Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 15 kilometres

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Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Distance
10 km     women
15 km   men
30 km   men
50 km   men  
3 x 5 km relay     women
4 x 10 km relay   men  

The men's 15 kilometre cross-country race at the 1956 Winter Olympics was held on 30 January. It was held at the Snow Stadium (Lo Stadio della neve), which was about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Cotrina. Sixty-one competitors from twenty countries participated in the event. The Nordic countries of Norway and Sweden took first and second in the form of Hallgeir Brenden of Norway and Sixten Jernberg of Sweden. This was Jernberg's second silver medal of the Games. Soviet skier Pavel Kolchin won his second bronze of the Games.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Hallgeir Brenden
Norway (NOR)
Silver  Sixten Jernberg
Sweden (SWE)
Bronze  Pavel Kolchin
Soviet Union (URS)

Source:[2]

Results[edit]

Place No. Competitor Time Difference*
1 36  Hallgeir Brenden (NOR) 49:39
2 56  Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 50:14 +0.35
3 41  Pavel Kolchin (URS) 50:17 +0.38
4 48  Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 50:31 +0.52
5 51  Håkon Brusveen (NOR) 50:36 +0.57
6 25  Martin Stokken (NOR) 50:45 +1.06
7 18  Nikolai Anikin (URS) 50:58 +1.19
8 24  Lennart Larsson (SWE) 51:03 +1.24
9 42  Arvo Viitanen (FIN) 51:10 +1.31
10 49  Vladimir Kuzin (URS) 51:36 +1.57
11 32  Ottavio Compagnoni (ITA) 51:42 +2.03
12 35  Per-Erik Larsson (SWE) 51:44 +2.05
13 59  Ilja Matous (TCH) 52:04 +2.25
14 13  Veikko Rasanen (FIN) 52:35 +2.56
15 2  Gunnar Samuelsson (SWE) 52:39 +3.00
16 55  Tadeusz Kwapien (POL) 52:45 +3.06
17 53  Frederico De Florian (ITA) 52:48 +3.09
18 10  Mikhail Galiev (URS) 52:49 +3.10
19 54  Clarence Servold (CAN) 53:34 +3.55
20 26  Jean Mermet (FRA) 53:40 +4.01
20 45  Werner Zwingli (SUI) 53:40 +4.01
22 63  Benoit Carrara (FRA) 53:41 +4.02
23 34  Andrzej Mateja (POL) 53:42 +4.03
24 16  Pompeo Fattor (ITA) 53:45 +4.06
25 1  Innocenzo Chatrian (ITA) 53:46 +4.07
26 5  Arto Tiainen (FIN) 54:11 +4.32
27 50  Kuno Werner (GER) 54:18 +4.39
28 62  Sepp Schneeberger (AUT) 54:21 +4.42
29 17  Siegfrid Weiss (GER) 54:29 +4.50
30 11  Magnar Ingebrigtsli (NOR) 54:30 +4.51
31 38  Rudi Kopp (GER) 54:31 +4.52
32 44  Manole Aldescu (ROM) 54:40 +5.01
33 33  Victor Kronig (SUI) 54:43 +5.04
34 19  Josef Rubis (POL) 54:47 +5.08
35 7  Karl Refreider (AUT) 54:51 +5.12
36 20  Josef Prokes (TCH) 55:05 +5.26
36 21  Michel Rey (SUI) 55:05 +5.26
38 12  Hari Erwin (SUI) 55:06 +5.27
39 31  Mayr Hermann (AUT) 55:51 +6.12
40 30  Enache Constantin (ROM) 56:06 +6.27
41 58  Andrew Miller (USA) 56:08 +6.29
42 40  Jaroslav Cardal (TCH) 56:12 +6.33
43 15  Zravko Hlebanja (YUG) 56:32 +6.53
44 8  Jozef Sobczak-Gacienica (POL) 56:39 +7.00
45 29  Janez Pavcic (YUG) 56:41 +7.02
46 3  Helmut Hagg (GER) 56:50 +7.11
47 6  Cveto Pavcic (YUG) 56:55 +7.16
48 47  Tatsuo Miyao (JPN) 56:59 +7.20
49 60  Matevz Kordez (YUG) 57:09 +7.30
50 22  Paul Romand (FRA) 57:11 +7.32
51 43  Lawrence Damon (USA) 57:18 +7.39
52 4  Victor Arbez (BUL) 57:38 +7.59
53 52  Dimitre Petrov (BUL) 57:53 +8.14
54 37  Zaharin Griven (BUL) 58:11 +8.32
55 61  Jon Kristjansson (ISL) 58:23 +8.44
56 14  Maurice Gover (GBR) 58:58 +9.17
57 28  Andrew Morgan (GBR) 59:27 +9.48
58 57  John Moore (GBR) 59:31 +9.52
59 23  Oskar Schulz (AUT) 59:56 +10.17
60 9  Aubrey Fielder (GBR) 59:59 +10.20
61 39  Oddur Petursson (ISL) 1:02.36 +12.57

* - Difference is in minutes and seconds.

Source:[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 606
  2. ^ a b Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 606–607

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