Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
Dates February 14-23
Competitors 127 from 20 nations
«1976 1984»

Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics, was held from 9 February to 18 February. Nine events were contested at James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 5 2 1 8
2  Norway (NOR) 1 2 4 7
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 2 1 4
4  Soviet Union (URS) 1 1 2 4
4  East Germany (GDR) 1 1 2 4
6  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
Total 9 9 10 28

The United States led the medal table with five gold medals, thanks to Eric Heiden's sweep of the men's events, which made him the first, and as of 2010, only, athlete to win five gold medals at a Winter Games.

Heiden led the individual medal table, while the most successful woman was Nataliya Petrusyova of the Soviet Union, who won one gold and one bronze medal.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
 Eric Heiden
United States (USA)
38.03  Yevgeny Kulikov
Soviet Union (URS)
38.37  Lieuwe de Boer
Netherlands (NED)
38.48
1000 metres
details
 Eric Heiden
United States (USA)
1:15.18  Gaétan Boucher
Canada (CAN)
1:16.68  Vladimir Lobanov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Frode Rønning
Norway (NOR)
1:16.91
1500 metres
details
 Eric Heiden
United States (USA)
1:55.44  Kay Arne Stenshjemmet
Norway (NOR)
1:56.81  Terje Andersen
Norway (NOR)
1:56.92
5000 metres
details
 Eric Heiden
United States (USA)
7:02.29  Kay Arne Stenshjemmet
Norway (NOR)
7:03.28  Tom Erik Oxholm
Norway (NOR)
7:05.59
10000 metres
details
 Eric Heiden
United States (USA)
14:28.13  Piet Kleine
Netherlands (NED)
14:36.03  Tom Erik Oxholm
Norway (NOR)
14:36.60

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
 Karin Enke
East Germany (GDR)
41.78  Leah Poulos
United States (USA)
42.26  Nataliya Petrusyova
Soviet Union (URS)
42.42
1000 metres
details
 Nataliya Petrusyova
Soviet Union (URS)
1:24.10  Leah Poulos
United States (USA)
1:25.41  Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
East Germany (GDR)
1:26.46
1500 metres
details
 Annie Borckink
Netherlands (NED)
2:10.95  Ria Visser
Netherlands (NED)
2:12.35  Sabine Becker
East Germany (GDR)
2:12.38
3000 metres
details
 Bjørg Eva Jensen
Norway (NOR)
4:32.13  Sabine Becker
East Germany (GDR)
4:32.79  Beth Heiden
United States (USA)
4:33.77

Records[edit]

All previous Olympic records were broken in Lake Placid, along with one world record, from Eric Heiden in the final event, the men's 10000 metres.[2][3]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 15 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 38.03 OR
Men's 1000 metres 19 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 1:15.18 OR
Men's 1500 metres 21 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 1:55.44 OR
Men's 5000 metres 16 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 7:02.29 OR
Men's 10000 metres 23 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 14:28.13 OR WR
Women's 500 metres 15 February  Karin Enke (GDR) 41.78 OR
Women's 1000 metres 17 February  Nataliya Petrusyova (URS) 1:24.10 OR
Women's 1500 metres 14 February  Annie Borckink (NED) 2:10.95 OR
Women's 3000 metres 20 February  Bjørg Eva Jensen (NOR) 4:32.13 OR

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty nations competed in the speed skating events at Lake Placid. China and Romania made their debuts in the sport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results". Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1980 Olympics - Speed Skating