Speed skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the VII Olympic Winter Games
Refer to caption
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueLake Misurina
Date28–31 January 1956
No. of events4
Competitors83 from 17 nations
← 1952
1960 →

At the 1956 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. This was the last edition in which only men participated. The competitions were held from Saturday, 28 January, to Tuesday, 31 January 1956.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
40.2 WR Rafayel Grach
 Soviet Union
40.8 Alv Gjestvang
 Norway
41.0
1500 metres
details
Yevgeny Grishin
 Soviet Union
Yuri Mikhaylov
 Soviet Union
2:08.6 WR Toivo Salonen
 Finland
2:09.4
5000 metres
details
Boris Shilkov
 Soviet Union
7:48.7
(OR)
Sigvard Ericsson
 Sweden
7:56.7 Oleg Goncharenko
 Soviet Union
7:57.5
10,000 metres
details
Sigvard Ericsson
 Sweden
16:35.9
(OR)
Knut Johannesen
 Norway
16:36.9 Oleg Goncharenko
 Soviet Union
16:42.3

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 18 nations competed in the 4 events. Ten speed skaters competed in all four events.

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union4127
2 Sweden1102
3 Norway0112
4 Finland0011
Totals (4 nations)53412

References[edit]

  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • "Results of the 1956 Olympic Games Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 7 September 2012.