Speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 10000 metres

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Men's 10000 metres
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
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Venue Richmond Olympic Oval
Date February 23, 2010
Competitors 15 from 9 nations
Winning time 12:58.55
Medalists
Gold medal    South Korea
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Netherlands
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The men's 10000 metres speed skating competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Richmond Olympic Oval on 23 February 2010.

The overwhelming pre-race favorite Sven Kramer, who had won 18 consecutive 10000 m races since 2006, was disqualified due to a missed lane change after 6600 m into the race. Kramer finished the race in a time of 12:54.50, under the impression to have won the gold medal in a new Olympic and track record, but was then told by his coach, Gerard Kemkers, that he had been disqualified.[1][2] Kemkers took the blame for the gaffe, as he had directed Kramer into the inner lane, even when Kramer was attempting to take the correct outer lane.[3]

The gold medal instead was won by Lee Seung-hoon in 12:58.55, edging the existing Olympic record by 0.37 seconds. Despite Lee's earlier silver medal at the 5000 m race, his achievement was a surprise, since, before 2010, he had never skated a 10000 m race under 14 minutes.[4] He broke his personal and the Korean national record, set on January 10, 2010, by 22.5 seconds. Kramer's disqualification allowed Bob de Jong to earn his third Olympic medal on the 10000 m (he won silver in 1998 and gold in 2006), a feat only equalled by Knut Johannesen, who won silver, gold and bronze at the Olympics in 1956, 1960 and 1964.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Sven Kramer (NED) 12:41.69 Salt Lake City, United States 10 March 2007 [5]
Olympic record  Jochem Uytdehaage (NED) 12:58.92 Salt Lake City, United States 22 February 2002

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
February 23 Pair 5 Lee Seung-hoon South Korea 12:58.55 OR

OR = Olympic record
The Richmond Olympic Oval track record remained at 12:55.32, set by Sven Kramer on March 14, 2009.

Results[edit]

Rank Pair Lane Name Country Time Time behind Notes
1 5 i Lee Seung-hoon South Korea 12:58.55 N/A OR
2 8 o Ivan Skobrev Russia 13:02.07 +3.52
3 7 o Bob de Jong Netherlands 13:06.73 +8.18
4 6 i Alexis Contin France 13:12.11 +13.56
5 7 i Håvard Bøkko Norway 13:14.92 +16.37
6 2 o Sverre Haugli Norway 13:18.74 +20.19
7 3 i Henrik Christiansen Norway 13:25.65 +27.10
8 2 i Jonathan Kuck United States 13:31.78 +33.23
9 5 o Arjen van der Kieft Netherlands 13:33.37 +34.82
10 6 o Marco Weber Germany 13:35.73 +37.18
11 4 i Hiroki Hirako Japan 13:37.56 +39.01
12 1 i Ryan Bedford United States 13:40.20 +41.65
13 4 o Alexander Rumyantsev Russia 13:45.77 +47.22
14 3 o Sebastian Druszkiewicz Poland 13:49.31 +49.40
8 i Sven Kramer Netherlands (12:54.50) DSQ[6]
- - Enrico Fabris Italy DNS[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Hamilton, One lane change changes everything; The Netherlands’ Sven Kramer has the 10,000-meter race won — until it’s lost, Chicago Tribune, 23 Feb 2010
  2. ^ Kerby, Trey, "Sven Kramer gets the gold medal in 'Oops!'", Yahoo! News, February 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Stunning gaffe by coach costs Holland's Kramer a sure gold
  4. ^ Lee Seung-hoon at Speesdskatingresults.com
  5. ^ "Evolution of the world record 10,000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  6. ^ For an incorrect lane change
  7. ^ Enrico Fabris withdrew one hour before the start of the race citing nausea [1]. It was too late for a reserve to take his place, so only 15 skaters participated in this competition.

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