500 m M - Speed Skating at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo - Results

Men's 500 m - Speed Skating
Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics

Speed Skating at the Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics  Oslo 1952 Olympic Games - Speed Skating
Men's 500 m 1952
Final
Kenneth Henry USA 43,2
Donald McDermott USA 43,9
Arne Johansen NOR 44,0
Gordon Audley CAN 44,0
5. Finn Helgesen NOR 44,0
6. Hroar Elvenes NOR 44,1
- Kiyotaka Takabayashi JPN 44,1
8. Toivo Salonen FIN 44,2
- Gerardus Maarse NED 44,2
10. Sigmund Søfteland NOR 44,3
11. John Werket USA 44,5
12. Masanori Aoki JPN 44,8
- Frank Stack CAN 44,8
- Mats Bolmstedt SWE 44,8
15. Craig MacKay CAN 44,9
- Sukenobu Kudo JPN 44,9
- Robert Fitzgerald USA 44,9
18. Tsuneo Sato JPN 45,2
19. Willem van der Voort NED 45,3
- Cornelis van der Elst NED 45,3
21. Norman Holwell GBR 45,4
- Kalevi Laitinen FIN 45,4
23. Gunnar Ström SWE 45,6
24. Kauko Salomaa FIN 45,7
25. Franz Offenberger AUT 45,9
- Stig Lindberg SWE 45,9
- Enrico Musolino ITA 45,9
28. Ferenc Lörincz HUN 46,1
29. Colin Hickey AUS 46,2
30. Ralph Olin CAN 46,5
31. Bengt Malmsten SWE 46,6
32. Jozsef Merenyi HUN 46,7
33. Theo Meding GER 46,8
34. William Jones GBR 46,9
35. Robert Laboubee BEL 47,2
36. Konrad Pecher AUT 47,3
37. Arthur Mannsbarth AUT 47,6
38. Guido Citterio ITA 48,2
39. Jean Massez BEL 49,2
Lauri Parkkinen FIN dnf
Jan Charisius NED dnf
Men's 500 m - Speed Skating - Oslo 1952 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 Bisslet Stadion and 41 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 - Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics - are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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