Speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

The men's 1500 metres in speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics took place on 16 February, at the L'Anneau de Vitesse.[1][2]

Men's 1500 metres speed skating
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueL'Anneau de Vitesse
Date16 February 1968
Competitors53 from 18 nations
Winning time2:03.4 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kees Verkerk
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ivar Eriksen
 Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ard Schenk
 Netherlands
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Magne Thomassen (NOR) 2:02.5 Davos, Switzerland 5 February 1968
Olympic record   Yevgeny Grishin (URS)
  Yuri Mikhailov (URS)
2:08.6 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy 30 January 1956

The following new Olympic record was set.

Date Athlete Time OR WR
16 February   Kees Verkerk (NED) 2:03.4 OR

ResultsEdit

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Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Kees Verkerk   Netherlands 2:03.4 OR
  Ivar Eriksen   Norway 2:05.0
Ard Schenk   Netherlands 2:05.0
4 Magne Thomassen   Norway 2:05.1
5 Johnny Höglin   Sweden 2:05.2
Bjørn Tveter   Norway 2:05.2
7 Svein-Erik Stiansen   Norway 2:05.5
8 Eduard Matusevich   Soviet Union 2:06.1
9 Peter Nottet   Netherlands 2:06.3
10 Örjan Sandler   Sweden 2:07.0
11 Aleksandr Kerchenko   Soviet Union 2:07.1
12 Ants Antson   Soviet Union 2:07.2
Valery Kaplan   Soviet Union 2:07.2
14 Jouko Launonen   Finland 2:07.5
15 Günter Traub   West Germany 2:07.7
16 Jan Bols   Netherlands 2:07.8
Manne Lavås   Sweden 2:07.8
18 Kimmo Koskinen   Finland 2:07.9
19 Richard Wurster   United States 2:08.4
20 Göran Claeson   Sweden 2:08.6
21 Olavi Hjellman   Finland 2:10.1
22 Jürgen Traub   West Germany 2:10.2
23 Wayne LeBombard   United States 2:11.2
24 Raimo Hietala   Finland 2:11.7
Bill Lanigan   United States 2:11.7
26 Bob Hodges   Canada 2:12.0
27 György Martos   Hungary 2:12.2
28 John Tipper   Great Britain 2:12.4
29 György Ivánkai   Hungary 2:12.6
30 Tadao Ishihata   Japan 2:12.7
31 Keiichi Suzuki   Japan 2:13.1
32 Giancarlo Gloder   Italy 2:13.2
33 Elio Locatelli   Italy 2:13.3
34 Roger Capan   United States 2:13.6
Renato De Riva   Italy 2:13.6
36 Michel Thépénier   France 2:13.7
37 François Perrenoud   France 2:14.0
38 Guido Gillarduzzi   Italy 2:14.1
39 Otmar Braunecker   Austria 2:14.4
40 Mutsuhiko Maeda   Japan 2:14.8
Hermann Strutz   Austria 2:14.8
Masaki Suzuki   Japan 2:14.8
43 Geoff Stockdale   Great Britain 2:15.6
44 Erich Korbel   Austria 2:15.7
45 Mihály Martos   Hungary 2:15.8
46 Pete Williamson   Canada 2:16.0
47 Hansruedi Widmer   Switzerland 2:16.1
48 Franz Krienbühl   Switzerland 2:16.3
49 Colin Coates   Australia 2:16.7
49 Luvsanlkhagvyn Dashnyam   Mongolia 2:16.7
51 Lee Ik-hwan   South Korea 2:17.5
52 Büjiin Jalbaa   Mongolia 2:18.0
53 David Bodington   Great Britain 2:19.1

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 1,500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 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.