Speed skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue Makomanai Open Stadium
Dates February 7
Competitors 24 from 14 nations
Winning time 15:01.35
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ard Schenk  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kees Verkerk  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sten Stensen  Norway
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Speed skating at the
1972 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 men's 10,000 metres in speed skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics took place on 7 February, at the Makomanai Open Stadium.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2][3]

World record  Ard Schenk (NED) 14:55.9 Inzell, West Germany 14 March 1971
Olympic record  Johnny Höglin (SWE) 15:23.6 Grenoble, France 17 February 1968

The following new World and Olympic records was set during the competition.

Date Pair Athlete Country Time OR WR
7 February Pair 2 Sten Stensen  Norway 15:07.08 OR
7 February Pair 8 Kees Verkerk  Netherlands 15:04.70 OR
7 February Pair 12 Ard Schenk  Netherlands 15:01.35 OR

Results[edit]

[1]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Ard Schenk  Netherlands 15:01.35 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kees Verkerk  Netherlands 15:04.70
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sten Stensen  Norway 15:07.08
4 Jan Bols  Netherlands 15:17.99
5 Valery Lavrushkin  Soviet Union 15:20.08
6 Göran Claeson  Sweden 15:30.19
7 Kimmo Koskinen  Finland 15:38.87
8 Gerd Zimmermann  West Germany 15:43.92
9 Dan Carroll  United States 15:44.41
10 Kiyomi Ito  Japan 15:48.17
11 Per Willy Guttormsen  Norway 15:48.71
12 Osamu Naito  Japan 15:52.93
13 Dag Fornæss  Norway 15:53.33
14 Kevin Sirois  Canada 15:58.61
15 Örjan Sandler  Sweden 16:04.90
16 Bruno Toniolli  Italy 16:14.52
17 Giancarlo Gloder  Italy 16:21.42
18 Colin Coates  Australia 16:29.94
19 Jouko Salakka  Finland 16:35.64
20 David Hampton  Great Britain 16:39.01
21 Clark King  United States 16:39.82
22 Richard Tourne  France 16:48.70
23 John Blewitt  Great Britain 16:51.50
24 Luvsansharavyn Tsend  Mongolia 17:15.34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved January 29, 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 - 1972 - Men's 10000 metres