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Singles, Women

Date3 – 6 February 1948
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympia-Eisstadion Badrutts Park, St. Moritz
Participants25 from 10 countries
FormatEach judge ranked each skater by Ordinal Placement from first through last place. The Ordinal Placement for each judge was based on Total Points awarded by that judge to the skaters. The points were based on 60% for Compulsory Figures and 40% for Free Skating, with the tiebreaker for each judge being Compulsory Figure Points. Final placement was determined by a Majority Placement rule. Thus, if a skater was ranked first by a majority of the judges, that skater was placed first overall, and the process was repeated for each place. If no absolute majority for a place existed, the tiebreakers were, in order: 1) Total Ordinals, 2) Total Points, 3) Compulsory Figure Points.
Judge #1Ercole CattaneoITA
Judge #2Harold StorkeUSA
Judge #3Eugen KirchhoferSUI
Judge #4Hubert MartineauGBR
Judge #5Melville RogersCAN
Judge #6Adolf RosdolAUT
Judge #7Georges TorchonFRA
Judge #8Marcell VadasHUN
Judge #9Karel ZemekTCH

19-year old Barbara Ann Scott from Ottawa was the heavy favorite for the Olympic Gold, having won all ISU Championships after World War II, the open European Championships 1947 and 1948 and the World Championships 1947. Scott, who started skating at the age of 4, became the first woman to land a double Lutz in competition at the age of 13. In the European Championship in Prague two weeks before the Olympics, she won by a comfortable margin ahead of the best European, Austrian Eva Pawlik.

In St. Moritz, Scott had a clear lead after the compulsory figures. A little surprising, Great Britain’s Jeanette Altwegg (only 5th in the European Championships) was in second position, closely followed by Eva Pawlik. Those 3 skaters were clearly ahead of the rest of the field. The free skating was performed on ice that had been badly scarred and rutted by two hockey games earlier in the day. Scott was again the best, securing the gold medal by a comfortable margin. Pawlik was second in the free skating and passed Altwegg in the struggle for silver.

