Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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10,000 metres
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink
Dates February 27
Competitors 30 from 15 nations
Winning time 15:46.6
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Knut Johannesen  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Viktor Kosichkin  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kjell Bäckman  Sweden
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Speed skating
at the
1960 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m men women
1000 m women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men

The 10,000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics programme. It was the last speed skating contest at this Games. The competition was held on the Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink and for the first time at the Olympics on artificially frozen ice. It was held on Saturday, February 27, 1960.

Thirty speed skaters from 15 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Knut Johannesen (NOR)  Viktor Kosichkin (URS)  Kjell Bäckman (SWE)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1960 Winter Olympics.

World Record 16:32.6(*) Norway Hjalmar Andersen Hamar (NOR) February 10, 1952
Olympic Record 16:35.9(**) Sweden Sigvard Ericsson Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA) January 31, 1956

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

(**) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.

At first Kjell Bäckman bettered the world record with 16:14.2 minutes. Then Knut Johannesen set a new world record with 15:46.6 minutes and bettered the old record by more than 45 seconds.

Results[edit]

Place Speed skater Time
1  Knut Johannesen (NOR) 15:46.6 WR
2  Viktor Kosichkin (URS) 15:49.2
3  Kjell Bäckman (SWE) 16:14.2
4  Ivar Nilsson (SWE) 16:26.0
5  Terry Monaghan (GBR) 16:31.6
6  Torstein Seiersten (NOR) 16:33.4
7  Olle Dahlberg (SWE) 16:34.6
8  Juhani Järvinen (FIN) 16:35.4
9  Keijo Tapiovaara (FIN) 16:32.2
10  Ross Zucco (USA) 16:37.6
11  André Kouprianoff (FRA) 16:39.1
12  Jan Pesman (NED) 16:41.0
13  Helmut Kuhnert (EUA) 16:43.4
14  Renato De Riva (ITA) 16:45.7
15  Arnold Uhrlass (USA) 16:49.3
16  Kees Broekman (NED) 16:59.9
17  Kurt Stille (DEN) 17:00.0
18  Mario Gios (ITA) 17:06.3
19  Hermann Strutz (AUT) 17:06.5
20  Vladimir Shilykovski (URS) 17:13.9
21  Shuji Kobayashi (JPN) 17:20.8
22  Jeen van den Berg (NED) 17:23.5
23  Roald Aas (NOR) 17:26.8
24  Leo Tynkkynen (FIN) 17:33.6
25  Takeo Mizoo (JPN) 17:42.0
26  Jang In-Won (KOR) 17:45.7
27  Ralf Olin (CAN) 17:50.9
28  Choi Yeong-Bae (KOR) 18:15.5
29  Heinz Wolfram (EUA) 18:37.0
 Nikolajs Štelbaums (URS) (16:41.9)

Nikolajs Štelbaums was disqualified.

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