Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Speed Skating
at the V Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Eisstadion Badrutts Park, St. Moritz
Dates 31 January-3 February 1948
Competitors 68 from 15 nations
1936 1952

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
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Finn Helgesen
 Norway
43.1 Ken Bartholomew
 United States
Thomas Byberg
 Norway
Robert Fitzgerald
 United States
43.2
1500 metres
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Sverre Farstad
 Norway
2:17.6 Åke Seyffarth
 Sweden
2:18.1 Odd Lundberg
 Norway
2:18.9
5000 metres
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Reidar Liaklev
 Norway
8:29.4 Odd Lundberg
 Norway
8:32.7 Göthe Hedlund
 Sweden
8:34.8
10000 metres
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Åke Seyffarth
 Sweden
17:26.3 Lassi Parkkinen
 Finland
17:36.0 Pentti Lammio
 Finland
17:42.7

Participating nations[edit]

Twelve speed skaters competed in all four events.

A total of 68 speed skaters from 15 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 3 2 1 6
2 Sweden 1 1 1 3
3 United States 0 2 0 2
4 Finland 0 1 1 2

References[edit]