Speed skating at the 1924 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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500 metres
at the I Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue Stade Olympique de Chamonix
Dates January 26
Competitors 27 from 10 nations
Winning time 44.0
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Jewtraw  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Oskar Olsen  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Roald Larsen  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Clas Thunberg  Finland
1928 →
Speed skating
at the
1924 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
All-round men

These are the results of the 500 metres speed skating event at the 1924 Winter Olympics. It was the first event of the Games, held on Saturday, January 26, 1924, which makes Charles Jewtraw the first gold medal winner in Winter Olympic Games history. Twenty-seven speed skaters from 10 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Charles Jewtraw
 United States
Oskar Olsen
 Norway
Roald Larsen
 Norway
Clas Thunberg
 Finland

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1924 Winter Olympics.

World Record 43.4(*) Norway Oscar Mathisen Davos (SUI) January 17, 1914
Olympic Record -

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

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Charles Jewtraw (USA) 44.0
2  Oskar Olsen (NOR) 44.2
3  Roald Larsen (NOR) 44.8
 Clas Thunberg (FIN) 44.8
5  Asser Wallenius (FIN) 45.0
6  Axel Blomqvist (SWE) 45.2
7  Charles Gorman (CAN) 45.4
8  Joe Moore (USA) 45.6
 Harald Strøm (NOR) 45.6
10  Julius Skutnabb (FIN) 46.4
11  Eric Blomgren (SWE) 46.6
12  Harry Kaskey (USA) 47.0
13  Sigurd Moen (NOR) 47.2
14  Bill Steinmetz (USA) 47.8
15  Léonhard Quaglia (FRA) 48.4
16  Alberts Rumba (LAT) 48.8
17  Leon Jucewicz (POL) 49.6
18  Albert Hassler (FRA) 50.6
19  Louis De Ridder (BEL) 52.8
20  André Gegout (FRA) 53.2
21  George de Wilde (FRA) 54.8
22  Gaston Van Hazebroeck (BEL) 55.8
23  Frederick Dix (GBR) 56.4
 Philippe Van Volckxsom (BEL) 56.4
25  Bernard Sutton (GBR) 60.8
26  Marcel Moens (BEL) 62.2
27  Cyril Horn (GBR) 64.4

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