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1948 Summer Olympics Gold Medal Winners

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List of Olympic gold medal winners from the 1948 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a gold medal should certainly be commended. These famous gold medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1948 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. The list you're viewing contains athletes like Pascual Pérez and Bob Mathias.

This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1948 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a gold medal.
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  • 1

    Adolfo Consolini

    Men's Discus throw

    Date Of Birth1917-01-05

    Place Of BirthCostermano,Italy,Province of Verona,Veneto,Earth

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Discus Throw

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 2

    Ahmet Kireççi

    Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Middleweight 72-79 kg

    Date Of Birth1914-10-27

    Place Of BirthMersin,Turkey,Mediterranean Region, Turkey,Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Middleweight,Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Greco-Roman Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1936 Summer Olympics,1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 3

    Aladár Gerevich

    Men's Sabre individual

    Date Of Birth1910-03-16

    Place Of BirthJászberény,Hungary,Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok,Earth,Europe

    NationalityHungary

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's Sabre, Individual,Fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's Sabre, Individual,Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Sabre

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1936 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal,Silver medal

  • 4

    Alain Mimoun

    Men's Athletics, 10000m

    Date Of Birth1921-01-01

    NationalityFrance

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's team time trial,Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 10000 metres,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres,Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Silver medal,Gold medal

  • 5

    Alice Coachman

    Women's High jump

    Date Of Birth1923-11-09

    Place Of BirthAlbany,Georgia,Dougherty County,United States of America,United States

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 6

    Allen Stack

    Men's 100m backstroke

    Date Of Birth1928-01-23

    Place Of BirthNew Haven,United States of America,Connecticut,New Haven County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre backstroke

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 7

    Ann Curtis

    Women's 100m freestyle, Women's 400m freestyle

    Date Of Birth1926-03-06

    Place Of BirthSan Francisco,United States of America,California,San Francisco Peninsula

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Women's 400 metre freestyle

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 8

    Arne Åhman

    Men's Triple jump

    Date Of Birth1925-02-04

    Place Of BirthNordingrå,Västernorrland County,Ångermanland,Kramfors Municipality,Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's triple jump

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 9

    Arthur Edwin Cook

    Men's 50m rifle prone

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre rifle, prone

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 10

    Arthur Wint

    Men's Athletics, 400m

    Date Of Birth1920-05-25

    Place Of BirthManchester Parish,Jamaica,Earth,North America,Caribbean Sea

    NationalityJamaica

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres,Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

  • 11

    Axel Grönberg

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Middleweight 73-79kg

    Date Of Birth1918-05-09

    Place Of BirthNorberg Municipality,Sweden,Earth,Europe,European Union

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Greco-Roman Middleweight,Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Greco-Roman Middleweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 12

    Bernard Chevallier

    Eventing, individual

    Date Of Birth1912-10-04

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionEquestrian at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Individual Eventing

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 13

    Bill Smith

    Men's 400m freestyle

    Date Of Birth1924-05-16

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSwimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 14

    Bob Mathias

    Men's Decathlon

    Date Of Birth1930-11-17

    Place Of BirthTulare,United States of America,California,Tulare County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Decathlon

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 15

    Bob Richards

    Men's Pole vault

    Date Of Birth1926-02-20

    Place Of BirthChampaign,United States of America,Illinois,Champaign County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault,Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 16

    Bruce Harlan

    Men's 10 metre platform, Men's 3 metre springboard

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1926-01-02

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionDiving at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform,Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 17

    Celal Atik

    Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Lightweight 62-67kg

    Date Of Birth1918

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Lightweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 18

    Christian d'Oriola

    Men's Foil individual

    Date Of Birth1928-10-03

    Place Of BirthPerpignan,Languedoc-Roussillon,Pyrénées-Orientales,France,Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's Foil, Individual,Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's Foil, Individual,Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Foil

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 19

    Dario Mangiarotti

    Men's Épée individual

    Olympic CountryItaly

    Date Of Birth1915-12-18

    Place Of BirthMilan,Italy,Lombardy,Province of Milan,Earth

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Épée, Individual,Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Team Epee,Fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Team Epee,Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Individual Epee

    Olympic Medalist Games1952 Summer Olympics,1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

  • 20

    Delfo Cabrera

    Men's Marathon

    Date Of Birth1919-04-02

    NationalityArgentina

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 21

    Edoardo Mangiarotti

    Men's Épée individual, Men's Foil individual

    Date Of Birth1919-04-07

    Place Of BirthMilan,Italy,Lombardy,Province of Milan,Earth

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's Épée, Individual,Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's Épée, Individual,Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's Foil

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Silver medal,Gold medal

  • 22

    Edwin Vásquez

    Men's 50m pistol

    Date Of Birth1922-07-28

    Place Of BirthPiura Region,Peru,Earth,Latin America,Andean Community of Nations

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre Pistol

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 23

    Ellen Preis

    Women's Foil individual

    Date Of Birth1912-05-06

    Place Of BirthBerlin,Germany,Neukölln,Europe,Western Europe

    NationalityAustria

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionFencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Women's Foil, Individual,Fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Women's Foil, Individual,Fencing at the 1932 Summer Olympics - Women's Foil

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1936 Summer Olympics,1932 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

  • 24

    Emil Grünig

    Men's 300m Free Rifle, 3 Positions

    Date Of Birth1915-01-01 00:00:00.0

    Place Of BirthSwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShooting at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 300 metre rifle, three positions

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

  • 25

    Emil Zátopek

    Men's Athletics, 10000m

    Date Of Birth1922-09-19

    Place Of BirthKopřivnice,Czech Republic,Earth,Europe,Central Europe

    NationalityCzech Republic

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAthletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 10000 metres,Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres,Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics,1952 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal