Military patrol at the 1928 Winter Olympics

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The German team.
Referees from France, Italy, Switzerland and Poland

At the 1928 Winter Olympics, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 1928, a military patrol competition was held. Because of a snowstorm the night before the competition, the start of the event was delayed 45 minutes to the cleaning up of the track. The competition was contested over a 30 km distance with an elevation difference of 1100 metres. The starting point was on a height of 2,108 metres, the highest point at 2,877 metres, and the goal in the valley at 1,850 metres.1 Nine countries with 36 military patrol runners participated in this event.

The event was held on Sunday, February 12, 1928.

Place Team Time
1 Norway
(Ole Reistad, Leif Skagnæs, Ole Stenen, Reidar Ødegaard)
 3:50:47
2 Finland
(Eino Hjalmar Kuvaja, Kalle Tuppurainen, Esko Järvinen, Veikko Hannes Ruotsalainen
 3:54:37
3 Switzerland
(Fritz Kuhn,2 Hugo Lehner, Otto Furrer, Anton Julen)
 3:55:04
4 Italy
(Enrico Silvestri, Daniele Pellissier, Erminio Confortola, Piero Maquignaz)
 4:07:30
5 Germany
(Franz Raithel, Stefan Kistler, Josef Rehm, Ludwig Mayer)
 4:15:02 ½
6 Czechoslovakia
(Otakar Německý, Josef Klouček, Jan Bedřich, Robert Möhwald)
 4:15:07 ½
7 Poland
(Zbigniew Wóycicki, Władysław Żytkowicz, Bronisław Czech, Tadeusz Zaydel)
 4:39:45
8 Romania
(Toma Calista, Constantin Pascu, Ioan Rucǎreanu, Ion Zǎgǎnescu)
 5:00:16
9 France
(Marcel Pourchier, R. Mandrillon, R. Gindre, M. Perrier)
 5:20:26

References

  1. ^ Norsk militæridrett: Tøff tur for Reistad (Norwegian), p. 11.
  2. ^ also findable as "Oberleutnant Kunz"







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