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 (1891–2021)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands524946147
2  Norway383838114
3  Germany1613635
4  Soviet Union14111641
5  Sweden103821
6  East Germany86519
7  Finland79622
8  Czech Republic63413
9  Austria56415
10  Russia541019
11  Italy1438
12  Latvia1001
13  Belgium0213
14  France0112
15  Hungary0011
Totals (15 entries)163149149461

Unofficial European Championships of 1891, 1892 and 1946 (not recognized by the ISU) included

Single Distance Championships (2018–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands2516950
2  Russia10131437
3  Italy2349
4  Poland2046
5  Belgium2002
6  Austria1214
7  Norway0459
8  Finland0202
9  Belarus0112
   Switzerland0112
11  Germany0022
12  Czech Republic0011
Totals (12 entries)424242126

Combined all-time medal count (1891–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands776555197
2  Norway384243123
3  Germany1613837
4  Russia15172456
5  Soviet Union14111641
6  Sweden103821
7  East Germany86519
8  Finland711624
9  Austria68519
10  Czech Republic63514
11  Italy37717
12  Belgium2215
13  Poland2046
14  Latvia1001
15  Belarus0112
  France0112
   Switzerland0112
18  Hungary0011
Totals (18 entries)205191191587

Unofficial European Championships of 1891, 1892 and 1946 (not recognized by the ISU) included

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 2021 5 3 4 12
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 2022 12 2 14
2 Ireen Wüst   Netherlands F 2006 2022 8 6 2 16
3 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
(Kleemann)
  East Germany
  Germany
F 1988 2001 8 3 11
4 Rintje Ritsma   Netherlands M 1992 2003 6 2 2 10
5 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic F 2007 2021 5 3 4 12
6 Antoinette de Jong   Netherlands F 2016 2022 5 1 2 8
7 Patrick Roest   Netherlands M 2019 2022 5 1 1 7
8 Anni Friesinger   Germany F 1998 2005 5 1 6
9 Pavel Kulizhnikov   Russia M 2018 2020 5 1 6
10 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
(Schöne-Mitscherlich)
  East Germany F 1983 1988 5 5

ReferencesEdit