Italy at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (Italian)
At the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz
Competitors 57 (54 men, 3 women) in 9 sports
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
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Italy competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Nino Bibbia won the nation's first gold medal at the Winter Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Bibbia, NinoNino Bibbia Skeleton Men's individual

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roberto Lacedelli Downhill DNF
Zeno Colò DNF
Eugenio Bonnico 3:15.4 32
Vittorio Chierroni 3:10.0 21
Carlo Gartner 3:02.4 6
Silvio Alverà 3:02.4 6
Roberto Lacedelli Slalom DNF DNF
Vittorio Chierroni 1:27.0 36 1:05.5 7 2:32.5 30
Zeno Colò 1:13.3 17 1:05.7 8 2:19.0 14
Silvio Alverà 1:07.4 1 1:05.8 9 2:13.2 4

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
Silvio Alverà 1:15.3 1:09.6 11 8.71 5
Vittorio Chierroni 1:10.8 1:07.3 3 9.69 7
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Renata Carraretto Downhill 2:59.1 32
Celina Seghi 2:31.1 4
Celina Seghi Slalom 1:13.2 21 58.3 6 2:11.5 14
Renata Carraretto 1:09.2 17 1:10.7 19 2:19.9 18

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
Renata Carraretto 1:14.1 1:12.0 21 33.58 22
Celina Seghi 1:08.2 1:01.5 7 7.46 4

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Nino Bibbia
Edilberto Campadese
Two-man 1:25.0 5 1:25.0 8 1:23.8 6 1:24.2 6 5:38.0 6
ITA-2 Mario Vitali
Dario Poggi
Two-man 1:25.1 6 1:25.1 11 1:24.0 7 1:24.4 8 5:38.6 8
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
ITA-1 Nino Bibbia
Giancarlo Ronchetti
Eidlberto Campadese
Luigi Cavalieri
Four-man 1:18.2 7 1:20.8 3 1:22.1 6 1:21.9 4 5:23.0 6
ITA-2 Nino Rovelli
Enrico Airoldi
Vittorio Folonari
Remo Airoldi
Four-man 1:19.8 10 1:22.8 11 1:23.2 9 1:24.4 9 5:30.2 11

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Vincenzo Perruchon 1'28:50 54
Arcangelo Chiocchetti 1'28:36 52
Alberto Tassotti 1'28:16 50
Christiano Rodeghiero 1'24:34 35
Rizzieri Rodeghiero 1'24:12 31
Alfredo Prucker 1'23:26 29
Severino Compagnoni 1'22:21 22
50 km Stefano Sommariva DNF
Victor Borghi DNF
Silvio Confortola 4'31:36 18
Christiano Rodeghiero 4'24:12 13
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Vincenzo Perruchon
Silvio Confortola
Rizzieri Rodeghiero
Severino Compagnoni
2'51:00 6

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Carlo Fassi 16 15 145.966 135 15
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Grazia Barcellona 25 24 122.211 218 24
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Grazia Barcellona
Carlo Fassi
9.263 121.5 13

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 8 1 7 0 33 77 2
 Italy 8th 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.

  • Czechoslovakia 22-3 Italy
  • Switzerland 16-0 Italy
  • USA 31-1 Italy
  • Canada 21-1 Italy
  • Poland 13-7 Italy
  • Austria 16-5 Italy
  • Sweden 23-0 Italy
  • United Kingdom 14-7 Italy
Contestants
Claudio Apollonio
Giancarlo Bassi
Mario Bedogni
Luigi Bestagini
Giancarlo Bucchetti
Carlo Bulgheroni
Ignazio Dionisi
Arnaldo Fabris
Vincenzo Fardella
Aldo Federici
Umberto Gerli
Dino Innocenti
Constanzo Mangini
Dino Menardi
Otto Rauth
Franco Rossi
Gianantonio Zopegni

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
Alberto Tassotti Individual 177.00 22 46.5 52.0 42.0 165.1 36 342.10 28
Rizzieri Rodeghiero 198.00 13 57.0 58.0 56.0 190.8 23 388.80 15
Alfredo Prucker 202.50 11 51.0 59.5 56.0 191.5 22 394.00 14

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
Nino Bibbia 48.0 4 47.6 2 47.6 1 59.5 1 1:00.2 1 1:00.3 1 5:23.2 1

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Aldo Trivella Normal hill 41.5 59.0 176.6 38
Igino Rizzi 57.0 (fall) 57.0 131.7 45
Bruno da Col 65.5 66.0 201.2 18

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Giorgio Cattaneo 47.2 36
Enrico Musolino 46.5 32
1500 m Guido Caroli 2:30.9 36
Giorgio Cattaneo 2:30.5 34
Enrico Musolino 2:30.0 32
5000 m Fernando Alloni 9:36.3 37
Enrico Musolino 9:32.3 36
Guido Caroli 9:21.3 31

References[edit]