Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The 5000 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 Thursday, February 25, 1960. Thirty-seven speed skaters from 15 nations competed.[1]

Men's 5000 metres speed skating
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for speed skating
VenueSquaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink
Date25 February 1960
Competitors37 from 15 nations
Winning time7:51.3
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Viktor Kosichkin  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Knut Johannesen  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jan Pesman  Netherlands
← 1956
1964 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Viktor Kosichkin (URS)   Knut Johannesen (NOR)   Jan Pesman (NED)

RecordsEdit

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

World Record 7:45.6(*)   Boris Shilkov Medeo (URS) January 9, 1955
Olympic Record 7:48.7(*)   Boris Shilkov Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA) January 29, 1956

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

ResultsEdit

Place Speed skater Time
1   Viktor Kosichkin (URS) 7:51.3
2   Knut Johannesen (NOR) 8:00.8
3   Jan Pesman (NED) 8:05.1
4   Torstein Seiersten (NOR) 8:05.3
5   Valery Kotov (URS) 8:05.4
6   Oleg Goncharenko (URS) 8:06.6
7   Ivar Nilsson (SWE) 8:09.1
  Keijo Tapiovaara (FIN) 8:09.1
9   André Kouprianoff (FRA) 8:10.4
10   Raymond Gilloz (FRA) 8:11.5
11   Terry Monaghan (GBR) 8:15.3
12   Kjell Bäckman (SWE) 8:16.0
13   Olle Dahlberg (SWE) 8:17.0
14   Arnold Uhrlass (USA) 8:18.0
15   Juhani Järvinen (FIN) 8:19.2
16   Mario Gios (ITA) 8:20.3
17   Dick Hunt (USA) 8:21.3
18   Hermann Strutz (AUT) 8:21.9
19   Jeen van den Berg (NED) 8:22.4
20   Kees Broekman (NED) 8:22.9
21   Leo Tynkkynen (FIN) 8:24.3
22   Helmut Kuhnert (EUA) 8:25.1
23   Takeo Mizoo (JPN) 8:28.7
24   Shuji Kobayashi (JPN) 8:29.8
25   Roald Aas (NOR) 8:30.1
26   Renato De Riva (ITA) 8:32.4
27   Kurt Stille (DEN) 8:33.0
28   Ralf Olin (CAN) 8:36.8
29   Franz Offenberger (AUT) 8:38.2
30   Floyd Bedbury (USA) 8:39.6
31   Antonio Nitto (ITA) 8:40.4
32   Sepp Biebl (EUA) 8:48.0
33   Terry Malkin (GBR) 8:56.1
34   Choi Yeong-Bae (KOR) 8:57.8
35   Jang In-Won (KOR) 9:01.6
36   Heinz Wolfram (EUA) 9:18.2
37   Larry Mason (CAN) 9:23.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2019.

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