Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 27, 1952
Date Finished: July 27, 1952
Format: Final only.
The favorite was Sheila Lerwill, who as Sheila Alexander, had won the 1950 European Championships, and in 1951 had broken the world record with 1.72 metres (5-7½) at the WAAA Championships. There were three jumpers left at 1.63 (5-4) – Lerwill, Esther Brand (RSA), and Aleksandra Chudina (URS) – and all three cleared that height, but Chudina took the lead with a first-attempt clearance. She went out at 1.65 (5-5), and Brand took the lead by clearing on her second attempt, Lerwill needing three jumps at that height. That decided the medals, although Brand also went over 1.67 (5-5¾), Lerwill missing that height.
|1||Esther Brand||29||South Africa||RSA||Gold||1.67|
|2||Sheila Lerwill||23||Great Britain||GBR||Silver||1.65|
|3||Aleksandra Chudina||28||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze||1.63|
|4||Thelma Hopkins||16||Great Britain||GBR||1.58|
|7T||Nina Kossova||17||Soviet Union||URS||1.58|
|7T||Dorothy Odam-Tyler||32||Great Britain||GBR||1.58|
|11||Galina Ganeker||35||Soviet Union||URS||1.55|
|12||Deyse de Castro||18||Brazil||BRA||1.50|