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Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics

Speed Skating
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
1960 winter Olympics - Speed Skating

At the 1960 Winter Olympics, eight speed skating events were contested in Squaw Valley, California. For the first time women were allowed to participated in the Olympic speed skating events. The competitions were held from Saturday, February 20, to Tuesday, February 23, 1960 (women), and from Wednesday, February 24, to Saturday, February 27, 1960 (men).

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Yevgeny Grishin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Bill Disney
United States (USA)
 Rafayel Grach
Soviet Union (URS)
1500 metres
 Roald Aas
Norway (NOR)
 Yevgeny Grishin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Boris Stenin
Soviet Union (URS)
5000 metres
 Viktor Kosichkin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Knut Johannesen
Norway (NOR)
 Jan Pesman
Netherlands (NED)
10000 metres
 Knut Johannesen
Norway (NOR)
 Viktor Kosichkin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Kjell Bäckman
Sweden (SWE)

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Helga Haase
Germany (EUA)
 Natalya Donchenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Jeanne Ashworth
United States (USA)
1000 metres
 Klara Guseva
Soviet Union (URS)
 Helga Haase
Germany (EUA)
 Tamara Rylova
Soviet Union (URS)
1500 metres
 Lidiya Skoblikova
Soviet Union (URS)
 Elwira Seroczyńska
Poland (POL)
 Helena Pilejczyk
Poland (POL)
3000 metres
 Lidiya Skoblikova
Soviet Union (URS)
 Valentina Stenina
Soviet Union (URS)
 Eevi Huttunen
Finland (FIN)

Participating nations

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 6 3 3 12
2 Norway 2 1 0 3
3 Germany 1 1 0 2
4 Poland 0 1 1 2
United States 0 1 1 2
6 Finland 0 0 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 9 7 8 24

References

  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • 1960 VIII Olympic Games Final Report


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