Denmark at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Denmark sent a delegation to compete at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway from 14–25 February 1952. The kingdom was making their second appearance at a Winter Olympic Games. They were represented by one figure skater, second-time Olympian Per Cock-Clausen. In the men's singles' competition, he came in 14th and last place.

Denmark at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Flag of Denmark.svg
IOC codeDEN
NOCNational Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Websitewww.dif.dk (in Danish and English)
in Oslo
Competitors1 (man) in 1 sport
Flag bearerPer Cock-Clausen
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

BackgroundEdit

Denmark joined the modern Olympic movement at the beginning, participating in the first modern Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics.[1] The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark was formally recognised by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1905.[2] Denmark has sent a team to every Summer Olympic Games except the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, and they first participated in the Winter Olympic Games in the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics.[1] These Oslo Olympics were therefore their second appearance at a Winter Games.[1] The 1952 Winter Olympics were held in Oslo, Norway from 14–25 February 1952; a total of 694 athletes representing 30 National Olympic Committees took part.[3] In Oslo, Denmark was represented by a single figure skater, Per Cock-Clausen,[4] who carried the Danish flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

Figure skatingEdit

Per Cock-Clausen was 39 years old at the time of these Oslo Olympics, and had previously represented Denmark at the 1948 Winter Olympics.[5][6] At the 1948 Winter Olympics, he had come in 16th and last place in the men's singles event.[7] The Oslo men's singles were held over 19–21 February 1952.[8] The rankings were determined by ordinal placement by judges, with the compulsory figures being worth 60% of the final result, and the free skating portion worth 40%.[8] On 19 February, Cock-Clausen finished tenth in the compulsory figures, his highest ranking by any judge was ninth, and his lowest ranking was fourteenth out of fourteen skaters.[9] In the free skating portion, held two days later, he received fourteenth place marks from six out of nine judges, and this was his ranking for the final portion of the competition.[10] His final placement for the competition was fourteenth and last.[8] The gold medal was won by Dick Button of the United States, the silver by Austrian Hellmut Seibt, and the bronze was earned by fellow American James Grogan.[11]

Athlete Compulsory Figures Free Skate Points Places Rank
Per Cock-Clausen 10 14 133.722 112 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Denmark – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
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  5. ^ "Per Cock-Clausen Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Per COCK-CLAUSEN – Olympic Figure skating – Denmark". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games: Men's Singles". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Figure Skating at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games: Men's Singles". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games: Men's Singles Compulsory Figures". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games: Men's Singles Free Skating". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Oslo 1952 Individual men – Olympic Figure skating". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 November 2018.