World All-Round Speed Skating Championships for Women

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The International Skating Union has organised the World All-Round Speed Skating Championships for Women since 1936. Unofficial championships were held in the years 1933–1935.[1]

History[edit]

Distances used[edit]

  • In the years 1933–1935, three distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m.
  • In the years 1936–1955, four distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m, 3000 m and 5000 m (the old combination).
  • In the years 1956–1982, four distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m and 3000 m (the mini combination).
  • Since 1983, four distances are skated: 500 m, 1500 m, 3000 m and 5000 m (the small combination).

Ranking systems used[edit]

  • Since 1933, the samalog system has been in use.

Medal winners[edit]

Unofficial championships[edit]

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1933 Oslo Austria Liselotte Landbeck Norway Synnøve Lie United States Helen Bina
1934 Oslo Norway Undis Blikken Finland Verné Lesche Norway Synnøve Lie
1935 Oslo Norway Laila Schou Nilsen Norway Synnøve Lie United States Kit Klein

Official championships[edit]

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1936 Sweden Stockholm United States Kit Klein Finland Verné Lesche Norway Synnøve Lie
1937 Switzerland Davos Norway Laila Schou Nilsen Norway Synnøve Lie Finland Verné Lesche
1938 Norway Oslo Norway Laila Schou Nilsen Finland Verné Lesche Norway Synnøve Lie
1939 Finland Tampere Finland Verné Lesche Finland Liisa Salmi Finland Laura Tamminen
1940 Not held due to World War II
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 Norway Drammen Finland Verné Lesche Norway Else Marie Christiansen Norway Maggi Kvestad
1948 Finland Turku Soviet Union Maria Isakova Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova Soviet Union Zoya Kholshevnikova
1949 Norway Kongsberg Soviet Union Maria Isakova Soviet Union Zoya Kholshevnikova Soviet Union Rimma Zhukova
1950 Soviet Union Moscow Soviet Union Maria Isakova Soviet Union Zinaida Krotova Soviet Union Rimma Zhukova
1951 Sweden Eskilstuna Finland Eevi Huttunen Norway Randi Thorvaldsen Norway Ragnhild Mikkelsen
1952 Finland Kokkola Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova Soviet Union Maria Anikanova Norway Randi Thorvaldsen
1953 Norway Lillehammer Soviet Union Khalida Shchegoleyeva Soviet Union Rimma Zhukova Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova
1954 Sweden Östersund Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova Soviet Union Rimma Zhukova Soviet Union Sofya Kondakova
1955 Finland Kuopio Soviet Union Rimma Zhukova Soviet Union Tamara Rylova Soviet Union Sofya Kondakova
1956 Sweden Kvarnsveden Soviet Union Sofya Kondakova Soviet Union Rimma Zhukova Soviet Union Tamara Rylova
1957 Finland Imatra Soviet Union Inga Artamonova Soviet Union Tamara Rylova Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova
1958 Sweden Kristinehamn Soviet Union Inga Artamonova Soviet Union Tamara Rylova Soviet Union Sofya Kondakova
1959 Soviet Union Sverdlovsk Soviet Union Tamara Rylova Soviet Union Valentina Stenina Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova
1960 Sweden Östersund Soviet Union Valentina Stenina Soviet Union Tamara Rylova Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova
1961 Norway Tønsberg Soviet Union Valentina Stenina Soviet Union Albina Tuzova Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova
1962 Finland Imatra Soviet Union Inga Voronina-Artamonova Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova Soviet Union Albina Tuzova
1963 Japan Karuizawa Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova Soviet Union Inga Voronina-Artamonova Soviet Union Valentina Stenina
1964 Sweden Kristinehamn Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova Soviet Union Inga Voronina-Artamonova Soviet Union Tamara Rylova
1965 Finland Oulu Soviet Union Inga Voronina-Artamonova Soviet Union Valentina Stenina Netherlands Stien Kaiser
1966 Norway Trondheim Soviet Union Valentina Stenina North Korea Kim Song-Sun Netherlands Stien Kaiser
1967 Netherlands Deventer Netherlands Stien Kaiser Soviet Union Lāsma Kauniste United States Dianne Holum
1968 Finland Helsinki Netherlands Stien Kaiser Netherlands Ans Schut Netherlands Carry Geijssen
1969 France Grenoble Soviet Union Lāsma Kauniste Netherlands Stien Kaiser Netherlands Ans Schut
1970 United States West Allis Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra Netherlands Stien Kaiser Norway Sigrid Sundby
1971 Finland Helsinki Soviet Union Nina Statkevich Netherlands Stien Kaiser Soviet Union Lyudmila Titova
1972 Netherlands Heerenveen Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra Netherlands Stien Baas-Kaiser United States Dianne Holum
1973 Sweden Strömsund Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra Soviet Union Tatyana Shelekova-Rastopshina Netherlands Trijnie Rep
1974 Netherlands Heerenveen Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra Soviet Union Tatyana Averina Soviet Union Nina Statkevich
