Speed skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XIV Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Zetra Ice Rink
Dates February 9-18, 1984
No. of events 9
Competitors 139 from 24 nations
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Speed skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics was held from 9 February to 18 February. Nine events were contested at Zetra Ice Rink.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany (GDR) 4 4 3 11
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 3 4 9
3  Canada (CAN) 2 0 1 3
4  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 2
5  Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
6  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

East Germany topped the medal table with four gold medals, and eleven total, including a complete sweep of gold and silver medals in the four women's events.

This was only the second Games in which the United States did not win a speed skating medal, and as of 2010, the only time since 1960 the Netherlands did not win a medal in the sport. Japan's Yoshihiro Kitazawa won his country's first Olympic medal in speed skating.

East Germany's Karin Enke led the individual medal table, winning a medal in each of the women's events, finishing with two golds and two silvers. Canada's Gaétan Boucher was the most successful male skater, with two gold medals and a bronze.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Sergey Fokichev
 Soviet Union
38.19 Yoshihiro Kitazawa
 Japan
38.30 Gaétan Boucher
 Canada
38.39
1000 metres
details
Gaétan Boucher
 Canada
1:15.80 Sergey Khlebnikov
 Soviet Union
1:16.63 Kai Arne Engelstad
 Norway
1:16.75
1500 metres
details
Gaétan Boucher
 Canada
1:58.36 Sergey Khlebnikov
 Soviet Union
1:58.83 Oleg Bozhev
 Soviet Union
1:58.89
5000 metres
details
Tomas Gustafson
 Sweden
7:12.28 Igor Malkov
 Soviet Union
7:12.30 René Schöfisch
 East Germany
7:17.49
10,000 metres
details
Igor Malkov
 Soviet Union
14:39.90 Tomas Gustafson
 Sweden
14:39.95 René Schöfisch
 East Germany
14:46.91

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Christa Rothenburger
 East Germany
41.02
(OR)
Karin Enke
 East Germany
41.28 Natalya Glebova
 Soviet Union
41.50
1000 metres
details
Karin Enke
 East Germany
1:21.61
(OR)
Andrea Schöne
 East Germany
1:22.83 Nataliya Petrusyova
 Soviet Union
1:23.21
1500 metres
details
Karin Enke
 East Germany
2:03.42 WR Andrea Schöne
 East Germany
2:05.29 Nataliya Petrusyova
 Soviet Union
2:05.78
3000 metres
details
Andrea Schöne
 East Germany
4:24.79
(OR)
Karin Enke
 East Germany
4:26.33 Gabi Zange
 East Germany
4:33.13

Records[edit]

No men's records were broken in Sarajevo, but all four women's Olympic records were bettered, and there was one world record set as well.[2][3]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Women's 500 metres 10 February  Christa Rothenburger (GDR) 41.02 OR
Women's 1000 metres 13 February  Karin Enke (GDR) 1:21.61 OR
Women's 1500 metres 9 February  Karin Enke (GDR) 2:03.42 OR WR
Women's 3000 metres 15 February  Andrea Schone (GDR) 4:24.79 OR

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty-four nations competed in the speed skating events at Sarajevo. The British Virgin Islands and Yugoslavia made their debuts in the sport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarajevo 1984 Official Report" (PDF). Organising Committee of the XlVth Winter Olympic Games 1984 at Sarajevo. LA84 Foundation. 1984. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU – Speed Skating – Records – World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU – Speed Skating – Records – Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.