Sweden at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Sweden at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish) (in English)
in St. Moritz
Competitors43 (42 men, 1 woman) in 6 sports
Flag bearerErik Lindström (ski jumping)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
4
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
10
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Martin Lundström Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Gold Nils Karlsson Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Gold Nils Östensson
Nils Täpp
Gunnar Eriksson
Martin Lundström
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Gold Åke Seyffarth Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Silver Nils Östensson Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Silver Harald Eriksson Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Åke Seyffarth Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Bronze Gunnar Eriksson Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Bronze Sven Israelsson Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Göthe Hedlund Speed skating Men's 5000m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olle Dalman Downhill 3:23.2 41
Stig Sollander 3:23.1 40
Åke Nilsson 3:22.2 38
Sixten Isberg 3:15.0 30
Hans Hansson 3:05.0 10
Åke Nilsson Slalom DNF DNF
Hans Hansson 1:11.1 11 1:07.2 16 2:18.3 11
Sixten Isberg 1:10.7 8 1:06.5 13 2:17.2 10
Olle Dalman 1:10.4 7 1:03.2 3 2:13.6 5

Men's combined

The downhill part of this event was held along with the main medal event of downhill skiing. For athletes competing in both events, the same time was used (see table above for the results). The slalom part of the event was held separate from the main medal event of slalom skiing (included in table below).

Athlete Slalom Total (downhill + slalom)
Time 1 Time 2 Rank Points Rank
Stig Sollander DNF
Olle Dalman DNF
Åke Nilsson 1:15.3 1:09.4 10 19.43 19
Hans Hansson 1:13.5 1:10.0 9 9.31 6
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
May Nilsson Downhill 2:39.1 18
May Nilsson Slalom 1:12.2 19 57.5 2 2:09.7 10

Women's combined

The downhill part of this event was held along with the main medal event of downhill skiing. For athletes competing in both events, the same time was used (see table above for the results). The slalom part of the event was held separate from the main medal event of slalom skiing (included in table below).

Athlete Slalom Total (downhill + slalom)
Time 1 Time 2 Rank Points Rank
May Nilsson 1:05.3 1:05.3 9 13.03 15

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Clas Haraldsson 1'24:21 33
Erik Elmsäter 1'22:12 19
Sven Israelsson 1'21:44 16
Nils Karlsson 1'16:54 5
Gunnar Eriksson 1'16:06 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Nils Östensson 1'14:22 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Martin Lundström 1'13:50 1st, gold medalist(s)
50 km Arthur Herrdin DNF
Anders Törnqvist 3'58:20 5
Harald Eriksson 3'52:20 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Nils Karlsson 3'47:48 1st, gold medalist(s)
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Nils Östensson
Nils Täpp
Gunnar Eriksson
Martin Lundström
2'32:08 1st, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

The tournament was run in a round-robin format with nine teams participating.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 8 7 0 1 69 5 15
 Czechoslovakia 8 7 0 1 80 18 15
  Switzerland 8 6 2 0 67 21 12
 Sweden 4th 8 4 4 0 55 28 8
 Great Britain 8 3 5 0 39 47 6
 Poland 8 2 6 0 29 97 4
 Austria 8 1 7 0 33 77 2
 Italy 8 0 8 0 24 156 0
 United States * 8 5 3 0 86 33 10

* United States team was disqualified. Only eight teams are officially ranked.

  • Canada 3-1 Sweden
  • Czechoslovakia 6-3 Sweden
  • Sweden 7-1 Austria
  • USA 5-2 Sweden
  • Switzerland 8-2 Sweden
  • Sweden 4-3 United Kingdom
  • Sweden 23-0 Italy
  • Sweden 13-2 Poland
Contestants
Stig Andersson
Åke Andersson
Stig Carlsson
Åke Ericson
Rolf Ericsson
Svante Granlund
Arne Johansson
Rune Johansson
Gunnar Landelius
Klas Lindström
Lars Ljungman
Holger Nurmela
Bror Pettersson
Rolf Pettersson
Kurt Svanberg
Sven Thunman

Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event, meaning that athletes competing here were skiing for two disciplines at the same time. Details can be found above in this article, in the cross-country skiing section.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below. Athletes would perform three jumps, of which the two best jumps (distance and form) were counted.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Distance 3 Points Rank Points Rank
Clas Haraldsson Individual 197.35 15 63.5 66.0 66.0 213.4 4 410.75 10
Erik Elmsäter 208.95 6 56.0 61.5 58.0 202.0 15 410.95 9
Sven Israelsson 211.50 4 67.5 66.0 67.0 221.9 1 433.40 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Erik Lindström Normal hill DNF DNF
Vilhelm Hellman 57.5 65.0 208.1 14
Nils Lundh 61.5 (fall) 66.0 152.7 40
Evert Karlsson 65.5 68.0 212.2 11

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Göthe Hedlund 45.6 20
Åke Seyffarth 44.0 11
Halle Janemar 44.0 11
Mats Bolmstedt 43.7 10
1500 m Mats Bolmstedt 2:22.8 17
Göthe Hedlund 2:20.7 8
Harry Jansson 2:20.0 5
Åke Seyffarth 2:18.1 2nd, silver medalist(s)
5000 m Rune Hammarström 8:53.8 16
Åke Seyffarth 8:37.9 7
Harry Jansson 8:34.9 4
Göthe Hedlund 8:34.8 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
10,000 m Göthe Hedlund DNF
Rune Hammarström 18:39.6 9
Harry Jansson 18:08.0 8
Åke Seyffarth 17:26.3 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  • Comité Olympique Suisse (January 1951). Rapport Général sur les Ves Jeux Olympiques d'hiver St-Moritz 1948 (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: H. Jaunin. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1948, full results by sports-reference.com