Alpine skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Ladies' downhill

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Women's downhill
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Venue Mt. Tofana,
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date 1 February 1956
Competitors 44 from 16 nations
Winning time 1:40.7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Madeleine Berthod  Switzerland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Frieda Dänzer  Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lucile Wheeler  Canada
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The women's downhill event at the 1956 Winter Olympics was held on 1 February on Mt. Tofana. The course was 1.552 kilometres (0.96 miles) in length with a vertical drop of 502 metres (1,647 ft) and twenty control gates. The Swiss took the top two spots; Madeleine Berthod won the gold and Frieda Dänzer took the silver, and Lucile Wheeler of Canada won the bronze. Forty-four women from sixteen countries finished the race.[1]

Source:[2]

Results[edit]

Wednesday, 1 February 1956

Rank Bib # Competitor Time Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) 6  Madeleine Berthod (SUI) 1:40.7
2nd, silver medalist(s) 20  Frieda Dänzer (SUI) 1:45.4 +4.7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4  Lucile Wheeler (CAN) 1:46.0 +5.3
4 12  Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo (ITA) 1:47.3 +6.6
4 15  Hilde Hofherr (AUT) 1:47.3 +6.6
6 1  Carla Marchelli (ITA) 1:47.7 +7.0
7 21  Dorothea Hochleitner (AUT) 1:47.9 +7.2
8 18  Josette Neviere (FRA) 1:49.2 +8.5
9 7  Borghild Niskin (NOR) 1:49.5 +8.8
10 28  Gladys Werner (USA) 1:49.6 +8.9
11 26  Anna Pellissier (ITA) 1:49.7 +9.0
12 22  Trude Klecker (AUT) 1:50.6 +9.9
13 23  Josefine Frandl (AUT) 1:51.0 +10.3
14 51  Aleksandra Artemenko (URS) 1:51.1 +10.4
15 30  Eivor Berglund (SWE) 1:51.6 +10.9
15 32  Rosmarie Reichenbach (SUI) 1:51.6 +10.9
17 10  Barbara Grocholska (POL) 1:51.7 +11.0
18 29  Ingrid Englund (SWE) 1:51.8 +11.1
19 11  Maria Kowalska (POL) 1:51.9 +11.2
20 16  Ossi Reichert (EUA) 1:52.3 +11.6
21 14  Marysette Agnel (FRA) 1:52.4 +11.7
22 37  Anne Heggtveit (CAN) 1:53.2 +12.5
22 31  Carlyn Kruger (CAN) 1:53.2 +12.5
24 25  Madeleine Front (FRA) 1:53.6 +12.9
25 2  Hedi Beeler (SUI) 1:54.0 +13.3
26 39  Inger Jorgensen (NOR) 1:54.3 +13.6
27 9  Astrid Sandvik (NOR) 1:54.4 +13.7
28 41  Slava Zupancic (YUG) 1:54.5 +13.8
29 13  Hannelore Glaser (EUA) 1:54.7 +14.0
30 5  Andrea Mead Lawrence (USA) 1:55.2 +14.5
31 52  Jakobina Jakobsdottir (ISL) 1:57.2 +16.5
32 19  Sonja Sperl (EUA) 1:57.8 +17.1
33 53  Ginette Seguin (CAN) 1:58.2 +17.5
34 47  Penny Pitou (USA) 1:58.9 +18.2
35 50  Zandra Nowell (GBR) 1:59.0 +18.3
36 40  Vera Schenone (ITA) 1:59.2 +18.5
37 17  Yevgenya Sidorova (URS) 1:59.8 +19.1
38 55  Dorothy Surgenor (USA) 2:01.5 +20.8
39 54  Christine Davy (AUS) 2:01.6 +20.9
40 46  Magdalena Marotineanu (ROM) 2:04.0 +23.3
41 49  Sue Holmes (GBR) 2:05.0 +24.3
42 38  Vivi-Anne Wassdahl (SWE) 2:08.0 +27.3
43 45  Ethel Jean Stanford (GBR) 2:15.1 +34.4
44 48  Elena Epuran (ROM) 2:27.7 +47.0
3  Marie Edith Bonlieu (FRA) INJ
8  Mirl Buchner (EUA) INJ
33  Maria Gasienica-Daniel (POL) INJ

Source:[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 596
  2. ^ a b Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 596–597

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