Switzerland at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Switzerland was the host nation for the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. It was the second time that Switzerland had hosted the Winter Games, after the 1928 Winter Olympics, also in St. Moritz.

Switzerland at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in St. Moritz
Competitors70 (59 men, 11 women) in 9 sports
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
3
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
10
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Edy Reinalter Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Gold Hedy Schlunegger Alpine skiing Women's downhill
  Gold Felix Endrich
Friedrich Waller
Bobsleigh Two-man
  Silver Karl Molitor Alpine skiing Men's combined
  Silver Antoinette Meyer Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Silver Fritz Feierabend
Paul Eberhard
Bobsleigh Two-man
  Silver Hans Gerschwiler Figure skating Men's singles
  Bronze Karl Molitor Alpine skiing Men's downhill tie
  Bronze Rolf Olinger Alpine skiing Men's downhill tie
  Bronze Switzerland 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
Alfred Stäger Downhill DNF
Edy Reinalter 3:11.0 22
Romedi Spada 3:09.2 18
Adolf Odermatt 3:06.4 11
Fernand Grosjean 3:03.1 8
Ralph Olinger 3:00.3  
Karl Molitor 3:00.3  
Karl Gamma Slalom DNF DNF
Georges Schneider 1:11.9 14 1:06.5 13 2:18.4 13
Karl Molitor 1:10.2 6 1:06.0 11 2:16.2 8
Edy Reinalter 1:07.7 3 1:02.6 1 2:10.3  

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
Adolf Odermatt 1:19.8 1:15.8 19 15.64 15
Fernand Grosjean 1:19.6 1:22.7 (+0:05) 30 16.61 16
Edy Reinalter 1:16.3 1:05.8 4 12.01 10
Karl Molitor 1:14.0 1:08.5 6 6.44  
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olivia Ausoni Downhill 2:45.1 24
Irène Molitor 2:37.2 14
Antoinette Meyer 2:35.4 11
Rosemarie Bleuer 2:33.3 9
Lina Mittner 2:31.2 5
Hedy Schlunegger 2:28.3  
Olivia Ausoni Slalom 1:18.7 22 59.9 8 2:18.6 17
Rosemarie Bleuer 1:06.2 13 1:04.4 14 2:10.6 13
Renée Clerc 1:03.8 8 1:02.0 9 2:05.8 5
Antoinette Meyer 1:00.7 4 57.0 1 1:57.7  

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
Olivia Ausoni 1:44.4 1:08.5 27 38.02 26
Hedy Schlunegger 1:11.4 1:07.1 15 10.20 8
Rosemarie Bleuer 1:05.5 1:03.8 6 8.80 6
Lina Mittner 1:03.3 1:16.3 17 12.54 14

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Fritz Feierabend
Paul Eberhard
Two-man 1:23.7 2 1:24.0 2 1:21.4 1 1:21.3 1 5:30.4  
SUI-2 Felix Endrich
Friedrich Waller
Two-man 1:22.4 1 1:22.7 1 1:21.7 2 1:22.4 2 5:29.2  
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Fritz Feierabend
Friedrich Waller
Felix Endrich
Heinrich Angst
Four-man 1:16.9 1 1:21.2 8 1:22.3 7 1:21.7 3 5:22.1 4
SUI-2 Franz Kapus
Werner Spring
Bernhard Schilter
Paul Eberhard
Four-man 1:17.6 6 1:20.8 3 1:22.3 7 1:24.7 12 5:25.4 8

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Gottlieb Perren 1'26:27 43
Karl Bricker 1'25:47 41
Alfons Supersaxo 1'24:29 34
Theo Allenbach 1'23:54 30
Robert Zurbriggen 1'22:51 26
Max Müller 1'22:40 25
Niklaus Stump 1'22:15 20
Edy Schild 1'22:15 20
50 km Louis Bourban 4'33:50 19
Max Müller 4'30:51 17
Edy Schild 4'05:37 6
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Niklaus Stump
Robert Zurbriggen
Max Müller
Edi Schild
2'48:07 5

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Karl Enderlin 14 10 154.244 110 14
Hans Gerschwiler 2 3 181.122 23  
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Final rank
Doris Blanc 24 25 122.622 221 25
Lotti Höner 20 22 134.211 186 23
Maja Hug 13 19 141.522 137 15
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Final rank
Luny Unold
Hans Kuster
9.281 120 12

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.

  • Switzerland 5-4 USA
  • Switzerland 16-0 Italy
  • Switzerland 11-2 Austria
  • Switzerland 12-3 United Kingdom
  • Switzerland 8-2 Sweden
  • Switzerland 14-0 Poland
  • Czechoslovakia 7-1 Switzerland
  • Canada 3-0 Switzerland
Bronze:
Hans Bänninger
Reto Perl
Emil Handschin
Ferdinand Cattini
Hans Cattini
Hanggi Boller
Hans Dürst
Walter Paul Dürst
Bibi Torriani
Gebhard Poltera
Ulrich Poltera
Hans-Martin Trepp
Beat Rüedi
Fredy Bieler
Heini Lohrer
Werner Lohrer
Otto Schubiger

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
Gottlieb Perren Individual 186.00 20 56.0 57.5 56.5 187.8 26 373.80 18
Alfons Supersaxo 196.50 16 63.0 57.0 61.5 203.9 13 400.40 13
Theo Allenbach 199.50 12 52.5 52.0 50.0 176.6 32 376.10 17
Niklaus Stump 208.50 7 65.5 63.5 (fall) 60.0 213.0 5 421.50 4

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
Christian Fischbacher DNF DNF
Dialma Baseglia 49.2 11 49.0 10 48.6 6 DNF DNF
Gottfried Kägi 48.9 10 48.8 8 48.7 7 1:00.8 4 1:01.6 5 1:01.1 4 5:29.9 5
Milo Bigler 48.4 7 48.4 5 48.7 7 2:00.2 10 1:02.1 8 DNF DNF

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank
Willi Klopfenstein Normal hill 60.0 62.5 209.3 13
Andreas Däscher 61.0 61.0 203.8 17
Hans Zurbriggen 61.0 67.0 214.0 10
Fritz Tschannen 64.5 66.0 214.8 9

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Heinz Hügelshofer
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Rudolf Kleiner 47.8 39
1500 m Sepp Rogger 2:34.7 43
Rudolf Kleiner 2:33.0 42
Hanspeter Vogt 2:30.5 34
5000 m Alfred Altenburger 9:40.6 39
Sepp Rogger 9:29.3 34
9:21.3 33

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