Speed skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XIV Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue Zetra Ice Rink
Dates 9–18 February
Competitors 139 from 24 nations
1980 1988

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. 

Sports-Reference 1984 Olympics - Speed Skating