2014–15 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – World Cup 1

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ISU Speed Skating World Cup
2014–15
Men

500 m | 1000 m | 1500 m | 5k/10k | Mass start | Team pursuit
Grand World Cup

Women

500 m | 1000 m | 1500 m | 3k/5k | Mass start | Team pursuit
Grand World Cup

World Cup weekends

Obihiro | Seoul | Berlin | Heerenveen (1)
Hamar | Heerenveen (2) | Erfurt

2014–15 ISU Speed Skating World Cup
Speed skating pictogram.svg
World Cup 1 – Obihiro
500 m   men   women
1000 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
Mass start men women
Team pursuit men women

The first competition weekend of the 2014–15 ISU Speed Skating World Cup was held in the Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval in Obihiro, Japan, from Friday, 14 November, until Sunday, 16 November 2014.[1]

Pavel Kulizhnikov of Russia made a successful World Cup debut by taking the silver medal in the men's first 500 m race on Friday,[2] and then winning both the 1000 m race on Saturday[3] and the second 500 m race on Sunday.[4] Sven Kramer of the Netherlands won gold medals in both 5000 m[2] and team pursuit.[3]

Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands managed to win three gold medals over the weekend, in the women's 1500[4] and 3000 m races,[2] and as part of the Dutch team in the team pursuit.[3] She also won a silver medal in the 1000 m competition.[3] Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea took the gold medal in both 500 m races.[2][4]

No world records were set during the weekend, but in the women's 500 m, Vanessa Bittner of Austria set a new national record on both senior and junior level in the A division of the Sunday race,[4][5] after having won the B division on Friday.[2]

Martin Hänggi of Switzerland, at age 46, set a record as the oldest participant at a World Cup event when he skated in the 5000 m race.[2]

Schedule[edit]

The detailed schedule of events:[6][7]

 Date   Session   Events   Comment 
 Friday, 14 November   Morning   10:54: 5000 m men 
 11:54: 500 m women (1) 
 12:13: 500 m men (1) 
 13:00: 3000 m women 
 Division B 
 Afternoon   15:00: 5000 m men 
 16:22: 500 m women (1) 
 16:47: 500 m men (1) 
 17:32: 3000 m women 
 Division A 
 Saturday, 15 November   Morning   12:25: 1000 m women 
 13:07: 1000 m men 
 Division B 
 Afternoon   15:00: 1000 m women 
 15:30: 1000 m men 
 Division A 
 16:23: Team pursuit men 
 17:32: Team pursuit women 
 Sunday, 16 November   Morning   10:35: 1500 m women 
 11:28: 1500 m men 
 12:30: 500 m women (2) 
 12:49: 500 m men (2) 
 Division B 
 Afternoon   14:30: 1500 m women 
 15:23: 1500 m men 
 16:13: 500 m women (2) 
 16:40: 500 m men (2) 
 Division A 
 17:25: Mass start women 
 17:45: Mass start men 

All times are JST (UTC+9).

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Race # Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Report
500 m 1 Jan Smeekens
 Netherlands
35.06 Pavel Kulizhnikov
 Russia
35.16 Ruslan Murashov
 Russia
35.24 [8]
2 Pavel Kulizhnikov
 Russia
34.96 Jan Smeekens
 Netherlands
35.09 Ryohei Haga
 Japan
35.17 [9]
1000 m Pavel Kulizhnikov
 Russia
1:09.23 Kjeld Nuis
 Netherlands
1:09.27 Samuel Schwarz
 Germany
1:09.77 [10]
1500 m Kjeld Nuis
 Netherlands
1:45.97 Wouter olde Heuvel
 Netherlands
1:46.52 Koen Verweij
 Netherlands
1:46.90 [11]
5000 m Sven Kramer
 Netherlands
6:20.90 Aleksandr Rumyantsev
 Russia
6:23.56 Wouter olde Heuvel
 Netherlands
6:24.03 [12]
Mass start Lee Seung-hoon
 South Korea
60 A Kim Cheol-min
 South Korea
40 A Bart Swings
 Belgium
20 A [13]
Team pursuit  Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Wouter olde Heuvel
Douwe de Vries
3:43.68  South Korea
Lee Seung-hoon
Kim Cheol-min
Ko Byung-wook
3:47.15  Russia
Aleksandr Rumyantsev
Danila Semerikov
Danil Sinitsyn
3:48.22 [14]
A In mass start, race points are accumulated during the race. The skater with most race points is the winner.

Women's events[edit]

Event Race # Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time Report
500 m 1 Lee Sang-hwa
 South Korea
38.07 Nao Kodaira
 Japan
38.18 Olga Fatkulina
 Russia
38.50 [15]
2 Lee Sang-hwa
 South Korea
37.92 Nao Kodaira
 Japan
38.06 Vanessa Bittner
 Austria
38.33
NR
[16]
1000 m Marrit Leenstra
 Netherlands
1:16.23 Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:16.34 Li Qishi
 China
1:16.54 [17]
1500 m Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:56.93 Marrit Leenstra
 Netherlands
1:57.76 Yuliya Skokova
 Russia
1:58.10 [18]
3000 m Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
4:04.91 Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
4:06.11 Jorien Voorhuis
 Netherlands
4:07.04 [19]
Mass start Ivanie Blondin
 Canada
61 A Nana Takagi
 Japan
40 A Irene Schouten
 Netherlands
20 A [20]
Team pursuit  Netherlands
Ireen Wüst
Marrit Leenstra
Marije Joling
3:02.54  Japan
Nana Takagi
Ayaka Kikuchi
Maki Tabata
3:04.78  Germany
Claudia Pechstein
Bente Kraus
Gabriele Hirschbichler
3:06.51 [21]
A In mass start, race points are accumulated during the race. The skater with most race points is the winner.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Skating Union – Communication No. 1889" (PDF). International Skating Union. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 1". International Skating Union. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 2". International Skating Union. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro (JPN) Day 3". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "ISU World Cup – Obihiro (JPN) – 14 - 16 November 2014 – 500m Ladies - Division A – 16 November 2014". SpeedskatingResults.com. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014". International Skating Union. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Announcement" (PDF). Japan Skating Federation. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 500m Men Division A – Rankings as of Nov 14 2014 5:27PM". International Skating Union. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 500m Men Division A – Rankings as of Nov 16 2014 5:17PM". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 1000m Men Division A – Rankings as of Nov 15 2014 6:06PM". International Skating Union. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 1500m Men Division A – Rankings as of Nov 16 2014 4:08PM". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 5000m Men Division A – Rankings as of Nov 14 2014 4:20PM". International Skating Union. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result Mass Start Men – Rankings as of Nov 16 2014 8:14PM". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 11-16, 2014 – Result Team Pursuit Men – Rankings as of Nov 15 2014 6:06PM". International Skating Union. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 500m Ladies Division A – Rankings as of Nov 14 2014 8:26PM". International Skating Union. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 500m Ladies Division B – Rankings as of Nov 16 2014 12:36PM". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 1000m Ladies Division A – Rankings as of Nov 15 2014 6:06PM". International Skating Union. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 1500m Ladies Division A – Rankings as of Nov 16 2014 3:04PM". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result 3000m Ladies Division A – Rankings as of Nov 14 2014 6:24PM". International Skating Union. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 14-16, 2014 – Result Mass Start Ladies – Rankings as of Nov 16 2014 7:26PM". International Skating Union. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "ISU World Cup Obihiro – November 11-16, 2014 – Result Team Pursuit Ladies – Rankings as of Nov 15 2014 6:06PM". International Skating Union. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.