Speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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500 metres
at the II Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Dates February 13
Competitors 37 from 14 nations
Winning time 43.4
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bernt Evensen  Norway
1st, gold medalist(s) Clas Thunberg  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Farrell  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jaakko Friman  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Roald Larsen  Norway
← 1924
1932 →
Speed skating
at the
1928 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
(10,000 m) men

The 500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, February 13, 1928.

Thirty-three speed skaters from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Bernt Evensen
 Norway
Clas Thunberg
 Finland
John Farrell
 United States
Jaakko Friman
 Finland
Roald Larsen
 Norway

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Winter Olympics.

World Record 43.1(*) Norway Roald Larsen Davos (SUI) February 4, 1928
Olympic Record 44.0 United States Charles Jewtraw Chamonix (FRA) January 26, 1924

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

Seven speed skaters were faster than the standing Olympic record with the two Olympic champions as new Olympic record holders. Bernt Evensen and Clas Thunberg each set a time of 43.4 seconds.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Clas Thunberg (FIN) 43.4 OR
 Bernt Evensen (NOR) 43.4 OR
3  John Farrell (USA) 43.6
 Roald Larsen (NOR) 43.6
 Jaakko Friman (FIN) 43.6
6  Haakon Pedersen (NOR) 43.8
7  Charles Gorman (CAN) 43.9
8  Bertel Backman (FIN) 44.4
9  Oskar Olsen (NOR) 44.7
10  Eddie Murphy (USA) 44.9
11  Toivo Ovaska (FIN) 45.2
 Willy Logan (CAN) 45.2
 Irving Jaffee (USA) 45.2
14  Ross Robinson (CAN) 45.9
15  Christfried Burmeister (EST) 46.2
16  Alberts Rumba (LAT) 46.3
17  Valentine Bialas (USA) 46.5
18  Fritz Moser (AUT) 46.7
19  Zoltán Eötvös (HUN) 46.8
20  Fritz Jungblut (GER) 47.2
21  Otto Polacsek (AUT) 47.5
22  Aleksander Mitt (EST) 47.7
23  Gustaf Andersson (SWE) 47.9
24  Erhard Mayke (GER) 49.1
 Rudolf Riedl (AUT) 49.1
26  Léonhard Quaglia (FRA) 49.5
27  Siem Heiden (NED) 49.9
28  Charles Thaon (FRA) 50.1
 Kęstutis Bulota (LTU) 50.1
30  Frederick Dix (GBR) 53.4
31  Leonard Stewart (GBR) 54.8
32  Cyril Horn (GBR) 54.9
33  Wim Kos (NED) 56.2

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