Hungary At the 1952 Summer Olympics
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Hungary At the 1952 Summer Olympics

Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg
IOC codeHUN
NOCHungarian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpia.hu (in Hungarian) (in English)
in Helsinki
Competitors189 (162 men and 27 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer Imre Németh
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
16
Silver
10
Bronze
16
Total
42
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Hungary competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 189 competitors, 162 men and 27 women, took part in 107 events in 15 sports.[1]

Medalists

Hungary finished in third position in the final medal rankings, behind only the United States and Soviet Union.

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Basketball

Men's Team Competition
  • Qualification Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Greece (75-38)
  • Lost to Philippines (35-48)
  • Defeated Greece (47-44)
  • Main Round (Group A)
  • Lost to United States (48-66)
  • Lost to Uruguay (56-70)
  • Lost to Czechoslovakia (39-63) -> did not advance, 15th place
  • Team Roster

Boxing

Men's Flyweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to William Michael Toweel of South Africa (0 - 3)

Men's Featherweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Georges Malézanoff of Bulgaria (2 - 1)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Kurt Schirra of Saarland (3 - 0)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Jan Zachara of Czechoslovakia (1 - 2)

Men's Lightweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Luis Albino Acuña of Uruguay (3 - 0)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Clayton Orten Kenny of Canada (2 - 1)
  3. Third Round – Lost to Aureliano Bolognesi of Italy (1 - 2)

Light-welterweight

  1. First Round – Lost to Pavle ?ovljanski of Yugoslavia (0 - 3)

Men's Welterweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Günther Heidemann of Germany (1 - 2)

Men's Light-Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Defeated Ellsworth Webb of United States (KO 2R)
  2. Second Round – Defeated Charles Chase of Canada (KO 2R)
  3. Third Round – Defeated Petar Stankoff Spassoff of Bulgaria (3 - 0)
  4. Semifinal – Defeated Eladio Oscar Herrera of Argentina (3 - 0)
  5. Final – Defeated Theunis Jacobus van Schalkwyk of South Africa (3 - 0)

Men's Middleweight:

  1. First Round – Lost to Nelson de Paula Andrade of Brazil (1 - 2)

Men's Light-heavyweight

  1. First Round – Lost to Toon Pastor of Netherlands (0 - 3)

Men's Heavyweight:

  1. Second Round – Lost to Ilkka Koski of Finland (KO 2R)

Canoeing

Cycling

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:16.9 (-> 18th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

Fencing

17 fencers, 14 men and 3 women, represented Hungary in 1952.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football

Gymnastics

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Hungary in 1952. They won gold in the team event with Gábor Benedek winning silver and István Szondy winning bronze in the individual event.

Individual
Team
  • Gábor Benedek
  • István Szondy
  • Aladár Kovácsi

Rowing

Hungary had 15 male rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's eight

Shooting

Six shooters represented Hungary in 1952. In the 25 m pistol event Károly Takács won gold and Szilárd Kun won silver. Ambrus Balogh won bronze in the 50 m pistol.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Hungary at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hungary Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.

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