Cross-country skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 kilometre

The 50 kilometre 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 at its length of 30 km. The competition was held on Saturday, February 27, 1960 at the McKinney Creek Stadium.[1]

Men's 50 km
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueMcKinney Creek Stadium
DateFebruary 27
Competitors39 from 15 nations
Winning time2:59:06.3
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kalevi Hämäläinen  Finland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Veikko Hakulinen  Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rolf Rämgård  Sweden
← 1956
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Kalevi Hämäläinen of Finland won the gold medal ahead of fellow Finn Veikko Hakulinen. Defending Olympic champion Sixten Jernberg from Sweden finished 5th. Thirty nine competitors were due to start but eight did not make the starting line. Of the top 14, only 2 were not Nordic.

ResultsEdit

Rank Name Country Time
1 Kalevi Hämäläinen   Finland 2:59:06.3
2 Veikko Hakulinen   Finland 2:59:26.7
3 Rolf Rämgård   Sweden 3:02:46.7
4 Lennart Larsson   Sweden 3:03:27.9
5 Sixten Jernberg   Sweden 3:05:18.0
6 Pentti Pelkonen   Finland 3:05:24.5
7 Gennady Vaganov   Soviet Union 3:05:27.6
8 Veikko Räsänen   Finland 3:06:04.4
9 Hallgeir Brenden   Norway 3:08:23.0
10 Sverre Stensheim   Norway 3:08:51.5
11 Oddmund Jensen   Norway 3:09:16.2
12 Assar Rönnlund   Sweden 3:09:46.6
13 Nikolay Anikin   Soviet Union 3:10:13.9
14 Harald Grønningen   Norway 3:11:17.1
15 Aleksey Kuznetsov   Soviet Union 3:11:47.0
16 Federico De Florian   Italy 3:16:23.6
17 Mack Miller   United States 3:17:23.2
18 Livio Stuffer   Italy 3:20:43.4
19 Ivan Lyubimov   Soviet Union 3:25:06.4
20 Helmut Hagg   United Team of Germany 3:25:14.6
21 Antonio Schenatti   Italy 3:26:32.2
22 Stefan Mitkov   Bulgaria 3:26:32.5
23 Rudolf Dannhauer   United Team of Germany 3:27:54.6
24 Siegfried Weiß   United Team of Germany 3:28:29.1
25 Alfredo Dibona   Italy 3:33:31.6
26 Olavi Hirvonen   United States 3:36:37.8
27 Eiji Kurita   Japan 3:38:40.6
28 Egon Fleischmann   United Team of Germany 3:38:53.6
29 Leo Massa   United States 3:41:08.2
30 John Moore   Great Britain 3:43:15.2
31 Theodore Farwell Jr.   United States 3:49:56.6
Clarence Servold   Canada DNS
Norman Shutt   Great Britain DNS
Andrew Morgan   Great Britain DNS
Pál Sajgó   Hungary DNS
Kazuo Sato   Japan DNS
Andrzej Mateja   Poland DNS
Rudolf Čillík   Czechoslovakia DNS
Fritz Kocher   Switzerland DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Men's 50 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2019.

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