European Speed Skating Championships

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The European Speed Skating Championships are a series of long track speed skating events held annually to determine the best allround speed skater of Europe. The International Skating Union has organised the European Championships for Men since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1891–1892) and the European Championships for Women since 1970. The winner is awarded a laurel wreath. Since 1990, the men's and women's European Championships have been held at the same time and venue.

Since 2017, the men's and women's European Sprint Speed Skating Championships will be also held at the same time and venue.

History and medal winners[edit]

Combined all-time medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands 45 45 45 135
2  Norway 38 37 35 110
3  Germany 16 13 5 34
4  Soviet Union 14 11 16 41
5  Sweden 10 3 8 21
6  East Germany 8 6 5 19
7  Finland 7 9 6 22
8  Czech Republic 6 2 3 11
9  Russia 5 2 9 16
10  Austria 4 6 4 14
11  Italy 1 4 2 7
12  Latvia 1 0 0 1
13  Belgium 0 2 1 3
14  France 0 1 1 2
15  Hungary 0 0 1 1
none declared 3 17 17 37
Total 158 158 158 474

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Skater Country Gender From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sven Kramer  Netherlands M 2005 2017 9 1 - 10
2 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
(Kleemann)
 East Germany
 Germany
F 1988 2001 8 3 - 11
3 Rintje Ritsma  Netherlands M 1992 2003 6 2 2 10
4 Ireen Wüst  Netherlands F 2006 2017 5 4 2 11
5 Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic F 2007 2017 5 2 3 10
6 Anni Friesinger  Germany F 1998 2005 5 1 - 6
7 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
(Schöne-Mitscherlich)
 East Germany F 1983 1988 5 - - 5
8 Clas Thunberg  Finland M 1922 1932 4 4 - 8
9 Ivar Ballangrud  Norway M 1927 1938 4 - 2 6
10 Claudia Pechstein  Germany F 1996 2012 3 6 2 11