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Alpine Skiing at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

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Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Venue(s): Suvretta, St. Moritz
Date Started: February 5, 1948
Date Finished: February 5, 1948
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: USA Gretchen Fraser
Silver: SUI Antoinette Meyer
Bronze: AUT Erika Mahringer

Summary

The first skier in the first run was American [Gretchen Fraser], followed by Austria's [Erika Mahringer], and they placed 1-2 after the first run. Fraser held on in the second run with the second fastest time to win the gold medal by ½-second over Switzerland's [Antoinette Meyer], with Mahringer struggling slightly in the second run to place third. Fraser was the first American to win a ski medal in the Olympics, and she also added a silver in the combined in St. Moritz. She had acted as a ski double for [Sonja Henie] in two films\: Thin Ice (1937) and Sun Valley Serenade (1941). Meyer would later marry [Karl Molitor], who won bronze in the men's downhill in 1948. Mahringer would return in 1950 to win two silver medals at the World Championships, in the downhill and slalom. Her daughter, [Nicola Spieß], would compete in Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Gretchen Fraser 28 United States USA Gold 1:57.2
2 Antoinette Meyer 27 Switzerland SUI Silver 1:57.7
3 Erika Mahringer 23 Austria AUT Bronze 1:58.0
4 Georgette Miller-Thiollière 27 France FRA 1:58.8
5 Renée Clerc 21 Switzerland SUI 2:05.8
6 Anneliese Schuh-Proxauf 25 Austria AUT 2:06.7
7 Resi Hammerer 22 Austria AUT 2:08.6
8 Andrea Mead-Lawrence 15 United States USA 2:08.8
9 Brynhild Grasmoen 19 United States USA 2:09.6
10 May Nilsson 26 Sweden SWE 2:09.7
11 Paula Kann 25 United States USA 2:09.8
12 Françoise Gignoux 24 France FRA 2:10.3
13 Rosmarie Bleuer 21 Switzerland SUI 2:10.6
14T Laila Schou Nilsen 28 Norway NOR 2:11.5
14T Celina Seghi 27 Italy ITA 2:11.5
16 Alexandra Nekvapilová 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 2:12.0
17 Olivia Ausoni 24 Switzerland SUI 2:18.6
18 Renata Carraretto 24 Italy ITA 2:19.9
19 Božena Moserová 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 2:20.1
20 Lucienne Schmidt-Couttet 21 France FRA 2:20.6
21 Sheena Mackintosh 19 Great Britain GBR 2:30.9
22 Anikó Iglói 39 Hungary HUN 2:48.9
23 Isobel Roe 31 Great Britain GBR 2:49.6
24 Biddy Duke-Woolley 32 Great Britain GBR 2:53.7
AC Suzanne Thiollière 23 France FRA DNF
AC Bunty Greenland 35 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Borghild Niskin 23 Norway NOR DQ
AC Annelore Zückert 22 Austria AUT DQ