Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Speed Skating
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Lake Misurina
Dates 28-31 January
Competitors 83 from 17 nations
1952 1960

At the 1956 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. The competitions were held from Saturday, 28 January, to Tuesday, 31 January 1956.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
40.2 WR Rafayel Grach
 Soviet Union
40.8 Alv Gjestvang
 Norway
41.0
1500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
Yuri Mikhaylov
 Soviet Union
2:08.6 WR Toivo Salonen
 Finland
2:09.4
5000 metres
details
Boris Shilkov
 Soviet Union
7:48.7
(OR)
Sigvard Ericsson
 Sweden
7:56.7 Oleg Goncharenko
 Soviet Union
7:57.5
10000 metres
details
Sigvard Ericsson
 Sweden
16:35.9
(OR)
Knut Johannesen
 Norway
16:36.9 Oleg Goncharenko
 Soviet Union
16:42.3

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 18 nations competed in the 4 events.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 4 1 2 7
2 Sweden 1 1 0 2
3 Norway 0 1 1 2
4 Finland 0 0 1 1
Total 5 3 4 12

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