At the World Championships in Davos one week later Scott was again the champion, and also this time Pawlik was second. Jiřína Nekolová of Czechoslovakia, 4th placed in the Olympics, got her revenge on Altwegg and won the bronze medal. After the 1948 season, Scott turned professional, skating with the Hollywood Ice Revue in Chicago.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsPointsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Barbara Ann ScottCAN7×1+11.01,467.7163.077168.0 (1)165.1 (1)163.1 (1)159.2 (2)164.0 (1)161.8 (2)162.8 (1)163.2 (1)160.5 (1)Gold
2Eva PawlikAUT5×2+24.01,418.3157.588158.7 (2)157.0 (2)155.0 (3)158.4 (3)151.0 (4)163.9 (1)160.6 (2)161.0 (2)152.7 (5)Silver
3Jeannette AltweggGBR5×3+28.01,405.5156.166153.6 (3)156.5 (4)160.2 (2)159.4 (1)154.3 (2)152.0 (5)157.5 (3)157.1 (4)154.9 (4)Bronze
4Jiřína NekolováTCH7×4+34.01,386.8154.088149.6 (5)156.6 (3)154.9 (4)153.9 (4)151.6 (3)152.4 (4)153.3 (5)157.5 (3)157.0 (3)
5Ája VrzáňováTCH9×6+44.01,377.4153.044148.7 (6)152.8 (6)151.8 (6)152.8 (6)148.6 (6)152.6 (3)156.0 (4)157.0 (5)157.1 (2)
6Yvonne ShermanUSA7×7+62.01,348.5149.833145.3 (9)151.7 (7)150.4 (7)150.0 (8)149.2 (5)147.4 (6)153.0 (6)150.9 (7)150.6 (7)
7Bridget AdamsGBR5×7+69.01,337.8148.644146.1 (7)151.2 (8)152.8 (5)152.8 (5)145.7 (11)147.3 (7)144.2 (11)151.3 (6)146.4 (9)
8Gretchen MerrillUSA6×8+73.01,336.2148.466150.0 (4)154.3 (5)149.0 (8)151.5 (7)147.2 (8)145.0 (9)146.6 (8)148.9 (9)143.7 (15)
9Martha BachemAUT5×11+103.01,300.1144.456145.6 (8)146.7 (9)142.5 (15)140.0 (14)140.0 (16)147.1 (8)142.5 (14)148.2 (11)147.5 (8)
10Marion DaviesGBR6×12+104.01,302.9144.766144.7 (10)145.7 (12)148.7 (9)145.5 (9)140.9 (13)143.9 (12)144.5 (10)145.7 (13)143.3 (16)
11Eileen SeighUSA6×13+110.01,297.0144.111142.4 (12)144.5 (15)143.3 (13)140.9 (13)145.8 (10)139.2 (15)152.0 (7)143.6 (15)145.3 (10)
12Marilyn TakeCAN6×12+110.51,293.5143.722140.5 (14)146.5 (10)141.3 (17)141.8 (11)147.8 (7)144.2 (11)144.2 (12)142.8 (17)144.4 (=11)
13Dagmar LerchováTCH5×12+112.01,299.9144.433138.1 (18)145.5 (13)144.8 (12)139.9 (16)145.2 (12)144.4 (10)143.7 (13)146.8 (12)151.5 (6)
14Suzi MorrowCAN8×14+117.01,292.9143.655143.7 (11)144.8 (14)145.3 (11)145.2 (10)146.9 (9)140.9 (14)136.4 (20)145.7 (14)144.0 (14)
15Maja HugSUI5×15+137.01,273.7141.522142.3 (13)140.9 (18)147.3 (10)139.9 (15)138.4 (17)134.8 (21)142.1 (15)148.6 (10)139.4 (18)
16Jacqueline du BiefFRA5×16+147.51,251.2139.022139.4 (16)138.2 (19)132.7 (22)133.6 (19)136.5 (19)138.5 (16)144.8 (9)143.1 (16)144.4 (=11)
17Mária SaáryHUN6×17+142.01,268.5140.944138.2 (17)137.7 (20)142.9 (14)138.3 (17)138.4 (18)137.9 (18)140.4 (17)150.6 (8)144.1 (13)
18Hildegard AppeltauerAUT7×18+155.01,253.7139.300131.9 (21)143.8 (16)140.2 (18)134.5 (18)140.3 (15)141.2 (13)142.1 (16)141.4 (18)138.3 (20)
19Jill Hood-LinzeeGBR6×18+145.01,261.8140.200140.0 (15)146.0 (11)138.2 (19)141.0 (12)140.7 (14)137.3 (19)139.7 (18)138.5 (20)140.4 (17)
20Inge SolarAUT6×21+186.01,219.0135.444136.4 (19)135.8 (22)135.9 (20)127.7 (23)136.1 (21)138.2 (17)130.4 (24)140.4 (19)138.1 (21)
21Éva LindnerHUN5×21+192.01,207.7134.188132.2 (20)136.7 (21)132.5 (23)128.3 (22)134.1 (22)135.4 (20)133.0 (21)138.4 (21)137.1 (22)
22Marit HenieNOR6×22+194.01,198.0133.111129.2 (22)135.1 (23)134.0 (21)130.0 (21)136.3 (20)128.0 (23)131.3 (23)135.2 (22)138.9 (19)
23Lotti HönerSUI5×22+186.01,207.9134.211128.6 (23)141.3 (17)141.6 (16)131.7 (20)130.7 (23)130.0 (22)137.9 (19)133.2 (23)132.9 (23)
24Grazia BarcellonaITA5×24+218.01,099.9122.211128.6 (24)120.0 (25)120.0 (25)110.9 (25)122.3 (25)118.6 (24)131.5 (22)125.9 (24)122.1 (24)
25Doris BlancSUI9×25+221.01,103.6122.622114.4 (25)129.2 (24)126.8 (24)117.8 (24)128.0 (24)115.6 (25)129.2 (25)122.6 (25)120.0 (25)

Compulsory Figures (3 – 5 February 1948 — 09:00)

