Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue L'anneau de vitesse
Dates February 9-20
Competitors 154 from 23 nations
«1988 1994»
For the short track speed skating events, see Short track speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics, was held from 9 February to 20 February. Ten events were contested at L'anneau de vitesse.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 5 3 3 11
2  Norway (NOR) 2 2 1 5
3  United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
4  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 2 4
5  China (CHN) 0 2 0 2
6  Japan (JPN) 0 1 3 4
7  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
8  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Germany, in its first Olympics since reunification, topped the medal table with five gold medals, and eleven total medals. All the medals were won by athletes from the former East Germany. Germany's Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann led the individual medal table with two golds and a silver, and Norway's Johan Olav Koss was the most successful male skater, with one gold and one silver.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-Man and China's Ye Qiaobo became the first ever medalists for their countries at the Winter Olympics.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
 Uwe-Jens Mey
Germany (GER)
37.14  Toshiyuki Kuroiwa
Japan (JPN)
37.18  Junichi Inoue
Japan (JPN)
37.26
1000 metres
details
 Olaf Zinke
Germany (GER)
1:14.85  Kim Yun-Man
South Korea (KOR)
1:14.86  Yukinori Miyabe
Japan (JPN)
1:14.92
1500 metres
details
 Johann Olav Koss
Norway (NOR)
1:54.81  Ådne Søndrål
Norway (NOR)
1:54.85  Leo Visser
Netherlands (NED)
1:54.90
5000 metres
details
 Geir Karlstad
Norway (NOR)
6:59.97  Falko Zandstra
Netherlands (NED)
7:02.28  Leo Visser
Netherlands (NED)
7:04.96
10000 metres
details
 Bart Veldkamp
Netherlands (NED)
14:12.12  Johann Olav Koss
Norway (NOR)
14:14.58  Geir Karlstad
Norway (NOR)
14:18.13

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
 Bonnie Blair
United States (USA)
40.33  Ye Qiaobo
China (CHN)
40.51  Christa Rothenburger
Germany (GER)
40.57
1000 metres
details
 Bonnie Blair
United States (USA)
1:21.90  Ye Qiaobo
China (CHN)
1:21.92  Monique Garbrecht
Germany (GER)
1:22.10
1500 metres
details
 Jacqueline Börner
Germany (GER)
2:05.87  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Germany (GER)
2:05.92  Seiko Hashimoto
Japan (JPN)
2:06.88
3000 metres
details
 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Germany (GER)
4:19.90  Heike Warnicke
Germany (GER)
4:22.88  Emese Hunyady
Austria (AUT)
4:24.64
5000 metres
details
 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Germany (GER)
7:31.57  Heike Warnicke
Germany (GER)
7:37.59  Claudia Pechstein
Germany (GER)
7:39.80

Records[edit]

There were no Olympic or World records set at the 1992 Games, as the outdoor rink in Albertville was not conducive to fast times.[2][3]

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty-three nations competed in the speed skating events at Albertville. The Unified Team made its only Olympic appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albertville 1992 Official Report". Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1992 Olympics - Speed Skating