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OLYMPIC SCOREBOARD

Feb. 06, 1956
Feb. 06, 1956

Table of Contents
Feb. 6, 1956

Events & Discoveries
The Russians Take Over At Cortina
Duck Hunting
Avery Brundage: Part II
Sport In Art
FCA Rally
Plum Creek

OLYMPIC SCOREBOARD

At the end of the first 10 events, Russia had taken four gold medals and had set three new Olympic speed-skating records

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the Feb. 6, 1956 issue Original Layout

Evgeny Grishin, long-striding Russian speed skater, set new world and Olympic record of 40.2 in 500-meter sprint. Runners-up: Rafael Gratch, Russia, silver medal for second; Alv Gjestvang, Norway, bronze for third. Certificates: former record-holder Juri Sergheiev, Russia, fourth; Toivo Salonen, Finland, fifth; Bill Carow, U.S., sixth.

Boris Shilkov, already world record-holder in 5,000-meter speed skating, set new Olympic mark of 7:48.7 for distance to win Russia's third gold medal. Silver medal: Sigge Ericsson of Sweden. Bronze: Oleg Goncharenko, Russia. Certificates: William De Graaf, Holland, fourth; Kees Broekman, Holland, fifth; Ronald Aas, Norway, sixth.

Evgeny Grishin won second gold medal, set second world record of Games by skating impossible dead heat over 1,500-meter course with countryman Yuri Mikhailov. Time for each—2:08.6. Bronze medalist: Toivo Salonen, Finland. Certificates: Juhani Harvinen, Finland, fourth; Robert Merculov, U.S.S.R., fifth; Sigge Ericsson, Sweden, sixth.

ALPINE SKIING

Germany won her first gold medal of Winter Olympics when Ossi Reichert, brunette cafe manager from Berlin, whipped through finish gate in 1:56.5 to win women's giant slalom. Other medalists: Putzi Frandl, Austria, silver medal for second; Dorothea Hochleitner, Austria, bronze for third. Certificates: Andrea Mead Lawrence of U.S. (defending champion) and Madeleine Berthod, Switzerland, tied for fourth; Lucille Wheeler, Canada, sixth.

Toni Sailer, black-haired ace of powerful Austrian squad, outclassed entire field in men's giant slalom with time of 3:00.1 over 7,700-foot course. Second in 3:06.3: Anderl Molterer, Austria, silver medal. Third: Walter Schuster, Austria, bronze. Certificates: Adrien Duvillard, France, fourth; Charles Bozon, France, fifth; Ernst Hinterseer, Austria, sixth.

Renée Colliard, blue-eyed Swiss from Geneva, pulled second big upset of Winter Games by winning women's special slalom by 3.1 seconds over silver medalist Regina Schopf of Austria. Third, for bronze medal: Eugenie Sidorva, first Russian ever to place in Olympic alpine event. Certificates: Giuliana Minuzzo-Chenal, Italy; Putzi Frandl, Austria; Astrid Sandvik, Inger Bjornbakken, Norway (tie).

BOBSLEDDING
Lamberto Dalla Costa of Italy upset countryman Eugenio Monti, prerace favorite, in two-man bobsled by registering total time of 5:30.14 in four heats over icy Cortina track. Monti, former Italian ski champion, took silver medal with time of 5:31.45. Bronze medal: Max Angst, Switzerland. Certificates: Marquis de Portago, Spain, fourth; Waightman (Bud) Washbond, U.S., fifth; Art Tyler, U.S., sixth.

NORDIC SKIING

Lubov Kozireva, blonde student from Leningrad, became first Russian in history of Winter Games to win gold medal by taking women's 10-kilometer cross-country. Russia's first silver medalist: Rosa Erochina. Bronze medal: Sonja Edstrom, Sweden. Certificates: Alevatina Kolchina, Russia, fourth; Siiri Rantanen, Finland, fifth; Mirja Hietamies, Finland, sixth.

Veikku Hakulinen of Finland, Olympic 50-kilometer cross-country champion in 1952, poled furiously over Cortina course to win 30-kilometer event in 1:44.06. Silver medal: Sixten Jernberg, Sweden. Bronze: Pavel Koltdhin, Russia. Certificates: Anatolii Scheljuhkin, Russia, fourth; Vladimir Kusin, Russia, fifth; Fiodor Terentiev, Russia, sixth.

Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian lumberjack, repeated 1952 victory in cross-country by covering 15-kilometer Cortina course in 49:39. Silver medal for second place: Sixten Jernberg, Sweden. Bronze medal for third: Pavel Koltchin, Russia. Certificates: Veikku Hukulinen, Finland, fourth; Hakon Brusveen, Norway, fifth; Martin Stokken, Norway, sixth.

ICE HOCKEY

At end of preliminary round, Canada (3-0), U.S.S.R. (2-0) and Czechoslovakia (2-0) emerged as top three teams. U.S., starting slowly with 4-3 loss to Czechs, made strong comeback, shutting out Poles 4-0, and still had outside chance to take gold medal. Canadians, heavily penalized by strict European rules on body checking, managed nonetheless to pile up 30 goals to opposition's one, including a 23-0 pasting of Austria. This performance made Canada favorite to win final round, with Russia biggest single threat. Austria, Poland, Switzerland, all with two losses and no victories, Italy with one loss, two ties, were already eliminated.

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PHOTORUSSIANS EVGENY GRISHIN (RIGHT), RAFAEL GRATCH FINISHED ONE-TWO IN THE 500-METERPHOTOOSSI REICHERT (RIGHT) BEAT ANDY MEADPHOTOTHEA HOCHLEITNER, AUSTRIA, WON BRONZEPHOTOGIACOMO CONTI AND LAMBERTO DALLA COSTA OF ITALY CELEBRATE BOBSLED VICTORYPHOTOBORIS SHILKOV, U.S.S.R., WON 5,000-METERPHOTOHAYES JENKINS, U.S., LED FIGURE SKATERSPHOTOU.S. BOBSLEDDERS PAT BIESIADECKI (LEFT) AND DRIVER BUD WASHBOND FINISHED FIFTHPHOTOHAKULINEN, FINLAND, WON 30-KILOMETERPHOTOTONI SAILER, AUSTRIA, WON GIANT SLALOM

STANDINGS GOING INTO FINAL ROUND

Group A

Won

Lost

Tied

Pts.

GF

GA

Canada

3

0

0

6

30

1

Germany

1

1

1

3

9

6

Group B

Czechoslovakia

2

0

0

4

12

6

United States

1

1

0

2

7

4

Group C

U.S.S.R.

2

0

0

4

15

4

Sweden

1

1

0

2

7

10

Preliminary matches: Italy 2—Austria 2, Canada 4—Germany 0, Czech. 4—U.S. 3, Canada 23—Aust. 0, Italy 2—Germany 2, U.S.S.R. 5—Sweden 1, U.S. 4—Poland 0, Sweden 6—Switz. 5, Canada 3—Italy 1, Czech. 8—Poland 3, Germany 7—Aust. 0, U.S.S.R. 10—Switz. 3.
Eliminated: Italy, Aust., Poland, Switz.
First games in final round: U.S. 7—Germany 2, U.S.S.R. 4—Sweden 1.