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Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics

Speed Skating
at the V Olympic Winter Games

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested.


  • Medal summary 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Finn Helgesen
Norway (NOR)
 Ken Bartholomew
United States (USA)
 Thomas Byberg
Norway (NOR)
 Robert Fitzgerald
United States (USA)
1500 metres
 Sverre Farstad
Norway (NOR)
 Åke Seyffarth
Sweden (SWE)
 Odd Lundberg
Norway (NOR)
5000 metres
 Reidar Liaklev
Norway (NOR)
 Odd Lundberg
Norway (NOR)
 Göthe Hedlund
Sweden (SWE)
10000 metres
 Åke Seyffarth
Sweden (SWE)
 Lassi Parkkinen
Finland (FIN)
 Pentti Lammio
Finland (FIN)

Participating nations

Twelve speed skaters competed in all four events.

A total of 68 speed skaters from 15 nations competed at the St. Moritz Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 3 2 1 6
2 Sweden 1 1 1 3
3 United States 0 2 0 2
4 Finland 0 1 1 2


  • International Olympic Committee results database

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