Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for Speed skating
|Venue||Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink|
|Competitors||46 from 15 nations|
1960 Winter Olympics
The 500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics programme. 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 Wednesday, February 24, 1960.
Forty-six speed skaters from 15 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1960 Winter Olympics.
|World record||40.2(*)||Yevgeny Grishin||Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA)||January 22, 1956|
|40.2(*)||Yevgeny Grishin||Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA)||January 28, 1956|
|Olympic record||40.2(*)||Yevgeny Grishin||Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA)||January 28, 1956|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
Yevgeny Grishin equalized his own standing world and Olympic record.
Yevgeny Grishin was the first speed skater who was able to defend his 500 metres Olympic title.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1960 Olympic Games 500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved August 27, 2012.