Speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics – Women's 3000 metres

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Women's 3000 metres
at the XII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue Eisschnellaufbahn
Dates February 8
Competitors 26 from 12 nations
Winning time 4:45.19
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tatyana Averina  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andrea Mitscherlich  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lisbeth Korsmo  Norway
← 1972
1980 →

The women's 3000 metres in speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics took place on 8 February, at the Eisschnellaufbahn.[1][2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3][4]

World record  Tamara Kuznetsova (URS) 4:44.69 Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union 12 January 1975
Olympic record  Stien Kaiser (NED) 4:52.14 Sapporo, Japan 12 February 1972

The following new Olympic records was set during the competition.

Date Pair Athlete Country Time OR WR
8 February Pair 1 Ines Bautzmann  East Germany 4:46.67 OR
8 February Pair 6 Tatyana Averina  Soviet Union 4:45.19 OR

Results[edit]

[1]

Rank Pair Lane Athlete Country Time Behind Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 i Tatyana Averina  Soviet Union 4:45.19 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 i Andrea Mitscherlich  East Germany 4:45.23 +0.04
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 o Lisbeth Korsmo  Norway 4:45.24 +0.05
4 13 o Karin Kessow  East Germany 4:45.60 +0.41
5 1 i Ines Bautzmann  East Germany 4:46.67 +1.48
6 10 o Sylvia Filipsson  Sweden 4:48.15 +2.96
7 2 i Nancy Swider-Peltz  United States 4:48.46 +3.17
8 7 i Sylvia Burka  Canada 4:49.04 +3.85
9 8 i Sijtje van der Lende  Netherlands 4:50.86 +5.67
10 9 i Erwina Ryś  Poland 4:50.95 +5.76
11 5 o Beth Heiden  United States 4:51.67 +6.48
12 6 o Tuula Vilkas  Finland 4:51.71 +6.52
13 13 i Nina Statkevich  Soviet Union 4:53.94 +8.75
14 4 i Tetiana Shelekhova  Soviet Union 4:54.03 +8.84
15 3 o Annie Borckink  Netherlands 4:56.75 +11,56
16 11 i Janina Korowicka  Poland 4:57.48 +12.29
17 11 o Cindy Seikkula  United States 4:57.57 +12.38
18 12 o Liz Appleby  Canada 4:58.68 +13.49
19 7 o Yuko Yaegashi-Ota  Japan 4:58.92 +13.73
20 12 i Christa Jaarsma  Netherlands 5:00.08 +14.89
21 1 o Chieko Ito  Japan 5:02.57 +17.38
22 4 o Paula-Irmeli Halonen  Finland 5:03.08 +17.89
23 3 i Gayle Gordon  Canada 5:07.09 +21.90
24 8 o Lee Nam-Sun  South Korea 5:08.34 +23.15
25 2 o Ewa Malewicka  Poland 5:08.79 +23.60
26 5 i Linda Rombouts  Belgium 5:10.35 +25.16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Final Report - XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIIth Winter Olympic Games 1976. LA84 Foundation. 1976. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games: Women's 3,000 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "3000m Ladies World Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "3000m Ladies Olympic Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 2, 2016.