Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Speed Skating
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Oval
Dates10–24 February 2018
No. of events14 (7 men, 7 women)
Competitors184 from 29 nations
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Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, South Korea between 10 and 24 February 2018.[1]

Qualification[edit]

A total quota of 180 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games (maximum 100 men and 80 women). Countries were assigned quotas based on the results of the entire 2017–18 ISU Speed Skating World Cup in the autumn of 2017. Each nation was permitted to enter a maximum of three athletes per gender for all events apart from the 5000m, 10,000m and mass start events, for which they could enter a maximum of two athletes per event.[2]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following was the competition schedule for all speed skating events.[3] With the exception of the Team pursuit events, all rounds of each event were concluded within a single session.

All times are (UTC+9).

Day Date Start Event
Day 1 Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:00 Women's 3000 metres
Day 2 Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:00 Men's 5000 metres
Day 3 Monday, 12 February 2018 21:30 Women's 1500 metres
Day 4 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:00 Men's 1500 metres
Day 5 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:00 Women's 1000 metres
Day 6 Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:00 Men's 10,000 metres
Day 7 Friday, 16 February 2018 20:00 Women's 5000 metres
Day 9 Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:00 Team pursuit men – Heats
Women's 500 metres
Day 10 Monday, 19 February 2018 20:00 Team pursuit women – Heats
Men's 500 metres
Day 12 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 20:00 Team pursuit men – Finals
Team pursuit women – Finals
Day 14 Friday, 23 February 2018 19:00 Men's 1000 metres
Day 15 Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:00 Mass start men
Mass start women

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands (NED)74516
2 Japan (JPN)3216
3 Norway (NOR)2114
4 South Korea (KOR)1427
5 Canada (CAN)1102
6 Czech Republic (CZE)0112
7 Belgium (BEL)0101
8 China (CHN)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0011
 United States (USA)0011
Totals (11 nations)14141442

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres[4]
details
Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen
 Norway
34.41 OR Cha Min-kyu
 South Korea
34.42 Gao Tingyu
 China
34.65
1000 metres[5]
details
Kjeld Nuis
 Netherlands
1:07.95 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen
 Norway
1:07.99 Kim Tae-yun
 South Korea
1:08.22
1500 metres[6]
details
Kjeld Nuis
 Netherlands
1:44.01 Patrick Roest
 Netherlands
1:44.86 Kim Min-seok
 South Korea
1:44.93
5000 metres[7]
details
Sven Kramer
 Netherlands
6:09.76 OR Ted-Jan Bloemen
 Canada
6:11.616 Sverre Lunde Pedersen
 Norway
6:11.618
10,000 metres[8]
details
Ted-Jan Bloemen
 Canada
12:39.77 OR Jorrit Bergsma
 Netherlands
12:41.98 Nicola Tumolero
 Italy
12:54.32
Mass start[9]
details
Lee Seung-hoon
 South Korea
60 Bart Swings
 Belgium
40 Koen Verweij
 Netherlands
20
Team pursuit[10]
details
 Norway (NOR)
Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
Sindre Henriksen[a]
3:37.32  South Korea (KOR)
Lee Seung-hoon
Chung Jae-won
Kim Min-seok

3:38.52  Netherlands (NED)
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Patrick Roest
Koen Verweij[a]
3:38.40

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres[11]
details
Nao Kodaira
 Japan
36.94 OR Lee Sang-hwa
 South Korea
37.33 Karolína Erbanová
 Czech Republic
37.34
1000 metres[12]
details
Jorien ter Mors
 Netherlands
1:13.56 OR Nao Kodaira
 Japan
1:13.82 Miho Takagi
 Japan
1:13.98
1500 metres[13]
details
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
1:54.35 Miho Takagi
 Japan
1:54.55 Marrit Leenstra
 Netherlands
1:55.26
3000 metres[14]
details
Carlijn Achtereekte
 Netherlands
3:59.21 Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
3:59.29 Antoinette de Jong
 Netherlands
4:00.02
5000 metres[15]
details
Esmee Visser
 Netherlands
6:50.23 Martina Sáblíková
 Czech Republic
6:51.85 Natalya Voronina
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
6:53.98
Mass start[16]
details
Nana Takagi
 Japan
60 Kim Bo-reum
 South Korea
40 Irene Schouten
 Netherlands
20
Team pursuit[17]
details
 Japan (JPN)
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
Ayaka Kikuchi[a]
2:53.89 OR  Netherlands (NED)
Antoinette de Jong
Marrit Leenstra
Ireen Wüst
Lotte van Beek[a]
2:55.48  United States (USA)
Heather Bergsma
Brittany Bowe
Mia Manganello
Carlijn Schoutens[a]
2:59.27

