Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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Men's 500 metres
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueJames B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
DatesFebruary 15
Competitors37 from 18 nations
Winning time38.03
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Eric Heiden  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yevgeny Kulikov  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lieuwe de Boer  Netherlands
← 1976
1984 →

The men's 500 metres in speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics took place on 15 February, at the James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2][3]

World record  Yevgeny Kulikov (URS) 37.00 Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union 29 March 1975
Olympic record  Yevgeny Kulikov (URS) 39.17 Innsbruck, Austria 10 February 1976

The following new Olympic record was set.

Date Pair Athlete Country Time OR WR
15 February Pair 1 Eric Heiden  United States 38.03 OR

Results[edit]

[1]

Rank Pair Lane Athlete Country Time Difference Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 1 o Eric Heiden  United States 38.03 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 i Yevgeny Kulikov  Soviet Union 38.37 +0.34
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 o Lieuwe de Boer  Netherlands 38.48 +0.45
4 2 o Frode Rønning  Norway 38.66 +0.63
5 6 i Dan Immerfall  United States 38.69 +0.66
6 5 i Jarle Pedersen  Norway 38.83 +0.80
7 2 i Anatoly Medennikov  Soviet Union 38.88 +0.85
8 3 o Gaétan Boucher  Canada 38.90 +0.87
9 19 i Jan Józwik  Poland 39.01 +0.98
10 7 i Jan-Åke Carlberg  Sweden 39.03 +1.00
11 8 o Steffen Doering  East Germany 39.06 +1.03
12 3 i Oloph Granath  Sweden 39.15 +1.12
13 16 i Andreas Dietel  East Germany 39.21 +1.18
14 6 o Kaoru Fukuda  Japan 39.24 +1.21
15 17 o Sergey Khlebnikov  Soviet Union 39.25 +1.22
16 9 o Kai Arne Engelstad  Norway 39.30 +1.27
4 i Bert de Jong  Netherlands 39.30 +1.27
18 9 o Jukka Salmela  Finland 39.32 +1.29
19 14 o Lee Yeong-Ha  South Korea 39.33 +1.30
20 10 o Kazuaki Ichimura  Japan 39.44 +1.41
21 10 i Emmanuel Michon  France 39.47 +1.44
22 15 i Pertti Niittylä  Finland 39.54 +1.51
23 14 i Wang Nianchun  China 39.73 +1.70
24 4 o Jim Chapin  United States 39.74 +1.71
25 13 o Esa Puolakka  Finland 39.76 +1.73
26 5 i Jacques Thibault  Canada 40.11 +2.08
27 15 o Vasile Coroş  Romania 40.30 +2.27
28 7 o Hilbert van der Duim  Netherlands 40.42 +2.39
11 i Giovanni Paganin  Italy 40.42 +2.39
30 13 i Dezideriu Jenei  Romania 40.84 +2.81
31 11 o Zhao Weichang  China 41.18 +3.15
32 12 o Mike Richmond  Australia 41.22 +3.19
33 16 o Su He  China 41.26 +3.23
34 17 i Dorjiin Tsenddoo  Mongolia 41.68 +3.65
35 18 o Tömörbaataryn Nyamdavaa  Mongolia 42.41 +4.38
36 8 i Johan Granath  Sweden 1:21.44 +43.41 Fall
- 12 i Archie Marshall  Great Britain DQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "500m Men World Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "500m Men Olympic Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

Sports-Reference - 1980 - Men's 500 metres