Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Speed skating
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1948 Winter Olympics
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500 m men
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The 1500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, February 2, 1948.

Forty-five speed skaters from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Sverre Farstad
Norway (NOR)
 Åke Seyffarth
Sweden (SWE)
 Odd Lundberg
Norway (NOR)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1948 Winter Olympics.

World Record 2:13.8(*) Norway Hans Engnestangen Davos (SUI) January 29, 1939
Olympic Record 2:19.2 Norway Charles Mathiesen Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) February 13, 1936

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

All three medalists were faster than the standing Olympic record. Sverre Farstad set the new Olympic record with a time of 2:17.6 seconds.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Sverre Farstad (NOR) 2:17.6
2  Åke Seyffarth (SWE) 2:18.1
3  Odd Lundberg (NOR) 2:18.9
4  Lassi Parkkinen (FIN) 2:19.6
5  Harry Jansson (SWE) 2:20.0
6  John Werket (USA) 2:20.2
7  Kalevi Laitinen (FIN) 2:20.3
8  Göthe Hedlund (SWE) 2:20.7
9  Kees Broekman (NED) 2:21.0
10  Gunnar Konsmo (NOR) 2:21.2
 Iván Ruttkay (HUN) 2:21.2
12  Antero Ojala (FIN) 2:21.4
13  Jan Langedijk (NED) 2:21.9
14  Kornél Pajor (HUN) 2:22.2
15  János Kilián (HUN) 2:22.5
16  Ivar Martinsen (NOR) 2:22.6
17  Mats Bolmstedt (SWE) 2:22.8
18  Henry Howes (GBR) 2:23.0
19  Lee Hiyo-Chang (KOR) 2:23.3
20  Ray Blum (USA) 2:23.4
21  Pentti Lammio (FIN) 2:23.9
22  Ken Henry (USA) 2:24.6
23  Bruce Peppin (GBR) 2:24.7
24  Anton Huiskes (NED) 2:25.0
25  Aad de Koning (NED) 2:25.3
26  Vladimír Kolář (TCH) 2:25.6
27  Frank Stack (CAN) 2:25.7
28  Robert Fitzgerald (USA) 2:27.0
29  Abraham Hardy (CAN) 2:28.5
30  Dennis Blundell (GBR) 2:29.2
31  Choi Young-Chin (KOR) 2:29.8
32  Gordon Audley (CAN) 2:30.0
 Enrico Musolino (ITA) 2:30.0
34  Giorgio Cattaneo (ITA) 2:30.5
 Hanspeter Vogt (SUI) 2:30.5
36  Guido Caroli (ITA) 2:30.9
 Lee Chang-Kook (KOR) 2:30.9
38  Max Stiepl (AUT) 2:31.2
39  Gedeon Ladányi (HUN) 2:31.3
40  Gustav Slanec (AUT) 2:31.9
41  Thomas Ross (GBR) 2:32.6
42  Rudolf Kleiner (SUI) 2:33.0
43  Sepp Rogger (SUI) 2:34.7
44  Ferdinand Preindl (AUT) 2:38.6
45  Pierre Huylebroeck (BEL) 2:40.2

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