Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
at the VI Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Norefjell in Krødsherad, Buskerud
Rødkleiva (slalom) in Oslo, Norway
Dates 14–20 February 1952
«1948 1956»
Alpine skiing at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Downhill men women
Giant Slalom men women
Slalom men women
Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics is located in Norway
Rødkleiva
Rødkleiva
Norefjell
Norefjell
Locations in Norway

At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, the six alpine skiing events were held from Thursday, 14 February to Wednesday, 20 February. The downhill and giant slalom events were held at Norefjell in Krødsherad, Buskerud, and the slalom events at Rødkleiva in Oslo.[1]

The giant slalom made its Olympic debut, and the combined event was dropped as an Olympic medal event for four decades, until 1988. It returned as a medal event at the World Championships two years later in 1954, and for the concurrent World Championships in Olympic years from 1956 through 1980; it was a "paper race," using the results from the three events.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Zeno Colò
 Italy
2:30.8 Othmar Schneider
 Austria
2:32.0 Christian Pravda
 Austria
2:32.4
Giant Slalom
details
Stein Eriksen
 Norway
2:25.0 Christian Pravda
 Austria
2:26.9 Toni Spiß
 Austria
2:28.8
Slalom
details
Othmar Schneider
 Austria
2:00.0 Stein Eriksen
 Norway
2:01.2 Guttorm Berge
 Norway
2:01.7

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
Trude Jochum-Beiser
 Austria
1:47.1 Annemarie Buchner
 Germany
1:48.0 Giuliana Minuzzo
 Italy
1:49.0
Giant Slalom
details
Andrea Mead-Lawrence
 United States
2:06.8 Dagmar Rom
 Austria
2:09.0 Annemarie Buchner
 Germany
2:10.0
Slalom
details
Andrea Mead-Lawrence
 United States
2:10.6 Ossi Reichert
 Germany
2:11.4 Annemarie Buchner
 Germany
2:13.3

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Austria 2 3 2 7
2 United States 2 0 0 2
3 Norway 1 1 1 3
4 Italy 1 0 1 2
5 Germany 0 2 2 4
Total 6 6 6 18

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
Elevation
Finish
Elevation
Vertical
Drop
Course
Length
Average
Gradient
Sat 16-Feb  Downhill - men  940 m (3,084 ft)  190 m (623 ft)  750 m (2,461 ft)  2.600 km (1.616 mi) 28.8%
Sun 17-Feb  Downhill - women  710 m (2,329 ft)  325 m (1,066 ft)  385 m (1,263 ft)  1.350 km (0.839 mi) 28.5%
Fri 15-Feb  Giant Slalom - men  675 m (2,215 ft)  190 m (623 ft)  485 m (1,591 ft)  1.750 km (1.087 mi) 27.7%
Thu 14-Feb  Giant Slalom - women  710 m (2,329 ft)  375 m (1,230 ft)  335 m (1,099 ft)  1.200 km (0.746 mi) 27.9%
Tue 19-Feb  Slalom - men  479 m (1,572 ft)  310 m (1,017 ft)  169 m (554 ft)  0.422 km (0.262 mi) 40.0%
Wed 20-Feb  Slalom - women  479 m (1,572 ft)  310 m (1,017 ft)  169 m (554 ft)  0.422 km (0.262 mi) 40.0%

Source:[1]

Participating nations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VI Olympic Winter Games: Official Report" (PDF). Organisasjonskomiteen for de VI Olympiske Vinterleker. LA84 Foundation. 1952. pp. 32–33, 216–217, 227–223. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 

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