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Alpine Skiing at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games:

Men's Combined

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Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Venue(s): Corviglia, St. Moritz; Suvretta, St. Moritz
Date Started: February 2, 1948
Date Finished: February 4, 1948
Format: One downhill run and two slalom runs, point tables determined placement.

Gold: FRA Henri Oreiller
Silver: SUI Karl Molitor
Bronze: FRA James Couttet

Summary

The combined competition used the times for the open downhill, followed by a combined slalom competition, separate from the open slalom, with times converted to points. The downhill took place on 2 February, and the combined slalom was held on 4 February. Henri Oreiller had won the downhill by over 4 seconds and had a big lead going into the combined slalom. He held on by placing fifth in the slalom to win his second gold medal at the St. Moritz Olympics. Karl Molitor had been second in the downhill and placed sixth in the slalom to win another silver medal. The leader in the slalom was France’s James Couttet, who won a bronze in the combined. Couttet was now a slalom specialist and had placed second in the open slalom event. But he was one of the few skiers who had competed internationally before the war, winning the downhill gold medal at the 1938 World Championships. Couttet also competed in ski jumping at the Sankt Moritz Winter Olympics, placing 25th on the normal hill.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Henri Oreiller 22 France FRA Gold 3.27
2 Karl Molitor 27 Switzerland SUI Silver 6.44
3 James Couttet 26 France FRA Bronze 6.95
4 Edi Mall 23 Austria AUT 8.54
5 Silvio Alverà 26 Italy ITA 8.71
6 Hans Hansson 28 Sweden SWE 9.31
7 Vittorio Chierroni 30 Italy ITA 9.69
8 Hans Nogler 28 Austria AUT 9.96
9 Antonín Šponar 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 11.19
10 Edy Reinalter 27 Switzerland SUI 12.01
11 Eberhard Kneisl 31 Austria AUT 12.36
12 Jack Reddish 21 United States USA 13.24
13 Engelbert Haider 25 Austria AUT 13.26
14 Luboš Brchel 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 14.85
15 Adolf Odermatt 23 Switzerland SUI 15.64
16 Fernand Grosjean 23 Switzerland SUI 16.61
17 Bjarne Arentz 19 Norway NOR 17.17
18 Georges Panisset 18 France FRA 18.38
19 Åke Nilsson 20 Sweden SWE 19.43
20 Marius Eriksen 25 Norway NOR 19.68
21 Harvey Clifford 21 Canada CAN 20.34
22 Sverre Johannessen 26 Norway NOR 21.00
23 Hector Sutherland 20 Canada CAN 21.72
24 Claude Penz 23 France FRA 22.98
25 Steve Knowlton 25 United States USA 23.75
26 Barney McLean 30 United States USA 25.15
27 Józef Marusarz 22 Poland POL 25.96
28 Pentti Alonen 22 Finland FIN 26.38
29 Bob Blatt, Jr. 26 United States USA 27.83
30 Péter Szikla 24 Hungary HUN 29.14
31 Jan Gąsienica Ciaptak 25 Poland POL 31.12
32 Stein Eriksen 20 Norway NOR 32.50
33 Daniel Šlachta 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 34.41
34 Slavko Lukanc 26 Yugoslavia YUG 35.45
35 Tamás Székely 24 Hungary HUN 37.79
36 Bill Irwin 27 Canada CAN 39.25
37 Matevž Lukanc 21 Yugoslavia YUG 42.81
38 Hernán Oelckers 22 Chile CHI 42.83
39 Philippe, Count d'Ursel 27 Belgium BEL 45.14
40 Dumitru Frăţilă 21 Romania ROU 45.88
41 Ion Coliban 22 Romania ROU 46.12
42T Michel Feron 24 Belgium BEL 46.52
42T Dumitru Sulică 26 Romania ROU 46.52
44 David Madzhar 27 Bulgaria BUL 46.67
45 Donald Garrow 30 Great Britain GBR 46.98
46 Károly Kővári 35 Hungary HUN 48.35
47 Franz Beck 17 Liechtenstein LIE 48.37
48 Magnús Brynjólfsson 24 Iceland ISL 52.76
49 Bert Irwin 30 Canada CAN 53.51
50 Leopold Schädler 21 Liechtenstein LIE 54.48
51 Jože Bertoncelj 25 Yugoslavia YUG 55.14
52 Jaime Errázuriz 24 Chile CHI 60.91
53 Vasile Ionescu 26 Romania ROU 61.48
54 José Arias 25 Spain ESP 65.40
55 Dimitar Drazhev 23 Bulgaria BUL 65.77
56 Otto Jung 17 Argentina ARG 66.05
57 Arturo Hammersley 25 Chile CHI 69.32
58 Theodor Sele 16 Liechtenstein LIE 72.78
59 Thomas de Morawitz 25 Spain ESP 73.06
60 Gino de Pellegrín 21 Argentina ARG 73.29
61 Harry Taylor 23 Great Britain GBR 75.99
62 Max Gassner 21 Liechtenstein LIE 76.56
63 Luis de Ridder 19 Argentina ARG 80.11
64 Pablo Rosenkjer 17 Argentina ARG 84.62
65 Þórir Jónsson 21 Iceland ISL 89.40
66 Lajos Máté 19 Hungary HUN 89.62
67 Guðmundur Guðmundsson 27 Iceland ISL 105.11
AC Stig Sollander 21 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Olle Dalman 25 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Jerzy Schindler 24 Poland POL DNF
AC James Palmer-Tomkinson 32 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Gonzalo Domínguez 22 Chile CHI DNF
AC Dursun Bozkurt 22 Turkey TUR DNF
AC Osman Yüce 18 Turkey TUR DNF
AC José Vilà 21 Spain ESP DNF
AC Fotis Mavriplis 27 Greece GRE DNF
AC Fernando Armiñán 20 Spain ESP DNF
AC Munir Itani Lebanon LIB DNF
AC Aimo Vartiainen 20 Finland FIN DQ