Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested.[1]

Speed skating
at the V Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for speed skating
VenueSt. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Date31 January – 3 February 1948
No. of events4
Competitors68 from 15 nations
← 1936
1952 →

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Finn Helgesen
  Norway
43.1 Ken Bartholomew
  United States
Thomas Byberg
  Norway
Robert Fitzgerald
  United States
43.2 None awarded
1500 metres
details
Sverre Farstad
  Norway
2:17.6 Åke Seyffarth
  Sweden
2:18.1 Odd Lundberg
  Norway
2:18.9
5000 metres
details
Reidar Liaklev
  Norway
8:29.4 Odd Lundberg
  Norway
8:32.7 Göthe Hedlund
  Sweden
8:34.8
10,000 metres
details
Åke Seyffarth
  Sweden
17:26.3 Lassi Parkkinen
  Finland
17:36.0 Pentti Lammio
  Finland
17:42.7

Participating nationsEdit

Twelve speed skaters competed in all four events.

A total of 68 speed skaters from 15 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway3216
2  Sweden1113
3  United States0202
4  Finland0112
Totals (4 nations)46313

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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