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Alpine Skiing at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games:

Women's Slalom

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Host City: Oslo, Norway
Venue(s): , Rødkleiva
Date Started: February 20, 1952
Date Finished: February 20, 1952
Format: Two runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: USA Andrea Mead-Lawrence
Silver: GER Ossi Reichert
Bronze: GER Mirl Buchner

Summary

This was the last Alpine skiing event of the Oslo Olympics, contested over two runs. Favored were Dagmar Rom (AUT) and American Andrea Mead-Lawrence. Rom had won both the slalom and giant slalom at the 1950 Aspen World Championships. Mead-Lawrence (then Mead) placed sixth in the slalom at the 1950 Worlds, and had already won the gold medal in the giant slalom in Oslo. On the first run, both Rom and Mead-Lawrence fell, but Mead-Lawrence recovered quickly and finished the run in fourth place, only 1.2 seconds behind the leader, Ossi Reichert (GER). Rom also got up, but her fall was more severe and she placed last among the finishers of the first run. Reichert placed second in the second run, but she was two seconds behind Mead-Lawrence, who had the best time, enabling her to win the gold medal. Rom fell again on the second run, and placed 36th, almost a minute behind Mead-Lawrence. In 1956 Reichert would win a gold medal in the giant slalom at Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Andrea Mead-Lawrence 19 United States USA Gold 2:10.6
2 Ossi Reichert 26 Germany GER Silver 2:11.4
3 Mirl Buchner 27 Germany GER Bronze 2:13.3
4 Celina Seghi 31 Italy ITA 2:13.8
5 Imogene Opton 19 United States USA 2:14.1
6 Madeleine Chamot-Berthod 21 Switzerland SUI 2:14.9
7 Marysette Agnel 25 France FRA 2:15.6
8T Trude Jochum-Beiser 24 Austria AUT 2:15.9
8T Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo 20 Italy ITA 2:15.9
10 Olivia Ausoni 28 Switzerland SUI 2:17.0
11 Borghild Niskin 27 Norway NOR 2:17.7
12 Sarah Thomasson 26 Sweden SWE 2:18.3
13 Joanne Hewson 21 Canada CAN 2:19.9
14 Barbara Grocholska 24 Poland POL 2:20.3
15 Jannette Burr 24 United States USA 2:20.5
16 Margareta Jacobsson 22 Sweden SWE 2:20.6
17 Rosi Sailer 20 Austria AUT 2:20.9
18 Margit Hvammen 19 Norway NOR 2:21.2
19 Rhoda Wurtele-Eaves 30 Canada CAN 2:21.9
20 Kerstin Ahlqvist 24 Sweden SWE 2:23.3
21 Katy Rodolph 21 United States USA 2:24.0
22 Erika Mahringer 27 Austria AUT 2:26.6
23 Karen-Sofie Styrmoe 21 Norway NOR 2:27.6
24 Hilary Laing 24 Great Britain GBR 2:27.9
25 Edmée Abetel 29 Switzerland SUI 2:28.3
26 Lucile Wheeler 17 Canada CAN 2:28.4
27 Ingrid Englund 25 Sweden SWE 2:28.7
28 Sheena Mackintosh 23 Great Britain GBR 2:29.4
29 Ana María Dellai 22 Argentina ARG 2:29.7
30 Ildikó Szendrődi-Kővári 21 Hungary HUN 2:30.3
31 Hannelore Glaser-Franke 19 Germany GER 2:30.8
32 Teresa Kodelska 23 Poland POL 2:33.7
33 Tull Gasmann 24 Norway NOR 2:36.9
34 Maria Kowalska 22 Poland POL 2:55.6
35 Marianne Seltsam 19 Germany GER 3:05.8
36 Dagmar Rom 23 Austria AUT 3:07.9
37 Rosemarie Schutz 21 Canada CAN 3:08.9
AC Ida Schöpfer 22 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Andrée Bermond 22 France FRA DNF
AC Annette Johnson 23 New Zealand NZL DNF