Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo
Competitors 9 in 4 sports
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia's second Winter Olympic Games appearance was at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. It was 16 years since Australia's last Winter Games, as the 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics were cancelled, and Australia did not compete in the 1948 Winter Olympics. Australia sent nine athletes and competed in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating and speed skating. Nancy Hallam and Gweneth Molony were Australia's first women athletes at the Winter Olympics.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

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Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Bob Arnott Downhill N/A 4:13.5 +1:42.7 71
Giant slalom N/A 3:38.4 +1:13.4 78
Slalom 1:21.1 65 Did not advance
Bill Day Downhill N/A 3:31.4 +1:00.6 60
Giant slalom N/A 3:10.5 +45.5 67
Slalom 1:13.9 54 Did not advance
Barry Patten Downhill N/A 3:53.1 +1:22.3 67
Giant slalom N/A 3:41.5 +1:16.5 80
Slalom 1:29.6 76 Did not advance

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Along with Karl Schüssler of West Germany, Bruce and Cedric gave up between the 30.5 km mark and 42 km mark in the 50 km race.

The winner of the 18 km won in a time of 1:01:34, whereas Bruce Haslingden took 1:29:58 and Cedric Sloane timed 1:32:39. The third-last competitor, John H. Caldwell (USA) took 1:25:42, and a total of five competitors retired during the race.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Bruce Haslingden 18 km 1:29:58 74
50 km Did not finish
Cedric Sloane 18 km 1:32:39 75
50 km Did not finish

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

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Athlete(s) Event CF FS TO Points Rank
Adrian Swan Men's 12 9 95 1248.2 10
Nancy Burley Ladies' 17 14 111 1220.7 14
Gweneth Molony 18 22 141 1119.1 21

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

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Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Colin Hickey 500 m 46.2 29
1500 m 2:30.4 30
5000 m 8:57.6 28

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIth Winter Olympic Games 1952 at Oslo" (PDF). Oslo Organising Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1952. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  • "2002 Australian Winter Olympic Team Guide" PDF file