European Speed Skating Championships

The European Speed Skating Championships are a series of long track speed skating events held annually to determine the best allround speed skater of Europe.

HistoryEdit

The International Skating Union has organised the European Championships for Men since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1891–1892) and the European Championships for Women since 1970. Since 1990, the men's and women's European Championships have been held at the same time and venue.

Starting in 2017, in odd years, the men's and women's European Sprint Speed Skating Championships are also held at the same time and venue. Starting in 2018, in even years, the men's and women's single distance championships are held instead of Allround and Sprint championships.

Medal winnersEdit

Allround and Sprint Championships (1891–2019)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands484645139
2  Norway383837113
3  Germany1613534
4  Soviet Union14111641
5  Sweden103821
6  East Germany86519
7  Finland79622
8  Czech Republic63312
9  Austria56415
10  Russia531018
11  Italy1438
12  Latvia1001
13  Belgium0213
14  France0112
15  Hungary0011
Totals (15 nations)159145145449

Single Distance Championships (2018–2020)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands148729
2  Russia1012931
3  Italy2316
4  Austria1214
5  Belgium1001
6  Finland0202
7  Norway0123
8  Poland0033
9  Germany0022
10  Belarus0011
  Czech Republic0011
   Switzerland0011
Totals (12 nations)28282884

Combined all-time medal count (1891–2020)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands625452168
2  Norway383939116
3  Germany1613736
4  Russia15151949
5  Soviet Union14111641
6  Sweden103821
7  East Germany86519
8  Finland711624
9  Austria68519
10  Czech Republic63413
11  Italy37414
12  Belgium1214
13  Latvia1001
14  France0112
15  Poland0033
16  Belarus0011
  Hungary0011
   Switzerland0011
Totals (18 nations)187173173533

Multiple medalistsEdit

Boldface denotes active skaters and highest medal count among all skaters (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Allround and Sprint ChampionshipsEdit

Rank Skater Country Gender From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sven Kramer   Netherlands M 2005 2019 10 1 11
2 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
(Kleemann)
  East Germany
  Germany
F 1988 2001 8 3 11
3 Rintje Ritsma   Netherlands M 1992 2003 6 2 2 10
4 Ireen Wüst   Netherlands F 2006 2017 5 4 2 11
5 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic F 2007 2019 5 3 3 11
6 Anni Friesinger   Germany F 1998 2005 5 1 6
7 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
(Schöne-Mitscherlich)
  East Germany F 1983 1988 5 5
8 Clas Thunberg   Finland M 1922 1932 4 4 8
9 Ivar Ballangrud   Norway M 1927 1938 4 2 6
10 Claudia Pechstein   Germany F 1996 2012 3 6 2 11

All eventsEdit

Rank Skater Country Gender From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sven Kramer   Netherlands M 2005 2020 11 2 13
2 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
(Kleemann)
  East Germany
  Germany
F 1988 2001 8 3 11
3 Ireen Wüst   Netherlands F 2006 2020 7 5 2 14
4 Rintje Ritsma   Netherlands M 1992 2003 6 2 2 10
5 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic F 2007 2019 5 3 3 11
6 Anni Friesinger   Germany F 1998 2005 5 1 6
7 Pavel Kulizhnikov   Russia M 2018 2020 5 1 6
8 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
(Schöne-Mitscherlich)
  East Germany F 1983 1988 5 5
9 Clas Thunberg   Finland M 1922 1932 4 4 8
10 Ivar Ballangrud   Norway M 1927 1938 4 2 6

ReferencesEdit