World Allround Speed Skating Championships

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The World Allround Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best Allround speed skater of the world. The International Skating Union has organised the World Allround Championships for Men since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1889-1892) and the World Allround Championships for Women since 1936 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1933-1935). Since 1996 the men's and women's World Allround Championships are held at the same time and venue.

History and medal winners[edit]

Combined all-time medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands 51 28 45 124
2  Norway 41 38 42 121
3  Soviet Union 32 38 30 100
4  Finland 12 14 5 31
5  Germany 12 12 6 30
6  East Germany 10 9 6 25
7  United States 10 6 12 28
8  Canada 4 5 5 14
9  Czech Republic 4 2 1 7
10  Russia 3 6 3 12
11  Sweden 3 4 6 13
12  Austria 2 3 2 7
13  Italy 1 3 3 7
14  Latvia 1 1 0 2
15  Hungary 1 0 0 1
16  Japan 0 3 5 8
17  France 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
 North Korea 0 1 0 1
21  Belgium 0 0 2 2
22  Poland 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
- independent 0 0 1 1 [1]
- none declared 7 18 18 43 [2]
Total 194 194 194 582

Repeat winners[edit]

Rank Skater Year 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1 Netherlands Sven Kramer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 9 0 2 11
2 East Germany / Germany Gunda Niemann 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 8 2 0 10
3 Netherlands Ireen Wüst 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 6 3 2 11
4 East Germany Karin Enke 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 5 2 0 7
5 Finland Clas Thunberg 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 5 1 1 7
6 Norway Oscar Mathisen 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914 5 1 0 6
7 Norway Ivar Ballangrud 1926, 1932, 1936, 1938 4 4 3 11
8 Netherlands Rintje Ritsma 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001 4 2 3 9
9 Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016 4 2 1 7
10 Soviet Union Inga Artamonova 1957, 1958, 1962, 1965 4 2 0 6
11 Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974 4 0 0 4
12 Netherlands Ard Schenk 1970, 1971, 1972 3 2 2 7
13 Norway Michael Staksrud 1930, 1935, 1937 3 2 1 6
Soviet Union Valentina Stenina 1960, 1961, 1966 3 2 1 6
15 Soviet Union Oleg Goncharenko 1953, 1956, 1958 3 2 0 5
16 Norway Johann Olav Koss 1990, 1991, 1994 3 1 1 5
Germany Anni Friesinger 2001, 2002, 2005 3 1 1 5
18 United States Eric Heiden 1977, 1978, 1979 3 1 0 4
19 Netherlands Jaap Eden 1893, 1895, 1896 3 0 0 3
Norway Laila Schou Nilsen 1935 *, 1937, 1938 3 0 0 3
Soviet Union Maria Isakova 1948, 1949, 1950 3 0 0 3
Norway Hjalmar Andersen 1950, 1951, 1952 3 0 0 3
23 Netherlands Stien Kaiser 1967, 1968 2 4 2 8
24 Netherlands Ids Postma 1997, 1998 2 4 1 7
25 East Germany Andrea Mitscherlich 1983, 1985 2 4 0 6
26 Finland Verné Lesche 1939, 1947 2 3 1 6
27 Canada Cindy Klassen 2003, 2006 2 2 1 5
28 Norway Bernt Evensen 1927, 1934 2 1 3 6
Soviet Union Lidia Skoblikova 1963, 1964 2 1 3 6
30 Soviet Union Lidia Selikhova 1952, 1954 2 1 2 5
31 Norway Odd Lundberg 1946 *, 1948 2 1 1 4
Soviet Union Natalya Petrusyova 1980, 1981 2 1 1 4
United States Shani Davis 2005, 2006 2 1 1 4
34 Norway Knut Johannesen 1957, 1964 2 1 0 3
35 Netherlands Kees Verkerk 1966, 1967 2 0 3 5
36 Netherlands Hilbert van der Duim 1980, 1982 2 0 2 4
37 Norway Peder Østlund 1898, 1899 2 0 0 2
Russia Nikolay Strunnikov 1910, 1911 2 0 0 2
Netherlands Hein Vergeer 1985, 1986 2 0 0 2
Netherlands Gianni Romme 2000, 2003 2 0 0 2

* unofficial World Championships

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kornél Pajor used to skate for Hungary until he defected in 1949. From then on the ISU allowed him to participate as an independent skater representing the ISU as he did winning the bronze medal in 1951.
  2. ^ From 1889 to 1907 only gold medals were awarded, and only if this participant won three at least distances. In seven competitions no winner was declared
  3. ^ "Medal table World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 

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