European Speed Skating Championships for Women

The International Skating Union has organised the European Speed Skating Championships for Women since 1970, but they were discontinued after the 1974 tournament because of lack of interest. The European Championships for Women were reinstated in 1981.

A Soviet stamp dedicated to the 1984 European Speed Skating Championships for Women

HistoryEdit

Distances usedEdit

  • In the years 1970–1982, four distances had to be skated: 500 m – 1,000 m – 1,500 m – 3,000 m (the mini combination).
  • From 1983–2017, four distances had to be skated: 500 m – 1,500 m – 3,000 m – 5,000 m (the small combination).
  • Starting in 2017, in odd years, a separate competition with four distances is held: 500 m – 1000 m – 500 m – 1000 m (the sprint combination).
  • Starting in 2018, in even years, a single distance championships with seven events will be held: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m, team pursuit, mass start, and team sprint.[1]

Ranking systems usedEdit

  • Since 1970, the samalog system has been in use.

Medal winnersEdit

Numbers in brackets denotes number of victories in corresponding disciplines. Boldface denotes record number of victories.

Allround championshipsEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1970 Heerenveen   Nina Statkevich   Stien Kaiser   Ans Schut
1971 Leningrad   Nina Statkevich (2)   Lyudmila Titova   Kapitolina Seregina
1972 Inzell   Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Nina Statkevich   Lyudmila Savrulina
1973 Brandbu   Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Trijnie Rep   Nina Statkevich
1974 Alma-Ata   Atje Keulen-Deelstra (3)   Nina Statkevich   Tatyana Shelekova-Rastopshina
1975 Not held due to lack of interest
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981 Heerenveen   Natalya Petrusyova   Karin Enke   Gabi Zange
1982 Heerenveen   Natalya Petrusyova (2)   Karin Busch   Natalya Glebova
1983 Heerenveen   Andrea Schöne   Karin Enke   Natalya Petrusyova
1984 Alma-Ata   Gabi Zange   Valentina Lalenkova-Golovenkina   Olga Pleshkova
1985 Groningen   Andrea Schöne   Yvonne van Gennip   Sabine Brehm
1986 Geithus   Andrea Ehrig   Yvonne van Gennip   Natalya Artamonova-Kurova
1987 Groningen   Andrea Ehrig   Yvonne van Gennip   Jacqueline Börner
1988 Kongsberg   Andrea Ehrig (5)   Gunda Kleemann   Yvonne van Gennip
1989 West Berlin   Gunda Kleemann   Constanze Moser-Scandolo   Jacqueline Börner
1990 Heerenveen   Gunda Kleemann   Jacqueline Börner   Heike Schalling
1991 Sarajevo   Gunda Kleemann   Heike Schalling   Yvonne van Gennip
1992 Heerenveen   Gunda Niemann   Emese Hunyady   Heike Schalling
1993 Heerenveen   Emese Hunyady   Heike Schalling   Svetlana Bazhanova
1994 Hamar   Gunda Niemann   Svetlana Bazhanova   Emese Hunyady
1995 Heerenveen   Gunda Niemann   Annamarie Thomas   Tonny de Jong
1996 Heerenveen   Gunda Niemann   Annamarie Thomas   Claudia Pechstein
1997 Heerenveen   Tonny de Jong   Gunda Niemann   Barbara de Loor
1998 Helsinki   Claudia Pechstein   Anni Friesinger   Svetlana Bazhanova
1999 Heerenveen   Tonny de Jong (2)   Claudia Pechstein   Annamarie Thomas
2000 Hamar   Anni Friesinger   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann   Renate Groenewold
2001 Baselga di Pinè   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (8)   Claudia Pechstein   Wieteke Cramer
2002 Erfurt   Anni Friesinger   Claudia Pechstein   Renate Groenewold
2003 Heerenveen   Anni Friesinger   Claudia Pechstein   Renate Groenewold
2004 Heerenveen   Anni Friesinger   Claudia Pechstein   Renate Groenewold
2005 Heerenveen   Anni Friesinger (5)   Daniela Anschütz   Claudia Pechstein
2006 Hamar   Claudia Pechstein   Renate Groenewold   Ireen Wüst
2007 Collalbo   Martina Sáblíková   Ireen Wüst   Renate Groenewold
2008 Kolomna   Ireen Wüst   Paulien van Deutekom   Martina Sáblíková
2009 Heerenveen   Claudia Pechstein (3)   Daniela Anschütz-Thoms   Martina Sáblíková
2010 Hamar   Martina Sáblíková   Ireen Wüst   Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
2011 Collalbo   Martina Sáblíková   Ireen Wüst   Marrit Leenstra
2012 Budapest   Martina Sáblíková   Claudia Pechstein   Ireen Wüst
2013 Heerenveen   Ireen Wüst   Linda de Vries   Diane Valkenburg
2014 Hamar   Ireen Wüst   Yvonne Nauta   Martina Sáblíková
2015 Chelyabinsk   Ireen Wüst   Martina Sáblíková   Linda de Vries
2016 Minsk   Martina Sáblíková (5)   Ireen Wüst   Antoinette de Jong
2017 Heerenveen   Ireen Wüst (5)   Martina Sáblíková   Antoinette de Jong
2019 Collalbo   Antoinette de Jong   Martina Sáblíková   Francesca Lollobrigida
2021 Heerenveen   Antoinette de Jong (2)   Irene Schouten   Martina Sáblíková

