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Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Alpine Skiing
at the VI Olympic Winter Games
Venue Norefjell in Krødsherad, Buskerud
Rødkleiva (slalom) in Oslo, Norway
Dates 14–20 February 1952
Alpine skiing at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Downhill men women
Giant Slalom men women
Slalom men women

At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, the six alpine skiing events were held from Thursday, 14 February to Wednesday, 20 February. The downhill and giant slalom events were held at Norefjell in Krødsherad, Buskerud, and the slalom events at Rødkleiva in Oslo.[1]

The giant slalom made its Olympic debut, and the combined event was dropped as an Olympic medal event for four decades, until 1988. It returned as a medal event at the World Championships two years later in 1954, and for the concurrent World Championships in Olympic years from 1956 through 1980; it was a "paper race," using the results from the three events.

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
 Zeno Colò
Italy (ITA)
2:30.8  Othmar Schneider
Austria (AUT)
2:32.0  Christian Pravda
Austria (AUT)
2:32.4
Giant Slalom
 Stein Eriksen
Norway (NOR)
2:25.0  Christian Pravda
Austria (AUT)
2:26.9  Toni Spiß
Austria (AUT)
2:28.8
Slalom
 Othmar Schneider
Austria (AUT)
2:00.0  Stein Eriksen
Norway (NOR)
2:01.2  Guttorm Berge
Norway (NOR)
2:01.7

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
 Trude Jochum-Beiser
Austria (AUT)
1:47.1  Annemarie Buchner
Germany (GER)
1:48.0  Giuliana Minuzzo
Italy (ITA)
1:49.0
Giant Slalom
 Andrea Mead-Lawrence
United States (USA)
2:06.8  Dagmar Rom
Austria (AUT)
2:09.0  Annemarie Buchner
Germany (GER)
2:10.0
Slalom
 Andrea Mead-Lawrence
United States (USA)
2:10.6  Ossi Reichert
Germany (GER)
2:11.4  Annemarie Buchner
Germany (GER)
2:13.3

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Austria 2 3 2 7
2 United States 2 0 0 2
3 Norway 1 1 1 3
4 Italy 1 0 1 2
5 Germany 0 2 2 4
Total 6 6 6 18

Course information

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Sat 16-Feb  Downhill - men  940 m (3,084 ft)  190 m (623 ft)  750 m (2,461 ft)  2.600 km (1.616 mi) 28.8%
Sun 17-Feb  Downhill - women  710 m (2,329 ft)  325 m (1,066 ft)  385 m (1,263 ft)  1.350 km (0.839 mi) 28.5%
Fri 15-Feb  Giant Slalom - men  675 m (2,215 ft)  190 m (623 ft)  485 m (1,591 ft)  1.750 km (1.087 mi) 27.7%
Thu 14-Feb  Giant Slalom - women  710 m (2,329 ft)  375 m (1,230 ft)  335 m (1,099 ft)  1.200 km (0.746 mi) 27.9%
Tue 19-Feb  Slalom - men  479 m (1,572 ft)  310 m (1,017 ft)  169 m (554 ft)  0.422 km (0.262 mi) 40.0%
Wed 20-Feb  Slalom - women  479 m (1,572 ft)  310 m (1,017 ft)  169 m (554 ft)  0.422 km (0.262 mi) 40.0%

Source:[1]

Participating nations

References

  1. ^ a b "VI Olympic Winter Games: Official Report". Organisasjonskomiteen for de VI Olympiske Vinterleker. LA84 Foundation. 1952. pp. 32–33, 216–217, 227–223. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 

External links

  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • FIS-Ski.com – results – 1952 Winter Olympics – Oslo, Norway
  • FIS-Ski.com – results – 1952 World Championships – Oslo, Norway
  • Sports-Reference – 1952 Winter Olympics – Alpine Skiing
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