Speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

The men's 10,000 metres in speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics took place on 17 February, at the L'Anneau de Vitesse.[1][2]

Men's 10,000 metres speed skating
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueL'Anneau de Vitesse
Date17 February 1968
Competitors28 from 13 nations
Winning time15:23.6 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Johnny Höglin
 Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Fred Anton Maier
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Örjan Sandler
 Sweden
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3][4]

World record   Fred Anton Maier (NOR) 15:20.3 Oslo, Norway 28 January 1968
Olympic record   Knut Johannesen (NOR) 15:46.6 Squaw Valley, United States 27 February 1960

The following new Olympic record was set.

Date Athlete Time OR WR
17 February   Johnny Höglin (SWE) 15:23.6 OR

ResultsEdit

[1]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Johnny Höglin   Sweden 15:23.6 OR
  Fred Anton Maier   Norway 15:23.9
  Örjan Sandler   Sweden 15:31.8
4 Per Willy Guttormsen   Norway 15:32.6
5 Kees Verkerk   Netherlands 15:33.9
6 Jonny Nilsson   Sweden 15:39.6
7 Magne Thomassen   Norway 15:44.9
8 Peter Nottet   Netherlands 15:54.7
9 Valery Lavrushkin   Soviet Union 15:54.8
10 Stanislav Selyanin   Soviet Union 15:56.4
11 Günter Traub   West Germany 16:01.3
12 Jouko Launonen   Finland 16:02.1
13 Jan Bols   Netherlands 16:09.5
14 Kimmo Koskinen   Finland 16:15.7
15 Paul Enock   Canada 16:21.2
16 Anatoly Mashkov   Soviet Union 16:22.1
17 Hermann Strutz   Austria 16:24.9
18 Jürgen Traub   West Germany 16:33.8
19 Renato De Riva   Italy 16:39.5
20 Raimo Hietala   Finland 16:45.9
21 Bill Lanigan   United States 16:50.1
22 Yoshiaki Demachi   Japan 16:54.6
23 Bob Hodges   Canada 17:01.9
24 Giancarlo Gloder   Italy 17:03.2
25 Bill Cox   United States 17:08.2
26 François Perrenoud   France 17:10.2
27 György Ivánkai   Hungary 17:36.2
28 Hirofumi Otsuka   Japan 17:38.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rapport Officiel Xes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver 1968 Grenoble" (PDF). Comité d'organisation des Xemes jeux olympiques d'hiver. LA84 Foundation. 1968. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games: Men's 10,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.