Who Won the Gold Medal for Men's Speed Skating 5000m?

Men's Speed Skating 5000m

Olympic speed skaters skate in pairs but are basically racing against the clock to get a better time than skaters in other heats.

The races are held on a 400 meter oval, and speed skaters must change lanes on the back straightaway of each lap. The most recent gold medal winner was Sven Kramer of the Netherlands who also won in 2010 and won silver in 2006.

The 5000 meter speed skating competition has been won twice in the Winter Olympics by Ivar Ballangrud of Norway and S Tomas Gustafson of Sweden. Eric Heiden of the United States won the event in 1980 when he swept all five speed skating medals.

Year Gold Medal Country Score
2014 Sven Kramer Netherlands 6:10.76 Details >>
2010 Sven Kramer Netherlands 6:14.60 Details >>
2006 Chad Hedrick United States 6:14.68 Details >>
2002 Jochem Uytdehaage Netherlands 6:14.66 Details >>
1998 Gianni Romme Netherlands 6:22.20 Details >>
1994 Johann Olav Koss Norway 6:34.96 Details >>
1992 Geir Karlstad Norway 6:59.97 Details >>
1988 Tomas Gustafson Sweden 6:44.63 Details >>
1984 Tomas Gustafson Sweden 7:12.28 Details >>
1980 Eric Heiden United States 7:02.29 Details >>
1976 Sten Stensen Norway 7:24.48 Details >>
1972 Ard Schenk Netherlands 7:23.61 Details >>
1968 Fred Anton Maier Norway 7:22.4 Details >>
1964 Knut Johannesen Norway 7:38.4 Details >>
1960 Viktor Kosichkin Soviet Union 7:51.3 Details >>
1956 Boris Shilkov Soviet Union 7:48.7 Details >>
1952 Hjalmar Andersen Norway 8:10.6 Details >>
1948 Reidar Liaklev Norway 8:29.4 Details >>
1936 Ivar Ballangrud Norway 8:19.6 Details >>
1932 Irving Jaffee United States 9:40.8 Details >>
1928 Ivar Ballangrud Norway 8:50.5 Details >>
1924 Clas Thunberg Finland 8:39.0 Details >>