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Speed Skating at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games:

Men's 10,000 metres

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Host City: Oslo, Norway
Venue(s): Bislett Stadium, Oslo
Date Started: February 19, 1952
Date Finished: February 19, 1952

Gold: NOR Hjalmar Andersen
Silver: NED Kees Broekman
Bronze: SWE Carl-Erik Asplund

Summary

After his two gold medals in the 5,000 and 1,500 m, Hjalmar Andersen was expected to complete the "trilogy" in the 10,000 m. Even without his two Olympic titles, Andersen would have been the top favorite at Bislett. Since placing second behind Reidar Liaklev at the 1950 European Championships, Andersen had not lost a single 10,000 m. In 1949, he had become the first man to beat 17 minutes, and in 1952 had broken the world record two more times. After lowering the mark by 6 seconds in Gjøvik, Andersen improved his own time by a staggering 20 seconds to 16.32,6, just a week before the Olympics. Kees Broekman and Pentti Lammio were second and third in that race, with the former also beating 17 minutes.

As during the 5,000 m, weather conditions were excellent, a few degrees below zero, no wind and a little sun. Andersen, again drawn early in the programme, set out for another steady race, although he could not copy his recent performance. After lapping his Japanese opponent, Andersen finished in 16.45,8, the second fastest 10,000 m ever. With the gold medal claimed by the Norwegian, the remaining skaters competed for the silver and bronze.

First up was Anton Huiskes, fourth in the 5,000 m. The Dutchman again started at a promising pace, but could not hold it to the end, finishing in 17.25,5. He was followed by Sverre Haugli, who had been one place ahead of Huiskes in the 5,000 two days earlier. This time, the tables were turned, and Haugli finished behind Huiskes. But neither of them would medal. The first to surpass them was Lammio. The Finn took five seconds off Huiskes's time, and went into silver medal position.