Sprint championshipsEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2017 Heerenveen   Karolína Erbanová   Jorien ter Mors   Olga Fatkulina
2019 Collalbo   Vanessa Herzog   Daria Kachanova   Olga Fatkulina
2021 Heerenveen   Jutta Leerdam   Angelina Golikova   Femke Kok

500 metresEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Vanessa Herzog   Angelina Golikova   Karolína Erbanová
2020 Heerenveen   Olga Fatkulina   Vanessa Herzog   Angelina Golikova
2022 Heerenveen   Femke Kok   Angelina Golikova   Daria Kachanova

1000 metresEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Yekaterina Shikhova   Vanessa Herzog   Marrit Leenstra
2020 Heerenveen   Jutta Leerdam   Daria Kachanova   Yekaterina Shikhova
2022 Heerenveen   Jutta Leerdam (2)   Femke Kok   Daria Kachanova

1500 metresEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Lotte van Beek   Yekaterina Shikhova   Marrit Leenstra
2020 Heerenveen   Ireen Wüst   Evgeniia Lalenkova   Yekaterina Shikhova
2022 Heerenveen   Antoinette de Jong   Ireen Wüst   Francesca Lollobrigida

3000 metresEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Esmee Visser   Carlijn Achtereekte   Natalya Voronina
2020 Heerenveen   Esmee Visser (2)   Natalya Voronina   Francesca Lollobrigida
2022 Heerenveen   Irene Schouten   Antoinette de Jong   Francesca Lollobrigida

Mass startEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Francesca Lollobrigida   Francesca Bettrone   Vanessa Herzog
2020 Heerenveen   Irene Schouten   Francesca Lollobrigida   Melissa Wijfje
2022 Heerenveen   Irene Schouten (2)   Marijke Groenewoud   Elizaveta Golubeva

Team pursuitEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Netherlands
Lotte van Beek
Marrit Leenstra
Melissa Wijfje
  Russia
Olga Graf
Yekaterina Shikhova
Natalya Voronina
  Germany
Roxanne Dufter
Gabriele Hirschbichler
Michelle Uhrig
2020 Heerenveen   Netherlands
Antoinette de Jong
Melissa Wijfje (2)
Ireen Wüst
  Russia
Elizaveta Kazelina
Evgeniia Lalenkova
Natalya Voronina
  Belarus
Tatsiana Mikhailava
Yauheniya Varabyova
Maryna Zuyeva
2022 Heerenveen   Netherlands
Antoinette de Jong (2)
Irene Schouten
Ireen Wüst (2)
  Norway
Marit Fjellanger Bøhm
Sofie Karoline Haugen
Ragne Wiklund
  Russia
Elizaveta Golubeva
Evgeniia Lalenkova
Natalya Voronina

