Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics

At the 1956 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. This was the last edition in which only men participated. The competitions were held from Saturday, 28 January, to Tuesday, 31 January 1956.[1]

Speed skating
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for speed skating
VenueLake Misurina
Date28–31 January 1956
No. of events4
Competitors83 from 17 nations
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
  Soviet Union
40.2 WR Rafayel Grach
  Soviet Union
40.8 Alv Gjestvang
  Norway
41.0
1500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
  Soviet Union
Yuri Mikhaylov
  Soviet Union
2:08.6 WR Toivo Salonen
  Finland
2:09.4
5000 metres
details
Boris Shilkov
  Soviet Union
7:48.7
(OR)
Sigvard Ericsson
  Sweden
7:56.7 Oleg Goncharenko
  Soviet Union
7:57.5
10,000 metres
details
Sigvard Ericsson
  Sweden
16:35.9
(OR)
Knut Johannesen
  Norway
16:36.9 Oleg Goncharenko
  Soviet Union
16:42.3

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 18 nations competed in the 4 events. Ten speed skaters competed in all four events.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union4127
2  Sweden1102
3  Norway0112
4  Finland0011
Totals (4 nations)53412

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 October 2019.

External linksEdit