Norway at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Norway at the Olympic Games

Flag of Norway
IOC code  NOR
NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Website www.idrett.no (Norwegian)
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo
Competitors 73 (61 men, 12 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Hjalmar Andersen (speed skating)
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
7
Silver
3
Bronze
6
Total
16
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906

Norway was the host nation for the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.

By winning 7 gold medals, Norway had the most golds at these games. This would be the last time a host country would win the most gold medals at the Winter Olympics until Canada won the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Eriksen, SteinStein Eriksen Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom
 Gold Brenden, HallgeirHallgeir Brenden Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Gold Slåttvik, SimonSimon Slåttvik Nordic combined Men's individual
 Gold Bergmann, ArnfinnArnfinn Bergmann Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Gold Andersen, HjalmarHjalmar Andersen Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Gold Andersen, HjalmarHjalmar Andersen Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Gold Andersen, HjalmarHjalmar Andersen Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Silver Eriksen, SteinStein Eriksen Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Silver Estenstad, MagnarMagnar Estenstad
Kirkholt, MikalMikal Kirkholt
Stokken, MartinMartin Stokken
Brenden, HallgeirHallgeir Brenden
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Falkanger, TorbjørnTorbjørn Falkanger Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Bronze Berge, GuttormGuttorm Berge Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Estenstad, MagnarMagnar Estenstad Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Bronze Stenersen, SverreSverre Stenersen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Johansen, ArneArne Johansen Speed skating Men's 500m
 Bronze Aas, RoaldRoald Aas Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Bronze Haugli, SverreSverre Haugli Speed skating Men's 5000m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sverre Johannessen Downhill DSQ
Johnny Lunde 2:43.6 20
Gunnar Hjeltnes 2:35.9 7
Stein Eriksen 2:33.8 6
Alf Opheim Giant Slalom 2:35.9 19
Guttorm Berge 2:34.5 13
Gunnar Hjeltnes 2:33.7 10
Stein Eriksen 2:25.0 1
Gunnar Hjeltnes Slalom 1:11.6 49 Did not advance
Per Rollum 1:01.6 11 Q 1:02.9 9 2:04.5 8
Guttorm Berge 1:01.1 6 Q 1:00.6 3 2:01.7 3
Stein Eriksen 59.2 1 Q 1:02.0 6 2:01.2 2
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Borghild Niskin Downhill DSQ
Karen-Sofie Styrmoe 2:15.5 31
Dagny Jørgensen 1:56.8 21
Margit Hvammen 1:50.9 7
Tull Gasmann Giant Slalom 2:34.3 35
Dagny Jørgensen 2:31.1 33
Margit Hvammen 2:17.7 18
Borghild Niskin 2:11.9 6
Tull Gasmann Slalom 1:29.4 35 1:07.5 8 2:36.9 33
Karen-Sofie Styrmoe 1:15.0 28 1:12.6 27 2:27.6 23
Margit Hvammen 1:09.8 14 1:11.4 23 2:21.2 18
Borghild Niskin 1:08.7 10 1:09.0 14 2:17.7 11

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
NOR-1 Arne Holst
Kåre Christiansen
Two-man 1:24.52 13 1:24.77 11 1:24.24 12 1:24.88 14 5:38.41 13
NOR-2 Erik Tandberg
Curt James Haydn
Two-man 1:26.33 15 1:24.82 12 1:24.23 11 1:24.24 10 5:39.62 14
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
NOR-1 Arne Holst
Trygve Brudevold
Curt James Haydn
Kåre Christiansen
Four-man 1:20.05 12 1:19.93 9 1:19.98 12 1:21.40 12 5:21.36 12
NOR-2 Reidar Alveberg
Anders Hveem
Arne Røgden
Gunnar Thoresen
Four-man 1:21.53 15 1:21.18 13 1:20.77 14 1:20.99 10 5:24.47 13

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Sverre Stenersen 1'09:44 27
Per Gjelten 1'07:40 20
Ottar Gjermundshaug 1'06:13 17
Simon Slåttvik 1'05:40 15
Mikal Kirkholt 1'04:53 12
Magnar Estenstad 1'04:26 11
Martin Stokken 1'03:00 6
Hallgeir Brenden 1'01:34 1
50 km Harald Maartmann 3'43:43 8
Edvin Landsem 3'40:43 7
Olav Økern 3'38:45 4
Magnar Estenstad 3'38:28 3
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Magnar Estenstad
Mikal Kirkholt
Martin Stokken
Hallgeir Brenden
2'23:13 2
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Jorun Tangen-Askersrud 47:45 12
Gina Regland-Sigstad 45:37 10
Marit Øiseth 45:04 7
Rakel Wahl 44:54 6

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Bjørg Løhner Øien 23 DNS DNF
Ingeborg Nilsson 25 24 113.322 215 24
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Bjørg Skjærlaaen
Reidar Børjeson
8.346 117 13

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 8 1 6 1 21 53 3
 Norway 9th 8 0 8 0 15 46 0
  • Norway 2-3 USA
  • Norway 0-6 Czechoslovakia
  • Norway 2-4 Sweden
  • Norway 2-7 Switzerland
  • Norway 2-5 Finland
  • Norway 2-6 Germany FR
  • Norway 2-11 Canada
  • Norway 3-4 Poland
Contestants
Jan Erik Adolfsen
Arne Berg
Egil Bjerklund
Per Dahl
Bjørn Gulbrandsen
Bjørn Oscar Gulbrandsen
Finn Gundersen
Arthur Kristiansen
Gunnar Kroge
Johnny Larntvet
Roar Pedersen
Annar Petersen
Ragnar Rygel
Leif Solheim
Øivind Solheim
Roy Strandem
Per Voigt

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
Sverre Stenersen Individual 213.335 9 68.0 69.5 223.0 2 436.335 3
Per Gjelten 220.848 6 65.0 66.0 212.0 3 432.848 5
Ottar Gjermundshaug 226.121 5 61.0 64.5 206.0 6 432.121 6
Simon Slåttvik 228.121 3 67.0 66.5 223.5 1 451.621 1

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Halvor Næs Normal hill 63.5 108.0 8 64.5 108.5 3 216.5 4
Arne Hoel 66.5 109.0 7 63.5 106.5 5 215.5 6
Arnfinn Bergmann 67.5 112.0 2 68.0 114.0 1 226.0 1
Torbjørn Falkanger 68.0 113.0 1 64.0 108.5 3 221.5 2

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Sigmund Søfteland 44.3 10
Hroar Elvenes 44.1 6
Finn Helgesen 44.01 5
Arne Johansen 44.0 3
1500 m Nic Stene 2:24.8 15
Ivar Martinsen 2:23.4 8
Roald Aas 2:21.6 3
Hjalmar Andersen 2:20.4 1
5000 m Yngvar Karlsen 8:48.2 20
Wiggo Hanssen 8:37.2 9
Sverre Haugli 8:22.4 3
Hjalmar Andersen 8:10.6 OR 1
10,000 m Ingar Nordlund DNF
Yngvar Karlsen 18:10.6 18
Sverre Haugli 17:30.2 6
Hjalmar Andersen 16:45.8 OR 1
1 No bronze medal awarded due to Helgesen finishing behind his direct opponent during his race

References[edit]