Figure skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the VI Winter Olympics
Champions
Men's singles:
 United States (USA) Dick Button
Ladies' singles:
 Great Britain (GBR) Jeannette Altwegg
Pair skating:
 Germany (GER) Ria Baran and Paul Falk
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At the 1952 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. Compulsory figures were skated at the outdoor Jordal Amfi rink, while the free skating portions of the competition were held at the huge Bislett Stadion, on a regulation-sized ice surface set inside the speed skating track. The competition opened with the ladies' figures on February 16 and 17, followed by the men's figures on February 19 and then the three free skating events for ladies, men, and pairs. Somewhat unusually for competitions of this era, there were no particular problems with bad weather or poor ice conditions at the outdoor rinks.[1]

At this competition, Dick Button won his second Olympic title, and also became the first skater to land a triple jump—a triple loop jump -- in competition.

Medalists[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Medal Athlete Points Places
Gold  Dick Button (USA) 192.256 9
Silver   Helmut Seibt (AUT) 180.144 23
Bronze   James Oliver Grogan (USA) 180.822 24

Ladies Singles[edit]

Medal Athlete Points Places
Gold   Jeannette Altwegg (GBR) 161.756 14
Silver   Tenley Albright  (USA) 159.133 22
Bronze   Jacqueline du Bief (FRA) 158.000 24

Pairs[edit]

Medal Athlete Points Places
Gold  Ria Baran & Paul Falk (GER) 11,400 11.5
Silver  Karol Kennedy & Peter Kennedy (USA) 11,178 17.5
Bronze  Marianna Nagy & László Nagy (HUN) 10,822 31

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation CF FS Points Places
1 Dick Button United States 1 1 192.256 9
2 Helmut Seibt Austria 2 5 180.144 23
3 James Grogan United States 3 2 180.822 24
4 Hayes Alan Jenkins United States 5 3 174.589 40
5 Peter Firstbrook Canada 4 4 173.122 43
6 Carlo Fassi Italy 6 7 169.822 50
7 Alain Giletti France 7 6 163.233 63
8 Freimut Stein Germany 8 8 155.956 72
9 François Pache Switzerland 9 11 139.922 92
10 Adrian Swan Australia 12 9 138.689 95
11 Kurt Oppelt Austria 11 10 137.033 98
12 György Czakó Hungary 14 12 132.233 112
13 Kalle Tuulos Finland 13 13 131.211 112
14 Per Cock-Clausen Denmark 10 11 133.722 112

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation CF FS Points Places
1 Jeannette Altwegg Great Britain 1 4 161.756 14
2 Tenley Albright United States 2 3 159.133 22
3 Jacqueline du Bief France 4 2 158.000 24
4 Sonya Klopfer United States 3 5 154.633 33
5 Virginia Baxter United States 8 1 152.211 50
6 Suzanne Morrow Canada 6 7 149.333 56
7 Barbara Wyatt Great Britain 5 11 148.378 63
8 Gundi Busch Germany 10 6 146.289 75
9 Marlene Smith Canada 11 9 143.289 92
10 Erika Kraft Germany 9 10 143.767 89
11 Valda Osborn Great Britain 7 13 144.767 89
12 Helga Dudzinski Germany 12 8 142.767 103
13 Vera Smith Canada 13 15 138.220 117
14 Nancy Burley Australia 17 14 135.633 135
15 Susi Wirz Switzerland 15 17 135.578 136
16 Annelies Schilhan Austria 19 12 134.744 140
17 Patricia Devries Great Britain 14 20 132.811 148
18 Yolande Jobin Switzerland 16 16 132.478 151
19 Sissy Schwarz Austria 22 18 126.878 178
20 Leena Pietilä Finland 20 21 124.733 185
21 Gweneth Molony Australia 18 22 124.344 190
22 Alida Stoppelman Netherlands 21 23 123.544 193
23 Eszter Jurek Hungary 24 19 121.478 199
24 Ingeborg Nilsson Norway 25 24 113.322 215
WD Bjørg Løhner Øien Norway 23

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Points Places
1 Ria Baran / Paul Falk Unified Team of Germany 11.400 11.5
2 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy United States 11.178 17.5
3 Marianna Nagy / László Nagy Hungary 10.822 31
4 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks Great Britain 10.600 39
5 Frances Dafoe / Norris Bowden Canada 10.489 48
6 Janet Gerhauser / John Nightingale United States 10.289 54
7 Silvia Grandjean / Michel Grandjean Switzerland 10.300 53
8 Ingeborg Minor / Hermann Braun Unified Team of Germany 9.089 73.5
9 Sissy Schwarz / Kurt Oppelt Austria 9.469 83
10 Éva Szöllösy / Gábor Vida Hungary 9.244 91.5
11 Peri Horne / Raymond Lockwood Great Britain 9.133 94
12 Britta Lindmark / Ulf Berendt Sweden 8.756 106
13 Bjørg Skjælaaen / Reidar Børjeson Norway 8.346 117

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Olympics: 1948 and 1952", Skating magazine, February 1960