Skeleton at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Skeleton
at the V Olympic Winter Games
Skeleton pictogram.svg
Venue Cresta Run
Competitors 15 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Italy
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1928 2002»

Medals awarded for the skeleton discipline at the 1948 Winter Olympics held in St Moritz. In many locations the sport was referred to as tobogganing during these and the 1928 Games. The contest was run over a total of six runs.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Nino Bibbia
 Italy
Silver John Heaton
 United States
Bronze John Crammond
 Great Britain

Turn 10 at Cesana Pariol, where the bobsled, luge, and skeleton competitions took place for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, is named for Bibbia.

John Heaton also won the silver medal in skeleton at the 1928 Winter Olympics.

Results[edit]

Rank Name Country Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Run 5 Run 6 Total Diff.
1 Nino Bibbia Italy 0:48.8 0:47.6 0:47.6 0:59.5 1:00.2 1:00.3 5:23.2
2 John Heaton United States 0:48.1 0:47.4 0:47.7 1:00.0 1:00.2 1:01.2 5:24.6 +1.4
3 John Crammond Great Britain 0:47.4 0:47.7 0:47.9 1:00.9 1:00.9 1:00.3 5:25.1 +1.9
4 William Martin United States 0:47.8 0:49.2 0:48.2 1:00.7 1:01.6 1:00.5 5:28.0 +4.8
5 Gottfried Kägi Switzerland 0:48.9 0:48.8 0:48.7 1:00.8 1:01.6 1:01.1 5:29.9 +6.7
6 Richard Bott Great Britain 0:48.3 0:48.9 0:49.2 1:01.5 1:01.4 1:01.4 5:30.7 +7.5
7 James Coats Great Britain 0:48.8 0:48.7 0:49.0 1:02.3 1:01.7 1:01.4 5:31.9 +8.7
8 Fairchilds Maccarthy United States 0:48.8 0:48.3 0:49.4 1:03.6 1:02.7 1:02.7 5:35.5 +12.3
9 Thomas Clarke Great Britain 0:49.7 0:49.9 0:49.3 1:03.5 1:03.8 1:02.8 5:39.0 +15.8
10 C. William Johnson United States 0:47.7 0:48.4 0:48.0 did not start
11 Milo Bigler Switzerland 0:48.4 0:48.4 0:48.7 did not start
12 Dialma Balsegia Switzerland 0:49.2 0:49.0 0:48.6 did not start
13 William Hirigoyen France 0:52.7 0:49.9 0:51.0 did not start
Christian Fischbacher Switzerland unknown did not start
Hugo Kuranda Austria unknown did not start

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
2  United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
3  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

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