Judge #1Ercole CattaneoITA
Judge #2Harold StorkeUSA
Judge #3Eugen KirchhoferSUI
Judge #4Hubert MartineauGBR
Judge #5Melville RogersCAN
Judge #6Adolf RosdolAUT
Judge #7Georges TorchonFRA
Judge #8Marcell VadasHUN
Judge #9Karel ZemekTCH
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Barbara Ann ScottCAN5×1+13.0858.195.34497.8 (1)95.5 (1)94.1 (2)92.0 (2)96.2 (1)96.4 (2)95.0 (1)95.4 (2)95.7 (1)
2Jeannette AltweggGBR7×3+23.0842.193.56790.6 (4)94.7 (2)96.0 (1)95.2 (1)91.9 (2)93.8 (3)93.9 (3)93.5 (3)92.5 (4)
3Eva PawlikAUT6×3+24.5832.192.45692.1 (2)92.8 (3)90.2 (3)91.2 (4)88.6 (=3)97.9 (1)94.0 (2)95.6 (1)89.7 (5)
4Jiřína NekolováTCH5×5+47.0807.289.68985.4 (8)91.8 (5)87.1 (7)89.7 (=5)88.6 (=3)90.6 (4)88.5 (7)92.7 (4)92.8 (3)
5Bridget AdamsGBR8×6+49.0806.889.64488.5 (5)90.6 (6)89.8 (4)91.6 (3)87.5 (6)90.3 (5)88.4 (8)90.7 (6)89.4 (6)
6Gretchen MerrillUSA5×6+59.5798.088.66791.2 (3)91.9 (4)87.2 (6)89.7 (=5)88.4 (5)87.4 (9)87.8 (9)87.7 (9)86.7 (9)
7Ája VrzáňováTCH6×7+61.5797.288.57885.1 (10)89.2 (7)85.2 (10)88.6 (7)84.4 (10)89.6 (6)90.0 (=4)92.2 (5)92.9 (2)
8Yvonne ShermanUSA7×8+76.5783.987.10082.9 (16)88.7 (8)86.8 (8)86.4 (8)86.2 (7)88.0 (7)90.0 (=4)86.7 (10)88.2 (8)
9Suzi MorrowCAN6×11+100.5761.984.65686.1 (7)85.4 (=10)87.7 (5)84.6 (10)85.7 (8)83.9 (13)78.8 (20)83.3 (16)86.4 (11)1
10Marion DaviesGBR5×11+108.5763.584.83384.1 (=14)83.9 (=15)85.1 (11)84.9 (9)82.1 (12)86.3 (10)86.3 (10)85.7 (11)85.1 (=15)
11Eileen SeighUSA6×16+116.0755.883.97887.2 (6)83.3 (17)81.5 (16)79.1 (16)84.0 (11)82.2 (17)89.6 (6)82.4 (17)86.5 (10)
12Marilyn TakeCAN5×13+120.0754.183.78984.1 (=14)85.3 (12)80.7 (18)84.2 (11)84.8 (9)87.8 (8)81.2 (16)79.8 (19)86.2 (=12)
13Maja HugSUI5×13+123.5755.983.98985.3 (9)83.9 (=15)86.7 (9)84.1 (12)80.8 (18)79.6 (19)85.1 (13)88.0 (8)82.4 (20)
14Martha BachemAUT5×14+133.0744.582.72284.4 (12)84.9 (=13)81.9 (14)78.2 (19)81.2 (15)84.7 (12)79.5 (19)84.6 (13)85.1 (=15)
15Mária SaáryHUN5×14+135.0739.382.14479.4 (17)76.5 (22)82.9 (13)83.1 (14)82.0 (13)80.9 (18)80.4 (17)88.2 (7)85.9 (14)
16Jill Hood-LinzeeGBR5×14+139.5742.882.53384.2 (13)85.4 (=10)78.8 (20)83.4 (13)81.9 (14)83.3 (14)80.3 (18)82.1 (18)83.4 (19)
17Dagmar LerchováTCH6×15+129.0745.582.83378.7 (18)84.9 (=13)84.8 (12)78.7 (=17)81.0 (16)83.2 (15)81.3 (15)83.8 (15)89.1 (7)
18Jacqueline du BiefFRA5×15+136.5746.082.88984.8 (11)81.8 (19)79.9 (19)79.6 (15)80.7 (19)82.7 (16)86.0 (11)84.3 (14)86.2 (=12)
19Hildegard AppeltauerAUT6×17+132.0743.782.63378.5 (19)85.6 (9)80.8 (17)78.7 (=17)80.9 (17)84.8 (11)85.7 (12)85.0 (12)83.7 (=17)
20Marit HenieNOR7×21+185.0699.477.71177.0 (=20)77.5 (20)75.2 (21)75.4 (21)79.9 (20)75.2 (23)76.1 (22)79.4 (20)83.7 (=17)
21Éva LindnerHUN7×22+198.0679.775.52275.2 (22)77.3 (21)72.5 (24)68.3 (22)75.9 (22)79.0 (21)74.8 (23)77.8 (22)78.9 (21)2
22Inge SolarAUT6×22+198.0677.875.31177.0 (=20)74.0 (=23)74.7 (22)67.1 (23)76.1 (21)79.4 (20)72.2 (25)79.2 (21)78.1 (22)
23Lotti HönerSUI5×22+182.0699.177.67874.0 (23)81.9 (18)81.6 (15)77.1 (20)73.7 (24)76.0 (22)81.5 (14)76.2 (23)77.1 (23)
24Doris BlancSUI6×24+216.5635.670.62271.2 (25)74.0 (=23)73.4 (23)64.4 (24)74.0 (23)66.4 (25)73.4 (24)68.6 (25)70.2 (24)
25Grazia BarcellonaITA9×25+218.0607.967.54472.2 (24)63.0 (25)65.4 (25)58.1 (25)67.1 (25)68.2 (24)76.3 (21)71.3 (24)66.3 (25)

