In the Bislet stadium, Oslo, before 39,000 people, the first part of the world cup skating championships were held on Saturday, 14th February.
Swedish King Olav and Prince Bertil
Start of Salonen (Finland) and Aanes (Norway) time Salonen 42.9, Aanes 43.8
Start Gontarenko (USSR) 44.0 secs and Raymond Golloz (France) 45.3 secs
Start Monahan (England) 46.1 secs and Kroon (Holland) 44.1 secs
Three shots of the starter of the race.
Start Malkin (England) 44.4 secs and Johansson (Norway) 44.9 secs
Start Woronin (USSR) 42.4 secs and Yan Chu Cheng (China) 42.4 secs.
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Background: In the Bislet stadium, Oslo, before 39,000 people, the first part of the world cup skating championships were held on Saturday, 14th February.
The first event was over a distance of 500 metres. First was Woronin (USSR) in 42.4 secs.
Second was Chu Chang (China) in the same time of 42.4 secs
3rd Gjestvang (Norway) in 42.7 secs
4th Salonen (Finland) in 429 secs
The European Champion Johansson made a time of 44.9, the same time as the Dutchman Fe???man, who was classed 20th.