Figure skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the VI Winter Olympics
Type: Olympic Games
Venue: Bislett Stadion
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Dick Button
Ladies' singles:
United Kingdom Jeannette Altwegg
Pair skating:
Germany Ria Baran / Paul Falk
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At the 1952 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. Compulsory figures were skated at the outdoor Jordal Amfi rink, while the free skating portions of the competition were held at the huge Bislett Stadion, on a regulation-sized ice surface set inside the speed skating track. The competition opened with the ladies' figures on February 16 and 17, followed by the men's figures on February 19 and then the three free skating events for ladies, men, and pairs. Somewhat unusually for competitions of this era, there were no particular problems with bad weather or poor ice conditions at the outdoor rinks.[1]

At this competition, Dick Button won his second Olympic title, and also became the first skater to land a triple jump –a triple loop jump– in competition.

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men Dick Button
 United States
Helmut Seibt
 Austria
James Grogan
 United States
Ladies Jeannette Altwegg
 Great Britain
Tenley Albright
 United States
Jacqueline du Bief
 France
Pair skating Ria Baran
/ Paul Falk
 Germany
Karol Kennedy
/ Peter Kennedy
 United States
Marianna Nagy
/ László Nagy
 Hungary

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation CF FS Points Places
1 Dick Button  United States 1 1 192.256 9
2 Helmut Seibt  Austria 2 5 180.144 23
3 James Grogan  United States 3 2 180.822 24
4 Hayes Alan Jenkins  United States 5 3 174.589 40
5 Peter Firstbrook  Canada 4 4 173.122 43
6 Carlo Fassi  Italy 6 7 169.822 50
7 Alain Giletti  France 7 6 163.233 63
8 Freimut Stein  Germany 8 8 155.956 72
9 François Pache  Switzerland 9 11 139.922 92
10 Adrian Swan  Australia 12 9 138.689 95
11 Kurt Oppelt  Austria 11 10 137.033 98
12 György Czakó  Hungary 14 12 132.233 112
13 Kalle Tuulos  Finland 13 13 131.211 112
14 Per Cock-Clausen  Denmark 10 11 133.722 112

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation CF FS Points Places
1 Jeannette Altwegg  Great Britain 1 4 161.756 14
2 Tenley Albright  United States 2 3 159.133 22
3 Jacqueline du Bief  France 4 2 158.000 24
4 Sonya Klopfer  United States 3 5 154.633 33
5 Virginia Baxter  United States 8 1 152.211 50
6 Suzanne Morrow  Canada 6 7 149.333 56
7 Barbara Wyatt  Great Britain 5 11 148.378 63
8 Gundi Busch  Germany 10 6 146.289 75
9 Marlene Smith  Canada 11 9 143.289 92
10 Erika Kraft  Germany 9 10 143.767 89
11 Valda Osborn  Great Britain 7 13 144.767 89
12 Helga Dudzinski  Germany 12 8 142.767 103
13 Vera Smith  Canada 13 15 138.220 117
14 Nancy Burley  Australia 17 14 135.633 135
15 Susi Wirz  Switzerland 15 17 135.578 136
16 Annelies Schilhan  Austria 19 12 134.744 140
17 Patricia Devries  Great Britain 14 20 132.811 148
18 Yolande Jobin  Switzerland 16 16 132.478 151
19 Sissy Schwarz  Austria 22 18 126.878 178
20 Leena Pietilä  Finland 20 21 124.733 185
21 Gweneth Molony  Australia 18 22 124.344 190
22 Alida Stoppelman  Netherlands 21 23 123.544 193
23 Eszter Jurek  Hungary 24 19 121.478 199
24 Ingeborg Nilsson  Norway 25 24 113.322 215
WD Bjørg Løhner Øien  Norway 23

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Points Places
1 Ria Baran / Paul Falk  United Team of Germany 11.400 11.5
2 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy  United States 11.178 17.5
3 Marianna Nagy / László Nagy  Hungary 10.822 31
4 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks  Great Britain 10.600 39
5 Frances Dafoe / Norris Bowden  Canada 10.489 48
6 Janet Gerhauser / John Nightingale  United States 10.289 54
7 Silvia Grandjean / Michel Grandjean  Switzerland 10.300 53
8 Ingeborg Minor / Hermann Braun  United Team of Germany 9.089 73.5
9 Sissy Schwarz / Kurt Oppelt  Austria 9.469 83
10 Éva Szöllösy / Gábor Vida  Hungary 9.244 91.5
11 Peri Horne / Raymond Lockwood  Great Britain 9.133 94
12 Britta Lindmark / Ulf Berendt  Sweden 8.756 106
13 Bjørg Skjælaaen / Reidar Børjeson  Norway 8.346 117

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Olympics: 1948 and 1952", Skating magazine, February 1960

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