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Gold Coast at the 1952 Summer Olympics


Gold Coast at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Gold Coast at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Gold Coast
IOC code  GHA
NOC Ghana Olympic Committee
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
Competitors 7 (all men) in 1 sport
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

*As the Gold Coast

Winter Games

The Gold Coast, now known as Ghana, competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Seven competitors, all men, took part in five events in one sport.[1] It was the first appearance of the West African nation, which didn't win a medal at its debut.

Results by event


Men's 100 metres

  • Gabriel Laryea
  • Round 1 — 11.1 s (→ 3rd in heat, did not advance)
  • George Acquaah
  • Round 1 — 11.2 s (→ 5th in heat, did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Mohamed Sanni-Thomas
  • Round 1 — 2:05.8 min (→ 6th in heat, did not advance)

Men's 4x100 metres relay

  • Gabriel Laryea, George Acquaah, John Owusu, Augustus Lawson
  • Round 1 — 42.1 s (→ 4th in heat, did not advance)

Men's high jump

  • James Owoo
  • Qualification — 187 cm (→ advanced to the final)
  • Final — 180 cm (→ 20th place)

Men's triple jump

  • William Laing
  • Qualification — 14.09 m (→ did not advance)


  1. ^ "Ghana at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
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