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Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 30, 1952
Date Finished: August 1, 1952

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: NED Netherlands
Bronze: USA United States

Summary

Hungary had broken the Danish team’s long standing world record earlier in 1952 although this record would not be ratified until after the Olympics. The Hungarians lived up to their status as favourites by dominating their opponents. The three members who raced in the individual event actually improved their times for the relay and the Hungarians finished well clear and three seconds inside their own world record. The silver medal went to Holland which finished ahead of the USA.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Hungary HUN Gold WR
2 Netherlands NED Silver
3 United States USA Bronze
4 Denmark DEN
5 Great Britain GBR
6 Sweden SWE
7 Germany GER
8 France FRA
5 h1 r1/2 Italy ITA
5 h2 r1/2 Canada CAN
6 h1 r1/2 Japan JPN
6 h2 r1/2 Belgium BEL
7 h2 r1/2 Finland FIN