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Helsinki 1952 Olympic Medals Table


Helsinki 1952 Olympics took place in Helsinki, Finland from 19 July to 3 August, 1952. The Games witnessed Israel and the Soviet Union as the first-time participants. The Soviet women gymnasts were absolutely impressive and won the team competition quite comfortably. Talking about the medal winning NOCs, the United States of America won 40 gold, 19 silver and 17 bronze medals. In close proximity to the US were USSR and Hungary. While the former won 22 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals, Hungary won 16 gold, 10 silver and 16 bronze medals.

Czech long-distance runner Emil Zatopek was declared as the star performer of Helsinki 1952 Olympics. He won the 5,000m race and defended his 10,000m title, followed by earning the third gold medal in his very first marathon to result in a triple race, which is still exclusive in the history of Olympics. Helsinki 1952 Olympics had a total of 3042 torchbearers, who travelled a distance of 7492km and crossed multiple countries including Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Moreover, the official Paavo Nurmi poster created for the 1940 Olympic Games (not held due to Second World War) was updated with new dates and few alignments, to be used for the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.



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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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