Sporting Highlights for 1952
Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1952. The major events of this year in sport were the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
It was the year of the Olympics and the Summer Games was held in Helsinki, Finland and the Winter Games was held in Oslo, Norway. The host nation Norway won the Winter Games by taking 11 gold medals and a 16 total medals. The United States won the Summer Games taking 40 gold medals and 76 total medals.
Frank Sedgman won the Wimbledon for the first time in his career. It was also his fourth grand slam win. The same year he also successfully defended his US Open title for a fifth and final title of his career.
Maureen Connolly Brinker won her second slam title at the Wimbledon. She also defended her US Open title that year and continued a run which ended with six consecutive slam titles, which includes a golden slam in the following year, a feat that has been achieved only by one other women since then.
Babe Zaharias won the Titleholders Championship for the third time and for her ninth career major. Louise Suggs, who has won 11 majors, won the U.S. Women's Open for the second time and his sixth major title. Suggs would also go on to win the LPGA Championship in 1957, two years after was founded, to finish her career with a win at all four majors.
See some videos from the world of sport in 1952.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1952.
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by Ken McGregor and Thelma Long|
|Feb 14-25||Winter Olympic Games were held in Oslo, Norway|
|April||Golf Masters won by Sam Snead (2nd win)|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Jaroslav Drobny and Doris Hart|
|June||Golf US Open won by Julius Boros|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Frank Sedgman and Maureen Connolly|
|July||Golf British Open won by Bobby Locke|
|July 19 - Aug 3||Summer Olympic Games were held in Helsinki, Finland|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Jim Turnesa|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Frank Sedgman and Maureen Connolly|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
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