Speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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Speed skating
at the
1928 Winter Olympics
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500 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
(10000 m) men

The 500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, February 13, 1928.

Thirty-three speed skaters from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Bernt Evensen
Norway (NOR)
 Clas Thunberg
Finland (FIN)
 John Farrell
United States (USA)
 Jaakko Friman
Finland (FIN)
 Roald Larsen
Norway (NOR)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Winter Olympics.

World Record 43.1(*) Norway Roald Larsen Davos (SUI) February 4, 1928
Olympic Record 44.0 United States Charles Jewtraw Chamonix (FRA) January 26, 1924

(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.

Seven speed skaters were faster than the standing Olympic record with the two Olympic champions as new Olympic record holders. Bernt Evensen and Clas Thunberg each set a time of 43.4 seconds.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Clas Thunberg (FIN) 43.4 OR
 Bernt Evensen (NOR) 43.4 OR
3  John Farrell (USA) 43.6
 Roald Larsen (NOR) 43.6
 Jaakko Friman (FIN) 43.6
6  Haakon Pedersen (NOR) 43.8
7  Charles Gorman (CAN) 43.9
8  Bertel Backman (FIN) 44.4
9  Oskar Olsen (NOR) 44.7
10  Eddie Murphy (USA) 44.9
11  Toivo Ovaska (FIN) 45.2
 Willy Logan (CAN) 45.2
 Irving Jaffee (USA) 45.2
14  Ross Robinson (CAN) 45.9
15  Christfried Burmeister (EST) 46.2
16  Alberts Rumba (LAT) 46.3
17  Valentine Bialas (USA) 46.5
18  Fritz Moser (AUT) 46.7
19  Zoltán Eötvös (HUN) 46.8
20  Fritz Jungblut (GER) 47.2
21  Otto Polacsek (AUT) 47.5
22  Aleksander Mitt (EST) 47.7
23  Gustaf Andersson (SWE) 47.9
24  Erhard Mayke (GER) 49.1
 Rudolf Riedl (AUT) 49.1
26  Léonhard Quaglia (FRA) 49.5
27  Siem Heiden (NED) 49.9
28  Charles Thaon (FRA) 50.1
 Kęstutis Bulota (LTU) 50.1
30  Frederick Dix (GBR) 53.4
31  Leonard Stewart (GBR) 54.8
32  Cyril Horn (GBR) 54.9
33  Wim Kos (NED) 56.2

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