Gangneung Oval

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Gangneung Oval
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Entrance of the Gangneung Oval
Capacity8,000 seats
Construction
Broke groundSeptember 2013
OpenedJanuary 2017
Tenants
2017 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships
2018 Winter Olympics

The Gangneung Oval (Korean: 강릉 스피드 스케이팅 경기장) is a speed skating oval in South Korea,[1] which was used for the speed skating competitions at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The building of the oval was started in September 2013. The venue consists of a double track 400 metre rink and has a capacity of 8000 seats.[2] It has three floors above ground and two underground levels. The original plan was to build the venue at the Gangneung Science Park, but because there was limited space due to the number of local businesses taking the opportunity to relocate, the oval was built in the Gangneung Olympic Park, in the vicinity of the Gangneung Ice Arena and Gangneung Hockey Centre.[3][4]

Construction of the facility was started on 29 October 2014. The speed skating rink was delivered by January 2017, in time for the first event in February: 2017 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships.[5]

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Track records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Country Date Meet Ref
500 metres 34.41 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen  Norway 19 February 2018 Olympic Games [6]
1000 metres 1:07.95 Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 23 February 2018 Olympic Games [7]
1500 metres 1:44.01 Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 13 February 2018 Olympic Games [8]
3000 metres 3:38.64 Sven Kramer  Netherlands 5 February 2018 Test Competition [9]
5000 metres 6:06.82 Sven Kramer  Netherlands 9 February 2017 World Single Distance Championships [10]
10000 metres 12:38.89 Sven Kramer  Netherlands 11 February 2017 World Single Distance Championships [11]
Team pursuit
(8 laps)
3:37.08 Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
 Norway 21 February 2018 Olympic Games [12]

Women[edit]

Event Time Name Country Date Meet Ref
500 metres 36.94 Nao Kodaira  Japan 18 February 2018 Olympic Games [13]
1000 metres 1:13.56 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 14 February 2018 Olympic Games [14]
1500 metres 1:54.08 Heather Bergsma  United States 12 February 2017 World Single Distance Championships [15]
3000 metres 3:59.05 Ireen Wüst  Netherlands 9 February 2017 World Single Distance Championships [16]
5000 metres 6:50.23 Esmee Visser  Netherlands 16 February 2018 Olympic Games [17]
Team pursuit
(6 laps)
2:53.89 Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
 Japan 21 February 2018 Olympic Games [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artificial image of the coming arena
  2. ^ "General Overview of Competition Venues". 6 July 2012. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Pyeongchang Volume 2" (PDF). Newhorizons. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Pyeongchang 2018 move venue for Opening and Closing Ceremonies". 6 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  5. ^ Ground broken on new speed skating rink for PyeongChang 2018 - International Olympic Committee - 29/10/2014
  6. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 500m – Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 1,000m Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 1,500m Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Test Competition – 3000m Men Result". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  10. ^ "ISU World Single Distances Championships 2017 – Result 5000m Men". ISU. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  11. ^ "ISU World Single Distances Championships 2017 – Result 10000m Men". ISU. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's Team Pursuit – Semifinals Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Speed Skating – Ladies' 500m Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Speed Skating – Ladies' 1,000m Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  15. ^ "ISU World Single Distances Championships 2017 – Result 1500m Ladies". ISU. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  16. ^ "ISU World Single Distances Championships 2017 – Result 3000m Ladies". ISU. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Speed Skating – Ladies' 5,000m Results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Speed Skating – Ladies' Team Pursuit – Finals Results" (PDF). 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.

Coordinates: 37°46′44″N 128°54′00″E / 37.778825°N 128.90011°E / 37.778825; 128.90011