Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

The 1500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics programme. 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 Friday, February 26, 1960. Forty-eight speed skaters from 16 nations competed.[1]

Men's 500 metres speed skating
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for speed skating
VenueSquaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink
Date26 February 1960
Competitors48 from 16 nations
Winning time2:10.4
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Roald Aas  Norway
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yevgeny Grishin  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Boris Stenin  Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Roald Aas (NOR)
  Yevgeny Grishin (URS)
no silver awarded as there was a tie for gold   Boris Stenin (URS)

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1960 Winter Olympics.

World record 2:06.3(*)   Juhani Järvinen Squaw Valley/Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink (USA) March 1, 1959
Olympic record 2:08.6(**)   Yevgeny Grishin Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA) January 30, 1956
2:08.6(**)   Yuri Mikhaylov Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA) January 30, 1956

(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on artificially frozen ice.

(**) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.

ResultsEdit

Yevgeny Grishin who was the first speed skater to defend his 500 metres Olympic title was also able to repeat his win in the 1500 metres event. In 1956 he shared the win with fellow countryman Yuri Mikhaylov. This time Grishin tied with Roald Aas. Grishin was the second speed skater to win two gold medals in 1500 metres competitions after Clas Thunberg won in 1924 and 1928.

Place Speed skater Time
1   Roald Aas (NOR) 2:10.4
  Yevgeny Grishin (URS) 2:10.4
3   Boris Stenin (URS) 2:11.5
4   Jouko Jokinen (FIN) 2:12.0
5   Juhani Järvinen (FIN) 2:13.1
  Per-Olof Brogren (SWE) 2:13,1
7   Toivo Salonen (FIN) 2:13,1
8   André Kouprianoff (FRA) 2:13.3
9   Helmut Kuhnert (EUA) 2:13.6
10   Raymond Gilloz (FRA) 2:14.2
11   Knut Johannesen (NOR) 2:14.5
12   Gennadi Voronin (URS) 2:14.7
13   Kurt Stille (DEN) 2:15.8
14   Colin Hickey (AUS) 2:16.1
15   Wim de Graaff (NED) 2:16.5
  Gunnar Sjölin (SWE) 2:16.5
17   Dick Hunt (USA) 2:17.7
18   Olle Dahlberg (SWE) 2:18.3
  Manfred Schüler (EUA) 2:18.3
20   Mario Gios (ITA) 2:18.6
21   Fumio Nagakubo (JPN) 2:18.7
22   Floyd Bedbury (USA) 2:18.9
23   Keijo Tapiovaara (FIN) 2:19.2
24   Hermann Strutz (AUT) 2:19.4
25   Antonio Nitto (ITA) 2:19.6
26   Terry Monaghan (GBR) 2:19.9
27   Renato De Riva (ITA) 2:20.6
28   Bo Karenus (SWE) 2:21.1
29   Yoshitaki Hori (JPN) 2:21.7
  Keith Meyer (USA) 2:21.7
31   Harald Norden (EUA) 2:22.1
  Lev Zaytsev (URS) 2:22.1
33   Takeo Mizoo (JPN) 2:22.6
34   Shuji Kobayashi (JPN) 2:23.0
35   Eddie Rudolph (USA) 2:23.1
36   Ralf Olin (CAN) 2:23.5
37   Roy Tutty (AUS) 2:23.8
38   Günther Tilch (EUA) 2:24.8
39   Hroar Elvenes (NOR) 2:24.9
40   Terry Malkin (GBR) 2:25.0
41   Jang Yeong (KOR) 2:25.3
42   Choi Yeong-bae (KOR) 2:26.7
43   Johnny Sands (CAN) 2:28.4
44   Jang In-won (KOR) 2:30.7
45   Larry Mason (CAN) 2:35.3
  Nils Aaness (NOR) DNF
  Henk van der Grift (NED) DNF
  Franz Offenberger (AUT) DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Men's 1,500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2019.

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