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Alpine Skiing at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games:

Women's Downhill

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Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Venue(s): Piz Nair, St. Moritz
Date Started: February 2, 1948
Date Finished: February 2, 1948

Gold: SUI Hedy Schlunegger
Silver: AUT Trude Jochum-Beiser
Bronze: AUT Resi Hammerer

Summary

This was the first women’s Olympic downhill, held on the same day as the men’s event. The winner was Switzerland’s Hedy Schlunegger, who led Austria’s Trude Beiser by 8/10ths of a second. Beiser would win the 1950 World Championship downhill and returned in 1952 to win Olympic gold in the downhill. She would also win the combined gold medal in St. Moritz. Schlunegger settled in her hometown of Grindelwald and she and her husband managed a sporting goods store. Beiser would later become a ski trainer and opened a café in her hometown of Lech am Arlberg.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Hedy Schlunegger 24 Switzerland SUI Gold 2:28.3
2 Trude Jochum-Beiser 20 Austria AUT Silver 2:29.1
3 Resi Hammerer 22 Austria AUT Bronze 2:30.2
4 Celina Seghi 27 Italy ITA 2:31.1
5 Lina Mittner 28 Switzerland SUI 2:31.2
6 Suzanne Thiollière 23 France FRA 2:31.4
7T Laila Schou Nilsen 28 Norway NOR 2:32.4
7T Françoise Gignoux 24 France FRA 2:32.4
9 Rosmarie Bleuer 21 Switzerland SUI 2:33.3
10 Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet 21 France FRA 2:35.2
11 Antoinette Meyer 27 Switzerland SUI 2:35.4
12 Brynhild Grasmoen 19 United States USA 2:36.0
13 Gretchen Fraser 28 United States USA 2:37.1
14T Irène Molitor Switzerland SUI 2:37.2
14T Alexandra Nekvapilová 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 2:37.2
16 Annelore Zückert 22 Austria AUT 2:38.4
17 Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 25 Austria AUT 2:39.0
18 May Nilsson 26 Sweden SWE 2:39.1
19 Erika Mahringer 23 Austria AUT 2:39.3
20 Ruth-Marie Stewart 20 United States USA 2:42.0
21 Fernande Bayetto 19 France FRA 2:43.1
22 Becky Cremer 23 United States USA 2:44.2
23 Borghild Niskin 23 Norway NOR 2:44.4
24 Olivia Ausoni 24 Switzerland SUI 2:45.1
25 Božena Moserová 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 2:46.1
26 Sophie Nogler 23 Austria AUT 2:47.0
27 Isobel Roe 31 Great Britain GBR 2:47.3
28 Paula Kann 25 United States USA 2:49.0
29 Micheline Desmazières 21 France FRA 2:50.2
30 Rosemary Sparrow 22 Great Britain GBR 2:52.3
31 Georgette Miller-Thiollière 27 France FRA 2:52.4
32 Renata Carraretto 24 Italy ITA 2:59.1
33 Sheena Mackintosh 19 Great Britain GBR 3:00.0
34 Xanthe Ryder 21 Great Britain GBR 3:01.4
35 Andrea Mead-Lawrence 15 United States USA 3:03.1
36 Anikó Iglói 39 Hungary HUN 3:07.1
37 Rhona Wurtele 26 Canada CAN 3:26.1