Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's team pursuit

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Men's team pursuit
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram of speed skating
Venue Adler Arena Skating Center
Date 21–22 February 2014
Competitors 24 from 8 nations
Winning time 3:37.71
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
 South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
 Poland
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The men's team pursuit speed skating competition of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was held at Adler Arena Skating Center on 21 and 22 February 2014.[1] The distance was 3,200 metres.[2]

Qualification[edit]

A total of eight teams of three or four speed skaters could qualify for this team event. The top 6 of the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – Men's team pursuit standings after the World Cup race in Berlin secured a spot in the Olympics. Of the teams outside the top six, France qualified based on the time ranking and Russia qualified as hosts. A reserve list was also made.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Netherlands
Koen Verweij
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
3:35.60 Salt Lake City, United States 16 November 2013
Olympic record  Netherlands
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Simon Kuipers
3:39.95 Vancouver, Canada 27 February 2010

At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track record was at 3:42.03 by the team of the Netherlands consisting of Jan Blokhuijsen, Sven Kramer, and Koen Verweij.[5]

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
22 February Final A Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
 Netherlands 3:37.71 OR, TR
21 February Quarterfinal 2 Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
 South Korea 3:40.84 TR
21 February Semifinal 2 Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
 Netherlands 3:40.79 TR

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

Results[edit]

On 24 November 2017, the Russian team were disqualified after Aleksandr Rumyantsev was sanctioned for a doping violation.[6] On 22 December, Ivan Skobrev was disqualified as well.[7] In January 2018, they successfully appealed against the lifetime ban as well as decision to disqualify them from Sochi Olympics at the court of arbitration for sport.[8] Their results were reinstated.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                           
  1  Netherlands 3:44.48  
7  France 3:53.17  
  1  Netherlands 3:40.79  
  5  Poland 3:52.08  
4  Norway 3:43.19
  5  Poland 3:42.78  
    1  Netherlands 3:37.71
  2  South Korea 3:40.85
  3  United States 3:46.82  
6  Canada 3:43.30  
  6  Canada 3:45.28 Third place
  2  South Korea 3:42.32  
2  South Korea 3:40.84 5  Poland 3:41.94
  8  Russia 3:44.22   6  Canada 3:44.27

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on 21 February.[9]

Rank Country Name Time Deficit Notes
Quarterfinal 1
1  Canada Mathieu Giroux
Lucas Makowsky
Denny Morrison
3:43.30 Semifinal 1
2  United States Shani Davis
Brian Hansen
Jonathan Kuck
3:46.82 +3.52 Final D
Quarterfinal 2
1  South Korea Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
3:40.84 Semifinal 1
TR
2  Russia Aleksandr Rumyantsev
Denis Yuskov
Ivan Skobrev
3:44.22 +3.38
Quarterfinal 3
1  Poland Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
3:42.78 Semifinal 2
2  Norway Håvard Bøkko
Håvard Lorentzen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
3:43.19 +0.41 Final C
Quarterfinal 4
1  Netherlands Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
3:44.48 Semifinal 2
2  France Alexis Contin
Ewen Fernandez
Benjamin Macé
3:53.17 +8.69 Final D

TR = track record

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on 21 February.[10]

Rank Country Name Time Deficit Notes
Semifinal 1
1  South Korea Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
3:42.32 Final A
2  Canada Mathieu Giroux
Lucas Makowsky
Denny Morrison
3:45.28 +2.96 Final B
Semifinal 2
1  Netherlands Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
3:40.79 Final A
TR
2  Poland Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
3:52.08 +11.29 Final B

TR = track record

Finals[edit]

The finals were held on 22 February.[11]

Rank Country Name Time[12] Deficit Notes
Final A
1st, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
3:37.71 OR, TR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  South Korea Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
3:40.85 +3.14
Final B
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Poland Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
3:41.94
4  Canada Mathieu Giroux
Lucas Makowsky
Denny Morrison
3:44.27 +2.33
Final C
5  Norway Håvard Bøkko
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
Simen Spieler Nilsen
3:44.91
6  Russia Aleksandr Rumyantsev
Aleksey Yesin
Denis Yuskov
3:49.85 +4.94
Final D
7  United States Brian Hansen
Jonathan Kuck
Joey Mantia
3:46.50
8  France Alexis Contin
Ewen Fernandez
Benjamin Macé
3:51.76 +5.26

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

References[edit]