Nordic combined at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Nordic Combined
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Nordic combined pictogram.svg
Venue Trampolino Olimpico (ski jumping)
Lo Stadio della neve (cross-country skiing)
Dates 29-31 January
Competitors 36 from 12 nations
Winning Score 457.95
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Sverre Stenersen  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bengt Eriksson  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Franciszek Gąsienica Groń  Poland
← 1952
1960 →

Nordic combined at the 1956 Winter Olympics consisted of one event, held from 29 January to 31 January. The ski jumping portion took place at Trampolino Olimpico, while the cross-country portion took place at Lo Stadio della neve. [1]

Standings were determined by the combined length of 3 jumps per entrant and combined style points (best 2 out of 3), awarded by a pool of 5 international judges. The cross-country course had a vertical drop of 185 m. and a max. climb of 150 m. (420 m. total climb).

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 1 0 0 1
2  Sweden 0 1 0 1
3  Poland 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 1 3

Franciszek Gąsienica Groń's bronze medal was the first, and as of 2010, only, medal for Poland in nordic combined.

Events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Sverre Stenersen
 Norway
455.00 Bengt Eriksson
 Sweden
437.40 Franciszek Gąsienica Groń
 Poland
436.80

Individual[edit]

Athletes did three normal hill ski jumps, with the lowest score dropped. They then raced a 15 kilometre cross-country course, with the time converted to points. The athlete with the highest combined points score was awarded the gold medal.[1]

Rank Name Country Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Total Rank Time Points Rank
1st, gold medalist(s) Sverre Stenersen  Norway 95.5 107.5 107.5 215.0 2 56:18 240.00 1 455.00
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bengt Eriksson  Sweden 108.0 106.0 99.5 214.0 3 1:00:36 223.40 15 437.40
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Franciszek Gąsienica Groń  Poland 60.0 101.5 101.5 203.0 10 57:55 233.80 7 436.80
4 Paavo Korhonen  Finland 97.0 96.5 99.5 196.5 17 56:32 239.10 2 435.60
5 Arne Barhaugen  Norway 99.0 98.5 100.0 199.0 15 57:11 236.58 3 435.58
6 Tormod Knutsen  Norway 89.5 103.5 99.5 203.0 10 58:22 232.00 9 435.00
7 Nikolay Gusakov  Soviet Union 98.0 102.0 96.5 200.0 14 58:17 232.30 8 432.30
8 Alfredo Prucker  Italy 101.0 100.0 95.0 201.0 12 58:52 230.10 10 431.10
9 Eeti Nieminen  Finland 99.5 105.0 101.0 206.0 8 1:00:20 224.40 14 430.40
10 Leonid Fyodorov  Soviet Union 101.0 100.0 98.0 201.0 12 59:17 228.50 12 429.50
11 Sepp Schiffner  Austria 105.0 106.5 104.0 211.5 4 1:02:02 217.80 25 429.30
12 Vítězslav Lahr  Czechoslovakia 92.0 98.0 95.0 193.0 22 57:39 234.80 5 427.80
13 Yury Moshkin  Soviet Union 110.5 83.5 107.0 217.5 1 1:04:18 209.10 30 426.60
14 Kjetil Mårdalen  Norway 93.0 92.5 96.0 189.0 26 57:43 234.50 6 423.50
15 Aleksander Kowalski  Poland 99.0 104.5 106.0 210.5 5 1:03:37 211.70 29 422.20
16 Willi Egger  Austria 102.0 105.0 103.0 208.0 7 1:03:00 214.10 28 422.10
17 Leopold Kohl  Austria 97.5 101.0 95.5 198.5 16 1:01:00 221.80 21 420.30
18 Vlastimil Melich  Czechoslovakia 88.5 90.5 93.0 183.5 28 57:18 236.10 4 419.60
19 Helmut Böck  United Team of Germany 97.0 93.0 91.5 190.0 24 59:13 228.70 11 418.70
20 Enzo Perin  Italy 97.5 98.5 95.5 196.0 19 1:00:48 222.60 18 418.60
21 Heinz Hauser  United Team of Germany 93.0 101.0 94.0 195.0 20 1:00:43 222.90 17 417.90
22 Josef Nüsser  Czechoslovakia 92.5 95.5 94.0 189.5 25 59:28 227.80 13 417.30
23 Marvin Crawford  United States 96.5 97.5 99.0 196.5 17 1:02:24 216.40 26 412.90
24 Gerhard Glaß  United Team of Germany 103.0 100.5 77.0 203.5 9 1:04:17 209.10 30 412.60
25 Esko Jussila  Finland 96.5 97.5 95.0 194.0 21 1:02:38 215.50 27 409.50
26 Uno Kajak  Soviet Union 84.0 92.0 94.5 186.5 27 1:00:48 222.60 18 409.10
27 Irvin Servold  Canada 91.0 89.0 87.5 180.0 31 1:01:44 219.00 24 399.00
28 Herbert Leonhardt  United Team of Germany 79.5 89.0 88.0 177.0 32 1:01:34 219.60 23 396.60
29 Józef Daniel Krzeptowski  Poland 78.0 87.5 86.0 173.5 33 1:00:48 222.60 18 396.10
30 Theodore Farwell, Jr.  United States 88.5 83.0 85.0 173.5 33 1:01:21 220.50 22 394.00
31 Aldo Pedrana  Italy 85.0 79.5 83.0 168.0 35 1:00:36 223.40 15 391.40
32 Jan Raszka  Poland 89.0 91.5 91.0 182.5 29 1:05:15 205.40 32 387.90
33 Koichi Sato  Japan 93.0 98.0 93.5 191.5 23 1:08:21 193.40 35 384.90
34 Charles Tremblay  United States 88.0 91.0 91.0 182.0 30 1:07:40 196.00 34 378.00
35 Buck Levy  United States 72.5 80.5 81.5 162.0 36 1:05:42 203.60 33 365.60
- Hiroshi Yoshizawa  Japan 98.0 106.5 104.0 210.5 5 DNF DNF - -

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twelve nations participated in nordic combined at the Cortina Games. The Soviet Union made their Olympic nordic combined debut.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali - Rapporto ufficiale" (PDF). COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO. LA84 Foundation. 1956. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

Sports-Reference - 1956 Olympics - Nordic Combined

Sports-Reference - 1956 Olympics - Nordic Combined - Individual