Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 10000 metres
1956 Winter Olympics
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.
| Sigvard Ericsson
| Knut Johannesen
| Oleg Goncharenko
Soviet Union (URS)
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1956 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||16:32.6(*)||Hjalmar Andersen||Hamar (NOR)||February 10, 1952|
|Olympic Record||16:45.8(*)||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.
See also 
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1956 Olympic Games 10,000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.