500 m M - Speed Skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo - Results

Men's 500 m - Speed Skating
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Olympics

Speed Skating at the Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Olympics  Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Olympic Games - Speed Skating
Men's 500 m 1956
Final
Yevgeny Grishin URS 40,2 EWR
Rafael Gratch URS 40,8
Alv Gjestvang NOR 41,0
4. Yuri Sergeyev URS 41,1
5. Toivo Salonen FIN 41,7
6. William Carow USA 41,8
7. Bengt Malmsten SWE 41,9
- Colin Hickey AUS 41,9
9. Matti Hamberg FIN 42,2
- Juhani Järvinen FIN 42,2
11. Shinkichi Takemura JPN 42,4
- John Werket USA 42,4
13. Finn Hodt NOR 42,5
- Yrjö Uimonen FIN 42,5
15. Bertil Eng SWE 42,6
16. Sigmund Søfteland NOR 42,7
17. Hroar Elvenes NOR 42,8
- Kenneth Henry USA 42,8
- Yoshitaka Hori JPN 42,8
- Bohumil Jauris TCH 42,8
21. John Cronshey GBR 42,9
22. Guido Citterio ITA 43,1
- Gerardus Maarse NED 43,1
- Taketsugu Asazaka JPN 43,1
25. Donald McDermott USA 43,2
- Gordon Audley CAN 43,2
- Raymond Gilloz FRA 43,2
28. Chang Young KOR 43,5
- Vladimir Kolar TCH 43,5
30. Jaroslav Doubek TCH 43,6
- Kiyotaka Takabayashi JPN 43,6
32. Franz Offenberger AUT 43,8
33. Guido Caroli ITA 43,9
34. Helmut Kuhnert GER 44,0
- Cho Young-sik KOR 44,0
36. Ralph Olin CAN 44,1
37. Cornelis Broekman NED 44,2
- Ernst Biel AUT 44,2
- Sigvard Ericsson SWE 44,2
40. Erich Kull SUI 44,3
41. Kurt Eminger AUT 44,4
42. Gunnar Ström SWE 44,7
43. Willem de Graaff NED 44,9
44. Alexander Connell GBR 45,2
45. John Hearn GBR 45,9
Yury Mikhailov URS dnf
John Sands CAN dnf
Men's 500 m - Speed Skating - Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Olympics

Event Format: Skaters raced against the clock although they raced in pairs on separate lanes on an oval rink (inner and outer lanes). Skaters had to change lanes in the back straightaway of each lap in order to skate an equal distance. The skater on the outer lane had the right of way and the skater leaving the inner lane should avoid collision. The Olympic gold medal winner was the athlete with the fastest time for the race.

Event facts: Men's 500 m competition was held at the Lago Misurina and 47 athletes participated in the event. The final took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018 and competitions began on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

These results for Men's 500 m - Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Winter Olympics - are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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