Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue L'anneau de vitesse
Dates February 9-20
No. of events 10
Competitors 154 from 23 nations
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1994 →
For the short track speed skating events, see Short track speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics, was held from 9 February to 20 February. Ten events were contested at L'anneau de vitesse.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 5 3 3 11
2  Norway (NOR) 2 2 1 5
3  United States (USA) 2 0 0 2
4  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 2 4
5  China (CHN) 0 2 0 2
6  Japan (JPN) 0 1 3 4
7  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
8  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Germany, in its first Olympics since reunification, topped the medal table with five gold medals, and eleven total medals. All the medals were won by athletes from the former East Germany. Germany's Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann led the individual medal table with two golds and a silver, and Norway's Johan Olav Koss was the most successful male skater, with one gold and one silver.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-Man and China's Ye Qiaobo became the first ever medalists for their countries at the Winter Olympics.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Uwe-Jens Mey
 Germany
37.14 Toshiyuki Kuroiwa
 Japan
37.18 Junichi Inoue
 Japan
37.26
1000 metres
details
Olaf Zinke
 Germany
1:14.85 Kim Yoon-man
 South Korea
1:14.86 Yukinori Miyabe
 Japan
1:14.92
1500 metres
details
Johann Olav Koss
 Norway
1:54.81 Ådne Søndrål
 Norway
1:54.85 Leo Visser
 Netherlands
1:54.90
5000 metres
details
Geir Karlstad
 Norway
6:59.97 Falko Zandstra
 Netherlands
7:02.28 Leo Visser
 Netherlands
7:04.96
10,000 metres
details
Bart Veldkamp
 Netherlands
14:12.12 Johann Olav Koss
 Norway
14:14.58 Geir Karlstad
 Norway
14:18.13

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Bonnie Blair
 United States
40.33 Ye Qiaobo
 China
40.51 Christa Luding
 Germany
40.57
1000 metres
details
Bonnie Blair
 United States
1:21.90 Ye Qiaobo
 China
1:21.92 Monique Garbrecht
 Germany
1:22.10
1500 metres
details
Jacqueline Börner
 Germany
2:05.87 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
 Germany
2:05.92 Seiko Hashimoto
 Japan
2:06.88
3000 metres
details
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
 Germany
4:19.90 Heike Warnicke
 Germany
4:22.88 Emese Hunyady
 Austria
4:24.64
5000 metres
details
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
 Germany
7:31.57 Heike Warnicke
 Germany
7:37.59 Claudia Pechstein
 Germany
7:39.80

Records[edit]

There were no Olympic or World records set at the 1992 Games, as the outdoor rink in Albertville was not conducive to fast times.[2][3]

Participating NOCs[edit]

Twenty-three nations competed in the speed skating events at Albertville. The Unified Team made its only Olympic appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albertville 1992 Official Report" (PDF). Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1992 Olympics - Speed Skating