Germany at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany
IOC code  GER
NOC German Olympic Sports Confederation
Website www.dosb.de (German) (English) (French)
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo
Competitors 53 (41 men, 12 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Helmut Böck (cross-country, nordic)
Medals
Rank: 4
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906
Other related appearances
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)
West Germany (1968–1988)
East Germany (1968–1988)
Saar (1952)

Germany competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway after not having been invited to the 1948 Winter Olympics because of the role in World War II, and because the NOC restored in 1947 as Deutscher Olympischer Ausschuß did not represent a recognized state yet. The Federal Republic of Germany was founded in 1949, the NOC for Germany was renamed and in 1951 recognized by the IOC while recognition of a separate NOC of the GDR was declined. East Germans were told to cooperate in a single team Germany, which they declined in 1952, but accepted for 1956 and later.

Germany entered all events except the 1500 metres skating event, which was skipped by Germany' only speed skating entrant in favour of the other three events.

The IOC website currently uses both the codes GER or FRG for German medal winners, suggesting they represented two different teams:

  • 2/14/1952 Oslo 1952 Pairs Mixed - Gold FALK, Paul / FALK, Ria - Figure skating pairs mixed Germany
  • 2/14/1952 Oslo 1952 four-man Men - Gold FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY 01 - Bobsleigh four-man men Federal Republic of Germany (1950–1990, "GER" since)[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ostler, AndreasAndreas Ostler
Nieberl, LorenzLorenz Nieberl
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Gold Ostler, AndreasAndreas Ostler
Kuhn, FriedrichFriedrich Kuhn
Nieberl, LorenzLorenz Nieberl
Kemser, FranzFranz Kemser
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Gold Baran, RiaRia Baran
Falk, PaulPaul Falk
Figure skating Pairs
 Silver Buchner, MirlMirl Buchner Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Silver Reichert, OssiOssi Reichert Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Buchner, MirlMirl Buchner Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Bronze Buchner, MirlMirl Buchner Alpine skiing Women's slalom

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pepi Schwaiger Downhill 2:55.5 38
Beni Obermüller 2:42.9 17
Willi Klein 2:42.8 16
Pepi Erben Giant Slalom 2:55.0 47
Willi Klein 2:46.2 32
Beni Obermüller 2:41.4 28
Pepi Schwaiger 2:35.4 17
Pepi Schwaiger Slalom 1:13.7 53 Did not advance
Heini Bierling 1:09.9 44 Did not advance
Willi Klein 1:04.2 20 Q 1:04.7 17 2:08.9 16
Beni Obermüller 1:04.1 19 Q 1:03.4 12 2:07.5 13
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lia Leismüller Downhill 2:37.6 35
Hannelore Glaser-Franke 1:53.0 10
Evi Lanig 1:52.9 9
Mirl Buchner 1:48.0 2
Evi Lanig Giant Slalom 2:15.6 14
Marianne Seltsam 2:14.1 10
Ossi Reichert 2:13.2 8
Mirl Buchner 2:10.0 3
Hannelore Glaser-Franke Slalom 1:20.7 33 1:10.1 18 2:30.8 31
Marianne Seltsam 1:15.5 29 1:50.3 37 3:05.8 35
Mirl Buchner 1:07.6 8 1:05.7 3 2:13.3 3
Ossi Reichert 1:06.0 1 1:05.4 2 2:11.4 2

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GER-1 Andreas Ostler
Lorenz Nieberl
Two-man 1:20.76 1 1:21.64 1 1:21.02 1 1:21.12 1 5:24.54 1
GER-2 Theo Kitt
Friedrich Kuhn
Two-man 1:24.43 12 1:25.22 13 1:24.52 13 1:24.08 8 5:38.25 11
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GER-1 Andreas Ostler
Friedrich Kuhn
Lorenz Nieberl
Franz Kemser
Four-man 1:16.86 1 1:17.57 1 1:16.55 1 1:16.86 1 5:07.84 1

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Hubert Egger DNF
Helmut Böck DNF
Albert Mohr 1'16:32 65
Rudi Kopp 1'15:53 64
Alois Harrer 1'14:23 59
Heinz Hauser 1'13:30 54
50 km Karl Schüßler DNF
Juku Pent 4'30:56 26
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Hubert Egger
Albert Mohr
Heinz Hauser
Rudi Kopp
2'36:37 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Hanni Gehring 50:39 13

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Freimut Stein 8 8 155.956 72 8
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Helga Dudzinski 12 8 142.767 103 12
Erika Kraft 9 10 143.767 89 10
Gundi Busch 10 6 146.289 75 8
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Ingeborg Minor
Hermann Braun
9.089 73.5 8
Jennifer Nicks
John Nicks
10.600 39 4
Ria Baran
Paul Falk
11.400 11.5 1

Ice hockey[edit]

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

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 8 7 0 1 71 14 15
 United States 8 6 1 1 43 21 13
 Sweden 9 7 2 0 53 22 14
 Czechoslovakia 9 6 3 0 50 23 12
 Switzerland 8 4 4 0 40 40 8
 Poland 8 2 5 1 21 56 5
 Finland 8 2 6 0 21 60 4
 West Germany 8th 8 1 6 1 21 53 3
 Norway 8 0 8 0 15 46 0
  • Canada 15-1 Germany
  • USA 8-2 Germany
  • Czechoslovakia 6-1 Germany
  • Sweden 7-3 Germany
  • Poland 4-4 Germany
  • Norway 2-6 Germany
  • Finland 5-1 Germany
  • Switzerland 6-3 Germany
Contestants

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 were allowed to perform three jumps, the best two jumps were counted and are shown here).

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Points Rank
Helmut Böck Individual DNF 54.5 58.5 179.0 22 DNF
Heinz Hauser 199.636 15 60.0 62.0 193.5 14 393.136 15

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Franz Dengg Normal hill 60.0 96.5 24 56.5 91.0 35 187.5 31
Sepp Kleisl 66.5 108.0 8 62.5 100.0 17 208.0 10
Sepp Weiler 67.0 108.0 8 63.0 105.0 8 213.0 8
Toni Brutscher 66.5 111.0 3 62.5 105.5 7 216.5 4

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Theo Meding 46.8 33
5000 m Theo Meding 8:57.4 27
10,000 m Theo Meding 18:24.4 22

References[edit]