Cross-country skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 4 × 10 kilometre relay

The 4 x 10 kilometre relay cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing programme at the 1960 Winter Olympics, in Squaw Valley, California, United States. It was the fifth appearance of the event. The competition was held on Saturday, February 27, 1960, at the McKinney Creek Stadium.[1]

Men's 4 x 10km relay
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueMcKinney Creek Stadium
DateFebruary 25
Competitors44 from 11 nations
Winning time2:18:45.6
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Toimi Alatalo
Eero Mäntyranta
Väinö Huhtala
Veikko Hakulinen
 Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Harald Grønningen
Hallgeir Brenden
Einar Østby
Håkon Brusveen
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Anatoly Shelyukhin
Gennady Vaganov
Aleksey Kuznetsov
Nikolay Anikin
 Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →

Finland won the gold medal with less than one second ahead of Nordic rivals Norway. It was the third time out of five that Finland had won gold in this event. Defending champions Soviet Union took the bronze medal. It was also Veikko Hakulinen's third Olympic gold and first at these games.

ResultsEdit

Rank Nation Skiers Time
1   Finland Toimi Alatalo (35:03)
Eero Mäntyranta (34:45)
Väinö Huhtala (35:01)
Veikko Hakulinen (33:56.6)
2:18:45.6
2   Norway Harald Grønningen (35:07)
Hallgeir Brenden (34:41)
Einar Østby (34:41)
Håkon Brusveen (34:17.4)
2:18:46.4
3   Soviet Union Anatoly Shelyukhin (37:17)
Gennady Vaganov (34:22)
Aleksey Kuznetsov (35:11)
Nikolay Anikin (34:31.6)
2:21:21.6
4   Sweden Lars Olsson (34:56)
Janne Stefansson (37:44)
Lennart Larsson (34:44)
Sixten Jernberg (34:07.8)
2:21:31.8
5   Italy Giulio De Florian (35:37)
Giuseppe Steiner (35:59)
Pompeo Fattor (35:30)
Marcello De Dorigo (35:26.5)
2:22:32.5
6   Poland Andrzej Mateja (36:22)
Józef Rysula (35:33)
Józef Gut-Misiaga (37:19)
Kazimierz Zelek (37:51.3)
2:26:25.3
7   France Victor Arbez (36:50)
René Mandrillon (36:46)
Benoît Carrara (36:41)
Jean Mermet (36:13.8)
2:26:30.8
8   Switzerland Fritz Kocher (37:43)
Marcel Huguenin (38:15)
Lorenz Possa (36:37)
Alphonse Baume (37:01.8)
2:29:36.8
9   United Team of Germany Kuno Werner (37:27)
Helmut Hagg (37:53)
Werner Haase (37:58)
Enno Röder (38:29.1)
2:31:47.1
10   Japan Takashi Matsuhashi (39:02)
Kazuo Sato (37:41)
Eiji Kurita (39:17)
Akemi Taniguchi (40:44.9)
2:36:44.9
11   United States Mack Miller (37:04)
Karl Bohlin (40:47)
John Dendahl (39:11)
Peter Lahdenpera (40:59.8)
2:38:01.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Men's 4 x 10 kilometres Relay". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

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