Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
Dates February 14-23
Competitors 127 from 20 nations
1976 1984

Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics, was held from 9 February to 18 February. Nine events were contested at James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 5 2 1 8
2  Norway (NOR) 1 2 4 7
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 2 1 4
4  Soviet Union (URS) 1 1 2 4
4  East Germany (GDR) 1 1 2 4
6  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
Total 9 9 10 28

The United States led the medal table with five gold medals, thanks to Eric Heiden's sweep of the men's events, which made him the first, and as of 2014, only, athlete to win five gold medals at a Winter Games.

Heiden led the individual medal table, while the most successful woman was Nataliya Petrusyova of the Soviet Union, who won one gold and one bronze medal.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Eric Heiden
 United States
38.03
(OR)
Yevgeny Kulikov
 Soviet Union
38.37 Lieuwe de Boer
 Netherlands
38.48
1000 metres
details
Eric Heiden
 United States
1:15.18
(OR)
Gaétan Boucher
 Canada
1:16.68 Vladimir Lobanov
 Soviet Union
Frode Rønning
 Norway
1:16.91
1500 metres
details
Eric Heiden
 United States
1:55.44
(OR)
Kay Stenshjemmet
 Norway
1:56.81 Terje Andersen
 Norway
1:56.92
5000 metres
details
Eric Heiden
 United States
7:02.29
(OR)
Kay Stenshjemmet
 Norway
7:03.28 Tom Erik Oxholm
 Norway
7:05.59
10,000 metres
details
Eric Heiden
 United States
14:28.13 WR Piet Kleine
 Netherlands
14:36.03 Tom Erik Oxholm
 Norway
14:36.60

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Karin Enke
 East Germany
41.78
(OR)
Leah Poulos-Mueller
 United States
42.26 Nataliya Petrusyova
 Soviet Union
42.42
1000 metres
details
Nataliya Petrusyova
 Soviet Union
1:24.10
(OR)
Leah Poulos-Mueller
 United States
1:25.41 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
 East Germany
1:26.46
1500 metres
details
Annie Borckink
 Netherlands
2:10.95
(OR)
Ria Visser
 Netherlands
2:12.35 Sabine Becker
 East Germany
2:12.38
3000 metres
details
Bjørg Eva Jensen
 Norway
4:32.13
(OR)
Sabine Becker
 East Germany
4:32.79 Beth Heiden
 United States
4:33.77

Records[edit]

All previous Olympic records were broken in Lake Placid, along with one world record, from Eric Heiden in the final event, the men's 10000 metres.[2][3]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 15 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 38.03 OR
Men's 1000 metres 19 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 1:15.18 OR
Men's 1500 metres 21 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 1:55.44 OR
Men's 5000 metres 16 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 7:02.29 OR
Men's 10000 metres 23 February  Eric Heiden (USA) 14:28.13 OR WR
Women's 500 metres 15 February  Karin Enke (GDR) 41.78 OR
Women's 1000 metres 17 February  Nataliya Petrusyova (URS) 1:24.10 OR
Women's 1500 metres 14 February  Annie Borckink (NED) 2:10.95 OR
Women's 3000 metres 20 February  Bjørg Eva Jensen (NOR) 4:32.13 OR

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty nations competed in the speed skating events at Lake Placid. China and Romania made their debuts in the sport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1980 Olympics - Speed Skating