France at the 1948 Winter Olympics

France competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

France at the
1948 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeFRA
NOCFrench National Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.franceolympique.com (in French)
in St. Moritz
Competitors36 (28 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerJames Couttet (alpine skiing, ski jumping)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Henri Oreiller Alpine skiing Men's downhill
  Gold Henri Oreiller Alpine skiing Men's combined
  Silver James Couttet Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Bronze Henri Oreiller Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Bronze James Couttet Alpine skiing Men's combined

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Claude Penz Downhill 3:19.2 34
Jean Pazzi 3:16.1 33
Georges Panisset 3:12.0 23
Guy de Huertas 3:12.0 23
James Couttet 3:07.3 13
Henri Oreiller 2:55.0  
Claude Penz Slalom 1:29.2 (+0:05) 38 1:10.9 25 2:40.1 38
Désiré Lacroix 1:09.9 5 1:10.0 23 2:19.9 15
Henri Oreiller 1:08.0 4 1:04.8 6 2:12.8  
James Couttet 1:07.5 2 1:03.3 4 2:10.8  

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
Georges Panisset 1:19.8 1:15.5 18 18.38 18
Claude Penz 1:14.7 1:21.8 22 22.98 24
Henri Oreiller 1:12.3 1:10.0 5 3.27  
James Couttet 1:08.7 1:06.2 1 6.95  
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Georgette Miller-Thiollière Downhill 2:52.4 31
Micheline Desmazières 2:50.2 29
Fernande Bayetto 2:43.1 21
Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet 2:35.2 10
Françoise Gignoux 2:32.4 7
Suzanne Thiollière 2:31.4 6
Françoise Gignoux Slalom 1:05.0 10 1:05.3 16 2:10.3 12
Suzanne Thiollière 1:01.1 6 DNF DNF
Georgette Miller-Thiollière 1:00.8 5 58.0 4 1:58.8 4
Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet 1:00.1 3 1:20.5 23 2:20.6 20

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
Suzanne Thiollière 1:15.0 (+0:05) 1:02.0 13 10.50 11
Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet 1:04.0 1:08.4 10 10.50 11
Georgette Miller-Thiollière 1:03.9 1:14.8 (+0:05) 16 25.79 20
Françoise Gignoux 1:03.8 1:05.2 5 8.14 5

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 Achille Fould
Henri Evrot
Two-man 1:25.8 10 1:25.3 12 1:24.7 11 1:24.6 10 5:40.4 11
FRA-2 William Hirigoyen
Louis Saint-Calbre
Two-man 1:25.8 10 1:25.0 8 1:24.9 12 1:24.8 11 5:40.5 12
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRA-1 René Charlet
Jean Morin
Jacques Descatoire
Amédée Ronzel
Four-man 1:18.9 9 1:22.2 9 1:23.8 11 1:24.5 10 5:29.4 9
FRA-2 Gilbert Achard-Picard
Félix Bonnat
Louis Saint-Calbre
Henri Evrot
Four-man 1:20.7 14 1:24.7 15 1:24.7 13 1:25.3 13 5:35.4 13

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Walter Jeandel 1'34:19 71
Paul Bouveret 1'28:07 48
André Buffard 1'27:18 44
René Jeandel 1'25:57 42
Marius Mora 1'25:06 37
Benoît Carrara 1'20:03 11
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
René Jeandel
Gérard Perrier
Marius Mora
Benoît Carrara
2'51:53 7

Figure skatingEdit

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Jacqueline du Bief 16 21 139.022 147.5 16
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Denise Favart
Jacques Favart
8.700 139 14

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
Walter Jeandel Individual 147.00 31 60.5 59.0 59.5 192.6 21 339.60 30
René Jeandel 189.00 19 52.0 54.0 56.5 182.1 28 371.10 19

SkeletonEdit

Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Run 5 Run 6 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
William Gayraud-Hirigoyen 52.7 13 49.9 12 51.0 13 DNF DNF

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
James Couttet Normal hill 54.5 58.0 194.3 25
Jean Monnier 56.0 60.0 188.5 31
Régis Charlet 58.0 59.5 193.7 26
Arsène Lucchini 62.5 65.5 198.0 22

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