2013 European Speed Skating Championships

The 2013 European Speed Skating Championships was the 38th continental allround speed skating event for women and the 107th for men. The championships were held at the Thialf in Heerenveen, Netherlands, from 11 through 13 January 2013. Both the men's and women's championship consisted of four separate distance events and the winners are the skaters with the lowest points total after four distances. The competition was also a qualifying event for the 2013 World Allround Speed Skating Championships as the entry quotas were allocated according to the results of the European Championships.[1] Sven Kramer and Ireen Wüst won the European titles.[2][3]

European Speed Skating Championships
Thialf stadion 2008.jpg
VenueThialf, Heerenveen, Netherlands
Dates11–13 January 2013
Competitors52 from 17 nations
Medalist men
1st place, gold medalist(s) Sven Kramer  NED
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jan Blokhuijsen  NED
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Håvard Bøkko  NOR
Medalist women
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ireen Wüst  NED
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Linda de Vries  NED
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Diane Valkenburg  NED

VenueEdit

The competition took place at the Thialf, Heerenveen, Netherlands, an indoor artificial skating rink, on a standard 400 meters track with inner and outer curves with radii of 26 and 30 meters respectively. The venue has a capacity of 12,500 seats.[4]

Participating nationsEdit

A provisional list of competitors and staff had to be presented until 24 December 2012, while the final deadline of applications for the European Championships was closed on 8 January 2013. Every European member federation of the International Skating Union (ISU), whose racer met the qualification criteria were eligible to delegate one participant to the event, and, according to the rules of the ISU,[5] the following nations had the right to enter additional competitors in virtue of their results in the previous continental event:[6]

Eventually 52 competitors from 17 nations registered officially for the championships, not including the substitutes, in the following distribution:

EventsEdit

ScheduleEdit

10 January
Thursday
11 January
Friday
12 January
Saturday
13 January
Sunday
Team leaders meeting
Opening draw
Opening ceremony
500 metres men
5000 metres men
Drawing for Saturday’s distances
500 metres women
1500 metres men
3000 metres women
Drawing for Sunday’s distances
1500 metres women
10000 metres men
5000 metres women
Award ceremony

Women's competitionEdit

The women's European Championship were held over two days, Saturday and Sunday, with the 500 and 3000 metre events on the first day, followed by the 1500 and 5000 metre events on the second day. Skaters were awarded points according to their times, and the eight best placed competitors after the second day were eligible to participate in the 5000 metres closing event on the last day of the championship.

Martina Sáblíková was the defending 2012 European Champion and also won the title previously in 2007, 2010 and 2011.[1]

Final classificationEdit

Rank[11] Athlete Country 500 m 3000 m 1500 m 5000 m Points Behind
  Ireen Wüst   Netherlands 39.69 (4) 4:01.25 (1) 1:56.39 (1) 7:01.95 (2) 160.889 (1) 0.00
  Linda de Vries   Netherlands 39.98 (7) 4:05.33 (3) 1:57.57 (2) 7:02.77 (3) 162.335 (2) 1.45
  Diane Valkenburg   Netherlands 39.93 (6) 4:05.84 (4) 1:57.76 (3) 7:05.56 (4) 162.712 (3) 1.83
4 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic 40.95 (16) 4:03.68 (2) 1:58.68 (5) 6:57.16 (1) 162.839 (4) 1.95
5 Antoinette de Jong   Netherlands 39.42 (3) 4:07.48 (6) 1:59.02 (8) 7:08.52 (5) 163.191 (5) 2.31
6 Olga Graf   Russia 40.26 (10) 4:08.64 (8) 4:08.64 (8) 7:09.90 (6) 164.436 (6) NR 3.55
7 Claudia Pechstein   Germany 40.01 (8) 4:09.67 (9) 1:58.80 (6) 7:14.08 (7) 164.629 (7) 3.74
8 Ida Njåtun   Norway 40.15 (9) 4:07.77 (7) 1:58.57 (4) 7:17.73 (8) 164.741 (8) 3.86
9 Yekaterina Lobysheva   Russia 38.98 (2) 4:15.23 (13) 1:59.50 (10) 121.351 (9)
10 Yekaterina Shikhova   Russia 39.90 (5) 4:14.83 (12) 1:58.85 (7) 177.289 (10)

