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.

History[edit]

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. Since 1990, the men's and women's European Championships have been held at the same time and venue.

In 2017, the men's and women's European Sprint Speed Skating Championships were held at the same time and venue. In 2018, the first European Single Distance Speed Skating Championships was held instead.

Medal winners[edit]

Allround and Sprint Championships (1891-2019)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands484645139
2 Norway383837113
3 Germany1613534
4 Soviet Union14111641
5 Sweden103821
6 East Germany86519
7 Finland79622
8 Czech Republic63312
9 Austria56415
10 Russia531018
11 Italy1438
12 Latvia1001
13 Belgium0213
14 France0112
15 Hungary0011
Totals (15 nations)159145145449

Single Distance Championships (2018)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands63413
2 Russia56314
3 Italy2204
4 Austria1113
5 Finland0202
6 Germany0022
 Poland0022
8 Czech Republic0011
 Norway0011
Totals (9 nations)14141442

Combined all-time medal count (1891-2019)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands544949152
2 Norway383838114
3 Germany1613736
4 Soviet Union14111641
5 Russia1091332
6 Sweden103821
7 East Germany86519
8 Finland711624
9 Austria67518
10 Czech Republic63413
11 Italy36312
12 Latvia1001
13 Belgium0213
14 France0112
15 Poland0022
16 Hungary0011
Totals (16 nations)173159159491

Multiple medalists[edit]

Boldface denotes active skaters and highest medal count among all skaters (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Rank Skater Country Gender From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sven Kramer  Netherlands M 2005 2019 10 1 - 11
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 2019 5 3 3 11
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

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