Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Speed skating
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1936 Winter Olympics
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The 5000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Wednesday, February 12, 1936.

Thirty-seven speed skaters from 16 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Ivar Ballangrud
Norway (NOR)
 Birger Wasenius
Finland (FIN)
 Antero Ojala
Finland (FIN)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Winter Olympics.

World Record 8:17.2(*) Norway Ivar Ballangrud Oslo (NOR) January 18, 1936
Olympic Record 8:39.0 Finland Clas Thunberg Chamonix (FRA) January 26, 1924

(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.

Nine speed skaters bettered the twelve years old Olympic record. Ivar Ballangrud set a new Olympic record with 8:19.6 seconds.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Ivar Ballangrud (NOR) 8:19.6
2  Birger Wasenius (FIN) 8:23.3
3  Antero Ojala (FIN) 8:30.1
4  Jan Langedijk (NED) 8:32.0
5  Max Stiepl (AUT) 8:35.0
6  Ossi Blomqvist (FIN) 8:36.6
7  Charles Mathiesen (NOR) 8:36.9
8  Karl Wazulek (AUT) 8:38.4
9  Michael Staksrud (NOR) 8:38.5
10  Dolf van der Scheer (NED) 8:43.3
11  Robert Petersen (USA) 8:46.5
12  Janusz Kalbarczyk (POL) 8:47.7
13  Roelof Koops (NED) 8:48.5
 Heinz Sames (GER) 8:48.5
15  Eddie Schroeder (USA) 8:49.1
16  Lou Dijkstra (NED) 8:51.5
17  László Hidvéghy (HUN) 8:53.2
18  Alfons Bērziņš (LAT) 8:53.4
19  Wilhelm Löwinger (AUT) 8:53.9
20  Edward Wangberg (NOR) 8:54.7
21  Seien Kin (JPN) 8:55.9
22  Åke Ekman (FIN) 9:00.4
 Aleksander Mitt (EST) 9:00.4
24  Karl Prochaska (AUT) 9:02.6
25  Thomas White (CAN) 9:04.5
26  Axel Johansson (SWE) 9:06.4
27  Yushoku Cho (JPN) 9:08.7
 Seitoku Ri (JPN) 9:08.7
29  Arvīds Lejnieks (LAT) 9:11.9
30  Jānis Andriksons (LAT) 9:15.0
31  Kunio Nando (JPN) 9:20.1
32  Jaroslav Turnovský (TCH) 9:25.8
33  Kenneth Kennedy (AUS) 9:48.9
34  Oldřich Hanč (TCH) 10:03.0
35  James Graeffe (BEL) 10:52.6
 Charles De Ligne (BEL) DNF
 Willy Sandner (GER) DNF

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