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Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics


Canoeing at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Canoeing at the
1952 Summer Olympics
C-1 1000 m men
C-1 10000 m men
C-2 1000 m men
C-2 10000 m men
K-1 500 m women
K-1 1000 m men
K-1 10000 m men
K-2 1000 m men
K-2 10000 m men

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

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
C-1 1000 metres  Josef Holeček (TCH)  János Parti (HUN)  Olavi Ojanperä (FIN)
C-1 10000 metres  Frank Havens (USA)  Gábor Novák (HUN)  Alfréd Jindra (TCH)
C-2 1000 metres  Bent Peder Rasch
and Finn Haunstoft (DEN)
 Jan Brzák-Felix
and Bohumil Kudrna (TCH)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
C-2 10000 metres Georges Turlier
and Jean Laudet (FRA)
 Kenneth Lane
and Donald Hawgood (CAN)
 Egon Drews
and Wilfried Soltau (GER)
K-1 1000 metres  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)  Thorvald Strömberg (FIN)  Louis Gantois (FRA)
K-1 10000 metres  Thorvald Strömberg (FIN)  Gert Fredriksson (SWE)  Michael Scheuer (GER)
K-2 1000 metres  Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Lars Glasser
and Ingemar Hedberg (SWE)
 Maximilian Raub
and Herbert Wiedermann (AUT)
K-2 10000 metres  Kurt Wires
and Yrjö Hietanen (FIN)
 Gunnar Åkerlund
and Hans Wetterström (SWE)
 Ferenc Varga
and József Gurovits (HUN)

Women's event

Event Gold Silver Bronze
K-1 500 metres  Sylvi Saimo (FIN)  Gertrude Liebhart (AUT)  Nina Savina (URS)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland (FIN) 4 1 1 6
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 0 4
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1 1 3
4  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
5  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 0 1
 United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 1 3
8  Austria (AUT) 0 1 1 2
9  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 0 3 3
11  Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1


  • 1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 624–37.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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