Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill

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Men's downhill
at the VI Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Alpine skiing
Venue Norefjell Ski Resort,
Krødsherad, Norway
Date 16 February 1952
Competitors 81 from 27 nations
Winning time 2:30.8
Medalists
Gold medal    Italy
Silver medal    Austria
Bronze medal    Austria
«1948 1956»
Alpine skiing at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Downhill men women
Giant Slalom men women
Slalom men women

The men's alpine skiing downhill was the first of six events of the alpine skiing programme at the 1952 Winter Olympics. It was held at Norefjell ski area on Saturday, 16 February 1952, and started at 1 p.m..

Defending world champion Zeno Colò won the gold, the only Olympic medal of his career. He was fourth in the other two events.

It was the second Olympic downhill race, which was first run as a separate event in 1948.

Eighty-one alpine skiers from 27 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Saturday, 16 February 1952

Place Bib # Competitor Time Difference
1st 5  Zeno Colò (ITA) 2:30.8
2nd 8  Othmar Schneider (AUT) 2:32.0 +1.2
3rd 12  Christian Pravda (AUT) 2:32.4 +1.6
4 6  Fredy Rubi (SUI) 2:32.5 +1.7
5 41  Bill Beck (USA) 2:33.3 +2.5
6 16  Stein Eriksen (NOR) 2:33.8 +3.0
7 3  Gunnar Hjeltnes (NOR) 2:35.9 +5.1
8 1  Carlo Gartner (ITA) 2:36.5 +5.7
9 25  Georges Schneider (SUI) 2:37.0 +6.2
10 10  Gottlieb Perren (SUI) 2:37.1 +6.3
11 2  James Couttet (FRA) 2:38.7 +7.9
12 32  Richard Buek (USA) 2:39.1 +8.3
13 49  Janko Štefe (YUG) 2:40.6 +9.8
14 24  Jack Reddish (USA) 2:41.5 +10.7
15  Henri Oreiller (FRA) 2:41.5 +10.7
16 22  Willi Klein (GER) 2:42.8 +12.0
17 39  Beni Obermüller (GER) 2:42.9 +12.1
18 9  Ilio Colli (ITA) 2:43.2 +12.4
38  Robert Richardson (CAN) 2:43.2 +12.4
20 26  Silvio Alverà (ITA) 2:43.6 +12.8
37  Johnny Lunde (NOR) 2:43.6 +12.8
22 48  Andrzej Gąsienica Roj (POL) 2:44.3 +13.5
23 33  John Fredriksson (SWE) 2:44.5 +13.7
24 23  Chiharu Igaya (JPN) 2:45.0 +14.2
25 11  Maurice Sanglard (FRA) 2:45.4 +14.6
26 13  Bernhard Perren (SUI) 2:46.1 +15.3
27 29  Åke Nilsson (SWE) 2:47.0 +16.2
28 7  Otto Linher (AUT) 2:47.9 +17.1
29 51  Stefan Dziedzic (POL) 2:49.4 +18.6
30 83  Georgi Dimitrov (BUL) 2:49.9 +19.1
31 46  Gordon Morrison (CAN) 2:51.1 +20.3
32 30  Brooks Dodge (USA) 2:52.2 +21.4
69  John Griffin (CAN) 2:52.2 +21.4
34 44  Sixten Isberg (SWE) 2:53.4 +22.6
35 27  Guy de Huertas (FRA) 2:54.4 +23.6
59  Mihai Bîră (ROU) 2:54.4 +23.6
37 50  Francisco Viladomat (ESP) 2:55.4 +24.6
38 43  Pepi Schwaiger (GER) 2:55.5 +24.7
39 34  John Boyagis (GBR) 2:55.6 +24.8
77  Dimitar Drazhev (BUL) 2:55.6 +24.8
41 45  André Bertrand (CAN) 2:56.0 +25.2
42 55  Andrzej Czarniak (POL) 2:56.4 +25.6
43 40  Józef Marusarz (POL) 2:58.7 +27.9
44 65  Pentti Alonen (FIN) 2:59.7 +28.9
45 54  Dick Pappenheim (NED) 3:00.0 +30.2
46 47  Luis de Ridder (ARG) 3:01.8 +31.0
47 66  Pablo Rosenkjer (ARG) 3:02.9 +32.1
48 64  Peter Pappenheim (NED) 3:05.7 +34.9
49 63  Haukur Sigurðsson (ISL) 3:06.0 +35.2
50 91  Stefán Kristjánsson (ISL) 3:06.1 +35.3
51 42  Dumitru Sulică (ROU) 3:07.3 +36.5
52 81  Ásgeir Eyjólfsson (ISL) 3:08.3 +37.5
53 53  Luis Arias (ESP) 3:09.2 +38.4
54 57  Juan Poll (ESP) 3:10.1 +39.3
67  Jón Karl Sigurðsson (ISL) 3:10.1 +39.3
56 89  Eino Kalpala (FIN) 3:16.2 +45.4
57 76  Ibrahim Geagea (LIB) 3:20.2 +49.4
58 58  Noel Harrison (GBR) 3:21.5 +50.7
59 92a  Ion Caşa (ROU) 3:26.4 +55.6
60 61  Bill Day (AUS) 3:31.4 +1:00.6
61 60  Michel Feron (BEL) 3:31.5 +1:00.7
62 93  Otto Jung (ARG) 3:34.9 +1:04.1
63 90  Denis Feron (BEL) 3:36.5 +1:05.7
64 70  Georgi Mitrov (BUL) 3:44.5 +1:13.7
65 78  Herbert Familton (NZL) 3:44.6 +1:13.8
66 73  Eduardo Silva (CHI) 3:52.3 +1:21.5
67 74  Barry Patten (AUS) 3:53.1 +1:22.3
68 71  Jaime Errázuriz (CHI) 3:53.3 +1:22.5
69 80  Duarte Silva (POR) 3:58.4 +1:27.6
70 92b  Gino de Pellegrín (ARG) 4:02.9 +1:32.1
71 88  Bob Arnott (AUS) 4:13.5 +1:42.7
72 87  Alexandros Vouxinos (GRE) 6:10.8 +3:40.0
4  Egon Schöpf (AUT) DSQ
14  Stig Sollander (SWE) DSQ
19  Sverre Johannessen (NOR) DSQ
31  Hisashi Mizugami (JPN) DSQ
72  Radu Scîrneci (ROU) DSQ
79  Angelos Lembesi (GRE) DSQ
82  Carlos Eiras (ARG) DSQ
84  Aristeo Benavídez (ARG) DSQ
86  Antonios Miliordos (GRE) DSQ

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