Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 10000 metres

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Speed skating
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1936 Winter Olympics
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The 10000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Friday, February 14, 1936.

Thirty speed skaters from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Ivar Ballangrud
Norway (NOR)
 Birger Wasenius
Finland (FIN)
 Max Stiepl
Austria (AUT)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Winter Olympics.

World Record 17:17.4(*) Norway Armand Carlsen Davos (SUI) February 5, 1928
Olympic Record 18:04.8 Finland Julius Skutnabb Chamonix (FRA) January 27, 1924
17:56.2(**) Canada Alexander Hurd Lake Placid (USA) February 6, 1932

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

(**) This time was set in packstyle format, having all competitors skate at the same time.

Fifteen speed skaters bettered the twelve years old Olympic record. At first Charles Mathiesen bettered the old record in the first pair with a time of 17:41.2 minutes, then Max Stiepl set a new record with 17:30.0 minutes. Finally Ivar Ballangrud set a new Olympic record with 17:24.3 minutes.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Ivar Ballangrud (NOR) 17:24.3
2  Birger Wasenius (FIN) 17:28.2
3  Max Stiepl (AUT) 17:30.0
4  Charles Mathiesen (NOR) 17:41.2
5  Ossi Blomqvist (FIN) 17:42.4
6  Jan Langedijk (NED) 17:43.7
7  Antero Ojala (FIN) 17:46.6
8  Eddie Schroeder (USA) 17:52.0
9  Janusz Kalbarczyk (POL) 17:54.0
10  Michael Staksrud (NOR) 17:56.7
11  Karl Wazulek (AUT) 17:57.1
12  Willy Sandner (GER) 18:02.0
13  Seien Kin (JPN) 18:02.7
14  László Hidvéghy (HUN) 18:04.0
15  Heinz Sames (GER) 18:04.3
16  Dolf van der Scheer (NED) 18:04.9
17  Roelof Koops (NED) 18:11.5
18  Edward Wangberg (NOR) 18:15.8
19  Alfons Bērziņš (LAT) 18:22.5
20  Lou Dijkstra (NED) 18:23.6
21  Thomas White (CAN) 18:25.3
22  Axel Johansson (SWE) 18:38.2
23  Arvīds Lejnieks (LAT) 18:41.2
24  Wilhelm Löwinger (AUT) 18:46.5
25  Seitoku Ri (JPN) 18:50.3
26  Yushoku Cho (JPN) 19:00.1
27  Franz Ortner (AUT) 19:19.1
28  Charles De Ligne (BEL) 23:32.9
 Robert Petersen (USA) DNF
 Aleksander Mitt (EST) DNF

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