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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