Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Czechoslovakia competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The country's only medal was a silver in ice hockey.

Czechoslovakia at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
IOC codeTCH
NOCCzechoslovak Olympic Committee
in St. Moritz
Competitors47 (41 men, 6 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerVladimír Zábrodský (ice hockey)
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Bohemia (1900–1912)
 Czech Republic (1994–)
 Slovakia (1994–)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daniel Šlachta Downhill 3:29.4 46
Luboš Brchel 3:12.4 27
Antonín Šponar 3:09.1 17
Zdeněk Parma Slalom DNF DNF
Daniel Šlachta 1:21.0 31 1:17.7 36 2:38.7 33
Antonín Šponar 1:20.2 (+0:05) 29 1:06.5 13 2:26.7 22
Luboš Brchel 1:10.8 9 1:05.8 9 2:16.6 9

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
Daniel Šlachta 1:37.4 (+0:05) 1:12.0 36 34.41 33
Luboš Brchel 1:19.1 1:07.2 13 14.85 14
Antonín Šponar 1:13.1 1:09.4 6 11.19 9
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Božena Moserová Downhill 2:46.1 25
Alexandra Nekvapilová 2:37.2 14
Božena Moserová Slalom 1:12.5 20 1:07.6 17 2:20.1 19
Alexandra Nekvapilová 1:03.2 7 1:08.8 18 2:12.0 16

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
Božena Moserová 1:14.6 1:07.0 19 23.01 18
Alexandra Nekvapilová 1:05.9 1:02.9 4 10.98 9

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
TCH-1 Max Ippen
Eduard Novotný
Two-man 1:27.2 14 1:26.4 13 1:26.3 14 1:26.7 14 5:46.6 14
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
TCH-1 Max Ippen
František Zajíšek
Ivan Šipajlo
Eduard Novotný
Four-man 1:20.6 13 1:24.1 13 1:25.4 14 1:25.4 14 5:35.5 14

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Jaroslav Lukeš 1'41:00 78
František Šimůnek 1'35:21 72
Jaroslav Kadavý 1'32:17 67
Štefan Kovalčík 1'31:06 63
Jaroslav Zajíček 1'29:44 60
Bohumil Kosour 1'29:37 58
Vít Fousek Sr. 1'29:37 58
Jaroslav Cardal 1'25:44 40
50 km Vít Fousek Sr. DNF
Jaroslav Zajíček 4'44:35 20
František Balvín 4'17:51 11
Jaroslav Cardal 4'14:34 8
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Štefan Kovalčík
František Balvín
Jaroslav Zajíček
Jaroslav Cardal
2'54:56 8

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Zdenek Fikar 12 13 154.155 114 13
Ladislav Cáp 10 11 160.233 96 10
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Dagmar Lerchová 15 8 144.433 112 13
Alena Vrzáňová 7 3 153.044 44 5
Jirína Nekolová 4 4 154.088 34 4
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Blazena Knittlová
Karel Vosátka
DNS

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.

  • Czechoslovakia 22-3 Italy
  • Czechoslovakia 6-3 Sweden
  • Czechoslovakia 13-2 Poland
  • Czechoslovakia 11-4 United Kingdom
  • Czechoslovakia 17-3 Austria
  • Canada 0-0 Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia 7-1 Switzerland
  • Czechoslovakia 4-3 USA
Silver:
Bohumil Modrý
Zdeněk Jarkovský
Miroslav Sláma
Josef Trousílek
Přemysl Hainý
Vilibald Šťovík
Oldřich Zábrodský
Miloslav Pokorný
Ladislav Troják
Vladimír Zábrodský
Stanislav Konopásek
Václav Roziňák
Jaroslav Drobný
Karel Stibor
Vladimír Kobranov
Gustav Bubník
Vladimír Bouzek

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
Jaroslav Lukeš Individual 115.50 37 63.5 62.0 65.0 205.4 12 320.90 35
František Šimůnek 142.50 32 51.0 50.0 52.0 169.8 35 312.30 36
Jaroslav Kadavý 157.50 29 51.5 55.0 55.5 181.1 29 338.60 31
Bohumil Kosour 169.50 24 44.5 47.5 48.5 (fall) 159.0 37 328.50 32

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Jaroslav Lukeš Normal hill 58.0 60.5 198.5 21
Josef Císař 59.0 62.0 189.4 29
Zdeněk Remsa 59.0 61.5 198.6 20
Miloslav Bělonožník 61.0 60.0 203.9 16

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Vladimír Kolář 46.1 26
1500 m Vladimír Kolář 2:25.6 26
5000 m Vladimír Kolář 8:58.9 22
10,000 m Vladimír Kolář DSQ

ReferencesEdit

  • 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