Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 30 kilometre

The men's 30 km cross country race at the 1956 Winter Olympics took place on 27 January. It was held at the Snow Stadium (Lo Stadio della neve), which was about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Cotrina. Fifty-one competitors from eighteen countries participated in the event. Finnish skier Veikko Hakulinen won the event by only 24 seconds over Swede Sixten Jernberg. Hakulinen and Jernberg would switch positions on the podium in the 50 km (31 mi) event. Russian skier Pavel Kolchin won the bronze in the 30 km (19 mi) event and also in the 15 km (9.3 mi) event.[1]

Men's 30 km
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
VenueStadio della Neve
Date27 January
Competitors51 from 18 nations
Winning time1:44:06
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Veikko Hakulinen  Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sixten Jernberg  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Pavel Kolchin  Soviet Union
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MedalistsEdit

Gold Veikko Hakulinen
  Finland
Silver Sixten Jernberg
  Sweden
Bronze Pavel Kolchin
  Soviet Union

Source:[2]

ResultsEdit

Place No. Competitor Time Difference*
1 52   Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 1:44.06
2 48   Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 1:44.30 +0.24
3 18   Pavel Kolchin (URS) 1:45.45 +1.39
4 7   Anatoly Shelyukhin (URS) 1:45.46 +1.40
5 45   Vladimir Kuzin (URS) 1:46.09 +2.03
6 23   Fedor Terentjev (URS) 1:46.43 +2.37
7 26   Per-Erik Larsson (SWE) 1:46.51 +2.45
8 3   Lennart Larsson (SWE) 1:46.56 +2.50
9 31   Olavi Latsa (FIN) 1:47.30 +3.24
10 25   Ilja Matous (TCH) 1:48.12 +4.06
11 17   Gunnar Samuelsson (SWE) 1:48.23 +4.17
12 43   Tadeusz Kwapien (POL) 1:49.09 +5.03
13 33   Federico Deflorian (ITA) 1:49.16 +5.10
14 50   Hallgeir Brenden (NOR) 1:49.29 +5.23
15 35   Martin Stokken (NOR) 1:49.38 +5.32
16 19   Josef Prokes (TCH) 1:50.49 +6.43
17 5   Oddmund Jensen (NOR) 1:51.04 +6.58
18 47   Jaroslav Cardal (TCH) 1:51.05 +6.59
19 14   Per Olsen (NOR) 1:51.15 +7.09
20 6   Kalevi Hämäläinen (FIN) 1:51.38 +7.32
21 16   August Kiuru (FIN) 1:51.56 +7.50
22 57   Rene Mandrillon (FRA) 1:52.18 +8.12
23 37   Jozef Rubis (POL) 1:53.57 +9.51
24 2   Arrigo Delladio (ITA) 1:54.27 +10.21
25 38   Marcel Huguenin (SUI) 1:54.36 +10.30
26 12   Camillo Zanolli (ITA) 1:54.42 +10.36
27 42   Fritz Kocher (SUI) 1:55.18 +11.12
28 46   Tatsuo Miyao (JPN) 1:55.40 +11.34
29 20   Stanislaw Bukowski (POL) 1:56.26 +12.20
30 54   Hermann Möchel (EUA) 1:56.34 +12.28
31 40   Manole Aldescu (ROM) 1:57.42 +13.36
32 9   Mateus Kordez (YUG) 1:57.48 +13.42
33 39   Erich Lindenlaub (EUA) 1:58.30 +14.24
34 10   André Huguenin (SUI) 1:58.40 +14.34
35 22   Paul Romand (FRA) 1:59.02 +14.56
36 32   Constantin Enache (ROM) 1:59.52 +15.46
37 58   Clarence Servold (CAN) 2:00.01 +15.55
38 56   Mack Miller (USA) 2:00.38 +16.32
39 55   John Kirstjansson (ISL) 2:00.52 +16.46
40 11   Werner Moring (EUA) 2:00.55 +16.49
41 8   Armand Genoud (SUI) 2:01.05 +16.59
42 27   Zravko Hlebanja (YUG) 2:01.47 +17.41
43 41   Christo Petkov Dontchev (BUL) 2:02.10 +18.04
44 36   Zaharin Mihailov Grivev (BUL) 2:03.21 +19.15
45 15   Štefan Robač (YUG) 2:03.55 +19.49
45 28   Andrew Morgan (GBR) 2:03.55 +19.49
47 21   John Moore (GBR) 2:08.58 +24.52
48 34   Oddur Petursson (ISL) 2:10.16 +26.10
49 51   James Spencer (GBR) 2:10.32 +26.26
50 24   Lynn Levy (USA) 2:10.56 +26.50
51 4   Thomas Cairney (GBR) 2:13.41 +29.35
30   Charles Binaux (FRA) DSQ
44   Ottavio Compagnoni (ITA) DSQ
53   Janez Pavcic (YUG) DSQ

* - Difference is in minutes and seconds.

Source:[2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games: Men's 30 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 609–611

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