|Date||8 February 1932|
|Location||James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid|
|Participants||10 from 2 countries|
There were two heats with three skaters advancing to the final from each. Canadians Lela Brooks-Potter and Jean Wilson won the heats, and Wilson went on to win the final, followed by American Elizabeth Dubois with Kit Klein (USA) placing third. The winning time, 58.0, was faster than the official world record set by Liselotte Landbeck a month earlier, but Wilson’s time was not recognized, having been set in the North American pack style format.
In 1936, Klein would win the first official all-around World Championship for women. She would also set two official world records, over 1,000 metres in 1935 and at 3,000 m in 1936. Wilson, the 1931 North American champion, would tragically die in 1933 from rapid onset myasthenia gravis.
|4 h1 r1/2||–||Hattie Donaldson||CAN|
|4 h2 r1/2||–||Dorothy Franey||USA|
|5 h1 r1/2||–||Geraldine Mackie||CAN|
|5 h2 r1/2||–||Florence Hurd||CAN|