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.[1]

Men's 10,000 metres speed skating
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueLake Misurina
Date31 January 1956
Competitors32 from 15 nations
Winning time16:35.9 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Sigvard Ericsson
 Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Knut Johannesen
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Oleg Goncharenko
 Soviet Union
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MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Sigvard Ericsson
  Sweden
Knut Johannesen
  Norway
Oleg Goncharenko
  Soviet Union

RecordsEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

Place Speed skater Time
1   Sigvard Ericsson (SWE) 16:35.9 OR
2   Knut Johannesen (NOR) 16:36.9
3   Oleg Goncharenko (URS) 16:42.3
4   Sverre Ingolf Haugli (NOR) 16:48.7
5   Kees Broekman (NED) 16:51.2
6   Hjalmar Andersen (NOR) 16:52.6
7   Boris Yakimov (URS) 16:59.7
8   Olle Dahlberg (SWE) 17:01.3
9   Boris Tsybin (URS) 17:03.4
10   Helmut Kuhnert (EUA) 17:04.6
11   Johnny Cronshey (GBR) 17:05.6
12   Juhani Järvinen (FIN) 17:05.9
13   Sven Andersson (SWE) 17:13.5
14   Vladimír Kolář (TCH) 17:16.9
15   Gunnar Ström (SWE) 17:17.0
16   Vladimir Shilykovski (URS) 17:17.6
17   Kauko Salomaa (FIN) 17:19.0
18   Wim de Graaff (NED) 17:21.6
19   Knut Tangen (NOR) 17:22.3
20   John Hearn (GBR) 17:27.6
21   Hans Keller (EUA) 17:27.7
22   Taketsugu Asazaka (JPN) 17:35.3
23   Yoshiyasu Gomi (JPN) 17:35.9
24   Toivo Salonen (FIN) 17:37.6
25   Egbert van't Oever (NED) 17:37.7
26   Bohumil Jauris (TCH) 17:38.4
27   Colin Hickey (AUS) 17:45.6
  Pat McNamara (USA) 17:45.6
29   Arthur Mannsbarth (AUT) 17:47.8
30   Kim Jong-Sun (KOR) 17:52.6
31   Ralf Olin (CAN) 17:59.2
32   Carlo Calzà (ITA) 18:32.8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.

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