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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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