Jul 1952 - 03 Aug, 1952

India: Ranked 26

2 Medals - Gold: 1,Silver: 0, Bronze: 1

Name Medal Sports Discipline
indian Men's Hockey Team Gold  Gold Hockey Men's Hockey
Khashaba Jadhav Bronze  Bronze Freestyle Wrestling Men's Under 57KG

A strong contingent comprising of 60 men and 4 women representing India took part in the 1952 Summer Olympic Games held in Helsinki. Team India competed in 42 events across 11 sports, including Shooting and Gymnastics for the first time. The 1952 Helsinki Games marked the first time India had competed as an independent Republic. The men’s Hockey team clinched their fifth consecutive Gold medal. But remarkable was Khashaba Jadhav’s performance in men’s Freestyle Wrestling which won India its first Individual medal at the Games since Norman Pritchard’s 1900 wins. The 1952 Olympians include:

Name Sports Discipline
Indian Men's Football Team Football Men's Football
Lavy pinto Athletics Men's Athletics
Ivan Jacob Athletics Men's Athletics
Sohan singh Athletics Men's Athletics
Surat Mathur Athletics Men's Athletics
Mehnga singh Athletics Women’s Athletics
Nilima Ghose Athletics Women’s Athletics
Sakti Mazumdar Boxing Men's Flyweight
Benoy Kumar Bose Boxing Men's Featherweight
Ron Norris Boxing Men's Welterweight
Oscar Alfred Ward Boxing Men's Light Heavyweight
Raj Kumar Mehra Cycling Men's Individual Road Race
Netai Bysack Cycling Men's Individual Road Race & Men's 1000M Sprint Scratch Race
Pradip Bode Cycling Men's Individual Road Race
Suprovat Chakravarty Cycling Men's Individual Road Race & Men's 1000M Time Trial
Vir Singh Gymnastics Men's Gymnastics
Khusi Ram Gymnastics Men's Gymnastics
Harihar Banerjee Shooting Men's 50M Rifle Three Positions, 50M Rifle Prone & 300M Rifle Three Positions
Souren Choudhury Shooting Men’s 50M Rifle Prone
Isaac Mansoor Swimming Men's Swimming
Bijoy Barman Swimming Men's Swimming
Khamlillal Shah Swimming Men's Swimming
Dolly Nazir Swimming Women’s Swimming
Arati Saha Swimming Women’s Swimming
Birendra Basak Water Polo Men's Water Polo
David Sopher Water Polo Men's Water Polo
Kedar Shah Water Polo Men's Water Polo
Sambhu Saha Water Polo Men's Water Polo
Sachin Nag Water Polo Men's Water Polo
Jehangir Naegamwalla Water Polo Men's Water Polo
Ran Chandnani Water Polo Men's Water Polo
Daniel Pon Mony Weightlifting Men's Weightlifting
Kamiineni Eshwara Rao Weightlifting Men's Weightlifting
Niranjan Das Wrestling Men's Under 52KG Freestyle
Keshav Mangave Wrestling Men's Under 62KG Freestyle
Shirang Jadhav Wrestling Men's Under 87KG Freestyle