Free Skating (6 February 1948 — 14:00)

Free Skating points computed by multiplying Free Skating score by 6.0.

Judge #1Ercole CattaneoITA
Judge #2Harold StorkeUSA
Judge #3Eugen KirchhoferSUI
Judge #4Hubert MartineauGBR
Judge #5Melville RogersCAN
Judge #6Adolf RosdolAUT
Judge #7Georges TorchonFRA
Judge #8Marcell VadasHUN
Judge #9Karel ZemekTCH
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Barbara Ann ScottCAN7×1+10.5609.667.73370.2 (1)69.6 (1)69.0 (1)67.2 (=1)67.8 (1)65.4 (2)67.8 (1)67.8 (1)64.8 (1)
2Eva PawlikAUT5×2+27.0586.265.13366.6 (2)64.2 (3)64.8 (4)67.2 (=1)62.4 (=7)66.0 (1)66.6 (2)65.4 (2)63.0 (4)
3Ája VrzáňováTCH5×3+29.5580.264.46763.6 (4)63.6 (4)66.6 (3)64.2 (=3)64.2 (=2)63.0 (3)66.0 (3)64.8 (=3)64.2 (=2)
4Jiřína NekolováTCH7×4+31.0579.664.40064.2 (3)64.8 (2)67.8 (2)64.2 (=3)63.0 (=4)61.8 (5)64.8 (4)64.8 (=3)64.2 (=2)
5Yvonne ShermanUSA5×6+54.0564.662.73362.4 (6)63.0 (5)63.6 (=6)63.6 (6)63.0 (=4)59.4 (7)63.0 (=6)64.2 (5)62.4 (=5)
6Jeannette AltweggGBR6×7+57.0563.462.60063.0 (5)61.8 (=7)64.2 (5)64.2 (=3)62.4 (=7)58.2 (9)63.6 (5)63.6 (=6)62.4 (=5)
7Martha BachemAUT5×7+75.0555.661.73361.2 (7)61.8 (=7)60.6 (=12)61.8 (=7)58.8 (=13)62.4 (4)63.0 (=6)63.6 (=6)62.4 (=5)
8Dagmar LerchováTCH6×10+84.5554.461.60059.4 (=9)60.6 (=14)60.0 (=15)61.2 (=10)64.2 (=2)61.2 (6)62.4 (=9)63.0 (=8)62.4 (=5)
9Inge SolarAUT6×11+99.0541.260.13359.4 (=9)61.8 (=7)61.2 (11)60.6 (=12)60.0 (11)58.8 (8)58.2 (=15)61.2 (=12)60.0 (9)
10Eileen SeighUSA5×10+104.5541.260.13355.2 (20)61.2 (=11)61.8 (=9)61.8 (=7)61.8 (9)57.0 (=12)62.4 (=9)61.2 (=12)58.8 (10)
11Gretchen MerrillUSA5×12+105.0538.259.80058.8 (=11)62.4 (6)61.8 (=9)61.8 (=7)58.8 (=13)57.6 (=10)58.8 (=13)61.2 (=12)57.0 (=17)
