Speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

Speed skating at the Olympics
Men's 500 metres
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueEisschnellaufbahn
Dates10 February
Competitors29 from 16 nations
Winning time39.17 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yevgeny Kulikov
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Valery Muratov
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dan Immerfall
 United States
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The men's 500 metres in speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics took place on 10 February, at the Eisschnellaufbahn.[1][2]

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3][4]

World record  Yevgeny Kulikov (URS) 37.00 Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union 29 March 1975
Olympic record  Erhard Keller (FRG) 39.44 Sapporo, Japan 5 February 1972

The following new Olympic record was set.

Date Athlete Time OR WR
10 February  Yevgeny Kulikov (URS) 39.17 OR

Results

[1]

Rank Pair Lane Athlete Country Time Difference Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) 3 o Yevgeny Kulikov  Soviet Union 39.17 OR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10 i Valery Muratov  Soviet Union 39.25 +0.08
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 o Dan Immerfall  United States 39.54 +0.37
4 8 i Mats Wallberg  Sweden 39.56 +0.39
5 2 i Peter Mueller  United States 39.57 +0.40
6 7 o Jan Bazen  Netherlands 39.78 +0.61
4 o Arnulf Sunde  Norway 39.78 +0.61
8 13 i Andrey Malikov  Soviet Union 39.85 +0.68
9 13 o Oloph Granath  Sweden 39.93 +0.76
10 14 i Jim Chapin  United States 40.09 +0.92
11 11 i Tom Overend  Canada 40.22 +1.05
5 o Masaki Suzuki  Japan 40.22 +1.05
13 5 i Johan Granath  Sweden 40.25 +1.08
14 4 i Gaétan Boucher  Canada 40.53 +1.36
15 6 y Pertti Niittylä  Finland 40.65 +1.48
16 11 o Norio Hirate  Japan 40.85 +1.68
1 o Archie Marshall  Great Britain 40.85 +1.68
18 15 o Mikio Oyama  Japan 40.90 +1.73
19 8 o Hans van Helden  Netherlands 40.91 +1.74
1 i Emmanuel Michon  France 40.91 +1.74
21 12 o Kay Arne Stenshjemmet  Norway 40.94 +1.77
22 6 i Lee Yeong-ha  South Korea 41.08 +1.91
23 2 o Bruno Toniolli  Italy 41.44 +2.27
24 9 o Harald Oehme  East Germany 41.54 +2.37
25 12 o Colin Coates  Australia 41.77 +2.60
26 7 i Berend Schabus  Austria 42.33 +3.16
27 9 i Heinz Steinberger  Austria 43.28 +4.11
28 14 o Jan Egil Storholt  Norway 1:18.00 +38.83
- 3 o Horst Freese  West Germany DNF

References

  1. ^ a b "Final Report - XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games: Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  3. ^ "500m Men World Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "500m Men Olympic Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved 5 November 2016.