Austria at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Austria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Austria
IOC code  AUT
NOC Austrian Olympic Committee
Website www.oeoc.at (German)
At the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz
Competitors 54 (42 men, 12 women) in 8 sports
Medals
Rank: 7
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

Austria competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Jochum-Beiser, TrudeTrude Jochum-Beiser Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Silver Gabl, FranzFranz Gabl Alpine skiing Men's downhill
 Silver Jochum-Beiser, TrudeTrude Jochum-Beiser Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Silver Pawlik, EvaEva Pawlik Figure skating Women's singles
 Bronze Hammerer, ResiResi Hammerer Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Bronze Mahringer, ErikaErika Mahringer Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Mahringer, ErikaErika Mahringer Alpine skiing Women's combined
 Bronze Rada, EdiEdi Rada Figure skating Men's singles

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Edi Mall Downhill 3:09.3 19
Eberhard Kneisl 3:08.3 15
Engelbert Haider 3:08.2 14
Hans Nogler 3:03.2 9
Egon Schöpf 3:01.2 5
Franz Gabl 2:59.1 2
Christian Pravda Slalom DSQ DSQ
Anton Hinterholzen DNF DNF
Engelbert Haider 1:13.3 17 1:09.5 22 2:22.8 17
Edi Mall 1:12.2 15 1:06.1 12 2:18.3 11
Egon Schöpf 1:11.1 11 1:03.1 2 2:14.2 6

Men's combined

The downhill part of this event was held along with the main medal event of downhill skiing. For atlethes competing in both events, the same time was used (see table above for the results). The slalom part of the event was held separate from the main medal event of slalom skiing (included in table below).

Athlete Slalom Total (downhill + slalom)
Time 1 Time 2 Rank Points Rank
Eberhard Kneisl 1:18.1 1:07.8 12 12.36 11
Engelbert Haider 1:16.4 1:11.8 16 13.26 13
Hans Nogler 1:12.2 1:14.8 14 9.96 8
Edi Mall 1:09.5 1:06.5 2 8.54 4
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sophie Nogler Downhill 2:47.0 26
Erika Mahringer 2:39.3 19
Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 2:39.0 17
Annelore Zückert 2:38.4 16
Resi Hammerer 2:30.2 3
Trude Jochum-Beiser 2:29.1 2
Annelore Zückert Slalom DSQ DSQ
Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 1:06.9 15 59.8 7 2:06.7 6
Resi Hammerer 1:04.4 9 1:04.2 13 2:08.6 7
Erika Mahringer 59.8 2 58.2 5 1:58.0 3

Women's combined

The downhill part of this event was held along with the main medal event of downhill skiing. For atlethes competing in both events, the same time was used (see table above for the results). The slalom part of the event was held separate from the main medal event of slalom skiing (included in table below).

Athlete Slalom Total (downhill + slalom)
Time 1 Time 2 Rank Points Rank
Resi Hammerer 1:08.9 1:10.9 18 11.87 12
Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 1:02.1 1:02.2 3 9.76 7
Trude Jochum-Beiser 1:01.8 1:08.7 8 6.58 1
Erika Mahringer 58.4 59.7 1 7.04 3

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Hubert Hammerschmied 1'32:47 68
Karl Martitsch 1'31:19 64
Paul Haslwanter 1'31:00 61
Josef Deutschmann 1'27:43 46
Matthias Noichl 1'27:34 45
Engelbert Hundertpfund 1'25:41 39
Josl Gstrein 1'25:04 36
Karl Rafreider 1:23.19 28
50 km Josl Gstrein 4'21:13 12
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Josl Gstrein
Josef Deutschmann
Engelbert Hundertpfund
Karl Rafreider
2'47:18 4

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Helmut Seibt 8 12 162.655 79 9
Hellmut May 7 7 165.666 68 8
Edi Rada 3 4 178.133 33 3
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Ingeborg Solar 23 9 135.444 186 20
Hildegard Appeltauer 18 20 139.300 155 18
Martha Musilek Bachem 14 7 144.456 103 9
Eva Pawlik 3 2 157.588 24 2
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Susanne Giebisch
Helmut Seibt
9.290 117.5 11
Herta Ratzenhofer
Emil Ratzenhofer
9.436 111.5 9

Ice hockey[edit]

The tournament was run in a round-robin format with nine teams participating.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 8 7 0 1 69 5 15
 Czechoslovakia 8 7 0 1 80 18 15
 Switzerland 8 6 2 0 67 21 12
 Sweden 8 4 4 0 55 28 8
 Great Britain 8 3 5 0 39 47 6
 Poland 8 2 6 0 29 97 4
 Austria 7th 8 1 7 0 33 77 2
 Italy 8 0 8 0 24 156 0
 United States * 8 5 3 0 86 33 10

* United States team was disqualified. Only eight teams are officially ranked.

  • Poland 7-5 Austria
  • United Kingdom 5-4 Austria
  • Switzerland 11-2 Austria
  • Sweden 7-1 Austria
  • Czechoslovakia 17-3 Austria
  • Austria 16-5 Italy
  • USA 13-2 Austria
  • Canada 12-0 Austria
Contestants
Franz Csöngei
Fritz Demmer
Egon Engel
Walter Feistritzer
Gustav Gross
Fredl Huber
Julius Juhn
Oskar Nowak
Hansjörg Reichel
Hans Schneider
Willibald Stanek
Herbert Ulrich
Fritz Walter
Helfried Winger
Rudolf Wurmbrandt

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event, meaning that athletes competing here were skiing for two disciplines at the same time. Details can be found above in this article, in the cross-country skiing section.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below. Athletes would perform three jumps, of which the two best jumps (distance and form) were counted.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Distance 3 Points Rank Points Rank
Hubert Hammerschmied Individual 154.50 30 58.5 62.0 62.5 202.4 14 356.90 23
Karl Martitsch 162.00 27 59.0 60.0 61.0 198.2 17 360.20 21
Paul Haslwanter 163.50 25 DNF DNF
Josl Gstrein 193.50 17 63.5 61.0 59.5 188.2 25 381.70 16

Skeleton[edit]

Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Run 5 Run 6 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hugo Kuranda DNF DNF

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Helmut Hadwiger Normal hill 51.0 56.5 181.4 35
Toni Wieser 59.0 61.5 192.1 28
Gregor Höll 60.0 62.5 195.8 24
Hubert Hammerschmied 61.0 63.0 199.8 19

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ferdinand Preindl 48.7 41
Gustav Slanec 47.4 37
1500 m Ferdinand Preindl 2:38.6 44
Gustav Slanec 2:31.9 40
Max Stiepl 2:31.2 38
5000 m Max Stiepl 9:05.0 24
10,000 m Max Stiepl 19:25.5 10

References[edit]