Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres
1936 Winter Olympics
Thirty-six speed skaters from 14 nations competed.
| Ivar Ballangrud
| Georg Krog
| Leo Freisinger
United States (USA)
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1936 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||42.4(*)||Allan Potts||Oslo (NOR)||January 18, 1936|
|Olympic Record||43.4||Clas Thunberg||St. Moritz (SUI)||February 13, 1928|
|43.4||Bernt Evensen||St. Moritz (SUI)||February 13, 1928|
|43.4(**)||Jack Shea||Lake Placid (USA)||February 4, 1932|
(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.
(**) This time was set in packstyle format, having all competitors skate at the same time.
Ivar Ballangrud equalized the Olympic record with 43.4 seconds.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1936 Olympic Games 500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
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