VIII OLYMPIC GAMES
SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

FINAL RESULTS: February 20, 1960

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01-04 Source: SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA FINAL REPORT. Published by the California Olympic Commission.

FINAL RESULTS: LADIES DOWNHILL

Although she was unable to win a gold medal, America’s Penny Pitou was the only lady Alpine competitor at Squaw Valley to earn two medals. She placed second in the ladies’ downhill and ladies’ giant slalom for two silver medals. Winner of the downhill was Heidi Biebl of Germany, with a 1:37.6 clocking. Miss Pitou was a full second back at 1:38.6, while Traudl Hecher of Austria placed third with a time of 1:38.9.

FINAL RESULTS: LADIES 10KM CROSS COUNTRY

The Russian and Swedish girls took top honors in the ladies’ cross-country competition. Representatives of the U.S.S.R. completely dominated the 10-kilometer race, when the first four places went to Russia. The winner was Marija Gusakova, and she was followed, in order, by Liubov Baranova, Radia Eroshina and Alevtina Kolchina.

FINAL RESULTS: LADIES 500M SPEED SKATING

In the first speed skating competition of the games, USA athlete Jeanne Ashworth of Lake Placid NY skated to a Bronze Medal, while Helga Haase of Germany took the gold, and Natalija Donchenko of U.S.S.R. won the silver medal.

Source: SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA FINAL REPORT. Published by the California Olympic Commission.

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