Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics

At the 1960 Winter Olympics, eight speed skating events were contested in Squaw Valley, California. For the first time in Olympic history, women participated in the Olympic speed skating events after the USOC's proposal to include the women's events was approved by the IOC. The competitions were held from Saturday, February 20, to Tuesday, February 23, 1960 (women), and from Wednesday, February 24, to Saturday, February 27, 1960 (men).[1]

Speed skating
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueSquaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink
Date20–27 February 1960
No. of events8
Competitors103 from 17 nations
← 1956
1964 →

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
  Soviet Union
40.2 =WR Bill Disney
  United States
40.3 Rafayel Grach
  Soviet Union
40.4
1500 metres
details
Roald Aas
  Norway
Yevgeny Grishin
  Soviet Union
2:10.4 not awarded as there was a tie for gold Boris Stenin
  Soviet Union
2:11.5
5000 metres
details
Viktor Kosichkin
  Soviet Union
7:51.3 Knut Johannesen
  Norway
8:00.8 Jan Pesman
  Netherlands
8:05.1
10,000 metres
details
Knut Johannesen
  Norway
15:46.6 WR Viktor Kosichkin
  Soviet Union
15:49.2 Kjell Bäckman
  Sweden
16:14.2

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Helga Haase
  United Team of Germany
45.9 Natalya Donchenko
  Soviet Union
46.0 Jeanne Ashworth
  United States
46.1
1000 metres
details
Klara Guseva
  Soviet Union
1:34.1 Helga Haase
  United Team of Germany
1:34.3 Tamara Rylova
  Soviet Union
1:34.8
1500 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
  Soviet Union
2:25.2 WR Elwira Seroczyńska
  Poland
2:25.7 Helena Pilejczyk
  Poland
2:27.1
3000 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
  Soviet Union
5:14.3 Valentina Stenina
  Soviet Union
5:16.9 Eevi Huttunen
  Finland
5:21.0

Participating nationsEdit

104 Athletes from seventeen nations competed in the speed skating events at Squaw Valley. Out of 249 entries, 8 did not finish and 1 got disqualified.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union63312
2  Norway2103
3  United Team of Germany1102
4  Poland0112
  United States0112
6  Finland0011
  Netherlands0011
  Sweden0011
Totals (8 nations)97824

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2019.

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