Speed skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics, was held from 30 January to 7 February. Eight events were contested at the Eisschnelllaufbahn Innsbruck.[1][2]

Speed skating
at the IX Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueEisschnelllaufbahn Innsbruck
Date30 January – 7 February 1964
No. of events8
Competitors134 from 22 nations
← 1960
1968 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)55212
2  Norway (NOR)1337
3  Sweden (SWE)1001
  United States (USA)1001
5  Finland (FIN)0112
6  Netherlands (NED)0101
  North Korea (PRK)0101
Totals (7 nations)811625


The Soviet Union led the medal table with five gold and twelve total, with four of the gold medals won by Lidiya Skoblikova, who swept the women's events.

North Korea's Han Pil-Hwa was the first medalist for her country in the Olympics, and the first Asian woman to win a medal in the Winter Olympics.

Skoblikova easily led the individual medal table, while Knut Johannesen was the most successful male skater with one gold and one bronze medal.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Terry McDermott
  United States
40.1
(OR)
Alv Gjestvang
  Norway
Yevgeny Grishin
  Soviet Union
Vladimir Orlov
  Soviet Union
40.6 none awarded
1500 metres
details
Ants Antson
  Soviet Union
2:10.3 Kees Verkerk
  Netherlands
2:10.6 Villy Haugen
  Norway
2:11.2
5000 metres
details
Knut Johannesen
  Norway
7:38.4
(OR)
Per Ivar Moe
  Norway
7:38.6 Fred Anton Maier
  Norway
7:42.0
10,000 metres
details
Jonny Nilsson
  Sweden
15:50.1 Fred Anton Maier
  Norway
16:06.0 Knut Johannesen
  Norway
16:06.3

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
  Soviet Union
45.0
(OR)
Irina Yegorova
  Soviet Union
45.4 Tatyana Sidorova
  Soviet Union
45.5
1000 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
  Soviet Union
1:33.2
(OR)
Irina Yegorova
  Soviet Union
1:34.3 Kaija Mustonen
  Finland
1:34.8
1500 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
  Soviet Union
2:22.6
(OR)
Kaija Mustonen
  Finland
2:25.5 Berta Kolokoltseva
  Soviet Union
2:27.1
3000 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
  Soviet Union
5:14.9 Han Pil-Hwa
  North Korea
Valentina Stenina
  Soviet Union
5:18.5 none awarded

RecordsEdit

Five new Olympic records were set in Innsbruck.[3][4]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 4 February   Terry McDermott (USA) 40.1 OR
Men's 5000 metres 5 February   Knut Johannesen (NOR) 7:38.4 OR
Women's 500 metres 30 January   Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 45.0 OR
Women's 1000 metres 1 February   Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 1:33.2 OR
Women's 1500 metres 31 January   Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 2:22.6 OR

Participating NOCsEdit

Twenty-two nations competed in the speed skating events at Innsbruck. Mongolia and North Korea made their Olympic speed skating debuts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Offizieller Bericht der IX. Olympischen Winterspiele Innsbruck 1964" (PDF). Austrian Federal Publishing House for Instruction, Science and Art, Vienna and Munich. LA84 Foundation. 1964. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014.