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Sweden at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Sweden competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

Sweden at the
1952 Winter Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish) (in English)
in Oslo
Competitors65 (55 men, 9 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerErik Elmsäter (Nordic combined)
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
4
Total
4
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stig Sollander Downhill DSQ
Sixten Isberg 2:53.4 34
Åke Nilsson 2:47.0 27
John Fredriksson 2:44.5 23
John Fredriksson Giant Slalom 2:55.9 49
Sixten Isberg 2:42.3 30
Åke Nilsson 2:37.0 21
Stig Sollander 2:32.6 6
Åke Nilsson Slalom 1:06.1 28 Q 1:03.4 12 2:09.5 18
John Fredriksson 1:06.0 27 Q 1:05.9 21 2:11.9 24
Olle Dalman 1:04.3 21 Q 1:04.5 16 2:08.8 15
Stig Sollander 1:00.4 4 Q 1:02.2 8 2:02.6 5
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ingrid Englund Downhill 2:01.3 29
Margareta Jacobsson 1:58.2 25
Sarah Thomasson 1:55.5 18
Margareta Jacobsson Giant Slalom DSQ
Ingrid Englund 2:29.9 32
Kerstin Ahlqvist 2:21.4 26
Sarah Thomasson 2:18.4 21
Ingrid Englund Slalom 1:14.8 27 1:13.9 29 2:28.7 27
Kerstin Ahlqvist 1:10.8 18 1:12.5 26 2:23.3 20
Margareta Jacobsson 1:10.4 17 1:10.2 20 2:20.6 16
Sarah Thomasson 1:09.9 15 1:08.4 13 2:18.3 12

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SWE-1 Olle Axelsson
Jan Lapidoth
Two-man 1:24.30 11 1:23.92 7 1:23.46 8 1:24.09 9 5:35.77 8
SWE-2 Kjell Holmström
Nils Landgren
Two-man 1:25.76 14 1:25.84 15 1:25.65 15 1:25.57 15 5:42.82 15
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SWE-1 Kjell Holmström
Felix Fernström
Nils Landgren
Jan Lapidoth
Four-man 1:19.11 7 1:19.90 7 1:17.28 3 1:18.72 5 5:15.01 6
SWE-2 Gunnar Åhs
Börje Ekedahl
Lennart Sandin
Gunnar Garpö
Four-man 1:18.84 5 1:19.93 9 1:18.66 7 1:20.43 9 5:17.86 7

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Lars-Erik Efverström 1'14:19 58
Erik Elmsäter 1'13:46 56
Enar Josefsson 1'05:10 13
Gunnar Östberg 1'03:44 9
Nils Täpp 1'03:35 7
Nils Karlsson 1'02:56 5
50 km Arthur Herrdin 3'57:46 13
Gunnar Eriksson 3'55:45 12
Anders Törnqvist 3'49:22 10
Nils Karlsson 3'39:30 6
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Nils Täpp
Sigurd Andersson
Enar Josefsson
Martin Lundström
2'24:13  
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Sonja Ruthström-Edström 45:41 11
Eivor Alm 45:20 9
Margit Albrechtsson 45:05 8
Märta Norberg 42:53 4

Figure skatingEdit

Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Britta Lindmark
Ulf Berendt
8.756 106 12

Ice hockeyEdit

The tournament was run in a round-robin format with nine teams participating.

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Canada 8 7 0 1 71 14 15
  United States 8 6 1 1 43 21 13
  Sweden   9 7 2 0 53 22 14
  Czechoslovakia 9 6 3 0 50 23 12
   Switzerland 8 4 4 0 40 40 8
  Poland 8 2 5 1 21 56 5
  Finland 8 2 6 0 21 60 4
  West Germany 8 1 6 1 21 53 3
  Norway 8 0 8 0 15 46 0
  • Sweden 9–2 Finland
  • Sweden 17–1 Poland
  • Norway 2–4 Sweden
  • Sweden 7–3 Germany FR
  • Sweden 4–2 USA
  • Canada 3–2 Sweden
  • Sweden 5–2 Switzerland
  • Czechoslovakia 4–0 Sweden
  • Sweden 5–3 Czechoslovakia 1

1 Sweden and Czechoslovakia were tied with identical record and goal differentials, so a tie breaker game was played.

Bronze:
  Sweden
Göte Almqvist
Hans Andersson
Stig Andersson
Åke Andersson
Lars Björn
Göte Blomqvist
Thord Flodqvist
Erik Johansson
Gösta Johansson
Rune Johansson
Sven "Tumba" Johansson
Åke Lassas
Holger Nurmela
Lars Pettersson
Lars Svensson
Sven Thunman
Hans Öberg

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 were allowed to perform three jumps, the best two jumps were counted and are shown here).

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski jumping Total
Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Points Rank
Lars-Erik Efverström Individual 196.667 17 59.5 60.5 193.0 15 389.667 17
Erik Elmsäter 198.667 16 61.0 62.0 199.0 11 397.667 13

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Thure Lindgren Normal hill 63.0 (fall) 72.0 40 62.5 103.5 10 175.5 40
Hans Nordin 63.5 104.5 12 61.5 102.0 13 206.5 11
Karl Holmström 67.0 110.0 5 65.5 109.5 2 219.5  
Bror Östman 66.5 110.0 5 65.0 (fall) 77.0 43 187.0 32

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Bengt Malmsten 46.6 31
Stig H Lindberg 45.9 25
Gunnar Ström 45.6 23
Mats Bolmstedt 44.8 12
1500 m John Wickström 2:27.6 26
Gunnar Ström 2:25.8 19
Sigvard Ericsson 2:23.4 8
Carl-Erik Asplund 2:22.6 4
5000 m John Wickström 8:47.2 18
Sigvard Ericsson 8:40.0 14
Göthe Hedlund 8:39.2 11
Carl-Erik Asplund 8:30.7 6
10,000 m Gunnar Hallkvist 18:20.9 20
Sigvard Ericsson 17:52.8 13
Göthe Hedlund 17:39.2 9
Carl-Erik Asplund 17:16.6  

ReferencesEdit

  • (ed.) Rolf Petersen (1952). The Official Report of the Organising Committee of the VIth Winter Olympic Games 1952 at Oslo (PDF). Oslo. Retrieved 2008-01-31.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • Olympic Winter Games 1952, full results by sports-reference.com