Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 10000 metres

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The 10000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics programme. It was the last speed skating contest at this Games. The competition was held on naturally frozen ice on the Lake Misurina. It was held on Tuesday, January 31, 1956 started at 10 a.m. and ended at 3:15 p.m..

Thirty-two speed skaters from 15 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Sigvard Ericsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Knut Johannesen
Norway (NOR)
 Oleg Goncharenko
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1956 Winter Olympics.

World Record 16:32.6(*) Norway Hjalmar Andersen Hamar (NOR) February 10, 1952
Olympic Record 16:45.8(*) Norway Hjalmar Andersen Oslo (NOR) February 19, 1952

(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.

At first Oleg Goncharenko who skated in the third pair set a new Olympic record with 16:42.3 minutes. In the seventh pair Knut Johannesen bettered the Olympic record with 16:36.9 minutes. Finally Sigvard Ericsson set a new Olympic record with 16:35.9 minutes on the way to win the tenth heat and the gold medal.

Results[edit]

Place Speed skater Time
1  Sigvard Ericsson (SWE) 16:35.9 OR
2  Knut Johannesen (NOR) 16:36.9
3  Oleg Goncharenko (URS) 16:42.3
4  Sverre Ingolf Haugli (NOR) 16:48.7
5  Kees Broekman (NED) 16:51.2
6  Hjalmar Andersen (NOR) 16:52.6
7  Boris Yakimov (URS) 16:59.7
8  Olle Dahlberg (SWE) 17:01.3
9  Boris Tsybin (URS) 17:03.4
10  Helmut Kuhnert (GER) 17:04.6
11  Johnny Cronshey (GBR) 17:05.6
12  Juhani Järvinen (FIN) 17:05.9
13  Sven Andersson (SWE) 17:13.5
14  Vladimír Kolář (TCH) 17:16.9
15  Gunnar Ström (SWE) 17:17.0
16  Vladimir Shilykovski (URS) 17:17.6
17  Kauko Salomaa (FIN) 17:19.0
18  Wim de Graaff (NED) 17:21.6
19  Knut Tangen (NOR) 17:22.3
20  John Hearn (GBR) 17:27.6
21  Hans Keller (GER) 17:27.7
22  Taketsugu Asazaka (JPN) 17:35.3
23  Yoshiyasu Gomi (JPN) 17:35.9
24  Toivo Salonen (FIN) 17:37.6
25  Egbert van't Oever (NED) 17:37.7
26  Bohumil Jauris (TCH) 17:38.4
27  Colin Hickey (AUS) 17:45.6
 Pat McNamara (USA) 17:45.6
29  Arthur Mannsbarth (AUT) 17:47.8
30  Kim Jong-Sun (KOR) 17:52.6
31  Ralf Olin (CAN) 17:59.2
32  Carlo Calzà (ITA) 18:32.8

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