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Alpine Skiing at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games:

Women's Giant Slalom

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Host City: Oslo, Norway
Venue(s): , Norefjell
Date Started: February 14, 1952
Date Finished: February 14, 1952

Gold: USA Andrea Mead-Lawrence
Silver: AUT Dagmar Rom
Bronze: GER Mirl Buchner

Summary

The women’s giant slalom made its Olympic début with this event, the first Alpine event at the 1952 Winter Olympics. It was contested as a single run, as was the men’s, and the women would not have two runs in the giant slalom at the Olympics until 1980. At the 1950 World Championships the winner was Austrian Dagmar Rom with her teammate, Trude Jochum-Beiser, who would win the downhill in Oslo, placing second in Aspen. But the winner by a large margin in Oslo was Andrea Mead-Lawrence, who would add a second gold medal in the slalom a few days later. Rom placed second, but Jochum-Beiser struggled to a tie for 11th. The bronze medalist was Germany’s Mirl Buchner, who would win three Alpine medals in Oslo – bronze in slalom and giant slalom, and silver in the downhill. Rom later had a minor career as an Austrian actress in films.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Andrea Mead-Lawrence 19 United States USA Gold 2:06.8
2 Dagmar Rom 23 Austria AUT Silver 2:09.0
3 Mirl Buchner 27 Germany GER Bronze 2:10.0
4 Trude Klecker 26 Austria AUT 2:11.4
5 Katy Rodolph 21 United States USA 2:11.7
6 Borghild Niskin 27 Norway NOR 2:11.9
7 Celina Seghi 31 Italy ITA 2:12.5
8 Ossi Reichert 26 Germany GER 2:13.2
9 Rhoda Wurtele-Eaves 30 Canada CAN 2:14.0
10 Marianne Seltsam 19 Germany GER 2:14.1
11T Jacqueline Martel 25 France FRA 2:14.3
11T Trude Jochum-Beiser 24 Austria AUT 2:14.3
13 Andrée Bermond 22 France FRA 2:15.2
14 Evi Lanig 18 Germany GER 2:15.6
15 Imogene Opton 19 United States USA 2:15.8
16 Ida Schöpfer 22 Switzerland SUI 2:16.6
17 Erika Mahringer 27 Austria AUT 2:16.8
18 Margit Hvammen 19 Norway NOR 2:17.7
19 Marysette Agnel 25 France FRA 2:18.0
20 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 20 Italy ITA 2:18.2
21 Sarah Thomasson 26 Sweden SWE 2:18.4
22 Jannette Burr 24 United States USA 2:19.2
23 Rosemarie Schutz 21 Canada CAN 2:19.7
24 Hilary Laing 24 Great Britain GBR 2:20.7
25 Idly Walpoth 31 Switzerland SUI 2:20.8
26 Kerstin Ahlqvist 24 Sweden SWE 2:21.4
27 Lucile Wheeler 17 Canada CAN 2:22.2
28 Sheena Mackintosh 23 Great Britain GBR 2:22.5
29 Silvia Glatthard 21 Switzerland SUI 2:23.1
30 Joanne Hewson 21 Canada CAN 2:23.9
31 Ana María Dellai 22 Argentina ARG 2:29.7
32 Ingrid Englund 25 Sweden SWE 2:29.9
33 Dagny Jørgensen 22 Norway NOR 2:31.1
34 Teresa Kodelska 23 Poland POL 2:32.6
35 Tull Gasmann 24 Norway NOR 2:34.3
36 Fiona Campbell 22 Great Britain GBR 2:39.8
37 Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári 21 Hungary HUN 2:41.7
38 Vora Mackintosh 22 Great Britain GBR 2:57.1
39 Annette Johnson 23 New Zealand NZL 2:57.7
40 Margriet Prajoux-Bouma 39 Netherlands NED 3:31.0
AC Barbara Grocholska 24 Poland POL DQ
AC Margareta Jacobsson 22 Sweden SWE DQ
AC Madeleine Chamot-Berthod 21 Switzerland SUI [2:29.0] DQ
AC Maria Grazia Marchelli 19 Italy ITA DQ
AC Maria Kowalska 22 Poland POL DQ