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Gymnastics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Team All-Around

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Exhibition Hall I, Helsinki
Date Started: July 19, 1952
Date Finished: July 21, 1952
Format: Eight-person teams. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all six apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the 12 exercises count towards the team score.

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: SUI Switzerland
Bronze: FIN Finland

Summary

Less a competition than a coronation, the Soviet Union won the gold medal by almost seven total points over the Swiss team that had also finished second in London in 1948 and had been the 1950 World Champion, in the Soviet’s absence. The defending champion was Finland, which won bronze in Helsinki.

There was a slight change in format. In 1936 and 1948 teams consisted of eight members with the top six total scores counting towards the team score. In 1952 teams still had eight members, but only the top five gymnasts counted towards the team score, using their all-around score.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS CP OP
1 Soviet Union URS Gold 574.35 284.30 290.05
2 Switzerland SUI Silver 567.50 281.80 285.70
3 Finland FIN Bronze 564.20 280.40 283.80
4 Germany GER 561.20 279.25 281.95
5 Japan JPN 556.90 277.70 279.20
6 Hungary HUN 555.80 278.00 277.80
7 Czechoslovakia TCH 555.55 278.50 277.05
8 United States USA 543.15 271.30 271.85
9 Bulgaria BUL 540.90 273.85 267.05
10 Italy ITA 537.55 268.55 269.00
11 Austria AUT 535.40 266.40 269.00
12 France FRA 534.90 263.15 271.75
13 Poland POL 529.10 269.20 259.90
14 Norway NOR 525.30 263.75 261.55
15 Denmark DEN 524.70 263.20 261.50
16 Egypt EGY 514.90 252.85 262.05
17 Sweden SWE 514.20 257.00 257.20
18 Luxembourg LUX 503.25 252.20 251.05
19 Yugoslavia YUG 503.00 249.55 253.45
20 Romania ROU 499.85 242.30 257.55
21 Great Britain GBR 490.50 250.20 240.30
22 Saar SAA 481.80 243.70 238.10
23 Portugal POR 428.65 204.60 224.05