Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Speed Skating, Sochi 2014.png
Venue Adler Arena, Sochi, Russia
Dates 8–22 February 2014
No. of events 12
Competitors 179 from 23 nations
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Speed skating at the
2014 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 2014 Winter Olympics was held at Adler Arena, Sochi, Russia, between 8 and 22 February 2014.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following is the competition schedule for all twelve events.[1]

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
8 February 15:30 5000 m men
9 February 15:30 3000 m women
10 February 17:00 500 m men
11 February 16:45 500 m women
12 February 18:00 1000 m men
13 February 18:00 1000 m women
15 February 17:30 1500 m men
16 February 18:00 1500 m women
18 February 17:00 10000 m men
19 February 17:30 5000 m women
21 February 17:30 Team pursuit men qualification
Team pursuit women qualification
22 February 17:30 Team pursuit men
Team pursuit women

Medal summary[edit]

The Netherlands dominated in speed skating winning eight out of the twelve gold medals and won a total of 23 medals, with medals in all events.[2] There were four Dutch podium sweeps where the Netherlands won the gold, silver and bronze medal, making the Netherlands the first country in Olympic history (both Summer and Winter Games) to achieve this. The events were the: Men's 5000m, Men's 500m, Women's 1500m and Men's 10000m. In the women's 1,500 metres, Dutch athletes placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th; the first such result in Olympic speed skating history by athletes from a single nation.

(WR = World Record, OR = Olympic Record)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands (NED) 8 7 8 23
2  Poland (POL) 1 1 1 3
3  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 1 0 2
 South Korea (KOR) 1 1 0 2
5  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
6  Russia (RUS) 0 1 2 3
7  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
Total 12 12 12 36

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Michel Mulder
 Netherlands
69.31 Jan Smeekens
 Netherlands
69.32 Ronald Mulder
 Netherlands
69.46
1000 metres
details
Stefan Groothuis
 Netherlands
1:08.39 Denny Morrison
 Canada
1:08.43 Michel Mulder
 Netherlands
1:08.74
1500 metres
details
Zbigniew Bródka
 Poland
1:45.006 Koen Verweij
 Netherlands
1:45.009 Denny Morrison
 Canada
1:45.22
5000 metres
details
Sven Kramer
 Netherlands
6:10.76
OR
Jan Blokhuijsen
 Netherlands
6:15.71 Jorrit Bergsma
 Netherlands
6:16.66
10000 metres
details
Jorrit Bergsma
 Netherlands
12:44.45
OR
Sven Kramer
 Netherlands
12:49.02 Bob de Jong
 Netherlands
13:07.19
Team pursuit
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
3:37.71
OR
 South Korea (KOR)
Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
3:40.85  Poland (POL)
Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
3:41.94

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Lee Sang-hwa
 South Korea
74.70
OR
Olga Fatkulina
 Russia
75.06 Margot Boer
 Netherlands
75.48
1000 metres
details
Zhang Hong
 China
1:14.02 Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:14.69 Margot Boer
 Netherlands
1:14.90
1500 metres
details
Jorien ter Mors
 Netherlands
1:53.51
OR
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:54.09 Lotte van Beek
 Netherlands
1:54.54
3000 metres
details
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
4:00.34 Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
4:01.95 Olga Graf
 Russia
4:03.47
5000 metres
details
Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
6:51.54 Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
6:54.28 Carien Kleibeuker
 Netherlands
6:55.66
Team pursuit
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Jorien ter Mors
Marrit Leenstra
Lotte van Beek
Ireen Wüst
2:58.05
OR
 Poland (POL)
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Natalia Czerwonka
Luiza Złotkowska
Katarzyna Woźniak
3:05.55  Russia (RUS)
Olga Graf
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Yekaterina Shikhova
Yuliya Skokova
2:59.73

Olympic records broken[edit]

Scoreboard indicating the Olympic record of the men's 5000 m
Event Date Round Name Country Time Record Ref
Men's 5000 metres 8 February Pair 10 Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:10.76 OR [3]
Women's 500 metres 11 February Race 2 Pair 17 Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 37.28 OR [4]
11 February Race 1 Pair 18
Race 2 Pair 17
Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 74.70 OR [4]
Women's 1500 metres 16 February Pair 9 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 1:53.51 OR [5]
Men's 10000 metres 18 February Pair 6 Jorrit Bergsma  Netherlands 12:44.45 OR [6]

Qualification[edit]

Each NOC was allowed to delegate a maximal number of ten men and ten women speed skaters who reached the qualification criteria. A proposal of the Dutch skating association (KNSB) to add an extra athlete, especially for the team pursuit event, was rejected at the congress of the international federation ISU in Kuala Lumpur in June 2012.[7]

Qualification times[edit]

The qualification times were released in July 2013. The women's times stayed the same from Vancouver except for a more stringent standard in the 3000 m, while the men's qualification times have all slightly decreased.[8]

Event Men Women
500 m 35.90 39.50
1000 m 1:10.80 1:18.50
1500 m 1:48.50 2:00.00
3000 m N/A 4:15.00
5000 m 6:33.00 7:20.00 or 4:10.00 (3000 m)
10000 m 13:30.00 or 6:28.00 (5000 m) N/A

Participating nations[edit]

179 athletes from 23 nations participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Chinese Taipei made its debut in the sport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Speed Skating Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official Results Book Speed Skating 8 to 22 February" (PDF). 1.0. Sochi: Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 5000 m results". Sochi 2014. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Brian Stubits (11 February 2014). "Lee Sang-hwa sets Olympic records to win second straight 500m gold". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 1500 m results". Sochi 2014. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Speed Skating - Men's 10000 m results". Sochi 2014. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Qualification System for XXII Winter Olympics Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). www.isu.org. International Skating Union. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Qualification Competition and Qualifying Times for Speed Skating Events at the 2014 Winter Olympics" (PDF). www.isu.org. International Skating Union. Retrieved 8 February 2014.