World All-Round Speed Skating Championships

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The World All-Round Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best All-Round speed skater of the world. The International Skating Union has organised the World All-Round Championships for Men since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1889-1892) and the World All-Round Championships for Women since 1936 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1933-1935). Only since 1996 are the men's and women's World All-Round Championships held at the same time and venue.

History and medal winners[edit]

Combined all-time medal count[edit]

Only official tournaments are taken into account
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands 47 25 42 114
2  Norway 38 34 37 109
3  Soviet Union 32 38 30 100
4  Finland 12 13 5 30
5  Germany 12 12 6 30
6  East Germany 10 9 6 25
7  United States 9 6 10 25
8  Canada 4 5 5 14
9  Russia 3 5 3 11
10  Sweden 3 3 6 12
11  Czech Republic 2 1 1 4
12  Italy 1 3 3 7
13  Austria 1 3 2 6
14  Hungary 1 0 0 1
15  Japan 0 3 4 7
16  France 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
 Latvia 0 1 0 1
 North Korea 0 1 0 1
 United Kingdom 0 1 0 1
21  Belgium 0 0 2 2
22  Poland 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
- independent 0 0 1 1 [1]
- none declared 5 15 16 36 [2]

Repeat winners[edit]

Rank Skater Year 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1 East Germany / Germany Gunda Niemann 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1991 8 2 0 10
2 Netherlands Sven Kramer 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 6 0 2 8
3 East Germany Karin Enke 1988, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1982 5 2 0 7
4 Netherlands Ireen Wüst 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007 5 1 2 8
5 Finland Clas Thunberg 1931, 1929, 1928, 1925, 1923 5 1 1 7
6 Norway Oscar Mathisen 1914, 1913, 1912, 1909, 1908 5 1 0 6
7 Norway Ivar Ballangrud 1938, 1936, 1932, 1926 4 4 3 11
8 Netherlands Rintje Ritsma 2001, 1999, 1996, 1995 4 2 3 9
9 Soviet Union Inga Artamonova 1965, 1962, 1958, 1957 4 2 0 6
10 Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra 1974, 1973, 1972, 1970 4 0 0 4
11 Netherlands Ard Schenk 1972, 1971, 1970 3 2 2 7
12 Norway Michael Staksrud 1937, 1935, 1930 3 2 1 6
Soviet Union Valentina Stenina 1966, 1961, 1960 3 2 1 6
14 Soviet Union Oleg Goncharenko 1958, 1956, 1953 3 2 0 5
15 Norway Johann Olav Koss 1994, 1991, 1990 3 1 1 5
Germany Anni Friesinger 2005, 2002, 2001 3 1 1 5
17 United States Eric Heiden 1979, 1978, 1977 3 1 0 4
18 Netherlands Jaap Eden 1896, 1895, 1893 3 0 0 3
Norway Laila Schou Nilsen 1938, 1937, 1935 3 0 0 3
Soviet Union Maria Isakova 1950, 1949, 1948 3 0 0 3
Norway Hjalmar Andersen 1952, 1951, 1950 3 0 0 3
22 Netherlands Stien Kaiser 1968, 1967 2 4 2 8
23 Netherlands Ids Postma 1998, 1997 2 4 1 7
24 East Germany Andrea Mitscherlich 1985, 1983 2 4 0 6
25 Finland Verné Lesche 1947, 1939 2 3 1 6
26 Canada Cindy Klassen 2006, 2003 2 2 1 5
27 Norway Bernt Evensen 1934, 1927 2 1 3 6
Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova 1964, 1963 2 1 3 6
28 Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova 1954, 1952 2 1 2 5
29 Soviet Union Natalya Petrusyova 1981, 1980 2 1 1 4
United States Shani Davis 2006, 2005 2 1 1 4
Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková 2010, 2009 2 1 1 4
32 Norway Knut Johannesen 1964, 1957 2 1 0 3
33 Netherlands Kees Verkerk 1967, 1966 2 0 3 5
34 Netherlands Hilbert van der Duim 1982, 1980 2 0 2 4
35 Norway Peder Østlund 1899, 1898 2 0 0 2
Russia Nikolay Strunnikov 1911, 1910 2 0 0 2
Netherlands Hein Vergeer 1986, 1985 2 0 0 2
Netherlands Gianni Romme 2003, 2000 2 0 0 2

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kornél Pajor used to skate for Hungary until he defected in 1949. From then on the ISU allowed him to participate as an independent skater representing the ISU as he did winning the bronze medal in 1951.
  2. ^ From 1893 to 1907 only gold medals were awarded, and only if this participant won three at least distances. In five competitions no winner was declared
  3. ^ "Medal table World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 

References[edit]

  • ISU Statistics

See also[edit]