Speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

The 500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, 13 February 1928. Thirty-three speed skaters from 14 nations competed.[1]

Men's 500 metres speed skating
at the II Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for speed skating
VenueSt. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Date13 February 1928
Competitors37 from 14 nations
Winning time43.4
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Bernt Evensen  Norway
1st place, gold medalist(s) Clas Thunberg  Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) John Farrell  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jaakko Friman  Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Roald Larsen  Norway
← 1924
1932 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Bernt Evensen
  Norway
Clas Thunberg
  Finland
John Farrell
  United States
Jaakko Friman
  Finland
Roald Larsen
  Norway

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Winter Olympics.

World Record 43.1(*)   Roald Larsen Davos (SUI) 4 February 1928
Olympic Record 44.0   Charles Jewtraw Chamonix (FRA) 26 January 1924

(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.

Seven speed skaters were faster than the standing Olympic record with the two Olympic champions as new Olympic record holders. Bernt Evensen and Clas Thunberg each set a time of 43.4 seconds.

ResultsEdit

Place Athlete Time
1   Clas Thunberg (FIN) 43.4 OR
  Bernt Evensen (NOR) 43.4 OR
3   John Farrell (USA) 43.6
  Roald Larsen (NOR) 43.6
  Jaakko Friman (FIN) 43.6
6   Haakon Pedersen (NOR) 43.8
7   Charles Gorman (CAN) 43.9
8   Bertel Backman (FIN) 44.4
9   Oskar Olsen (NOR) 44.7
10   Eddie Murphy (USA) 44.9
11   Toivo Ovaska (FIN) 45.2
  Willy Logan (CAN) 45.2
  Irving Jaffee (USA) 45.2
14   Ross Robinson (CAN) 45.9
15   Christfried Burmeister (EST) 46.2
16   Alberts Rumba (LAT) 46.3
17   Valentine Bialas (USA) 46.5
18   Fritz Moser (AUT) 46.7
19   Zoltán Eötvös (HUN) 46.8
20   Fritz Jungblut (GER) 47.2
21   Otto Polacsek (AUT) 47.5
22   Aleksander Mitt (EST) 47.7
23   Gustaf Andersson (SWE) 47.9
24   Erhard Mayke (GER) 49.1
  Rudolf Riedl (AUT) 49.1
26   Léonhard Quaglia (FRA) 49.5
27   Siem Heiden (NED) 49.9
28   Charles Thaon (FRA) 50.1
  Kęstutis Bulota (LTU) 50.1
30   Frederick Dix (GBR) 53.4
31   Leonard Stewart (GBR) 54.8
32   Cyril Horn (GBR) 54.9
33   Wim Kos (NED) 56.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1928 Sankt Moritz Winter Games:Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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