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.[1]

Men's 1500 metres speed skating
at the V Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueSt. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Date2 February 1948
Competitors45 from 14 nations
Winning time2:17.6
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Sverre Farstad  Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Åke Seyffarth  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Odd Lundberg  Norway
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MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Sverre Farstad
  Norway
Åke Seyffarth
  Sweden
Odd Lundberg
  Norway

RecordsEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

Place Athlete Time
1   Sverre Farstad (NOR) 2:17.6
2   Åke Seyffarth (SWE) 2:18.1
3   Odd Lundberg (NOR) 2:18.9
4   Lassi Parkkinen (FIN) 2:19.6
5   Harry Jansson (SWE) 2:20.0
6   John Werket (USA) 2:20.2
7   Kalevi Laitinen (FIN) 2:20.3
8   Göthe Hedlund (SWE) 2:20.7
9   Kees Broekman (NED) 2:21.0
10   Gunnar Konsmo (NOR) 2:21.2
  Iván Ruttkay (HUN) 2:21.2
12   Antero Ojala (FIN) 2:21.4
13   Jan Langedijk (NED) 2:21.9
14   Kornél Pajor (HUN) 2:22.2
15   János Kilián (HUN) 2:22.5
16   Ivar Martinsen (NOR) 2:22.6
17   Mats Bolmstedt (SWE) 2:22.8
18   Henry Howes (GBR) 2:23.0
19   Lee Hiyo-Chang (KOR) 2:23.3
20   Ray Blum (USA) 2:23.4
21   Pentti Lammio (FIN) 2:23.9
22   Ken Henry (USA) 2:24.6
23   Bruce Peppin (GBR) 2:24.7
24   Anton Huiskes (NED) 2:25.0
25   Aad de Koning (NED) 2:25.3
26   Vladimír Kolář (TCH) 2:25.6
27   Frank Stack (CAN) 2:25.7
28   Robert Fitzgerald (USA) 2:27.0
29   Abraham Hardy (CAN) 2:28.5
30   Dennis Blundell (GBR) 2:29.2
31   Choi Young-Chin (KOR) 2:29.8
32   Gordon Audley (CAN) 2:30.0
  Enrico Musolino (ITA) 2:30.0
34   Giorgio Cattaneo (ITA) 2:30.5
  Hanspeter Vogt (SUI) 2:30.5
36   Guido Caroli (ITA) 2:30.9
  Lee Jong-guk (KOR) 2:30.9
38   Max Stiepl (AUT) 2:31.2
39   Gedeon Ladányi (HUN) 2:31.3
40   Gustav Slanec (AUT) 2:31.9
41   Thomas Ross (GBR) 2:32.6
42   Rudolf Kleiner (SUI) 2:33.0
43   Sepp Rogger (SUI) 2:34.7
44   Ferdinand Preindl (AUT) 2:38.6
45   Pierre Huylebroeck (BEL) 2:40.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.

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