Speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

The men's 500 metres in speed skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics took place on 14 February, at the L'Anneau de Vitesse.[1][2]

Men's 500 metres speed skating
at the X Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueL'Anneau de Vitesse
Date14 February 1968
Competitors48 from 17 nations
Winning time40.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Erhard Keller  West Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Terry McDermott  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Magne Thomassen  Norway
← 1964
1972 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Erhard Keller (FRG) 39.2 Inzell, West Germany 28 January 1968
Olympic record   Terry McDermott (USA) 40.1 Innsbruck, Austria 4 February 1964

ResultsEdit

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Rank Athlete Country Time
  Erhard Keller   West Germany 40.3
  Terry McDermott   United States 40.5
Magne Thomassen   Norway 40.5
4 Yevgeny Grishin   Soviet Union 40.6
5 Neil Blatchford   United States 40.7
Arne Herjuaune   Norway 40.7
John Wurster   United States 40.7
8 Seppo Hänninen   Finland 40.8
Håkan Holmgren   Sweden 40.8
Keiichi Suzuki   Japan 40.8
11 Herbert Höfl   West Germany 41.0
Anatoly Lepyoshkin   Soviet Union 41.0
13 Roar Grønvold   Norway 41.1
Ard Schenk   Netherlands 41.1
15 Hasse Börjes   Sweden 41.2
Heike Hedlund   Sweden 41.2
Masaki Suzuki   Japan 41.2
18 Valery Muratov   Soviet Union 41.4
19 John Tipper   Great Britain 41.5
Gerd Zimmermann   West Germany 41.5
21 Tom Gray   United States 41.6
Valery Kaplan   Soviet Union 41.6
23 Kimmo Koskinen   Finland 41.7
24 Manne Lavås   Sweden 41.8
25 Bob Boucher   Canada 42.0
26 Otmar Braunecker   Austria 42.1
Elio Locatelli   Italy 42.1
Geoff Stockdale   Great Britain 42.1
29 Johan Lind   Norway 42.3
30 Peter Nottet   Netherlands 42.4
31 Mihály Martos   Hungary 42.5
Günter Traub   West Germany 42.5
33 Tamio Dejima   Japan 42.6
Jouko Launonen   Finland 42.6
Kees Verkerk   Netherlands 42.6
Pete Williamson   Canada 42.6
37 Takayuki Hida   Japan 42.9
38 Luvsanlkhagvyn Dashnyam   Mongolia 43.0
György Martos   Hungary 43.0
40 Olavi Hjellman   Finland 43.1
41 Colin Coates   Australia 43.3
Bob Hodges   Canada 43.3
43 Ruedi Uster   Switzerland 43.6
44 Hansruedi Widmer   Switzerland 43.7
45 Michel Thépénier   France 43.8
46 François Perrenoud   France 44.1
- David Bodington   Great Britain DNF
- Jan Bols   Netherlands DNF

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 500 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 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.