Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 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 50 kilometre cross-country race at the 1956 Winter Olympics took place on 2 February. It was held at the Snow Stadium (Lo Stadio della neve), which was about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Cotrina. Thirty skiers from thirteen countries participated in the event. The Nordic countries once again dominated the event. In a reversal of the top two results in the 30 km (19 mi) race, Swedish skier Sixten Jernberg won the gold, Fin Veikko Hakulinen took the silver and Russian Fedor Terentjev won the bronze. Jernberg would go on to win a bronze in the relay event giving him a full complement of gold, silver and bronze. Hakulinen would win a silver in the relay event giving him a gold and two silver medals for the Olympics.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sixten Jernberg
Sweden (SWE)
Silver  Veikko Hakulinen
Finland (FIN)
Bronze  Fedor Terentjev
Soviet Union (URS)

Source:[2]

Results[edit]

Place No. Competitor Time Difference*
1 38  Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 2:50.27
2 33  Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 2:51.45 +1.18
3 2  Fedor Terentjev (URS) 2:53.32 +3.05
4 23  Eero Kolehmainen (FIN) 2:56.17 +5.50
5 20  Anatoly Sheljukhin (URS) 2:56.40 +6.13
6 8  Pavel Kolchin (URS) 2:58.00 +8.33
7 30  Victor Baranov (URS) 3:03.55 +13.28
8 4  Antti Sivonen (FIN) 3:04.16 +13.49
9 12  Veini Kontinen (FIN) 3:06.15 +15.48
10 5  Sture Grahn (SWE) 3:06.32 +16.05
11 7  Arthur Ohlsson (SWE) 3:10.03 +19.36
12 18  Inge Limberg (SWE) 3:10.19 +19.52
13 25  Stanislav Bukowski (POL) 3:10.49 +20.22
14 9  Oddmund Jensen (NOR) 3:11.14 +20.47
15 21  Edvin Landsem (NOR) 3:11.43 +21.16
16 14  Vigilio Mich (ITA) 3:11.59 +21.32
17 36  Gianni Carrara (ITA) 3:14.39 +24.12
18 29  Christian Werner (SUI) 3:17.49 +27.22
19 11  Fritz Zurbuchen (SUI) 3:19.42 +29.15
20 15  Werner Moring (GER) 3:20.32 +30.05
21 10  Gioacchino Busin (ITA) 3:21.05 +30.38
22 31  Clarence Servold (CAN) 3:21.50 +31.23
23 1  Battista Mismetti (ITA) 3:23.15 +32.48
24 17  Alfred Kronig (SUI) 3:23.21 +32.54
25 28  Tatsuo Miyao (JPN) 3:25.47 +35.20
26 32  Christo Dontchev (BUL) 3:26.06 +35.39
27 3  Andre Huguenin (SUI) 3:31.04 +40.37
28 39  Thomas Cairney (GBR) 3:44.54 +54.17
29 24  Toby Graham (GBR) 3:48.17 +57.50
30 13  Richard Aylmer (GBR) 4:11.40 +1:21.13

* - Difference is in hours:minutes.seconds.

Source:[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 612
  2. ^ a b Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 612–613

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