Speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres
at the III Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for Speed skating
|Venue||James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink|
|Competitors||16 from 4 nations|
1932 Winter Olympics
Sixteen speed skaters from four nations competed.
Like all other speed skating events at this Olympics the competition was held for the only time in packstyle format, having all competitors skate at the same time. This was the common style in North America and gave the runners from the United States and Canada a major advantage over the European rivals.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1932 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||42.6(*)||Clas Thunberg||St. Moritz (SUI)||January 13, 1931|
|Olympic Record||43.4||Clas Thunberg||St. Moritz (SUI)||February 13, 1928|
|43.4||Bernt Evensen||St. Moritz (SUI)||February 13, 1928|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
In the final Jack Shea equalized the Olympic record with 43.4 seconds, but in packstyle format.
|1||Frank Stack (CAN)||44.3||Q|
|2||Jack Shea (USA)||Q|
|3||Shozo Ishihara (JPN)|
|4||Erling Lindboe (NOR)|
|5||Yasuo Kawamura (JPN)|
|1||Bernt Evensen (NOR)||45.3||Q|
|2||Willy Logan (CAN)||Q|
|3||Raymond Murray (USA)|
|4||Tokuo Kitani (JPN)|
|5||Leopold Sylvestre (CAN)|
|1||Alexander Hurd (CAN)||44.9||Q|
|2||John Farrell (USA)||Q|
|3||Allan Potts (USA)|
|4||Haakon Pedersen (NOR)|
|5||Hans Engnestangen (NOR)|
|6||Tomeju Uruma (JPN)|
|1||Jack Shea (USA)||43.4|
|2||Bernt Evensen (NOR)||5 m behind|
|3||Alexander Hurd (CAN)||8 m behind|
|4||Frank Stack (CAN)|
|5||Willy Logan (CAN)|
|6||John Farrell (USA)|
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1932 Olympic Games 500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.