12Marion DaviesGBR6×13+108.0539.459.93360.6 (8)61.8 (=7)63.6 (=6)60.6 (=12)58.8 (=13)57.6 (=10)58.2 (=15)60.0 (18)58.2 (=11)
13Marilyn TakeCAN6×13+109.5539.459.93356.4 (=17)61.2 (=11)60.6 (=12)57.6 (=16)63.0 (=4)56.4 (=16)63.0 (=6)63.0 (=8)58.2 (=11)
14Mária SaáryHUN5×13+129.5529.258.80058.8 (=11)61.2 (=11)60.0 (=15)55.2 (20)56.4 (=21)57.0 (=12)60.0 (11)62.4 (=10)58.2 (=11)
15Suzi MorrowCAN5×14+134.5531.059.00057.6 (=13)59.4 (=17)57.6 (22)60.6 (=12)61.2 (10)57.0 (=12)57.6 (18)62.4 (=10)57.6 (16)
16Bridget AdamsGBR5×15+135.0531.059.00057.6 (=13)60.6 (=14)63.0 (8)61.2 (=10)58.2 (=17)57.0 (=12)55.8 (=22)60.6 (=15)57.0 (=17)
17Éva LindnerHUN5×16+144.5528.058.66757.0 (=15)59.4 (=17)60.0 (=15)60.0 (15)58.2 (=17)56.4 (=16)58.2 (=15)60.6 (=15)58.2 (=11)
18Jill Hood-LinzeeGBR6×19+158.0519.057.66755.8 (19)60.6 (=14)59.4 (=19)57.6 (=16)58.8 (=13)54.0 (=21)59.4 (12)56.4 (=21)57.0 (=17)
19Maja HugSUI7×19+162.0517.857.53357.0 (=15)57.0 (=22)60.6 (=12)55.8 (=18)57.6 (19)55.2 (20)57.0 (19)60.6 (=15)57.0 (=17)
20Hildegard AppeltauerAUT5×20+176.0510.056.66753.4 (23)58.2 (20)59.4 (=19)55.8 (=18)59.4 (12)56.4 (=16)56.4 (=20)56.4 (=21)54.6 (24)
21Lotti HönerSUI5×21+181.0508.856.53354.6 (=21)59.4 (=17)60.0 (=15)54.6 (=21)57.0 (20)54.0 (=21)56.4 (=20)57.0 (20)55.8 (=21)3
22Jacqueline du BiefFRA5×22+181.0505.256.13354.6 (=21)56.4 (24)52.8 (25)54.0 (23)55.8 (23)55.8 (19)58.8 (=13)58.8 (19)58.2 (=11)4
23Marit HenieNOR7×23+202.5498.655.40052.2 (24)57.6 (21)58.8 (21)54.6 (=21)56.4 (=21)52.8 (23)55.2 (=24)55.8 (23)55.2 (23)
24Grazia BarcellonaITA7×24+206.0492.054.66756.4 (=17)57.0 (=22)54.6 (23)52.8 (25)55.2 (24)50.4 (24)55.2 (=24)54.6 (24)55.8 (=21)
25Doris BlancSUI9×25+220.5468.052.00043.2 (25)55.2 (25)53.4 (24)53.4 (24)54.0 (25)49.2 (25)55.8 (=22)54.0 (25)49.8 (25)