Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Oval Lingotto
Dates 11–21 February
Competitors 175 from 19 nations
«2002 2010»
For the short track speed skating events, see Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over ten days, from 11 February to 21 February. Twelve events were contested at the Oval Lingotto.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Joey Cheek
 United States
69.76 Dmitry Dorofeyev
 Russia
70.41 Lee Kang-seok
 South Korea
70.43
1000 metres
details
Shani Davis
 United States
1:08.89 Joey Cheek
 United States
1:09.19 Erben Wennemars
 Netherlands
1:09.32
1500 metres
details
Enrico Fabris
 Italy
1:45.96 Shani Davis
 United States
1:46.13 Chad Hedrick
 United States
1:46.22
5000 metres
details
Chad Hedrick
 United States
6:14.68 Sven Kramer
 Netherlands
6:16.40 Enrico Fabris
 Italy
6:18.25
10000 metres
details
Bob de Jong
 Netherlands
13:01.57 Chad Hedrick
 United States
13:05.40 Carl Verheijen
 Netherlands
13:08.80
Team pursuit
details
Italy
Matteo Anesi
Stefano Donagrandi*
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
3:44.36 Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Denny Morrison*
Jason Parker*
Justin Warsylewicz
3:47.28 Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Rintje Ritsma*
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
Erben Wennemars*
3:44.53
(Final B)

* Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.

Women's events[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Svetlana Zhurova
 Russia
76.57 Wang Manli
 China
76.78 Ren Hui
 China
76.87
1000 metres
details
Marianne Timmer
 Netherlands
1:16.05 Cindy Klassen
 Canada
1:16.09 Anni Friesinger
 Germany
1:16.11
1500 metres
details
Cindy Klassen
 Canada
1:55.27 Kristina Groves
 Canada
1:56.74 Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:56.90
3000 metres
details
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
4:02.43 Renate Groenewold
 Netherlands
4:03.48 Cindy Klassen
 Canada
4:04.37
5000 metres
details
Clara Hughes
 Canada
6:59.07 Claudia Pechstein
 Germany
7:00.08 Cindy Klassen
 Canada
7:00.57
Team pursuit
details
Germany
Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
Anni Friesinger
Lucille Opitz*
Claudia Pechstein
Sabine Völker*
3:01.25 Canada
Kristina Groves
Clara Hughes
Cindy Klassen*
Christine Nesbitt
Shannon Rempel*
3:02.91 Russia
Yekaterina Abramova
Varvara Barysheva*
Galina Likhachova*
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Svetlana Vysokova
Overtook
(Final B)

* Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.

Medal table[edit]

[1]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 3 1 7
2  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 4 9
3  Canada (CAN) 2 4 2 8
4  Italy (ITA) 2 0 1 3
5  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
 Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3
7  China (CHN) 0 1 1 2
8  South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36

Records[edit]

The combination of low altitude and high humidity at the Oval Lingotto in Turin created fairly slow ice conditions, relative to previous Olympic ovals, such as the Utah Olympic Oval.[2] This meant that no world records in speed skating were set at the Games, and the only Olympic records set were in the two debut events, the men's and women's team pursuits.

Event[1] Date Round Team Time OR WR
Men's team pursuit 15 February Heat 1 Germany
Stefan Heythausen
Robert Lehmann
Tobias Schneider
3:49.59 OR
15 February Heat 3 Netherlands
Rintje Ritsma
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
3:48.02 OR
15 February Heat 4 Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Denny Morrison
3:47.37 OR
15 February Quarterfinals Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Carl Verheijen
Erben Wennemars
3:44.65 OR
15 February Quarterfinals Italy
Matteo Anesi
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
3:43.64 OR
Women's team pursuit 15 February Heat 1 Norway
Annette Bjelkevik
Hedvig Bjelkevik
Maren Haugli
3:06.34 OR
15 February Heat 3 Russia
Yekaterina Abramova
Galina Likhachova
Yekaterina Lobysheva
3:05.93 OR
15 February Quarterfinals Canada
Kristina Groves
Cindy Klassen
Christine Nesbitt
3:01.24 OR

Participating NOCs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - dan jansen" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Slow Italian oval keeps speedskating records on ice". Associated Press. ESPN. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 21 May 2009.