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Alpine Skiing at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games:

Women's Combined

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Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Venue(s): Piz Nair, 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: AUT Trude Jochum-Beiser
Silver: USA Gretchen Fraser
Bronze: AUT Erika Mahringer

Summary

As with the men, the open downhill was used for the combined competition, with a combined slalom event held on 4 February, two days later. The downhill gold medalist was Hedy Schlunegger, but she was not so good in the slalom, and placed only 15th in this section, and eighth overall. By far the best slalom skier was Erika Mahringer, whose time of 1:58.1 in this event won by almost three seconds (and was over 6 seconds better than third place), led by her first slalom run that was 3.4 seconds better than the next best run by Gretchen Fraser and Trude Beiser. Fraser had the best second run in the slalom and placed second to Mahringer in this discipline. Beiser had an awful second slalom run, placing 16th and 9½ seconds behind Fraser. But Fraser came into the slalom after finishing only 11th in the downhill, while Beiser had won a silver medal in that event. Beiser’s overall lead after the downhill enabled her to narrowly win gold in the combined, with Fraser second and Mahringer third. Mahringer’s great slalom performance could not overcome her poor downhill, in which she had placed 15th.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Trude Jochum-Beiser 20 Austria AUT Gold 6.58
2 Gretchen Fraser 28 United States USA Silver 6.95
3 Erika Mahringer 23 Austria AUT Bronze 7.04
4 Celina Seghi 27 Italy ITA 7.46
5 Françoise Gignoux 24 France FRA 8.14
6 Rosmarie Bleuer 21 Switzerland SUI 8.80
7 Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 25 Austria AUT 9.76
8 Hedy Schlunegger 24 Switzerland SUI 10.20
9 Alexandra Nekvapilová 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 10.98
10T Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet 21 France FRA 11.50
10T Suzanne Thiollière 23 France FRA 11.50
12 Resi Hammerer 22 Austria AUT 11.87
13 Laila Schou Nilsen 28 Norway NOR 12.14
14 Lina Mittner 28 Switzerland SUI 12.54
15 May Nilsson 26 Sweden SWE 13.03
16 Ruth-Marie Stewart 20 United States USA 17.73
17 Becky Cremer 23 United States USA 22.01
18 Božena Moserová 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 23.01
19 Borghild Niskin 23 Norway NOR 24.37
20 Georgette Miller-Thiollière 27 France FRA 25.79
21 Andrea Mead-Lawrence 15 United States USA 30.84
22 Renata Carraretto 24 Italy ITA 33.58
23 Isobel Roe 31 Great Britain GBR 34.91
24 Sheena Mackintosh 19 Great Britain GBR 36.00
25 Rosemary Sparrow 22 Great Britain GBR 37.16
26 Olivia Ausoni 24 Switzerland SUI 38.02
27 Xanthe Ryder 21 Great Britain GBR 47.10
AC Anikó Iglói 39 Hungary HUN DNF