Canada at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Canada competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Canada at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in St. Moritz
Competitors28 (24 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerHubert Brooks (ice hockey)
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
Kneeling from left: Fert Irwin, Hector Sutherland, Noel Paul, Laurent Bernier, Harvey Clifford. Standing up from left: Torney Pickering, Louis Cochand, Bill Irwin, Pierre Jalbert, Iohn Clifford, Tom Mobraaten, Lue Laferte, Rhona Wurtele, Rhoda Wurtele e Emile Allais.

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Barbara Ann Scott Figure skating Women's singles
  Gold Canada men's national ice hockey team (RCAF Flyers)
Ice hockey Men's competition
  Bronze Suzanne Morrow
Wallace Diestelmeyer
Figure skating Pairs

Of the 28 athletes participating only 8 did not receive any medals. While the men's hockey medal is counted as one, each of the 17 players received individual medals. The pairs figure skating counted as a single medal.

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bill Irwin Downhill 3:41.3 60
Bert Irwin 3:39.1 56
Hector Sutherland 3:14.1 28
Harvey Clifford 3:14.1 28
Bill Irwin Slalom 1:40.4 51 1:21.2 45 3:01.6 50
Bert Irwin 1:29.4 39 1:16.6 35 2:46.0 37
Hector Sutherland 1:19.2 27 1:12.0 28 2:31.2 28
Harvey Clifford 1:13.5 19 1:10.2 24 2:23.7 19

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
Bert Irwin 2:02.5 (+0:05) 1:18.9 61 53.51 49
Bill Irwin 1:32.9 1:12.7 33 39.25 36
Harvey Clifford 1:26.8 1:10.2 23 20.34 21
Hector Sutherland 1:22.8 1:17.3 25 21.72 23
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rhona Wurtele Downhill 3:26.1 37

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Bill Irwin 1'44:43 81
Tom Dennie 1'35:41 73
50 km Tom Dennie DNF

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Wallace Diestelmeyer 13 9 156.322 110 12
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Suzanne Morrow 9 15 143.655 117 14
Marilyn Ruth Take 12 13 143.722 110.5 12
Barbara Ann Scott 1 1 163.077 11  
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Suzanne Morrow
Wallace Diestelmeyer
11.000 31  

Ice hockeyEdit

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 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
  • Canada 3-0 United Kingdom
  • Canada 15-0 Poland
  • Canada 21-1 Italy
  • Canada 12-3 USA
  • Canada 0-0 Czechoslovakia
  • Canada 12-0 Austria
  • Canada 3-0 Switzerland

Top scorerEdit

Team GP G A Pts
  Walter Halder 8 21 8 29
Gold:
  Canada (CAN)
Hubert Brooks
Murray Dowey
Bernard Dunster
R.A. Forbes
A. Gilpin
Jean Gravelle
Patrick Guzzo
Walter Halder
Thomas Hibberd
Ross King
Henri-André Laperriere
John Lecompte
J. Leichnitz
George Mara
Albert Renaud
Reginald Schroeter
Irving Taylor

Nordic combinedEdit

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
Bill Irwin Individual 99.00 39 51.0 51.0 51.5 181.0 30 280.00 37

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Bill Irwin Normal hill 56.0 54.0 175.1 39
Laurent Bernier 58.0 54.5 (fall) 129.3 46
Tom Mobraaten 59.0 (fall) 58.0 135.9 44

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Craig Mackay DNF
Abe Hardy 45.5 19
Gordon Audley 45.3 17
Frank Stack 43.6 6
1500 m Gordon Audley 2:30.0 32
Abe Hardy 2:28.5 29
Frank Stack 2:25.7 27
5000 m Craig Mackay 8:47.2 14
10,000 m Craig Mackay 20:15.5 13

ReferencesEdit

  • Comité Olympique Suisse (January 1951). Rapport Général sur les Ves Jeux Olympiques d'hiver St-Moritz 1948 (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: H. Jaunin. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1948, full results by sports-reference.com