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
1st, gold medalist(s) Nino Bibbia  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Heaton  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Crammond  Great Britain
← 1928
2002 →

Medals awarded for the skeleton discipline at the 1948 Winter Olympics held in St Moritz. At that time the sport was called cresta, and St. Moritz had the most famous Cresta Run, dating to 1884. 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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