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Art Competitions at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Plaques

Art Competitions at the 1948 Summer Games:

Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Date Started: July 29, 1948
Date Finished: August 14, 1948

Silver: AUT Oskar Thiede
Bronze: AUT Edwin Grienauer
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Summary

Both medals awarded in this event were earned by Austrian sculptors. Oskar Thiede sent in a collection of eight plaques, which together were awarded a silver medal. Thiede, who regularly designed prizes and awards, also made sculptures, many of which can still be seen in Vienna today. Edwin Grienauer had already won a gold medal in the medals and reliefs category back in 1928. He was also a former rower, winning the 1927 Austrian double sculls championship. One noted participant in this event was graphic artist Alex Walter Diggelmann, who won two medals in the applied arts event in London, and claimed an honorable mention in this event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Title
2 Oskar Thiede 69 Austria AUT Silver Eight Sports Plaques
3 Edwin Grienauer 55 Austria AUT Bronze Prize Rowing Trophy
HM Alex Walter Diggelmann 45 Switzerland SUI Swiss Roller-Skating Championship Medal
HM Filippo Sgarlata 46 Italy ITA La Caccia and Il Disco
AC Alex Walter Diggelmann 45 Switzerland SUI Swiss Tennis Championship Medal
AC Alex Walter Diggelmann 45 Switzerland SUI Swiss Shooting Championship Medal
AC Stanislav Binar 39 Czechoslovakia TCH Championship of Basketball, Medallion, Brace Prague 1947
AC Alessandro Manzo 34 Italy ITA The Swimmer (Bronze plaque)
AC Omero Taddeini Italy ITA The Wrestlers (Bronze plaque)
AC Thomas Wilkinson Great Britain GBR Design for Plaque for a Sports Festival (Plaster)