List of 1928 Winter Olympics medal winners

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A female figure skater wearing a dark-colored dress and cloche hat performs a turn in an outdoor ice rink.
Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie won the first of her three consecutive Olympic gold medals at the 1928 Games.

The 1928 Winter Olympics, referred to by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the II Olympic Winter Games, were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from February 11 through February 18, 1928. A total of 464 athletes from 25 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in these Games. Overall, 14 events were contested in 8 disciplines. Athletes competed in skeleton for the first time, but unlike the previous Olympic Games there was no curling competition and military patrol was a demonstration event rather than a medal event.[1][2] Both men and women competed in these Games, although women were only allowed to compete in the figure skating ladies' singles and pairs events.[3]

Eighty-three individual athletes won medals, but the ones representing Norway far surpassed their competitors in the medal count, winning fifteen medals to the six won by the nearest NOC, the United States. The only three other NOCs that had medalists in more than one event were Sweden, Finland, and Austria. Twelve of the 25 participating NOCs secured at least one medal, and among these, six NOCs won at least one gold medal.[4]

Sonja Henie of Norway won the gold medal in the women's individual figure skating competition, the first of three consecutive Winter Olympics where she would do so. She was only 15 years old when she competed at the 1928 Games, setting the record for the youngest person to win an Olympic medal, a record she held for 74 years. Competing with an injured knee, Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström won the men's individual competition for the third consecutive Winter Games. In the 50–km cross-country skiing competition, Swedish athletes took all three medals. Per-Erik Hedlund won the race, which took place during unusual weather conditions (temperatures rose from 0 to 25 °C [32 to 77 °F]), by a span of 13 minutes.[1] Norwegian speed skater Bernt Evensen topped the medal count, winning one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal. Four athletes won two medals each: Johan Grøttumsbråten and Ivar Ballangrud of Norway, Clas Thunberg of Finland, and Jennison Heaton of the United States. Both Grøttumsbråten and Thunberg were multiple medal winners in the previous Olympic Games as well.[4]

Bobsleigh

A young man dressed in a military uniform, including coat and hat with insignia.
Billy Fiske, a member of the gold medal-winning American bobsled team in 1928, in a 1940 photo during his service in the Royal Air Force
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Five-man
details
 United States (USA)
USA II
Billy Fiske
Clifford Gray
Geoffrey Mason
Richard Parke
Nion Tocker
 United States (USA)
USA I
Thomas Doe
David Granger
Jennison Heaton
Lyman Hine
Jay O'Brien
 Germany (GER)
Germany II
Hans Heß
Sebastian Huber
Hanns Kilian
Valentin Krempl
Hanns Nägle

Cross-country skiing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
18 km
details
Johan Grøttumsbråten
 Norway
Ole Hegge
 Norway
Reidar Ødegaard
 Norway
50 km
details
Per-Erik Hedlund
 Sweden
Gustaf Jonsson
 Sweden
Volger Andersson
 Sweden

Figure skating

A figure skater performing on a large frozen outdoor area with a group of people nearby on the ice. The background shows snow-covered mountains and a building.
Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström earned a gold medal in men's figure skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics, which was one of four Olympic Games in which he medaled.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Gillis Grafström
 Sweden
Willy Böckl
 Austria
Robert van Zeebroeck
 Belgium
Ladies' singles
details
Sonja Henie
 Norway
Fritzi Burger
 Austria
Beatrix Loughran
 United States
Pairs
details
 France (FRA)
Andrée Joly
Pierre Brunet
 Austria (AUT)
Lilly Scholz
Otto Kaiser
 Austria (AUT)
Melitta Brunner
Ludwig Wrede

Ice hockey

Ice hockey players and staff from two different teams stand together side-by-side in an outdoor ice rink stadium.
The Canadian and Swedish ice hockey teams stand together at the end of the ice hockey tournament final.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 Canada (CAN)
Charles Delahay
Frank Fisher
Louis Hudson
Norbert Mueller
Herbert Plaxton
Hugh Plaxton
Roger Plaxton
John Porter
Frank Sullivan
Joseph Sullivan
Ross Taylor
David Trottier
 Sweden (SWE)
Carl Abrahamsson
Emil Bergman
Birger Holmqvist
Gustaf Johansson
Henry Johansson
Nils Johansson
Ernst Karlberg
Erik Larsson
Bertil Linde
Sigfrid Öberg
Wilhelm Petersén
Kurt Sucksdorff
 Switzerland (SUI)
Giannin Andreossi
Mezzi Andreossi
Robert Breiter
Louis Dufour
Charles Fasel
Albert Geromini
Fritz Kraatz
Arnold Martignoni
Heini Meng
Anton Morosani
Luzius Rüedi
Richard Torriani

Nordic combined

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Johan Grøttumsbråten
 Norway
Hans Vinjarengen
 Norway
Jon Snersrud
 Norway

Skeleton

An athlete prone on a sled, going down a course. A small building, trees, and another person can be seen in the near background and snowy peaks in the distance.
An unknown athlete competing in the skeleton competition at the 1928 Games
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Jennison Heaton
 United States
John Heaton
 United States
David Carnegie
 Great Britain

Ski jumping

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Alf Andersen
 Norway
Sigmund Ruud
 Norway
Rudolf Burkert
 Czechoslovakia

Speed skating

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Bernt Evensen
 Norway
none awarded John Farrell
 United States
Jaakko Friman
 Finland
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
Roald Larsen
 Norway
1500 metres
details
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
Bernt Evensen
 Norway
Ivar Ballangrud
 Norway
5000 metres
details
Ivar Ballangrud
 Norway
Julius Skutnabb
 Finland
Bernt Evensen
 Norway
10000 metres
details
The competition was cancelled because of thawing ice.

Statistics

Medal leaders

Athletes who won multiple medals are listed below.

Athlete Nation Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Grøttumsbråten, JohanJohan Grøttumsbråten  Norway (NOR) Cross-country skiing & Nordic combined 2 0 0 2
Thunberg, ClasClas Thunberg  Finland (FIN) Speed skating 2 0 0 2
Evensen, BerntBernt Evensen  Norway (NOR) Speed skating 1 1 1 3
Heaton, JennisonJennison Heaton  United States (USA) Skeleton & Bobsleigh 1 1 0 2
Ballangrud, IvarIvar Ballangrud  Norway (NOR) Speed skating 1 0 1 2

References

General
  • "Results and Medalists". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b "St. Moritz 1928". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Chamonix 1924". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  3. ^ Comité Olympique Suisse (1928). Résultats des Concours des IImes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: Imprimerie du Léman. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  4. ^ a b "All the medalists since 1896". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

External links

  • The International Olympic Committee's 1928 Winter Olympics page
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