FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1954

Coordinates: 63°24′54″N 13°03′43″E / 63.415°N 13.062°E / 63.415; 13.062

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1954 were held in Åre, Sweden, from 28 February – 7 March.[1]

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1954
Host cityÅre
CountrySweden
Events8
Opening ceremony28 February 1954 (1954-02-28)
Closing ceremony7 March 1954 (1954-03-07)
Officially opened byGustaf VI Adolf
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Åre is located in Europe
Åre
Åre
Location in Europe

Olympic champion Stein Eriksen of Norway won three gold medals and was eighth in the downhill.[2] The combined event returned as a "paper race" (through 1980), based on the best average finish in all three events.

The event returned to Åre in 2007 and 2019.

Men's competitionsEdit

 
 
Åre
Location in Sweden

DownhillEdit

Sunday, 7 March 1954

Place Country Athlete
1   Austria Christian Pravda
2   Austria Martin Strolz
3   Austria Ernst Obereigner
Source:[2]

Giant SlalomEdit

Wednesday, 3 March 1954

Place Country Athlete
1   Norway Stein Eriksen
2   France François Bonlieu
3   Austria Anderl Molterer
Source:[3][4]

SlalomEdit

Sunday, 28 February 1954

Place Country Athlete
1   Norway Stein Eriksen
2   West Germany Beni Obermüller
3   Austria Toni Spiß
Source:

CombinationEdit

Place Country Athlete
1   Norway Stein Eriksen
2   Austria Christian Pravda
3   Sweden Stig Sollander
Source:[2]

Women's competitionsEdit

DownhillEdit

Monday, 1 March 1954

Place Country Athlete
1    Switzerland Ida Schöpfer
2   Austria Trude Klecker
3   France Lucienne Schmith
Source:[5][6]

Giant SlalomEdit

Thursday, 4 March 1954

Place Country Athlete
1   France Lucienne Schmith
2    Switzerland Madeleine Berthod
3   United States Jannette Burr
Source:

SlalomEdit

Saturday, 6 March 1954

Place Country Athlete
1   Austria Trude Klecker
2    Switzerland Ida Schöpfer
3   Sweden Sarah Thomasson
Source:[2][7]

CombinationEdit

Place Country Athlete
1    Switzerland Ida Schöpfer
2    Switzerland Madeleine Berthod
3   France Lucienne Schmith
Source:[2]

Medals tableEdit

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Austria 2 3 3 8
2     Switzerland 2 3 - 5
3   France 1 1 2 4
4   Norway 3 - - 3
5   Sweden - - 2 2
6   West Germany - 1 - 1
7   United States - - 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ de:Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 1954
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ottawa's Anne Heggtveit 7th in world slalom skiing". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 8 March 1954. p. 27.
  3. ^ "Eriksen wins slalom, Ernie McCulloch 12th". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 4 March 1954. p. 21.
  4. ^ "Norway skier wins world giant slalom". Lewiston Evening Journal. (Maine). Associated Press. 3 March 1954. p. 8.
  5. ^ "Swiss skier triumphs ladies downhill race". Ottawa Citizen. Associated Press. 2 March 1954. p. 17.
  6. ^ "Swiss miss wins world downhill, Canadian entrants finish 7th, 9th". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 2 March 1954. p. 19.
  7. ^ "Austrian skier nears win in world slalom". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press. 6 March 1954. p. 4A.

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