1948 World Figure Skating Championships

The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion.

1948 World Figure Skating Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 11 – 15
Season:1948
Location:Davos, Switzerland
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Richard Button
Ladies' singles:
Canada Barbara Ann Scott
Pair skating:
Belgium Micheline Lannoy / Pierre Baugniet
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The 1948 competitions for men, ladies, and pair skating took place from February 11 to 15 in Davos, Switzerland. These were the second World Figure Skating Championships after World War II. Skaters from Germany and Japan were still not allowed to compete.

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Dick Button   United States 11
2 Hans Gerschwiler    Switzerland 19
3 Ede Király   Hungary 28
4 John Lettengarver   United States 32
5 James Grogan   United States 52
6 Graham Sharp   United Kingdom 53
7 Helmut Seibt   Austria 76
8 Hellmuth May   Austria 79
9 Wallace Diestelmeyer   Canada 85
10 Ladislav Čáp   Czechoslovakia 84
11 Fernand Leemans   Belgium 80
12 Zdeněk Fikar   Czechoslovakia 105
13 Per Cock-Clausen   Denmark 115
WD Edi Rada   Austria

Judges:

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Barbara Ann Scott   Canada 11
2 Eva Pawlik   Austria 25
3 Jiřína Nekolová   Czechoslovakia 32
4 Jeanette Altwegg   United Kingdom 36
5 Alena Vrzáňová   Czechoslovakia 39
6 Yvonne Sherman   United States 71
7 Marta Bachem-Musilek   Austria 81
8 Bridget Shirley Adams   United Kingdom 83
9 Andrea Kékesy   Hungary 93
10 Dagmar Lerchova   Czechoslovakia 109
11 Marika Saáry   Hungary 102
12 Marilyn Ruth Take   Canada 97
13 Suzanne Morrow   Canada 107
14 Maja Hug    Switzerland 124
15 Marion Davies   United Kingdom 113
16 Barbara Wyatt   United Kingdom 135
17 Beryl Bailey   United Kingdom 141
18 Jacqueline du Bief   France 149
19 Jill Hood-Linzee   United Kingdom 163
20 Lotti Höner    Switzerland 179

Judges:

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Micheline Lannoy / Pierre Baugniet   Belgium 13.5
2 Andrea Kékesy / Ede Király   Hungary 24.5
3 Suzanne Morrow / Wallace Diestelmeyer   Canada 26
4 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy   United States 38.5
5 Yvonne Sherman / Robert Swenning   United States 45
6 Winifred Silverthorne / Dennis Silverthorne   United Kingdom 51.5
7 Marianne Nagy / László Nagy   Hungary 72
8 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks   United Kingdom 80.5
9 Blažena Knittlová / Karel Vosátka   Czechoslovakia 86.5
10 Luny Kuster-Unold / Hans Unold    Switzerland 91
11 Herta Ratzenhofer / Emil Ratzenhofer   Austria 92
12 Joan Oglivie-Thompson / Robert Thompson   United Kingdom 95
13 Susi Giebsch / Helmut Seibt   Austria 104
14 Eliane Steinemann / André Calame    Switzerland 125
WD Denise Favart / Jacques Favart   France

Judges:

SourcesEdit

  • Result List provided by the ISU