Venezuela At The 1952 Summer Olympics
Venezuela competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland. 38 competitors, 36 men and 2 women, were selected by the Comité Olímpico Venezolano to take part in 37 events in 8 sports. For the first time, women took part in a Venezuelan representation in the Summer Olympics. These were the fencers Gerda Muller and Ursula Selle, both competing in individual foil. Women's were absent of Venezuelan representations in four occasions including next summer games held in Melbourne. The 1952 Games were considered a great step forward in sports in Venezuela since previous Venezuelan delegation was of only one athlete. Arnoldo Devonish won the nation's first ever Olympic medal and to date only Olympic Medallist in Athletics.
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