Canada at the
1936 Winter Olympics
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Competitors29 (22 men, 7 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Canada competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games. Canadian Olympic Committee secretary-treasurer Fred Marples served as head of mission for the Canadian delegation to the Olympics and oversaw all travel arrangements.[1] Amateur Athletic Union of Canada president W. A. Fry self-published a book covering Canadian achievements at the 1936 Winter Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics. His 1936 book, Canada at eleventh Olympiad 1936 in Germany : Garmisch-Partenkirchen, February 6th to 13th, Berlin, August 1st to 16th, was printed by the Dunnville Chronicle presses and subtitled an official report of the Canadian Olympic Committee.[2] He wrote that Canadians did very well at the 1936 Olympic games despite having one-tenth of the population of other countries. He opined that the length of the Canadian winter negatively affected summer training, and that Canadian athletes were underfunded compared to other countries.[3]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Canada men's national ice hockey team (Port Arthur Bearcats)
Ice hockey Men's competition

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Rank Time 1 Time 2 Rank Total points Rank
Bud Clark Combined 7:29.0 47 2:03.9 (+0:06) DSQ DNF
William Ball 6:40.6 39 2:07.7 DSQ DNF
Karl Johan Baadsvik 5:55.2 26 1:54.3 DSQ DNF
Women
Athlete Event Downhill Slalom Total
Time Rank Time 1 Time 2 Rank Total points Rank
Diana Gordon-Lennox Combined 8:03.8 32 2:26.2 2:04.8 28 57:68 29
Marion Miller 7:30.4 29 2:24.7 2:28.7 29 58.01 28
Edwina Chamier 7:21.0 26 2:30.1 DSQ DNF
Lois Butler 6:20.0 18 1:54.4 (+0:12) 1:45.9 19 72.31 15

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Karl Johan Baadsvik 1'39:30 64
Tom Mobraaten 1'33:28 57
William Ball 1'32:46 54
Bud Clark 1'30:20 47

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Montgomery Wilson Men's singles 4 5 30 394.5 4
Women
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Constance Wilson-Samuel Women's singles DNS
Pairs
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Audrey Garland
Fraser Sweatman
105 8.7 12
Louise Bertram
Stewart Reburn
68.5 9.8 6

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Group A

Top two teams advanced to semifinals

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 24 3 6
 Austria 3 2 1 0 11 7 4
 Poland 3 1 2 0 11 12 2
 Latvia 3 0 3 0 3 27 0
6 February  Canada 8-1
(5-0,2-1,1-0)
 Poland
7 February  Canada 11-0
(2-0,3-0,6-0)
 Latvia
8 February  Canada 5-2
(4-0,1-2,0-0)
 Austria

Group A

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Great Britain 3 2 0 1 8 3 5
 Canada 3 2 1 0 22 4 4
 Germany 3 1 1 1 5 8 3
 Hungary 3 0 3 0 2 22 0
11 February  Great Britain 2-1
(1-1,0-0,1-0)
 Canada
12 February  Canada 15-0
(3-0,9-0,3-0)
 Hungary
13 February  Germany 2-6
(0-1,0-3,2-2)
 Canada

Medal Round

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Great Britain 3 2 0 1 7 1 5
 Canada 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3 2 1 0 9 2 4
 United States 3 1 1 1 2 1 3
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 0 0 14 0

Relevant results from the semifinal were carried over to the final

11 February  Great Britain 2-1
(1-1, 0-0, 1-0)
 Canada
15 February  Canada 7-0
(3-0,3-0,1-0)
 Czechoslovakia
16 February  Canada 1-0
(1-0,0-0,0-0)
 United States

Top scorer

Team GP G A Pts
Canada Hugh Farquharson 8 11 8 19
Silver:
 Canada (CAN)
Francis Moore
Arthur Nash
Herman Murray
Walter Kitchen
Raymond Milton
David Neville
Kenneth Farmer
Hugh Farquharson
Maxwell Deacon
Alexander Sinclair
Bill Thomson
James Haggarty
Ralph St. Germain

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Events:

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Karl Johan Baadsvik Individual 1'39:30 115.2 47 49.0 46.0 191.7 14 306.9 41
Tom Mobraaten 1'33:28 143.8 41 49.0 52.5 205.0 6 348.8 31
William Ball 1'32:46 147.3 39 40.5 36.0 97.4 46 244.7 46
Bud Clark 1'30:20 159.3 33 36.5 35.0 156.1 41 315.4 39

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Norman Gagne Normal hill 58.0 87.7 42 57.0 89.6 37 177.3 38
Karl Johan Baadsvik 63.5 94.8 36 59.0 92.3 35 187.1 35
Tom Mobraaten 71.5 103.5 15 66.5 103.4 18 206.9 14

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Tommy White 49.6 31
1500 m Tommy White 2:34.2 34
5000 m Tommy White 9:04.5 25
10,000 m Tommy White 18:25.3 21

Official outfitter

Sources

References

  1. ^ Armstrong, E. A. (January 3, 1936). "In the Realm of Sport". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. p. 12.icon of an open green padlock
  2. ^ Canada at eleventh Olympiad 1936 in Germany : Garmisch-Partenkirchen, February 6th to 13th, Berlin, August 1st to 16th : official report of the Canadian Olympic Committee, 1933-1936. OCLC 49104336.
  3. ^ "Praises Showing of Canadians at Berlin Olympics". Lethbridge Herald. Lethbridge, Alberta. September 23, 1936. p. 10.icon of an open green padlock