Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres
The women's 1500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of women's speed skating events at the Olympics and the 1500 metres were the second contest after the 500 metres. The competition was held on the Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink and for the first time at the Olympics on artificially frozen ice. It was held on Sunday, February 21, 1960. Twenty-three speed skaters from ten nations competed.
|Women's 1500 metres speed skating|
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink|
|Date||21 February 1960|
|Competitors||23 from 10 nations|
|Winning time||2:25.2 WR|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1960 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||2:25.5(*)||Khalida Shchegoleeva||Medeo (URS)||January 30, 1953|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
Klara Guseva set the first Olympic record with 2:28.7 minutes. Then Elwira Seroczyńska improved the Olympic record with 2:25.7 minutes. Finally Lidiya Skoblikova set a new world record with 2:25.2 minutes.
|1||Lidiya Skoblikova (URS)||2:25.2 WR|
|2||Elwira Seroczyńska (POL)||2:25.7|
|3||Helena Pilejczyk (POL)||2:27.1|
|4||Klara Guseva (URS)||2:28.7|
|5||Valentina Stenina (URS)||2:29.2|
|6||Iris Sihvonen (FIN)||2:29.7|
|7||Christina Scherling (SWE)||2:31.5|
|8||Helga Haase (EUA)||2:31.7|
|9||Elsa Einarsson (SWE)||2:32.9|
|10||Fumie Hama (JPN)||2:33.3|
|11||Jeanne Ashworth (USA)||2:33.7|
|12||Yoshiko Takano (JPN)||2:34.0|
|13||Doreen Ryan (CAN)||2:34.5|
|14||Eevi Huttunen (FIN)||2:35.1|
|15||Jeanne Omelenchuk (USA)||2:36.4|
|16||Inge Görmer (EUA)||2:36.5|
|17||Françoise Lucas (FRA)||2:36.6|
|18||Barb Lockhart (USA)||2:37.0|
|19||Hatsue Takamizawa (JPN)||2:43.7|
|20||Margaret Robb (CAN)||2:48.6|
|21||Kim Gyeong-Hoe (KOR)||2:48.6|
|22||Gisela Toews (EUA)||2:51.1|
|23||Han Hye-Ja (KOR)||2:55.6|
- "Speed Skating at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Women's 1,500 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2018.