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Slalom, Women

Date 5 February 1948 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSuvretta, St. Moritz
Participants28 from 10 countries
FormatTwo runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Run 1)UNK
Course Setter (Run 2)UNK
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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.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeRun 1Run 2
11Gretchen FraserUSA1:57.259.7 (1)57.5 (=2)Gold
213Antoinette MeyerSUI1:57.71:00.7 (4)57.0 (1)Silver
32Erika MahringerAUT1:58.059.8 (2)58.2 (5)Bronze
46Georgette Thiollière-MillerFRA1:58.81:00.8 (5)58.0 (4)
514Renée ClercSUI2:05.81:03.8 (8)1:02.0 (=9)
611Anneliese Schuh-ProxaufAUT2:06.71:06.9 (15)59.8 (7)
73Resi HammererAUT2:08.61:04.4 (9)1:04.2 (13)
84Andrea MeadUSA2:08.81:05.1 (11)1:03.7 (11)
9Brynhild GrasmoenUSA2:09.61:05.6 (12)1:04.0 (12)
107May NilssonSWE2:09.71:12.2 (19)57.5 (=2)
119Paula KannUSA2:09.81:07.8 (16)1:02.0 (=9)
1212Françoise GignouxFRA2:10.31:05.0 (10)1:05.3 (16)
13Rosmarie BleuerSUI2:10.61:06.2 (13)1:04.4 (14)
=148Laila Schou NilsenNOR2:11.51:06.8 (14)1:04.7 (15)
=1410Celina SeghiITA2:11.51:13.2 (21)58.3 (6)
1616Alexandra NekvapilováTCH2:12.01:03.2 (7)1:08.8 (18)
17Olivia AusoniSUI2:18.61:18.7 (22)59.9 (8)
18Renata CarrarettoITA2:19.91:09.2 (17)1:10.7 (19)
1915Božena MoserováTCH2:20.11:12.5 (20)1:07.6 (17)
20Lucienne Schmidt-CouttetFRA2:20.61:00.1 (3)1:20.5 (23)
21Sheena MackintoshGBR2:30.91:10.5 (18)1:20.4 (22)
22Anikó IglóiHUN2:48.91:30.2 (24)1:18.7 (20)
23Isobel RoeGBR2:49.61:24.5 (23)1:25.1 (24)
24Biddy Duke-WoolleyGBR2:53.71:34.7 (25)1:19.0 (21)
ACSuzanne ThiollièreFRA1:01.1 (6)– (AC)DNF1
ACBunty GreenlandGBR– (AC)DNF
ACBorghild NiskinNOR– (AC)DQ
ACAnnelore ZückertAUT– (AC)DQ
DNSRhona WurteleCAN
DNSRhoda Wurtele-EavesCAN
DNSMarie RheinwartováTCH