5000 m M - Speed Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley - Results

Men's 5000 m - Speed Skating
Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics

Speed Skating at the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics  Squaw Valley 1960 Olympic Games - Speed Skating
Men's 5000 m 1960
Victor Kosichkin URS 7.51,3
Knut Johannesen NOR 8.00,8
Jan Pesman NED 8.05,1
4. Torstein Seiersten NOR 8.05,3
5. Valery Kotov URS 8.05,4
6. Oleg Goncharenko URS 8.06,6
7. Ivar Nilsson SWE 8.09,1
- Keijo Tapiovaara FIN 8.09,1
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Men's 5000 m - Speed Skating - Squaw Valley 1960 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 5000 m competition was held at the Blyth Memorial Arena and 37 athletes participated in the event.

These results for Men's 5000 m - Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics - are based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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