Speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres
The 500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Thursday, February 4, 1932. Sixteen speed skaters from four nations competed.
|Men's 500 metres speed skating|
at the III Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink|
|Date||4 February 1932|
|Competitors||16 from 4 nations|
Like all other speed skating events at this Olympics the competition was held for the only time in pack-style format, having all competitors skate at the same time.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1932 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||42.6(*)||Clas Thunberg||St. Moritz (SUI)||January 13, 1931|
|Olympic Record||43.4||Clas Thunberg||St. Moritz (SUI)||February 13, 1928|
|43.4||Bernt Evensen||St. Moritz (SUI)||February 13, 1928|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
In the final Jack Shea equalized the Olympic record with 43.4 seconds, but in pack-style format.
|1||Frank Stack (CAN)||44.3||Q|
|2||Jack Shea (USA)||Q|
|3||Shozo Ishihara (JPN)|
|4||Erling Lindboe (NOR)|
|5||Yasuo Kawamura (JPN)|
|1||Bernt Evensen (NOR)||45.3||Q|
|2||Willy Logan (CAN)||Q|
|3||Raymond Murray (USA)|
|4||Tokuo Kitani (JPN)|
|5||Leopold Sylvestre (CAN)|
|1||Alexander Hurd (CAN)||44.9||Q|
|2||John Farrell (USA)||Q|
|3||Allan Potts (USA)|
|4||Haakon Pedersen (NOR)|
|5||Hans Engnestangen (NOR)|
|6||Tomeju Uruma (JPN)|
|1||Jack Shea (USA)||43.4|
|2||Bernt Evensen (NOR)||5 m behind|
|3||Alexander Hurd (CAN)||8 m behind|
|4||Frank Stack (CAN)|
|5||Willy Logan (CAN)|
|6||John Farrell (USA)|
- "Speed Skating at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games: Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1932 Olympic Games 500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.