Men's competitionEdit

The men's event took place over three days, with the 500 metres and the 5000 metres race on the first day, the 1500 on the second day and 10,000 meters race on the final day. After the first day, the best 24 out of the 26 skaters got the change to participate in the 5000 meters event, while the best eight competitors after three events took part in the 10,000 meters race.

Final classificationEdit

Rank[16] Athlete Country 500 m 5000 m 1500 m 10000 m Points Behind
  Sven Kramer   Netherlands 36.70 (7) 6:12.55 (1) 1:47.49 (8) 12:55.98 (1) 148.584 (1) 0.00
  Jan Blokhuijsen   Netherlands 36.40 (4) 6:18.16 (2) 1:47.89 (10) 13:01.60 (2) 149.259 (2) 0.68
  Håvard Bøkko   Norway 36.14 (3) 6:23.38 (7) 1:46.78 (5) 13:08.16 (4) 149.479 (3) 0.90
4 Sverre Lunde Pedersen   Norway 36.86 (9) 6:19.07 (3) 1:46.39 (3) 13:12.86 (6) 149.873 (4) 1.29
5 Bart Swings   Belgium 37.47 (19) 6:19.13 (4) 1:46.47 (4) 13:08.08 (3) 150.277 (5) NR 1.70
6 Ivan Skobrev   Russia 36.91 (11) 6:19.85 (5) 1:48.59 (12) 13:29.27 (7) 151.554 (6) 2.97
7 Konrad Niedzwiedzki   Poland 35.93 (1) 6:33.75 (13) 1:46.32 (1) 13:45.13 (8) 152.001 (7) 3.42
8 Moritz Geisreiter   Germany 38.03 (21) 6:22.10 (6) 1:48.96 (13) 13:09.68 (5) 152.044 (8) NR 3.46
9 Zbigniew Bródka   Poland 36.03 (2) 6:35.17 (14) 1:46.38 (2) 111.007 (9)
10 Renz Rotteveel   Netherlands 36.93 (12) 6:24.42 (8) 1:47.77 (9) 111.295 (10)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2013 - Preview". www.isu.org. International Skating Union (ISU). 10 Jan 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships - Heerenveen (NED)". www.isu.org. International Skating Union (ISU). 13 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Dutch dominate the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating". www.aipsmedia.com. AIPS. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships Announcement" (PDF). pzls.pl. Polski Związek Łyżwiarstwa Szybkiego (Polish Association of Speed Skating). Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Special Regulations and Technical Rules – Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union (ISU). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 6 January 2013. Rule 208, paragraph 5c: Subject to paragraph 3 of this Rule, the maximum entry quota for each Member in the regional qualifying event is four (4) Ladies and four (4) Men, with exceptions as stated below. The entry quotas for each Member will be determined according to the results in the preceding qualifying event as follows: Members without Skaters among the 20 best: 1 Competitor; Members with at least 1 Skater among the 20 best: 2 Competitors; Members with at least 2 Skaters among the 16 best: 3 Competitors; Members with at least 3 Skaters among the 12 best: 4 competitors.
  6. ^ "Communication No. 1751 – Entries ISU Championships 2013". International Skating Union (ISU). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-29. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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  8. ^ "Result 3000m Ladies". International Skating Union (ISU). 12 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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  13. ^ "Result 5000m Men". International Skating Union (ISU). 11 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Result 1500m Men". International Skating Union (ISU). 12 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Result 10000m Men". International Skating Union (ISU). 13 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Classification Men". International Skating Union. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014.