Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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500 metres
at the IV Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue Riessersee
Dates February 11
Competitors 36 from 14 nations
Winning time 43.4
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Norway
Bronze medal    United States
«1932 1948»
Speed skating
at the
1936 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10000 m men

The 500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Tuesday, February 11, 1936.

Thirty-six speed skaters from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Ivar Ballangrud
 Norway
Georg Krog
 Norway
Leo Freisinger
 United States

Records[edit]

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

World Record 42.4(*) United States Allan Potts Oslo (NOR) January 18, 1936
Olympic Record 43.4 Finland Clas Thunberg St. Moritz (SUI) February 13, 1928
43.4 Norway Bernt Evensen St. Moritz (SUI) February 13, 1928
43.4(**) United States Jack Shea Lake Placid (USA) February 4, 1932

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

(**) This time was set in packstyle format, having all competitors skate at the same time.

Ivar Ballangrud equalized the Olympic record with 43.4 seconds.

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Ivar Ballangrud (NOR) 43.4
2  Georg Krog (NOR) 43.5
3  Leo Freisinger (USA) 44.0
4  Shozo Ishihara (JPN) 44.1
5  Delbert Lamb (USA) 44.2
6  Karl Leban (AUT) 44.8
 Allan Potts (USA) 44.8
8  Antero Ojala (FIN) 44.9
 Jorma Ruissalo (FIN) 44.9
 Birger Wasenius (FIN) 44.9
11  Reikichi Nakamura (JPN) 45.0
 Robert Petersen (USA) 45.0
13  Karl Wazulek (AUT) 45.1
14  Alfons Bērziņš (LAT) 45.7
 Dolf van der Scheer (NED) 45.7
16  Jānis Andriksons (LAT) 45.9
 Seitoku Ri (JPN) 45.9
18  Axel Johansson (SWE) 46.1
19  Ossi Blomqvist (FIN) 46.2
 Willy Sandner (GER) 46.2
21  Ferdinand Preindl (AUT) 46.4
22  Aleksander Mitt (EST) 46.6
 Kunio Nando (JPN) 46.6
24  Lou Dijkstra (NED) 46.7
 Jan Langedijk (NED) 46.7
 Gustav Slanec (AUT) 46.7
27  Ben Blaisse (NED) 46.9
28  Heinz Sames (GER) 47.0
29  Kenneth Kennedy (AUS) 47.4
30  Jaroslav Turnovský (TCH) 47.8
31  Thomas White (CAN) 49.6
32  Oldřich Hanč (TCH) 49.8
33  James Graeffe (BEL) 54.6
34  Harry Haraldsen (NOR) 54.9
35  Charles De Ligne (BEL) 1:44.6
 Hans Engnestangen (NOR) DNF

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