Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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10,000 metres
at the V Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Dates February 3
Competitors 47 from 11 nations
Winning time 17:26.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Åke Seyffarth  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lassi Parkkinen  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pentti Lammio  Finland
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Speed skating
at the
1948 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m men
1500 m men
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10,000 m men

The 10,000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Tuesday, February 3, 1948.

Twenty-seven speed skaters from eleven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Åke Seyffarth
 Sweden
Lassi Parkkinen
 Finland
Pentti Lammio
 Finland

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1948 Winter Olympics.

World Record 17:01.5(*) Norway Charles Mathiesen Hamar (NOR) March 3, 1940
Olympic Record 17:24.3 Norway Ivar Ballangrud Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) February 14, 1936

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

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Åke Seyffarth (SWE) 17:26.3
2  Lassi Parkkinen (FIN) 17:36.0
3  Pentti Lammio (FIN) 17:42.7
4  Kornél Pajor (HUN) 17:45.6
5  Kees Broekman (NED) 17:54.7
6  Jan Langedijk (NED) 17:55.3
7  Odd Lundberg (NOR) 18:05.8
8  Harry Jansson (SWE) 18:08.0
9  Rune Hammarström (SWE) 18:39.6
10  Max Stiepl (AUT) 19:25.5
11  John Werket (USA) 19:44.0
12  Pierre Huylebroeck (BEL) 19:54.8
13  Craig Mackay (CAN) 20:15.5
14  Anton Huiskes (HUN) 20:16.4
15  Iván Ruttkay (HUN) 20:16.5
16  János Kilián (HUN) 20:23.8
17  Louis Rupprecht (USA) 21:20.3
18  Art Seaman (USA) 21:34.8
19  Richard Solem (USA) 26:22.4
 Göthe Hedlund (SWE) DNF
 Reidar Liaklev (NOR) DNF
 Kalevi Laitinen (FIN) DNF
 Henry Wahl (NOR) DNF
 Johnny Cronshey (GBR) DNF
 Hjalmar Andersen (NOR) DNF
 Henry Howes (GBR) DNF
 Vladimír Kolář (TCH) DQ

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