Austria at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeAUT
NOCAustrian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.oeoc.at (in German)
in London
Competitors147 (115 men, 32 women) in 17 sports
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Austria competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 147 competitors, 115 men and 32 women, took part in 79 events in 17 sports.[1]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Herma Bauma Athletics Women's Javelin
 Bronze Ine Schäffer Athletics Women's Shot Put
 Bronze Fritzi Schwingl Canoeing Women's K-1 500m
 Bronze Ellen Preis Fencing Women's Individual Foil

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Key
Men
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Felix Würth Long Jump 7.08 8 Q 7.00 8
Arnulf Pilhatsch High Jump 1.84 21 Did not advance
Felix Würth Triple Jump 13.92 21 Did not advance
Hermann Tunner Discus throw 45.92 10 Q 44.43 11
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maria Oberbreyer 100 m 4 Did not advance
Grete Pavlousek 4 Did not advance
Grete Pavlousek 200 m 4 Did not advance
Maria Oberbreyer 80 m Hurdles 11.9 3 Q 11.9 2 Q 11.8 5
Elfriede Steurer 12.2 1 Q 12.4 6 Did not advance
Grete Jenny
Elfriede Steurer
Grete Pavlousek
Maria Oberbreyer
4 × 100 m relay 50.0 2 Q N/A 49.2 6
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ilse Steinegger long jump 5.30 10 Q 5.19 10
Maria Oberbreyer 5.35 9 5.24 9
Ilse Steinegger high jump N/A 1.55 7
Ine Schäffer Shot put N/A 13.08 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Anni Bruk N/A 12.50 6
Marianne Schläger N/A 11.75 12
Lotte Haidegger Discus throw N/A 38.81 5
Frieda Tiltsch N/A 37.19 9
Marianne Schläger N/A 34.79 15
Herma Bauma Javelin throw N/A 45.57 1st place, gold medalist(s) OR
Gerda Schilling-Staniek N/A 38.01 9

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Robert Gausterer Flyweight  Han (KOR)
L PTS
Did not advance
Hermann Mazurkiewitsch Bantamweight  Carrizo (URU)
L PTS
Did not advance
Eduard Kerschbaumer Featherweight Bye  Verdú (ESP)
W PTS
 Núñez (ARG)
L PTS
Did not advance
Otto Michtits Light heavyweight  Siljander (FIN)
L PTS
Did not advance
Karl Ameisbichler Heavyweight Bye  Gardner (GBR)
L KO2
Did not advance

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Eight cyclists, all men, represented Austria in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Seven fencers, four men and three women, represented Austria in 1948.

Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Football

Main article: Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Head coach: Eduard Frühwirth

Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
FW Josef Epp 1 Mar 1920 28 ? Austria Wiener Sportclub 1 0 90 - - -
FW Erich Habitzl 9 Oct 1923 24 ? Austria SK Admira Wien 1 0 90 - - -
FW Wilhelm Hahnemann 14 Apr 1914 34 ? Austria SC Wacker Wien 1 0 90 - - -
DF Ernst Happel 29 Nov 1925 22 ? Austria SK Rapid Wien 1 0 90 - - -
MF Siegfried Joksch 4 Jul 1917 31 ? Austria FK Austria Wien 1 0 90 - - -
FW Alfred Körner 14 Feb 1926 22 ? Austria SK Rapid Wien 1 0 90 - - -
DF Karl Kowanz 15 Apr 1926 22 ? Austria SK Admira Wien 1 0 65 - - /1red
FW Ernst Melchior 26 Jun 1920 28 ? Austria FK Austria Wien 1 0 90 - - -
MF Leopold Mikolasch 17 Oct 1920 27 ? Austria FK Austria Wien 1 0 90 - - -
DF Ernst Ocwirk 7 Mar 1926 22 ? Austria FK Austria Wien 1 0 90 - - 1 yel. / -
GK Franz Pelikan 6 Nov 1925 22 ? Austria SC Wacker Wien 1 0 90 - - -
- Stand-by players -
MF Theodor Brinek 9 May 1921 27 ? Austria SC Wacker Wien 0 0 0 - - -
MF Karl Decker 5 Sep 1921 26 ? Austria First Vienna FC 0 0 0 - - -
FW Ludwig Durek 27 Jan 1921 27 ? Austria SK Sturm Graz 0 0 0 - - -
GK Bruno Engelmeier 5 Sep 1927 20 ? Austria First Vienna FC 0 0 0 - - -
DF Gustav Gerhart 4 Feb 1922 26 ? Austria SK Admira Wien 0 0 0 - - -
MF Leopold Gernhardt 16 Mar 1920 28 ? Austria SK Rapid Wien 0 0 0 - - -
GK Josef Musil 7 Aug 1920 27 ? Austria SK Rapid Wien 0 0 0 - - -
FW Ernst Stojaspal 14 Jan 1925 23 ? Austria FK Austria Wien 0 0 0 - - -
FW Josef Stroh 5 Mar 1913 35 ? Austria FK Austria Wien 0 0 0 - - -
FW Theodor Wagner 6 Aug 1927 20 ? Austria SC Wacker Wien 0 0 0 - - -

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Women's team all-around

Hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Head coach:

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
B Adam Bischof 13 October 1915 32 ? 3 ?
FW Karl Brandl 2 May 1912 36 ? 3 ?
Siegfried Egger ? 0 0
B Karl Holzapfel 20 October 1923 24 ? 3 ?
Wolfgang Klee ? 0 0
FW Johann Koller 3 April 1921 27 ? 2 ?
FW Franz Lovato 28 February 1923 25 ? 3 ?
FW Walter Niederle 17 February 1921 27 ? 3 ?
FW Oskar Nowak 25 March 1913 35 ? 3 ?
FW Karl Ördögh 10 March 1908 40 ? 2 ?
Josef Pecanka ? 0 0
GK Franz Raule 20 November 1920 27 ? 3 ?
HB Friedrich Rückert 7 July 1920 28 ? 3 ?
HB Franz Strachota 14 October 1918 29 ? 2 ?
HB Ernst Schala 13 July 1916 32 ? 3 ?

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Austria had seven male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1948.[2]

Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed four

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Harald Musil Firefly 20 DNF DNF 18 17 19 DNF 499 21
Georg Obermuller
Hans Schachinger
G. Werner
Horst Obermuller
Star 10 15 14 14 15 8 9 1661 13

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Three shooters represented Austria in 1948.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Richard Bohslavsky 50 m rifle, prone 575 58
Andreas Krapf 581 50
Ernst Wöll 573 60

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Art competitions

Main article: Art competitions at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Mixed literature, epic works

References

  1. ^ "Austria at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Austria Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2018.