Speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Richmond Olympic Oval
Dates 13–27 February 2010
No. of events 12
Competitors 177 from 24 nations
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Speed skating at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m   men   women
1000 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men
Team pursuit men women

The speed skating competition of the 2010 Winter Olympics was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval between 13 and 27 February 2010.

Notes[edit]

Haralds Silovs became the first athlete in Olympic history to participate in both short track (1500 m) and long track (5000 m) speed skating, and the first to compete in two different disciplines on the same day. He competed in the 5000 m and then raced across town to the 1500 m event. The low altitude of Vancouver and high humidity inside the Richmond Olympic Oval, set just 3 metres above the sea, meant that no world records in speed skating would be set at these Games.[1][2][3][4][5]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea (KOR) 3 2 0 5
2  Netherlands (NED) 3 1 3 7
3  Canada (CAN) 2 1 2 5
4  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 0 1 3
5  Germany (GER) 1 3 0 4
6  United States (USA) 1 2 1 4
7  Japan (JPN) 0 2 1 3
8  Russia (RUS) 0 1 1 2
9  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
9  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
9  Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details[6]
Mo Tae-bum
 South Korea
69.82 Keiichiro Nagashima
 Japan
69.98 Joji Kato
 Japan
70.01
1000 metres
details[7]
Shani Davis
 United States
1:08.94 Mo Tae-bum
 South Korea
1:09.12 Chad Hedrick
 United States
1:09.32
1500 metres
details[8]
Mark Tuitert
 Netherlands
1:45.57 Shani Davis
 United States
1:46.10 Håvard Bøkko
 Norway
1:46.13
5000 metres
details[9]
Sven Kramer
 Netherlands
6:14.60 OR Lee Seung-hoon
 South Korea
6:16.95 Ivan Skobrev
 Russia
6:18.05
10000 metres
details[10]
Lee Seung-hoon
 South Korea
12:58.55 OR Ivan Skobrev
 Russia
13:02.07 Bob de Jong
 Netherlands
13:06.73
Team pursuit
details[11]
 Canada (CAN)
Mathieu Giroux
Lucas Makowsky
Denny Morrison
3:41.37  United States (USA)
Brian Hansen
Chad Hedrick
Jonathan Kuck
Trevor Marsicano*
3:41.58  Netherlands (NED)
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Simon Kuipers*
Mark Tuitert
3:39.95 OR

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

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details[12]
Lee Sang-hwa
 South Korea
76.09 Jenny Wolf
 Germany
76.14 Wang Beixing
 China
76.63
1000 metres
details[13]
Christine Nesbitt
 Canada
1:16.56 Annette Gerritsen
 Netherlands
1:16.58 Laurine van Riessen
 Netherlands
1:16.72
1500 metres
details[14]
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:56.89 Kristina Groves
 Canada
1:57.14 Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
1:57.96
3000 metres
details[15]
Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
4:02.53 Stephanie Beckert
 Germany
4:04.62 Kristina Groves
 Canada
4:04.84
5000 metres
details[16]
Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
6:50.92 Stephanie Beckert
 Germany
6:51.39 Clara Hughes
 Canada
6:55.73
Team pursuit
details[17]
 Germany (GER)
Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
Stephanie Beckert
Anni Friesinger-Postma*
Katrin Mattscherodt
3:02.82  Japan (JPN)
Masako Hozumi
Nao Kodaira
Maki Tabata
3:02.84  Poland (POL)
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Katarzyna Woźniak
Luiza Złotkowska
3:03.73

* Skater who did not participate in the final, but received a medal.

Events[edit]

A total of twelve speed skating events were held at Vancouver 2010:

Men Women
500 m 500 m
1000 m 1000 m
1500 m 1500 m
5000 m 3000 m
10000 m 5000 m
Team pursuit Team pursuit

Competition schedule[edit]

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Day Date Start Finish Event Phase
Day 2 Saturday, 13 February 2010 12:00 14:20 5000 m men
Day 3 Sunday, 14 February 2010 13:00 14:50 3000 m women
Day 4 Monday, 15 February 2010 15:30 18:50 500 m men
Day 5 Tuesday, 16 February 2010 13:00 16:05 500 m women
Day 6 Wednesday, 17 February 2010 16:00 17:30 1000 m men
Day 7 Thursday, 18 February 2010 13:00 14:25 1000 m women
Day 9 Saturday, 20 February 2010 16:15 18:00 1500 m men
Day 10 Sunday, 21 February 2010 15:00 16:35 1500 m women
Day 12 Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:00 13:45 10000 m men
Day 13 Wednesday, 24 February 2010 13:00 14:35 5000 m women
Day 15 Friday, 26 February 2010 12:30 14:20 Team pursuit men Heats
Team pursuit women Heats
Day 16 Saturday, 27 February 2010 12:30 14:25 Team pursuit men Finals
Team pursuit women Finals

Qualification times[edit]

Event Women Men
500 m 39.50 36.00
1000 m 1:18.50 1:11.00
1500 m 2:00.00 1:49.00
3000 m 4:15.50 n.a.
5000 m 7:20.00 or 4:10.00 (3000 m) 6:35.00
10000 m n.a. 13:30.00 or 6:30.00 (5000 m)

Participating nations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latvia's quick-change artist makes Olympic history". Toronto Star. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Harris, Beth (13 February 2010). "Latvian speedskater is 1st to do double duty". Washington Post. Retrieved 18 February 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Crouse, Karen (13 February 2010). "From Long Track to Short Track, an Unprecedented Journey". New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Agence France Presse (14 February 2010). "Latvian skater makes Olympic history". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (30 January 2010). "Crosstown Ride to a Speedskating First". New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 1000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 1500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 5000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 10,000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Team pursuit Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 500 meters Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 1000 meters Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 1500 meters Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 3000 meters Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games 5000 meters Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Team pursuit Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 

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