After ice preparation, Kees Broekman, a prospective silver medalist, faced Carl-Erik Asplund of Sweden. The latter had placed sixth in the 5,000 and had a good track record in the 10,000 m, placing second in the event at the 1951 Europeans. Both skaters started fast and kept close to Andersen's splits. But both eventually cracked, first Asplund, then Broekman. Broekman was just five seconds behind "Hjallis" at the halfway point, but lost over a second per lap in the second part, finishing with a 25-second gap to Andersen. Asplund managed to maintain a good pace as well, and completed his race 6 seconds behind the Dutchman, fast enough to beat Lammio for the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1 Hjalmar Andersen 28 Norway NOR Gold 16:45.8 42 1:21 2:00 2:41 3:21 4:02 4:43 5:23 6:05 6:45 7:26 8:06 8:46 9:27 10:07 10:46 11:25 12:05 12:46 13:26 14:05 14:45 15:25 16:06 OR
2 Kees Broekman 24 Netherlands NED Silver 17:10.6 42 1:22 2:02 2:43 3:23 4:05 4:45 5:26 6:07 6:48 7:29 8:10 8:52 9:33 10:15 10:56 11:38 12:20 13:01 13:43 14:25 15:06 15:47 16:29
3 Carl-Erik Asplund 28 Sweden SWE Bronze 17:16.6 42 1:22 2:02 2:43 3:24 4:06 4:47 5:29 6:13 6:55 7:37 8:20 9:02 9:44 10:26 11:07 11:49 12:30 13:11 13:52 14:33 15:14 15:56 16:36
4 Pentti Lammio 32 Finland FIN 17:20.5 43 1:23 2:03 2:43 3:24 4:05 4:47 5:29 6:11 6:53 7:35 8:17 8:58 9:40 10:29 11:05 11:47 12:28 13:10 13:52 14:34 15:16 15:56 16:38
5 Anton Huiskes 23 Netherlands NED 17:25.5 44 1:25 2:06 2:47 3:28 4:09 4:50 5:32 6:14 6:56 7:38 8:20 9:03 9:44 10:27 11:09 11:51 12:33 13:15 13:58 14:39 15:21 16:03 16:45
6 Sverre Haugli 26 Norway NOR 17:30.2 42 1:22 2:03 2:44 3:25 4:06 4:47 5:29 6:11 6:53 7:35 8:18 9:00 9:42 10:24 11:07 11:49 12:31 13:13 13:57 14:40 15:23 16:06 16:48
7 Kazuhiko Sugawara 24 Japan JPN 17:34.0 43 1:24 2:04 2:46 3:28 4:10 4:52 5:35 6:17 7:00 7:43 8:25 9:07 9:50 10:32 11:14 11:57 12:41 13:25 14:05 14:47 15:28 16:09 16:52
8 Lassi Parkkinen 34 Finland FIN 17:36.8 45 1:26 2:07 2:48 3:29 4:10 4:51 5:32 6:14 6:56 7:37 8:21 9:03 9:46 10:27 11:10 11:52 12:34 13:18 14:01 14:44 15:27 16:11 16:54
9 Göthe Hedlund 33 Sweden SWE 17:39.2 43 1:22 2:03 2:44 3:25 4:08 4:50 5:33 6:16 6:59 7:41 8:25 9:08 9:51 10:33 11:16 11:59 12:42 13:25 14:07 14:50 15:33 16:16 16:58
10 John Hearn 22 Great Britain GBR 17:41.5 43 1:24 2:05 2:47 3:28 4:10 4:52 5:35 6:18 7:01 7:42 8:26 9:09 9:53 10:36 11:19 12:01 12:44 13:27 14:10 14:53 15:36 16:19 17:01
11 Arthur Mannsbarth 21 Austria AUT 17:44.2 43 1:25 2:06 2:47 3:29 4:10 4:52 5:34 6:17 6:59 7:41 8:24 9:06 9:49 10:32 11:15 11:58 12:41 13:24 14:08 14:51 15:35 16:19 17:02
12 Kauko Salomaa 23 Finland FIN 17:49.6 44 1:25 2:07 2:47 3:28 4:09 4:50 5:32 6:15 6:57 7:40 8:23 9:06 9:50 10:33 11:17 12:00 12:44 13:28 14:12 14:55 15:39 16:23 17:07
13 Sigvard Ericsson 21 Sweden SWE 17:52.8 44 1:26 2:07 2:49 3:31 4:13 4:55 5:37 6:21 7:05 7:48 8:31 9:15 9:57 10:41 11:24 12:08 12:52 13:35 14:19 15:03 15:45 16:28 17:12
14 Yoshiyasu Gomi 18 Japan JPN 17:53.0 42 1:21 2:01 2:42 3:23 4:04 4:46 5:27 6:10 6:51 7:34 8:21 9:04 9:48 10:31 11:14 11:57 12:42 13:26 14:15 14:59 15:43 16:27 17:11 fall
15 Norman Holwell 23 Great Britain GBR 18:02.4 44 1:28 2:11 2:54 3:37 4:19 5:02 5:45 6:29 7:12 7:56 8:39 9:23 10:06 10:50 11:33 12:17 13:00 13:44 14:27 15:11 15:54 16:38 17:20
16 Pat McNamara 26 United States USA 18:08.7 44 1:27 2:09 2:52 3:35 4:18 5:01 5:45 6:28 7:12 7:56 8:39 9:23 10:07 10:51 11:35 12:19 13:02 13:46 14:30 15:14 15:57 16:40 17:24
17 József Merényi 23 Hungary HUN 18:09.0 46 1:28 2:11 2:54 3:37 4:21 5:04 5:49 6:31 7:16 8:00 8:43 9:26 10:10 10:53 11:36 12:20 13:03 13:46 14:30 15:14 15:58 16:42 17:25
18 Yngvar Karlsen 31 Norway NOR 18:10.6 42 1:24 2:07 2:49 3:31 4:13 4:56 5:40 6:23 7:06 7:50 8:34 9:17 10:02 10:45 11:30 12:13 12:57 13:41 14:26 15:11 15:56 16:41 17:26
19 Egbert van 't Oever 24 Netherlands NED 18:20.8 44 1:25 2:07 2:51 3:34 4:17 5:00 5:42 6:26 7:09 7:59 8:44 9:27 10:12 10:56 11:39 12:24 13:08 13:53 14:38 15:24 16:08 16:52 17:37
20 Gunnar Hallkvist 33 Sweden SWE 18:20.9 43 1:24 2:06 2:49 3:31 4:14 4:57 5:41 6:25 7:10 7:54 8:38 9:23 10:08 10:53 11:38 12:23 13:08 13:52 14:36 15:21 16:06 16:52 17:36
21 Ralf Olin 26 Canada CAN 18:22.8 44 1:25 2:08 2:50 3:35 4:18 5:02 5:46 6:29 7:14 7:58 8:42 9:27 10:12 10:55 11:40 12:26 13:10 13:55 14:40 15:25 16:09 16:54 17:40
22 Theo Meding 20 Germany GER 18:24.4 45 1:27 2:10 2:53 3:37 4:21 5:05 5:50 6:34 7:19 8:03 8:47 9:32 10:15 10:59 11:43 12:28 13:13 13:58 14:44 15:31 16:16 17:01 17:43
23 Matti Tuomi 26 Finland FIN 18:25.5 42 1:24 2:06 2:48 3:31 4:14 4:56 5:39 6:24 7:06 7:50 8:35 9:19 10:04 10:50 11:36 12:22 13:08 13:54 14:39 15:25 16:10 16:56 17:40
24 Craig MacKay 24 Canada CAN 18:27.4 44 1:26 2:07 2:51 3:33 4:16 5:00 5:45 6:30 7:15 8:00 8:45 9:29 10:14 10:59 11:45 12:30 13:15 14:01 14:47 15:32 16:18 17:03 17:46
25 Al Broadhurst 24 United States USA 18:44.2 45 1:29 2:14 2:58 3:42 4:27 5:12 5:56 6:41 7:27 8:13 8:58 9:44 10:27 11:11 11:55 12:41 13:27 14:13 14:58 15:43 16:29 17:15 18:00
26 Franz Offenberger 20 Austria AUT 19:04.2 43 1:23 2:05 2:48 3:32 4:17 5:01 5:46 6:32 7:18 8:05 8:51 9:39 10:25 11:12 12:00 12:47 13:36 14:24 15:13 16:01 16:49 17:36 18:21
27 Chuck Burke 21 United States USA 19:07.1 43 1:26 2:10 2:54 3:39 4:25 5:09 5:55 6:41 7:28 8:15 9:02 9:49 10:37 11:24 12:12 13:00 13:48 14:36 15:22 16:07 16:53 17:39 18:24
28 Guido Caroli 24 Italy ITA 19:13.6 43 1:26 2:10 2:54 3:40 4:25 5:12 5:58 6:45 7:32 8:20 9:06 9:53 10:41 11:28 12:14 12:57 13:43 14:27 15:13 16:01 16:50 17:38 18:27
AC Ingar Nordlund 29 Norway NOR 42 1:24 2:07 2:48 3:31 4:14 4:57 5:39 6:24 7:06 7:50 8:35 9:19 10:03 10:47 11:32 12:17 13:02 13:53 DNF/fall
AC Johnny Werket 27 United States USA 43 1:26 2:08 2:51 3:34 4:17 5:01 5:46 6:30 7:15 8:00 8:55 DNF/fall