Cross-country skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 15 kilometre

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Men's 15kilometre
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueLo Stadio della neve, Cortina
Date30 January
Competitors62
Winning time49:39
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Hallgeir Brenden  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sixten Jernberg  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pavel Kolchin  Soviet Union
← 1952
1960 →

The men's 15 kilometre cross-country race at the 1956 Winter Olympics was held on 30 January. It was held at the Snow Stadium (Lo Stadio della neve), which was about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Cortina. Sixty-one competitors from twenty countries participated in the event. The Nordic countries of Norway and Sweden took first and second in the form of Hallgeir Brenden of Norway and Sixten Jernberg of Sweden. This was Jernberg's second silver medal of the Games. Soviet skier Pavel Kolchin won his second bronze of the Games.[1][2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Hallgeir Brenden
 Norway
Silver Sixten Jernberg
 Sweden
Bronze Pavel Kolchin
 Soviet Union

Source:[3]

Results[edit]

Place No. Competitor Time Difference*
1 36  Hallgeir Brenden (NOR) 49:39
2 56  Sixten Jernberg (SWE) 50:14 +0.35
3 41  Pavel Kolchin (URS) 50:17 +0.38
4 48  Veikko Hakulinen (FIN) 50:31 +0.52
5 51  Håkon Brusveen (NOR) 50:36 +0.57
6 25  Martin Stokken (NOR) 50:45 +1.06
7 18  Nikolai Anikin (URS) 50:58 +1.19
8 24  Lennart Larsson (SWE) 51:03 +1.24
9 42  Arvo Viitanen (FIN) 51:10 +1.31
10 49  Vladimir Kuzin (URS) 51:36 +1.57
11 32  Ottavio Compagnoni (ITA) 51:42 +2.03
12 35  Per-Erik Larsson (SWE) 51:44 +2.05
13 59  Ilja Matouš (TCH) 52:04 +2.25
14 13  Veikko Räsänen (FIN) 52:35 +2.56
15 2  Gunnar Samuelsson (SWE) 52:39 +3.00
16 55  Tadeusz Kwapien (POL) 52:45 +3.06
17 53  Frederico De Florian (ITA) 52:48 +3.09
18 10  Minnevali Galiyev (URS) 52:49 +3.10
19 54  Clarence Servold (CAN) 53:34 +3.55
20 26  Jean Mermet (FRA) 53:40 +4.01
20 45  Werner Zwingli (SUI) 53:40 +4.01
22 63  Benoit Carrara (FRA) 53:41 +4.02
23 34  Andrzej Mateja (POL) 53:42 +4.03
24 16  Pompeo Fattor (ITA) 53:45 +4.06
25 1  Innocenzo Chatrian (ITA) 53:46 +4.07
26 5  Arto Tiainen (FIN) 54:11 +4.32
27 50  Kuno Werner (EUA) 54:18 +4.39
28 62  Sepp Schneeberger (AUT) 54:21 +4.42
29 17  Siegfried Weiß (EUA) 54:29 +4.50
30 11  Magnar Ingebrigtsli (NOR) 54:30 +4.51
31 38  Rudi Kopp (EUA) 54:31 +4.52
32 44  Manole Aldescu (ROM) 54:40 +5.01
33 33  Victor Kronig (SUI) 54:43 +5.04
34 19  Josef Rubis (POL) 54:47 +5.08
35 7  Karl Refreider (AUT) 54:51 +5.12
36 20  Josef Prokeš (TCH) 55:05 +5.26
36 21  Michel Rey (SUI) 55:05 +5.26
38 12  Erwin Hari (SUI) 55:06 +5.27
39 31  Hermann Mayr (AUT) 55:51 +6.12
40 30  Enache Constantin (ROM) 56:06 +6.27
41 58  Andrew Miller (USA) 56:08 +6.29
42 40  Jaroslav Cardal (TCH) 56:12 +6.33
43 15  Zdravko Hlebanja (YUG) 56:32 +6.53
44 8  Jozef Sobczak-Gacienica (POL) 56:39 +7.00
45 29  Janez Pavčič (YUG) 56:41 +7.02
46 3  Helmut Hagg (EUA) 56:50 +7.11
47 6  Cveto Pavčič (YUG) 56:55 +7.16
48 47  Tatsuo Miyao (JPN) 56:59 +7.20
49 60  Matevz Kordez (YUG) 57:09 +7.30
50 22  Paul Romand (FRA) 57:11 +7.32
51 43  Lawrence Damon (USA) 57:18 +7.39
52 4  Victor Arbez (FRA) 57:38 +7.59
53 52  Dimitri Petrov (BUL) 57:53 +8.14
54 37  Zakharin Grivev (BUL) 58:11 +8.32
55 61  Jon Kristjansson (ISL) 58:23 +8.44
56 14  Maurice Gover (GBR) 58:58 +9.17
57 28  Andrew Morgan (GBR) 59:27 +9.48
58 57  John Moore (GBR) 59:31 +9.52
59 23  Oskar Schulz (AUT) 59:56 +10.17
60 9  Aubrey Fielder (GBR) 59:59 +10.20
61 39  Oddur Petursson (ISL) 1:02.36 +12.57
AC  Georges Gereidi (LIB) DQ

* - Difference is in minutes and seconds.

Source:[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 606
  2. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games: Men's 15 kilometres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (1956), p. 606–607

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