Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres
The 10,000-metre speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics programme. It was the last speed skating contest at this Games. The competition was held on naturally frozen ice on the Lake Misurina. It was held on Tuesday, 31 January 1956, from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thirty-two speed skaters from 15 nations competed.
|Men's 10,000 metres speed skating|
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
|Date||31 January 1956|
|Competitors||32 from 15 nations|
|Winning time||16:35.9 OR|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1956 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||16:32.6(*)||Hjalmar Andersen||Hamar (NOR)||10 February 1952|
|Olympic Record||16:45.8(*)||Hjalmar Andersen||Oslo (NOR)||19 February 1952|
(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.
At first Oleg Goncharenko who skated in the third pair set a new Olympic record with 16:42.3 minutes. In the seventh pair Knut Johannesen bettered the Olympic record with 16:36.9 minutes. Finally Sigvard Ericsson set a new Olympic record with 16:35.9 minutes on the way to win the tenth heat and the gold medal.
- "Speed Skating at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games: Men's 10,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1956 Olympic Games 10,000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.