Team sprintEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Kolomna   Russia
Olga Fatkulina
Angelina Golikova
Elizaveta Kazelina
  Netherlands
Letitia de Jong
Mayon Kuipers
Sanneke de Neeling
  Norway
Anne Gulbrandsen
Sofie Karoline Haugen
Martine Ripsrud
2020 Heerenveen   Russia
Olga Fatkulina (2)
Angelina Golikova (2)
Daria Kachanova
  Netherlands
Letitia de Jong
Femke Kok
Ireen Wüst
  Poland
Natalia Czerwonka
Andżelika Wójcik
Kaja Ziomek
2022 Heerenveen   Poland
Karolina Bosiek
Andżelika Wójcik
Kaja Ziomek
  Belarus
Hanna Nifantava
Ekaterina Sloeva
Yauheniya Varabyova
  Norway
Ane By Farstad
Martine Ripsrud
Julie Nistad Samsonsen

All-time medal countEdit

Allround and Sprint Championships (1970–2021)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany1413431
2  Netherlands13172050
3  East Germany86519
4  Czech Republic63413
5  Soviet Union44816
6  Austria2114
7  Russia0347
8  Italy0011
Totals (8 nations)474747141

Single Distance Championships (2018–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands147324
2  Russia48820
3  Italy1236
4  Austria1214
5  Poland1012
6  Norway0123
7  Belarus0112
8  Czech Republic0011
  Germany0011
Totals (9 nations)21212163

Combined all-time medal count (1970–2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands27242374
2  Germany1413532
3  East Germany86519
4  Czech Republic63514
5  Russia4111227
6  Soviet Union44816
7  Austria3328
8  Italy1247
9  Poland1012
10  Norway0123
11  Belarus0112
Totals (11 nations)686868204

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 From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Kleemann)   East Germany
  Germany
1988 2001 8 3 11
2 Ireen Wüst   Netherlands 2006 2017 5 4 2 11
3 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic 2007 2021 5 3 4 12
4 Anni Friesinger   Germany 1998 2005 5 1 6
5 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
(Schöne-Mitscherlich)
  East Germany 1983 1988 5 5
6 Claudia Pechstein   Germany 1996 2012 3 6 2 11
7 Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Netherlands 1972 1974 3 3
8 Nina Statkevich   Soviet Union 1970 1974 2 2 1 5
9 Antoinette de Jong   Netherlands 2016 2021 2 2 4
10 Tonny de Jong   Netherlands 1995 1999 2 1 3
Natalya Petrusyova   Soviet Union 1981 1983 2 1 3

All eventsEdit

Rank Skater Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ireen Wüst   Netherlands 2006 2022 8 6 2 16
2 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Kleemann)   East Germany
  Germany
1988 2001 8 3 11
3 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic 2007 2021 5 3 4 12
4 Antoinette de Jong   Netherlands 2016 2022 5 1 2 8
5 Anni Friesinger   Germany 1998 2005 5 1 6
6 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich
(Schöne-Mitscherlich)
  East Germany 1983 1988 5 5
7 Irene Schouten   Netherlands 2020 2022 4 1 5
8 Claudia Pechstein   Germany 1996 2012 3 6 2 11
9 Olga Fatkulina   Russia 2017 2020 3 2 5
10 Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Netherlands 1972 1974 3 3
Jutta Leerdam   Netherlands 2020 2022 3 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Footnotes
  1. ^ "EK sprint en EK afstanden toegevoegd aan schaatskalender". NU.nl (in Dutch). June 8, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2017.