Nordic combined at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Nordic Combined
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Nordic combined pictogram.svg
Venue Trampolino Olimpico (ski jumping)
Lo Stadio della neve (cross-country skiing)
Dates 29-31 January
Competitors 36 from 12 nations
Winning Score 457.95
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    Poland
«1952 1960»

Nordic combined at the 1956 Winter Olympics consisted of one event, held from 29 January to 31 January. The ski jumping portion took place at Trampolino Olimpico, while the cross-country portion took place at Lo Stadio della neve. 1

Standings were determined by the combined length of 3 jumps per entrant and combined style points (best 2 out of 3), awarded by a pool of 5 international judges. The cross-country course had a vertical drop of 185 m. and a max. climb of 150 m. (420 m. total climb).

Medal summary

Medal table

1

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 1 0 0 1
2 Sweden 0 1 0 1
3 Poland 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 1 3

Franciszek Gąsienica Groń's bronze medal was the first, and as of 2010, only, medal for Poland in nordic combined.

Events

1

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
 Sverre Stenersen
Norway (NOR)
455.00  Bengt Eriksson
Sweden (SWE)
437.40  Franciszek Gąsienica Groń
Poland (POL)
436.80

Individual

Athletes did three normal hill ski jumps, with the lowest score dropped. They then raced a 15 kilometre cross-country course, with the time converted to points. The athlete with the highest combined points score was awarded the gold medal.1

Rank Name Country Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3 Total Rank Time Points Rank
1 Sverre Stenersen Norway 95.5 107.5 107.5 215.0 2 56:18 240.00 1 455.00
2 Bengt Eriksson Sweden 108.0 106.0 99.5 214.0 3 0:36 223.40 15 437.40
3 Franciszek Gąsienica Groń Poland 60.0 101.5 101.5 203.0 10 57:55 233.80 7 436.80
4 Paavo Korhonen Finland 97.0 96.5 99.5 196.5 17 56:32 239.10 2 435.60
5 Arne Barhaugen Norway 99.0 98.5 100.0 199.0 15 57:11 236.58 3 435.58
6 Tormod Knutsen Norway 89.5 103.5 99.5 203.0 10 58:22 232.00 9 435.00
7 Nikolay Gusakov Soviet Union 98.0 102.0 96.5 200.0 14 58:17 232.30 8 432.30
8 Alfredo Prucker Italy 101.0 100.0 95.0 201.0 12 58:52 230.10 10 431.10
9 Eeti Nieminen Finland 99.5 105.0 101.0 206.0 8 0:20 224.40 14 430.40
10 Leonid Fyodorov Soviet Union 101.0 100.0 98.0 201.0 12 59:17 228.50 12 429.50
11 Sepp Schiffner Austria 105.0 106.5 104.0 211.5 4 2:02 217.80 25 429.30
12 Vítězslav Lahr Czechoslovakia 92.0 98.0 95.0 193.0 22 57:39 234.80 5 427.80
13 Yury Moshkin Soviet Union 110.5 83.5 107.0 217.5 1 4:18 209.10 30 426.60
14 Kjetil Mårdalen Norway 93.0 92.5 96.0 189.0 26 57:43 234.50 6 423.50
15 Aleksander Kowalski Poland 99.0 104.5 106.0 210.5 5 3:37 211.70 29 422.20
16 Willi Egger Austria 102.0 105.0 103.0 208.0 7 3:00 214.10 28 422.10
17 Leopold Kohl Austria 97.5 101.0 95.5 198.5 16 1:00 221.80 21 420.30
18 Vlastimil Melich Czechoslovakia 88.5 90.5 93.0 183.5 28 57:18 236.10 4 419.60
19 Helmut Böck Germany 97.0 93.0 91.5 190.0 24 59:13 228.70 11 418.70
20 Enzo Perin Italy 97.5 98.5 95.5 196.0 19 0:48 222.60 18 418.60
21 Heinz Hauser Germany 93.0 101.0 94.0 195.0 20 0:43 222.90 17 417.90
22 Josef Nüsser Czechoslovakia 92.5 95.5 94.0 189.5 25 59:28 227.80 13 417.30
23 Marvin Crawford United States 96.5 97.5 99.0 196.5 17 2:24 216.40 26 412.90
24 Gerhard Glaß Germany 103.0 100.5 77.0 203.5 9 4:17 209.10 30 412.60
25 Esko Jussila Finland 96.5 97.5 95.0 194.0 21 2:38 215.50 27 409.50
26 Uno Kajak Soviet Union 84.0 92.0 94.5 186.5 27 0:48 222.60 18 409.10
27 Irvin Servold Canada 91.0 89.0 87.5 180.0 31 1:44 219.00 24 399.00
28 Herbert Leonhardt Germany 79.5 89.0 88.0 177.0 32 1:34 219.60 23 396.60
29 Józef Daniel Krzeptowski Poland 78.0 87.5 86.0 173.5 33 0:48 222.60 18 396.10
30 Theodore Farwell, Jr. United States 88.5 83.0 85.0 173.5 33 1:21 220.50 22 394.00
31 Aldo Pedrana Italy 85.0 79.5 83.0 168.0 35 0:36 223.40 15 391.40
32 Jan Raszka Poland 89.0 91.5 91.0 182.5 29 5:15 205.40 32 387.90
33 Koichi Sato Japan 93.0 98.0 93.5 191.5 23 8:21 193.40 35 384.90
34 Charles Tremblay United States 88.0 91.0 91.0 182.0 30 7:40 196.00 34 378.00
35 Buck Levy United States 72.5 80.5 81.5 162.0 36 5:42 203.60 33 365.60
- Hiroshi Yoshizawa Japan 98.0 106.5 104.0 210.5 5 DNF DNF - -

Participating NOCs

Twelve nations participated in nordic combined at the Cortina Games. The Soviet Union made their Olympic nordic combined debut.1

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali - Rapporto ufficiale". COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO. LA84 Foundation. 1956. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

Sports-Reference - 1956 Olympics - Nordic Combined

Sports-Reference - 1956 Olympics - Nordic Combined - Individual








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