Speed skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
at the VI Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for Speed skating
|Venue||Bislett Stadion, Oslo|
|Competitors||35 from 13 nations|
1952 Winter Olympics
Thirty-five speed skaters from 13 nations competed.
|Hjalmar Andersen (NOR)||Kees Broekman (NED)||Sverre Haugli (NOR)|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1952 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||8:07.3(*)||Hjalmar Andersen||Trondheim (NOR)||January 13, 1951|
|8:03.7(**)||Nikolay Mamonov||Medeo (URS)||January 23, 1952|
|Olympic Record||8:19.6||Ivar Ballangrud||Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)||February 12, 1936|
(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.
(**) This record was not recognized before the 1955 ISU Congress. It was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
Hjalmar Andersen set a new Olympic record with 8:10.6 minutes.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1952 Olympic Games 5000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.