Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for Speed skating
|Venue||Lake Misurina, Cortina d'Ampezzo|
|Competitors||54 from 18 nations|
1956 Winter Olympics
The 1500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on naturally frozen ice on the Lake Misurina. It was held on Monday, 30 January 1956, started at 2 PM and ended at 4:05 PM.
Fifty-four speed skaters from 18 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1956 Winter Olympics.
|World record||2:09.1(*)||Yuri Mikhaylov||Davos (SUI)||20 January 1956|
|Olympic record||2:17.6(*)||Sverre Farstad||St. Moritz (SUI)||2 February 1948|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
Skating in the first pair, Toivo Salonen set a new Olympic record with 2:09.4 minutes. Yevgeny Grishin, who skated in the eleventh pair, bettered the world record with 2:08.6 minutes. In the twelfth pair, Yuri Mikhaylov was able to equalize the world record.
Pierre Huylebroeck did not finish after a fall.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1956 Olympic Games 1500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.