1975 Netherlands Assen East Germany Karin Kessow Soviet Union Tatyana Averina United States Sheila Young
1976 Norway Gjøvik Canada Sylvia Burka Soviet Union Tatyana Averina United States Sheila Young
1977 United States Keystone Soviet Union Vera Bryndzei Soviet Union Galina Stepanskaya Soviet Union Galina Nikitina
1978 Finland Helsinki Soviet Union Tatyana Averina Soviet Union Galina Stepanskaya East Germany Marion Dittmann
1979 Netherlands The Hague United States Beth Heiden Soviet Union Natalya Petrusyova Canada Sylvia Burka
1980 Norway Hamar Soviet Union Natalya Petrusyova United States Beth Heiden Norway Bjørg Eva Jensen
1981 Canada Sainte-Foy Soviet Union Natalya Petrusyova East Germany Karin Enke United States Sarah Docter
1982 Germany Inzell East Germany Karin Busch East Germany Andrea Schöne Soviet Union Natalya Petrusyova
1983 East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt East Germany Andrea Schöne East Germany Karin Enke Soviet Union Valentina Lalenkova-Golovenkina
1984 Netherlands Deventer East Germany Karin Enke East Germany Andrea Schöne East Germany Gabi Schönbrunn
1985 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo East Germany Andrea Schöne East Germany Gabi Schönbrunn East Germany Sabine Brehm
1986 Netherlands The Hague East Germany Karin Kania East Germany Andrea Schöne East Germany Sabine Brehm
1987 United States West Allis East Germany Karin Kania East Germany Andrea Schöne Netherlands Yvonne van Gennip
1988 Norway Skien East Germany Karin Kania Netherlands Yvonne van Gennip Poland Erwina Ryś-Ferens
1989 United States Lake Placid East Germany Constanze Moser-Scandolo East Germany Gunda Kleemann Netherlands Yvonne van Gennip
1990 Canada Calgary East Germany Jacqueline Börner Japan Seiko Hashimoto East Germany Constanze Moser-Scandolo
1991 Norway Hamar Germany Gunda Kleemann Germany Heike Warnicke-Schalling Netherlands Lia van Schie
1992 Netherlands Heerenveen Germany Gunda Niemann Austria Emese Hunyady Japan Seiko Hashimoto
1993 Germany Berlin Germany Gunda Niemann Austria Emese Hunyady Germany Heike Warnicke-Schalling
1994 United States Butte Austria Emese Hunyady Germany Ulrike Adeberg Romania Mihaela Dascalu
1995 Norway Savalen Germany Gunda Niemann Kazakhstan Lyudmila Prokasheva Netherlands Annamarie Thomas
1996 Germany Inzell Germany Gunda Niemann Germany Claudia Pechstein Japan Mie Uehara
1997 Japan Nagano Germany Gunda Niemann Germany Claudia Pechstein Netherlands Tonny de Jong
1998 Netherlands Heerenveen Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Germany Claudia Pechstein Germany Anni Friesinger
1999 Norway Hamar Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Germany Claudia Pechstein Netherlands Tonny de Jong
2000 United States Milwaukee Germany Claudia Pechstein Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Japan Maki Tabata
2001 Hungary Budapest Germany Anni Friesinger Germany Claudia Pechstein Netherlands Renate Groenewold
2002 Netherlands Heerenveen Germany Anni Friesinger Canada Cindy Klassen Germany Claudia Pechstein
2003 Sweden Gothenburg Canada Cindy Klassen Germany Claudia Pechstein Germany Daniela Anschütz
2004 Norway Hamar Netherlands Renate Groenewold Germany Claudia Pechstein Netherlands Wieteke Cramer
2005 Russia Moscow Germany Anni Friesinger Canada Cindy Klassen Germany Claudia Pechstein
2006 Canada Calgary Canada Cindy Klassen Germany Claudia Pechstein Canada Kristina Groves
2007 Netherlands Heerenveen Netherlands Ireen Wüst Germany Anni Friesinger Canada Cindy Klassen
2008 Germany Berlin Netherlands Paulien van Deutekom Netherlands Ireen Wüst Canada Kristina Groves
2009 Norway Hamar Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková Canada Kristina Groves Netherlands Ireen Wüst
2010 Netherlands Heerenveen Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková Canada Kristina Groves Netherlands Ireen Wüst
2011 Canada Calgary Netherlands Ireen Wüst Canada Christine Nesbitt Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková
2012 Russia Moscow Netherlands Ireen Wüst Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková Canada Christine Nesbitt
2013 Norway Hamar Netherlands Ireen Wüst Netherlands Diane Valkenburg Russia Yekaterina Shikhova
2014 Netherlands Heerenveen Netherlands Ireen Wüst Russia Olga Graf Netherlands Yvonne Nauta

Source: Schaatsstatistieken.nl [2]

All-time medal count[edit]

Only official tournaments are taken into account
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 24 25 20 69
2  Netherlands 13 8 16 37
3  Germany 12 12 5 29
4  East Germany 10 8 5 23
5  Canada 3 5 5 13
6  Finland 3 3 2 8
7  Norway 2 3 7 12
8  United States 2 1 5 8
9  Czech Republic 2 1 1 4
10  Austria 1 2 0 3
11  Japan 0 1 3 4
12  Russia 0 1 1 2
13  North Korea 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
15  Poland 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Some Key Dates in ISU History". ISU.org. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "WK Allround vrouwen". Schaatsstatistieken.nl. Retrieved 21 November 2012.