Speed skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the IX Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue Eisschnellaufbahn
Dates January 30-February 7
No. of events 8
Competitors 134 from 22 nations
← 1960
1968 →

Speed skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics, was held from 30 January to 7 February. Eight events were contested at the Eisschnelllaufbahn Innsbruck.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 5 5 2 12
2  Norway (NOR) 1 3 3 7
3  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
3  United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
5  Finland (FIN) 0 1 1 2
6  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
6  North Korea (PRK) 0 1 0 1
Total 8 11 6 25

The Soviet Union led the medal table with five gold and twelve total, with four of the gold medals won by Lidiya Skoblikova, who swept the women's events.

North Korea's Han Pil-Hwa was the first medalist for her country in the Olympics, and the first Asian woman to win a medal in the Winter Olympics.

Skoblikova easily led the individual medal table, while Knut Johannesen was the most successful male skater with one gold and one bronze medal.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Terry McDermott
 United States
40.1
(OR)
Alv Gjestvang
 Norway
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
Vladimir Orlov
 Soviet Union
40.6
1500 metres
details
Ants Antson
 Soviet Union
2:10.3 Kees Verkerk
 Netherlands
2:10.6 Villy Haugen
 Norway
2:11.2
5000 metres
details
Knut Johannesen
 Norway
7:38.4
(OR)
Per Ivar Moe
 Norway
7:38.6 Fred Anton Maier
 Norway
7:42.0
10000 metres
details
Jonny Nilsson
 Sweden
15:50.1 Fred Anton Maier
 Norway
16:06.0 Knut Johannesen
 Norway
16:06.3

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
 Soviet Union
45.0
(OR)
Irina Yegorova
 Soviet Union
45.4 Tatyana Sidorova
 Soviet Union
45.5
1000 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
 Soviet Union
1:33.2
(OR)
Irina Yegorova
 Soviet Union
1:34.3 Kaija Mustonen
 Finland
1:34.8
1500 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
 Soviet Union
2:22.6
(OR)
Kaija Mustonen
 Finland
2:25.5 Berta Kolokoltseva
 Soviet Union
2:27.1
3000 metres
details
Lidiya Skoblikova
 Soviet Union
5:14.9 Han Pil-Hwa
 North Korea
Valentina Stenina
 Soviet Union
5:18.5

Records[edit]

Five new Olympic records were set in Innsbruck.[2][3]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 4 February  Terry McDermott (USA) 40.1 OR
Men's 5000 metres 5 February  Knut Johannesen (NOR) 7:38.4 OR
Women's 500 metres 30 January  Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 45.0 OR
Women's 1000 metres 1 February  Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 1:33.2 OR
Women's 1500 metres 31 January  Lidiya Skoblikova (URS) 2:22.6 OR

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty-two nations competed in the speed skating events at Innsbruck. Mongolia and North Korea made their Olympic speed skating debuts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offizieller Bericht der IX. Olympischen Winterspiele Innsbruck 1964" (PDF). Austrian Federal Publishing House for Instruction, Science and Art, Vienna and Munich. LA84 Foundation. 1964. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1964 Olympics - Speed Skating