Speed skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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10,000 metres
at the VI Olympic Winter Games
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Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue Bislett Stadion, Oslo
Dates February 19
Competitors 30 from 12 nations
Winning time 16:45.8
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Hjalmar Andersen  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kees Broekman  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Carl-Erik Asplund  Sweden
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Speed skating
at the
1952 Winter Olympics
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The 10,000-metre speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics programme. It was the last speed skating contest at this Games. The competition was held on Tuesday, February 19, 1952, at 10 a.m..

Thirty speed skaters from 12 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Hjalmar Andersen
 Norway
Kees Broekman
 Netherlands
Carl-Erik Asplund
 Sweden

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1952 Winter Olympics.

World Record 16:32.6(*) Norway Hjalmar Andersen Hamar (NOR) February 10, 1952
Olympic Record 17:24.3 Norway Ivar Ballangrud Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) February 14, 1936

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

Four speed skaters were faster than the standing Olympic record. Hjalmar Andersen set a new Olympic record with 16:45.8 minutes.

Results[edit]

Place Speed skater Time
1  Hjalmar Andersen (NOR) 16:45.8 OR
2  Kees Broekman (NED) 17:10.6
3  Carl-Erik Asplund (SWE) 17:16.6
4  Pentti Lammio (FIN) 17:20.5
5  Anton Huiskes (NED) 17:25.5
6  Sverre Haugli (NOR) 17:30.2
7  Kazuhiko Sugawara (JPN) 17:34.0
8  Lassi Parkkinen (FIN) 17:36.8
9  Göthe Hedlund (SWE) 17:39.2
10  John Hearn (GBR) 17:41.5
11  Arthur Mannsbarth (AUT) 17:44.2
12  Kauko Salomaa (FIN) 17:49.6
13  Sigvard Ericsson (SWE) 17:52.8
14  Yoshiyasu Gomi (JPN) 17:53.0
15  Norman Holwell (GBR) 18:02.4
16  Pat McNamara (USA) 18:08.7
17  József Merényi (HUN) 18:09.0
18  Yngvar Karlsen (NOR) 18:10.6
19  Egbert van 't Oever (NED) 18:20.8
20  Gunnar Hallkvist (SWE) 18:20.9
21  Ralf Olin (CAN) 18:22.8
22  Theo Meding (GER) 18:24.4
23  Matti Tuomi (FIN) 18:25.5
24  Craig MacKay (CAN) 18:27.4
25  Al Broadhurst (USA) 18:44.2
26  Franz Offenberger (AUT) 19:04.2
27  Chuck Burke (USA) 19:07.1
28  Guido Caroli (ITA) 19:13.6
 Ingar Nordlund (NOR) DNF
 Johnny Werket (USA) DNF

Yoshiyasu Gomi fell once and Egbert van 't Oever fell twice. Ingar Nordlund and Johnny Werket gave up.

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