Canada at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz
Competitors 28 (24 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Hubert Brooks (ice hockey)
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ann Scott, BarbaraBarbara Ann Scott Figure skating Women's singles
 Gold Canada men's national ice hockey team (RCAF Flyers)
Hubert Brooks   Patrick Guzzo   J. Leichnitz
Murray Dowey   Walter Halder   George Mara
Bernard Dunster   Thomas Hibberd   Albert Renaud
R.A. Forbes   Ross King   Reginald Schroeter
A. Gilpin   Henri-André Laperriere   Irving Taylor
Jean Gravelle   John Lecompte
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Morrow, SuzanneSuzanne Morrow
Diestelmeyer, WallaceWallace Diestelmeyer
Figure skating Pairs

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bill Irwin Downhill 3:41.3 60
Bert Irwin 3:39.1 56
Hector Sutherland 3:14.1 28
Harvey Clifford 3:14.1 28
Bill Irwin Slalom 1:40.4 51 1:21.2 45 3:01.6 50
Bert Irwin 1:29.4 39 1:16.6 35 2:46.0 37
Hector Sutherland 1:19.2 27 1:12.0 28 2:31.2 28
Harvey Clifford 1:13.5 19 1:10.2 24 2:23.7 19

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
Bert Irwin 2:02.5 (+0:05) 1:18.9 61 53.51 49
Bill Irwin 1:32.9 1:12.7 33 39.25 36
Harvey Clifford 1:26.8 1:10.2 23 20.34 21
Hector Sutherland 1:22.8 1:17.3 25 21.72 23
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rhona Wurtele Downhill 3:26.1 37

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Bill Irwin 1'44:43 81
Tom Dennie 1'35:41 73
50 km Tom Dennie DNF

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Wallace Diestelmeyer 13 9 156.322 110 12
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Suzanne Morrow 9 15 143.655 117 14
Marilyn Ruth Take 12 13 143.722 110.5 12
Barbara Ann Scott 1 1 163.077 11 1
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Suzanne Morrow
Wallace Diestelmeyer
11.000 31 3

Ice hockey[edit]

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

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 1 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 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.

  • Canada 3-1 Sweden
  • Canada 3-0 United Kingdom
  • Canada 15-0 Poland
  • Canada 21-1 Italy
  • Canada 12-3 USA
  • Canada 0-0 Czechoslovakia
  • Canada 12-0 Austria
  • Canada 3-0 Switzerland

Top scorer[edit]

Team GP G A Pts
Canada Walter Halder 8 21 8 29
Gold:
 Canada (CAN)
Hubert Brooks
Murray Dowey
Bernard Dunster
R.A. Forbes
A. Gilpin
Jean Gravelle
Patrick Guzzo
Walter Halder
Thomas Hibberd
Ross King
Henri-André Laperriere
John Lecompte
J. Leichnitz
George Mara
Albert Renaud
Reginald Schroeter
Irving Taylor

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
Bill Irwin Individual 99.00 39 51.0 51.0 51.5 181.0 30 280.00 37

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Bill Irwin Normal hill 56.0 54.0 175.1 39
Laurent Bernier 58.0 54.5 (fall) 129.3 46
Tom Mobraaten 59.0 (fall) 58.0 135.9 44

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Craig Mackay DNF
Abe Hardy 45.5 19
Gordon Audley 45.3 17
Frank Stack 43.6 6
1500 m Gordon Audley 2:30.0 32
Abe Hardy 2:28.5 29
Frank Stack 2:25.7 27
5000 m Craig Mackay 8:47.2 14
10,000 m Craig Mackay 20:15.5 13

References[edit]