Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres
The 1500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, 2 February 1948. Forty-five speed skaters from 14 nations competed.
|Men's 1500 metres speed skating|
at the V Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink|
|Date||2 February 1948|
|Competitors||45 from 14 nations|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1948 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||2:13.8(*)||Hans Engnestangen||Davos (SUI)||29 January 1939|
|Olympic Record||2:19.2||Charles Mathiesen||Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)||13 February 1936|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
All three medalists were faster than the standing Olympic record. Sverre Farstad set the new Olympic record with a time of 2:17.6 seconds.
- "Speed Skating at the 1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games: Men's 1,500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1948 Olympic Games 1500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.