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Gretchen Fraser

Full name: Gretchen Claudia Fraser (Kunigk-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: February 11, 1919 in Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 17, 1994 in Sun Valley, Idaho, United States
Affiliations: Sun Valley Ski Club, Sun Valley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Gretchen Fraser first became known as a top skier years before the 1948 Olympics. She won the first revival of the Silver Belt trophy in 1940, won the 1941 National Alpine Combined, and the 1942 National Slalom titles. At St. Moritz in 1948, Fraser took another slalom title and her proficiency in the technical event helped her to an overall second place in the alpine combined. For her performance she was awarded the National Ski Association’s Beck International Trophy After retiring from competition, Gretchen Fraser became an officer of the National Ski Association and active in ski development in the Pacific Northwest.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill United States USA 13
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA 1 Gold
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Women's Combined United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 13 2:37.1

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 1 1:57.2
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 1 59.7 0:00
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 2T 57.5 0:00

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PT
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 2 6.95
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Downhill 11 5.50 2:37.1
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Slalom 2 1.45 2:01.0
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 1 2T 1:01.8 0:00
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 2 1 59.2 0:00
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