Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's team pursuit

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Men's team pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Anesi Fabris Sanfratello 2006.jpg
The winning team Italy
Venue Oval Lingotto
Dates 15–16 February
Competitors 36 from 8 nations
Winning time 3:47.28
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy
Matteo Anesi, Stefano Donagrandi, Enrico Fabris, Ippolito Sanfratello
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Canada
Arne Dankers, Steven Elm, Denny Morrison, Jason Parker, Justin Warsylewicz
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
Sven Kramer, Rintje Ritsma, Mark Tuitert, Carl Verheijen, Erben Wennemars
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Speed skating at the
2006 Winter Olympics
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The men's team pursuit competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, began on 15 February at Oval Lingotto. The team pursuit consisted of a qualifying round, then a series of elimination races, with the winners of the elimination races progressing to the next round of the knockout phase.

Each race was skated by two teams of three skaters, over a distance of eight 400 metre laps (3200 metres total). The three skaters of a team were allowed to change order at any time, but the team's final time was always recorded when the third skater crossed the finishing line. If two teams started simultaneously on opposite sides of the track, and if one team managed to overtake the other before the full distance, the overtaking team was immediately declared the winner.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Canada 3:39.69 Calgary, Canada 12 November 2005
Olympic record None (debut sport) None

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.


Date[2] Event Team Time OR WR
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

Results[edit]

Teams had to select three skaters for each round of the team pursuit, but all skaters who participated in at least one round earned a medal, and are mentioned in the overall results below.

Rank[2] Team
1  Italy
Matteo Anesi
Stefano Donagrandi
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
1  Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Denny Morrison
Jason Parker
Justin Warsylewicz
1  Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Rintje Ritsma
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
Erben Wennemars
4  Norway
Håvard Bøkko
Eskil Ervik
Øystein Grødum
Lasse Sætre
5  Russia
Artyom Detyshev
Alexandr Kibalko
Yevgeny Lalenkov
Dmitry Shepel
Ivan Skobrev
6  United States
K. C. Boutiette
Chad Hedrick
Charles Ryan Leveille Cox
Clay Mull
Derek Parra
7  Germany
Joerg Dallmann
Stefan Heythausen
Robert Lehmann
Tobias Schneider
8  Japan
Kesato Miyazaki
Teruhiro Sugimori
Takahiro Ushiyama

Heats[edit]

Rank[2] Team Time Notes
1  Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Denny Morrison
3:47.37 OR
2  Italy
Stefano Donagrandi
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
3:47.79
3  Netherlands
Rintje Ritsma
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
3:48.02 1[›]
4  Norway
Eskil Ervik
Øystein Grødum
Lasse Sætre
3:49.55
5  Germany
Stefan Heythausen
Robert Lehmann
Tobias Schneider
3:49.59 1[›]
6  Russia
Artyom Detyshev
Alexandr Kibalko
Ivan Skobrev
3:49.75
7  United States
Charles Ryan Leveille Cox
Clay Mull
Derek Parra
3:51.32
8  Japan
Kesato Miyazaki
Teruhiro Sugimori
Takahiro Ushiyama
4:03.83

^ 1:  As this was a debut Olympic event, the teams from Germany and the Netherlands both briefly held the Olympic record time. Germany set the record in the first heat, while the Netherlands surpassed it in the third, before Canada posted the fastest time in the final heat

Knockout round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

^ 2: This time was briefly the Olympic record, as the Dutch surpassed Canada's qualifying time before Italy set the fastest time of the quarterfinal stage one race later.

Semifinals[edit]

The Italian men's team was well behind the Dutch team in their semi-final heat, and although they were gaining it was late in the race and the Dutch seemed en route to a victory. However, Dutch skater Sven Kramer fell on a corner, taking his team's chances down with him and allowing Italy to go through to the gold medal race.

Finals[edit]

Four finals determined the final finishing order, with the two semifinal winners meeting for gold, and the two semifinal losers racing for bronze. To determine places five-through-eight, the four quarterfinal losers were ranked by their time in the quarterfinal race, with the fastest loser matched up against the second-fastest for fifth, and the two slowest for seventh.

Final A (gold hedal)
Seed[2] Team Time Notes
1  Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Justin Warsylewicz
3:47.28 Silver medal icon.svg
2  Italy
Matteo Anesi
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
3:44.46 Gold medal icon.svg
Final B (bronze medal)
Seed[2] Team Time Notes
3  Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
3:44.53 Bronze medal icon.svg
4  Norway
Håvard Bøkko
Eskil Ervik
Mikael Flygind Larsen
3:45.96
Final C (5th place)
Seed[2] Team Time Notes
6  Russia
Aleksandr Kibalko
Dmitry Shepel
Ivan Skobrev
3:46.91
7  United States
K. C. Boutiette
Charles Ryan Leveille Cox
Clay Mull
3:49.73
Final D (7th place)
Seed[2] Team Time Notes
5  Germany
Stefan Heythausen
Robert Lehmann
Tobias Schneider
3:48.28
8  Japan
Kesato Miyazaki
Teruhiro Sugimori
Takahiro Ushiyama
3:50.37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU Special Regulations & Technical Rules - Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating 2008" (PDF). International Skating Union. June 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Torino 2006 Official Report - Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.