United States at the 1952 Winter Olympics

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United States at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
IOC codeUSA
NOCUnited States Olympic Committee
in Oslo
Competitors65 (55 men, 10 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerJames John Bickford (bobsleigh)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
4
Silver
6
Bronze
1
Total
11
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The United States competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bill Beck Downhill N/A 2:33.3 5
Dick Buek 2:39.1 12
Brooks Dodge 2:52.2 32
Jack Reddish 2:41.5 14
Brooks Dodge Giant slalom N/A 2:32.6 6
David Lawrence 2:48.6 35
Jack Nagel 2:42.0 29
Jack Reddish 2:39.5 24
Brooks Dodge Slalom 1:01.4 8 Q 1:03.3 11 2:04.7 9
Jack Nagel 1:07.3 35 Did not advance
Jack Reddish 1:02.5 13 Q 1:06.5 23 2:09.0 17
Darrell Robison 1:05.1 25 Q 1:05.1 18 2:10.2 22
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jannette Burr Downhill N/A DSQ
Andrea Mead-Lawrence 1:55.3 17
Katy Rodolph 1:57.4 23
Betty Weir 1:55.7 19
Jannette Burr Giant slalom N/A 2:19.2 22
Andrea Mead-Lawrence 2:06.8 1st, gold medalist(s)
Imogene Opton 2:15.8 15
Katy Rodolph 2:11.7 5
Jannette Burr Slalom 1:11.2 19 1:09.3 15 2:20.5 15
Andrea Mead-Lawrence 1:07.2 4 1:03.4 1 2:10.6 1st, gold medalist(s)
Imogene Opton 1:07.4 5 1:06.7 5 2:14.1 5
Katy Rodolph 1:17.6 31 1:06.4 4 2:24.0 21

Bobsleigh[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stanley Benham
Patrick Martin
Two-man 1:22.03 2 1:22.12 2 1:21.21 2 1:21.53 3 5:26.89 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Frederick Fortune
John L. Helmer
1:23.46 7 1:24.48 8 1:23.15 7 1:22.73 5 5:33.82 7
Stanley Benham
Patrick Martin
Howard Crossett
James Atkinson
Four-man 1:17.44 2 1:17.78 2 1:16.72 2 1:18.54 4 5:10.48 2nd, silver medalist(s)
James Bickford
Hubert Miller
Maurice R. Severino
Joseph Scott
1:19.13 8 1:19.97 11 1:19.49 11 1:21.09 11 5:19.68 9

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Wendell Broomhall 18 km 1:14:06 57
John Burton 1:16:47 67
John Caldwell 1:25:42 73
Theodore A. Farwell 1:11:54 43
George Hovland 1:18:05 71
Tom Jacobs 1:16:43 66
Robert Pidacks 1:18:25 72
Wendell Broomhall
John C. Burton
Theodore A. Farwell
George Hovland
4×10 km relay 2:53:28 12

Figure skating[edit]

Individual
Athlete Event CF FS Total
Rank Rank Points Places Rank
Dick Button Men's singles 1 1 192.256 9 1st, gold medalist(s)
James Grogan 3 2 180.822 24 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hayes Alan Jenkins 5 3 174.589 40 4
Tenley Albright Ladies' singles 2 3 159.133 22 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Virginia Baxter 8 1 152.211 50 5
Sonya Klopfer 3 5 154.633 33 4
Pairs
Athlete Event Points Places Rank
Janet Gerhauser
John Nightingale
Pairs 10.289 54 6
Karol Kennedy
Peter Kennedy
11.178 17.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

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

Summary
Team Event Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
United States men Men's tournament  Norway
W 3–2
 West Germany
W 8–2
 Finland
W 8–2
  Switzerland
W 8–2
 Sweden
L 2–4
 Poland
W 5–3
 Czechoslovakia
W 6–3
 Canada
T 3–3
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Roster
Alfred Van Allen
André Gambucci
Arnold Oss
Clifford Harrison
Donald Whiston
Gerald Kilmartin
James Sedin
John Mulhern
John Noah
Joseph Czarnota
Kenneth Yackel
Len Ceglarski
Richard Desmond
Robert Rompre
Tournament
Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 8 7 0 1 71 14 15
 United States 8 6 1 1 43 21 13
 Sweden 9 7 2 0 53 22 14
 Czechoslovakia 9 6 3 0 50 23 12
  Switzerland 8 4 4 0 40 40 8
 Poland 8 2 5 1 21 56 5
 Finland 8 2 6 0 21 60 4
 West Germany 8 1 6 1 21 53 3
 Norway 8 0 8 0 15 46 0
  • Norway 2-3 USA
  • USA 8-2 Germany FR
  • USA 8-2 Finland
  • USA 8-2 Switzerland
  • Sweden 4-2 USA
  • USA 5-3 Poland
  • USA 6-3 Czechoslovakia
  • Canada 3-3 USA

Nordic combined[edit]

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 were allowed to perform three jumps, the best two jumps were counted and are shown here).

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
John Caldwell Individual 57.5 58.0 146.5 25 1:25:42 155.273 22 301.773 22
Theodore Farwell 60.0 60.0 196.0 13 1:11:54 205.454 13 401.454 11
Tom Jacobs 57.0 56.0 179.5 21 1:16:43 187.939 19 367.439 21
Paul Wegeman 58.5 58.5 187.0 19 DNF

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Willis Olson Normal hill 62.5 100.5 18 62.0 93.0 31 193.5 22
Art Tokle 62.5 100.5 18 63.0 99.0 20 199.5 18
Keith Wegeman 62.5 102.0 16 61.5 102.5 11 204.5 12
Art Devlin 63.5 104.0 13 60.5 97.5 23 201.5 15

Speed skating[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bobby Fitzgerald 500 m 44.9 15
Ken Henry 43.2 1st, gold medalist(s)
Don McDermott 43.9 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Johnny Werket 44.5 11
Ken Henry 1500 m 2:25.0 17
Don McDermott 2:28.8 28
Pat McNamara 2:25.5 18
Johnny Werket 2:24.3 12
Al Broadhurst 5000 m 9:09.2 34
Chuck Burke 9:06.4 33
Ken Henry 8:59.9 29
Pat McNamara 8:53.4 24
Al Broadhurst 10,000 m 18:44.2 25
Chuck Burke 19:07.1 27
Pat McNamara 18:08.7 16
Johnny Werket DNF

References[edit]

  • (ed.) Rolf Petersen (1952). The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIth Winter Olympic Games 1952 at Oslo (PDF). Oslo. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1952, full results by sports-reference.com