jump US flag 48 stars.svg Walter Davis
United States (USA)
2.04 m US flag 48 stars.svg Kenneth Wiesner
United States (USA)
2.01 m Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg José da Conceição
Brazil (BRA)
1.98 m
Pole vault US flag 48 stars.svg Bob Richards
United States (USA)
4.55 m US flag 48 stars.svg Donald Laz
United States (USA)
4.50 m Flag of Sweden.svg Ragnar Lundberg
Sweden (SWE)
4.40 m
Long jump US flag 48 stars.svg Jerome Biffle
United States (USA)
7.57 m US flag 48 stars.svg Meredith Gourdine
United States (USA)
7.53 m Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg Ödön Földessy
Hungary (HUN)
7.30 m
Triple jump Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Adhemar da Silva
Brazil (BRA)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Leonid Shcherbakov
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Venezuela 1930-2006.svg Arnoldo Devonish
Venezuela (VEN)
15.52 m
Shot put US flag 48 stars.svg Parry O'Brien
United States (USA)
17.41 m US flag 48 stars.svg Darrow Hooper
United States (USA)
17.39 m US flag 48 stars.svg Jim Fuchs
United States (USA)
17.06 m
Discus throw US flag 48 stars.svg Sim Iness
United States (USA)
55.03 m Flag of Italy.svg Adolfo Consolini
Italy (ITA)
53.78 m US flag 48 stars.svg James Dillion
United States (USA)
53.28 m
Javelin throw US flag 48 stars.svg Cyrus Young
United States (USA)
73.78 m US flag 48 stars.svg Bill Miller
United States (USA)
72.46 m Flag of Finland.svg Toivo Hyytiäinen
Finland (FIN)
71.89 m
Hammer throw Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg József Csermák
Hungary (HUN)
Flag of Germany.svg Karl Storch
Germany (GER)
Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.svg Imre Németh
Hungary (HUN)
Decathlon US flag 48 stars.svg Bob Mathias
United States (USA)
US flag 48 stars.svg Milt Campbell
United States (USA)
US flag 48 stars.svg Floyd Simmons
United States (USA)
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Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Flag of Australia.svg Marjorie Jackson
Australia (AUS)
11.5 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Daphne Hasenjager
South Africa (RSA)
11.8 Flag of Australia.svg Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
Australia (AUS)
11.9
200 metres Flag of Australia.svg Marjorie Jackson
Australia (AUS)
23.7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Puck Brouwer
Netherlands (NED)
24.2 Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
Soviet Union (URS)
24.2
80 metre hurdles Flag of Australia.svg Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
Australia (AUS)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Mariya Golubnichaya
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of Germany.svg Maria Sander
Germany (GER)
4×100 metre relay  United States (USA)
Mae Faggs
Barbara Jones
Janet Moreau
Catherine Hardy
 Germany (GER)
Ursula Knab
Maria Sander
Helga Klein
Marga Petersen
 Great Britain (GBR)
Sylvia Cheeseman
June Foulds
Jean Desforges
Heather Armitage
High jump Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Esther Brand
South Africa (RSA)
1.67 m Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sheila Lerwill
Great Britain (GBR)
1.65 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Aleksandra Chudina
Soviet Union (URS)
1.63 m
Long jump Flag of New Zealand.svg Yvette Williams
New Zealand (NZL)
6.24 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Aleksandra Chudina
Soviet Union (URS)
6.14 m Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Shirley Cawley
Great Britain (GBR)
5.92 m
Shot put Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Galina Zybina
Soviet Union (URS)
15.28 m Flag of Germany.svg Marianne Werner
Germany (GER)
14.57 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Klavdia Tochonova
Soviet Union (URS)
14.50 m
Discus throw Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Nina Romashkova
Soviet Union (URS)
51.42 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Elizaveta Bagryantseva
Soviet Union (URS)
47.08 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Nina Dumbadze
Soviet Union (URS)
46.29 m
Javelin throw Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg Dana Zátopková
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
50.47 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Aleksandra Chudina
Soviet Union (URS)
50.01 m Flag of the Soviet Union 1923.svg Elena Gorchakova
Soviet Union (URS)
49.76 m

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 15 10 6 31
2  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 4 1 0 5
3  Australia (AUS) 3 0 1 4
4  Soviet Union (URS) 2 8 7 17
5  Jamaica (JAM) 2 3 0 5
6  Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
 South Africa (RSA) 1 1 0 2
8  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 4 5
9  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 2 3
10  Brazil (BRA) 1 0 1 2
 New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 1 2
12  Luxembourg (LUX) 1 0 0 1
13  Germany (GER) 0 3 5 8
14  France (FRA) 0 2 0 2
15  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 4 5
16  Argentina (ARG) 0 1 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 0 1
19  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1

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