Speed skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The men's 5000 metres in speed skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics took place on 4 February, at the Makomanai Open Stadium.[1][2]

Men's 5000 metres
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueMakomanai Open Stadium
Dates4 February
Competitors28 from 14 nations
Winning time7:23.61
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ard Schenk
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Roar Grønvold
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sten Stensen
 Norway
← 1968
1976 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Ard Schenk (NED) 7:12.0 Inzell, West Germany 13 March 1971
Olympic record   Fred Anton Maier (NOR) 7:22.4 Grenoble, France 15 February 1968

ResultsEdit

[1]

Rank Athlete Country Time
  Ard Schenk   Netherlands 7:23.61
  Roar Grønvold   Norway 7:28.18
  Sten Stensen   Norway 7:33.39
4 Göran Claeson   Sweden 7:36.17
5 Willy Olsen   Norway 7:36.47
6 Kees Verkerk   Netherlands 7:39.17
7 Valery Lavrushkin   Soviet Union 7:39.26
8 Jan Bols   Netherlands 7:39.40
9 Gerd Zimmermann   West Germany 7:41.16
10 Dan Carroll   United States 7:44.72
11 Kimmo Koskinen   Finland 7:45.15
12 Johnny Höglin   Sweden 7:45.68
13 Kiyomi Ito   Japan 7:45.96
14 Örjan Sandler   Sweden 7:47.92
15 Giancarlo Gloder   Italy 7:55.77
16 Osamu Naito   Japan 7:56.97
17 Bruno Toniolli   Italy 7:57.30
18 Jouko Salakka   Finland 7:57.42
19 Kevin Sirois   Canada 8:02.66
20 Charles Gilmore   United States 8:03.04
21 Clark King   United States 8:07.20
22 David Hampton   Great Britain 8:07.85
23 Colin Coates   Australia 8:09.35
24 Richard Tourne   France 8:11.52
25 Andy Barron   Canada 8:11.84
26 John Blewitt   Great Britain 8:16.75
27 Herbert Schwarz   West Germany 8:26.03
28 Luvsansharavyn Tsend   Mongolia 8:30.47

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 30 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.