a Skaters who did not participate in the final of the team pursuit event, but received medals as part of the team, having taken part in an earlier round.

Records[edit]

World & Olympic records[edit]

Eight Olympic records (OR) and five Sea level world bests (WB) were set during the competition.

Event Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
Men's 5000 metres 11 February Pair 10 Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:09.76 OR [18]
Women's 1000 metres 14 February Pair 12 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 1:13.56 OR
WB (sea level)
[19]
Men's 10,000 metres 15 February Pair 5 Ted-Jan Bloemen  Canada 12:39.77 OR [20]
Women's 500 metres 18 February Pair 14 Nao Kodaira  Japan 36.94 OR
WB (sea level)
[21]
Women's team pursuit 19 February Quarterfinal 1 Antoinette de Jong
Marrit Leenstra
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands 2:55.61 OR
WB (sea level)
[22]
Men's 500 metres 19 February Pair 16 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen  Norway 34.41 OR [23]
Men's team pursuit 21 February Semifinal 2 Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
 Norway 3:37.08 OR
WB (sea level)
[24]
Women's team pursuit 21 February Final Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
 Japan 2:53.89 OR
WB (sea level)
[25]

Other records[edit]

The Netherlands won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the women's 3000m event, making it a Dutch podium sweep.[26]

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 184 athletes from 29 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses).[27] Colombia was scheduled to make its debut in the sport. A record number of nations qualified to compete in these games, with the previous high being 25 at the 1998 Winter Olympics.[28][29] This marked increase was mainly due to the fact that participants from Denmark, France, Belgium, Austria and Colombia started out as inline speed skaters, but due to the non-Olympic status of the sport, they started combining both inline speed skating and ice speed skating in order to compete at the Olympic games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Overview of Competition Venues". July 6, 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018". International Skating Union. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Schedule" (PDF). Newhorizons. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ Men's 500 metres results
  5. ^ Men's 1000 metres results
  6. ^ Men's 1500 metres results
  7. ^ Men's 5000 metres results
  8. ^ Men's 10,000 metres results
  9. ^ Men's mass start results
  10. ^ Men's team pursuit results
  11. ^ Women's 500 metres results
  12. ^ Women's 1000 metres results
  13. ^ Women's 1500 metres results
  14. ^ Women's 3000 metres results
  15. ^ Women's 5000 metres results
  16. ^ Women's mass start results
  17. ^ Women's team pursuit results
  18. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's 5,000m (남자 5,000m / 5 000 m hommes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' 1,000m (여자 1,000m / 1 000 m femmes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's 10,000m (남자 10,000m / 10 000 m hommes) – Records Broken/Equalled (신기록 갱신 / Records battus/égalés)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' 500m (여자 500m / 500 m femmes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  22. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' Team Pursuit Quarterfinals (여자 팀추월 준준결승 / Poursuite par équipes femmes Quarts de finale) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's 500m (남자 500m / 500 m hommes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's Team Pursuit (남자 팀추월 / Poursuite par équipes hommes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' Team Pursuit (여자 팀추월 / Poursuite par équipes femmes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  26. ^ [1]
  27. ^ Number of Entries by NOC pyeongchang2018.com
  28. ^ "Record number of nations in Olympic Speed Skating". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union (ISU). 22 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  29. ^ Morgan, Liam (23 December 2017). "Colombia join record number of nations set to compete in speed skating at Pyeongchang 2018". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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