Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Utah Olympic Oval
Dates 9–23 February 2002
No. of events 10
Competitors 166 from 23 nations
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For the short track speed skating events, see Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics was held over fourteen days, from 9 to 23 February. Ten events were contested at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands (NED) 3 5 0 8
2  Germany (GER) 3 3 2 8
3  United States (USA) 3 1 4 8
4  Canada (CAN) 1 0 2 3
5  Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
6  Norway (NOR) 0 0 2 2
Total 10 10 10 30

Men's events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Casey FitzRandolph
 United States
69.23 Hiroyasu Shimizu
 Japan
69.26 Kip Carpenter
 United States
69.47
1000 metres
details
Gerard van Velde
 Netherlands
1:07.18 WR Jan Bos
 Netherlands
1:07.53 Joey Cheek
 United States
1:07.89
1500 metres
details
Derek Parra
 United States
1:43.95 WR Jochem Uytdehaage
 Netherlands
1:44.57 Ådne Søndrål
 Norway
1:45.26
5000 metres
details
Jochem Uytdehaage
 Netherlands
6:14.66 WR Derek Parra
 United States
6:17.98 Jens Boden
 Germany
6:21.73
10,000 metres
details
Jochem Uytdehaage
 Netherlands
12:58.92 WR Gianni Romme
 Netherlands
13:10.03 Lasse Sætre
 Norway
13:16.92

Women's events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Catriona Le May Doan
 Canada
74.75 Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt
 Germany
74.94 Sabine Völker
 Germany
75.19
1000 metres
details
Chris Witty
 United States
1:13.83 WR Sabine Völker
 Germany
1:13.96 Jennifer Rodriguez
 United States
1:14.24
1500 metres
details
Anni Friesinger
 Germany
1:54.02 WR Sabine Völker
 Germany
1:54.97 Jennifer Rodriguez
 United States
1:55.32
3000 metres
details
Claudia Pechstein
 Germany
3:57.70 WR Renate Groenewold
 Netherlands
3:58.94 Cindy Klassen
 Canada
3:58.97
5000 metres
details
Claudia Pechstein
 Germany
6:46.91 WR Gretha Smit
 Netherlands
6:49.22 Clara Hughes
 Canada
6:53.53

Records[edit]

Salt Lake City's high altitude was a major contributing factor to the speed of the Utah Olympic Oval's ice, as new Olympic records were set in all ten events, and new World records in eight.[2]

Event[1] Date Round Athlete Country Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 11 February Heat 1 Casey FitzRandolph  United States 34.42 OR
Men's 1000 metres 16 February Gerard van Velde  Netherlands 1:07.18 OR WR
Men's 1500 metres 19 February Derek Parra  United States 1:43.95 OR WR
Men's 5000 metres 9 February Jochem Uytdehaage  Netherlands 6:14.66 OR WR
Men's 10000 metres 22 February Jochem Uytdehaage  Netherlands 12:58.92 OR WR
Women's 500 metres 13 February Heat 1 Catriona Le May Doan  Canada 37.30 OR
Women's 1000 metres 16 February Chris Witty  United States 1:13.83 OR WR
Women's 1500 metres 16 February Anni Friesinger  Germany 1:54.02 OR WR
Women's 3000 metres 16 February Claudia Pechstein  Germany 3:57.70 OR WR
Women's 5000 metres 16 February Claudia Pechstein  Germany 6:46.91 OR WR

Participating NOCs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Speed Skating" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. February 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Slow Italian oval keeps speedskating records on ice". ESPN. Associated Press. February 24, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2010.