World and Olympic records set at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Six new World records and ten new Olympic records were set at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Figure skating[edit]

The following new ISU best scores were set during this competition:

Event Date Component Skaters Country Score Ref
Team trophy 9 February Ice Dancing - Free dance Meryl Davis / Charlie White United States 114.34 [1]
Pairs skating 11 February Short program Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov Russia 84.17 [2]
Men's singles 13 February Short program Yuzuru Hanyu Japan 101.45 [3]
Ice dancing 16 February Short dance Meryl Davis / Charlie White United States 78.89 [4]
17 February Free dance Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir Canada 114.66 [1]
Meryl Davis / Charlie White United States 116.63 [1]
Total score 195.52 [5]

Short track speed skating[edit]

Event Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
Women's 1000 metres 18 February Race 61 Valérie Maltais Canada 1:28.771 OR [6]
Men's 5000 metre relay 21 February Final Viktor Ahn
Semion Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
Russia 6:42.100 OR [7]

Speed skating[edit]

Event Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
Men's 5000 metres 8 February Pair 10 Sven Kramer Netherlands 6:10.76 OR [8]
Men's 500 metres 10 February Race 1 Pair 19
Race 2 Pair 19
Michel Mulder Netherlands 1:09.312 WR (sea level) [9]
Women's 500 metres 11 February Race 2 Pair 17 Lee Sang-hwa South Korea 37.28 OR [10]
11 February Race 1 Pair 18
Race 2 Pair 17
Lee Sang-hwa South Korea 1:14.70 OR
WR (sea level)
[10]
Women's 1500 metres 16 February Pair 9 Jorien ter Mors Netherlands 1:53.51 OR [11]
Men's 10000 metres 18 February Pair 6 Jorrit Bergsma Netherlands 12:44.45 OR
WR (sea level)
[12]
Women's team pursuit 21 February Quarterfinal 4 Jorien ter Mors
Lotte van Beek
Ireen Wüst
Netherlands 2:58.61 OR [13]
Men's team pursuit 22 February Final A Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
Netherlands 3:37.71 OR [14]
Women's team pursuit 22 February Semifinal 2 Marrit Leenstra
Jorien ter Mors
Ireen Wüst
Netherlands 2:58.43 OR [15]
Final A 2:58.05 OR [16]

Other records[edit]

  • Ole Einar Bjørndalen won gold at the 10 km sprint and mixed relay biathlon events, becoming the oldest Winter Olympics individual gold medalist at age 40; and the most successful Olympian in the history of the Winter Games with 13 medals, record number of total medals.[17][18]
  • Marit Bjørgen by winning her 6th career gold, in women's 30 km cross country race, equaled the record for most Winter Olympic medals by a woman, with 10. Of those with 10 medals, Stefania Belmondo and Raisa Smetanina, Bjørgen has the most golds. She surpassed the prior record holder for most female Olympic medals in cross country skiing, Lyubov Egorova, who has 9, 6 of them gold.[19]
  • Justine Dufour-Lapointe, 19 years 321 days, became the youngest freestyle skiing gold medalist, by winning women's moguls. She finished just ahead of her older sister silver medalist Chloe in women's moguls, her eldest sister, Maxime finished 12th. They became the third pair of sisters to finish 1–2 in an event at the Winter Games. It was the fifth time three siblings have competed at the same event at the Winter Games.[20][21]
  • Alexandre Bilodeau became the first freestyle skiing gold medalist to defend his Olympic title, and first repeat gold medalist, winning the men's moguls.[22]
  • Mario Matt, at age 34, became the oldest Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist, by winning the men's slalom.[23]
  • Henrik Kristoffersen, at age 19, became the youngest male Olympic alpine skiing medalist, winning bronze in men's slalom.[23]
  • Bode Miller, at age 36, became the oldest Olympic medalist in alpine skiing, winning a bronze in men's super-G.[24]
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, at age 18, became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in slalom, winning gold in women's slalom.[25]
  • Noriaki Kasai became the oldest athlete to win a ski-jumping Olympic medal.[26]
  • Armin Zöggeler, by winning bronze in men's luge, became the first Olympian to capture a medal in the same event in six consecutive Olympics, thus holding the record for most consecutive Olympics with medal wins in the same event.[27]
  • Vladimir Grigorev, at 31 years and 191 days, became the oldest man to win a short track speedskating Olympic medal, winning silver at the 1000 m event.[28]
  • Viktor Ahn became the first short track speedskater to win all four Olympic golds (500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m, 5000 m-relay), winning gold in 2014 in 500 m, 1000 m, 5000 m-relay, having golds from 2006 in 1000 m, 1500 m, 5000 m-relay, with the 500 m gold completing the four. He also became the short track speedskater with the most Olympic gold medals, with 6. He also has the most Olympic medals in short track with 8, tying Apolo Anton Ohno.[29][30]
  • Teemu Selänne, at age 43 years and 234 days, became the oldest ice hockey player to win an Olympic medal, by being part of Team Finland's bronze. He also holds the Olympic record for total ice hockey points, upping it to 43.[31] He also shares the record for most appearances in ice hockey at the Olympics, appearing in 6.[32]
  • The Great Britain women's curling team beat both USA and Japan 12–3, equalling the Olympic record. In the game against USA, they scored seven points in one end, a new Olympic record.[33][34]
  • The Canadian women's curling team became the first women's team to win all of their matches in the tournament. They are also the first women's team to win all their round robin matches.[35]
  • A total of eight podium sweeps were recorded during the Games, where one nation won the gold, silver and bronze medals in an event. This was three higher than the previous most, during Innsbruck 1964.[36]
Date Sport Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze Ref
8 February Speed skating Men's 5000 m Netherlands Sven Kramer Jan Blokhuijsen Jorrit Bergsma [37]
10 February Men's 500 m Netherlands Michel Mulder Jan Smeekens Ronald Mulder [38]
13 February Freestyle skiing Men's slopestyle United States Joss Christensen Gus Kenworthy Nick Goepper [39]
16 February Speed skating Women's 1500 m Netherlands Jorien ter Mors Ireen Wüst Lotte van Beek [40]
18 February Men's 10000 m Netherlands Jorrit Bergsma Sven Kramer Bob de Jong [41]
20 February Freestyle skiing Men's ski cross France Jean-Frédéric Chapuis Arnaud Bovolenta Jonathan Midol [42]
22 February Cross-country skiing Women's 30 km freestyle Norway Marit Bjørgen Therese Johaug Kristin Størmer Steira [43]
23 February Men's 50 km freestyle Russia Alexander Legkov Maxim Vylegzhanin Ilia Chernousov [44]

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