ISU Speed Skating World Cup

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The ISU Speed Skating World Cup is a series of international speed skating competitions, organised annually by the International Skating Union since the winter of 1985–86. Every year during the winter season, a number of competitions on different distances and on different locations are held. Skaters can earn points at each competition, and the skater who has the most points on a given distance at the end of the series is the winner. Initially not very popular with skaters nor spectators, the World Cup has gradually become more and more popular, and this was due to the creation of the World Single Distance Championships. The results of the separate distances in the World Cup ranking are the main qualifying method for the World Single Distance Championships.

The number of races per season per distance varies, but it is usually between five and ten. Ten World Cup titles are awarded every season, five for men (the 500 m, the 1000 m, the 1500 m, the combined 5000 m / 10000 m, and the team pursuit), and five for women (the 500 m, the 1000 m, the 1500 m, the combined 3000 m / 5000 m, and the team pursuit).

The team pursuit was added to the World Cup in the 2005–06 season. Between the seasons 2003–04 and 2008–09, the 100 m was also contested for men and women, but this category is now defunct.

The mass start was re-introduced for both women and men in the World Cup in Astana in 2011.

Overall World Cup winnersEdit

MenEdit

Season 100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 5000 / 10000 m Team pursuit Team sprint Mass start
1985–86   Dan Jansen   Dan Jansen   Michael Hadschieff   Dave Silk
1986–87   Nick Thometz   Nick Thometz   Hans Magnusson   Geir Karlstad
1987–88   Dan Jansen   Uwe-Jens Mey   André Hoffmann   Tomas Gustafson
1988–89   Uwe-Jens Mey   Uwe-Jens Mey   Eric Flaim
  Michael Hadschieff
  Gerard Kemkers
1989–90   Uwe-Jens Mey   Uwe-Jens Mey (3)   Johann Olav Koss   Bart Veldkamp
1990–91   Uwe-Jens Mey (3)   Igor Zhelezovski   Johann Olav Koss (2)   Johann Olav Koss
1991–92   Dan Jansen   Igor Zhelezovski   Falko Zandstra   Geir Karlstad (2)
1992–93   Dan Jansen   Igor Zhelezovski (3)   Rintje Ritsma   Bart Veldkamp (2)
1993–94   Dan Jansen (5)   Dan Jansen (2)   Falko Zandstra (2)   Johann Olav Koss (2)
1994–95   Hiroyasu Shimizu   Yukinori Miyabe   Neal Marshall   Rintje Ritsma
1995–96   Manabu Horii   Ådne Søndrål   Hiroyuki Noake   Rintje Ritsma
1996–97   Hiroyasu Shimizu   Manabu Horii   Rintje Ritsma (2)   Rintje Ritsma (3)
1997–98   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Ids Postma   Gianni Romme
1998–99   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Ådne Søndrål   Bart Veldkamp
1999–2000   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Ådne Søndrål   Gianni Romme
2000–01   Hiroyasu Shimizu (3)   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Aleksandr Kibalko   Gianni Romme
2001–02   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Jeremy Wotherspoon (5)   Ådne Søndrål (3)   Gianni Romme (4)
2002–03   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Erben Wennemars   Yevgeny Lalenkov   Carl Verheijen
2003–04   Yu Fengtong   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Erben Wennemars   Mark Tuitert   Bob de Jong
2004–05   Yu Fengtong (2)   Jeremy Wotherspoon   Erben Wennemars   Mark Tuitert (2)   Øystein Grødum   Italy
2005–06   Yūya Oikawa   Lee Kang-seok   Shani Davis   Chad Hedrick   Chad Hedrick   Canada
2006–07   Yūya Oikawa   Tucker Fredricks   Erben Wennemars (4)   Erben Wennemars   Sven Kramer   Netherlands
2007–08   Lee Kang-seok   Jeremy Wotherspoon (8)   Shani Davis   Shani Davis   Håvard Bøkko   Netherlands
2008–09   Yūya Oikawa (3)   Yu Fengtong   Shani Davis   Shani Davis   Sven Kramer   Canada (2)
2009–10   Tucker Fredricks (2)   Shani Davis   Shani Davis   Håvard Bøkko (2)   Norway
2010–11   Lee Kang-seok (2)   Stefan Groothuis   Shani Davis (4)   Bob de Jong   Norway
2011–12   Mo Tae-bum   Shani Davis   Håvard Bøkko   Bob de Jong (3)   Netherlands   Alexis Contin
2012–13   Jan Smeekens   Kjeld Nuis   Zbigniew Bródka   Jorrit Bergsma   Netherlands   Arjan Stroetinga
2013–14   Ronald Mulder   Shani Davis (6)   Koen Verweij   Jorrit Bergsma   Netherlands   Bob de Vries
2014–15   Pavel Kulizhnikov   Pavel Kulizhnikov   Denny Morrison   Jorrit Bergsma   South Korea   Lee Seung-hoon
2015–16   Pavel Kulizhnikov   Kjeld Nuis   Denis Yuskov   Sven Kramer (3)   Netherlands   Netherlands   Arjan Stroetinga (2)
2016–17   Dai Dai Ntab   Kjeld Nuis   Kjeld Nuis   Jorrit Bergsma (4)   Netherlands (7)   Canada   Lee Seung-hoon (2)
2017–18   Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen   Kjeld Nuis   Denis Yuskov   Ted-Jan Bloemen   Norway   Norway   Bart Swings
2018–19   Pavel Kulizhnikov (3)   Kjeld Nuis (5)   Denis Yuskov (3)   Aleksandr Rumyantsev   Norway   Netherlands (2)   Um Cheon-ho
2019–20   Tatsuya Shinhama   Thomas Krol   Kjeld Nuis (2)   Patrick Roest   Russia   Netherlands (3)   Bart Swings
2020–21   Dai Dai Ntab (2)   Kai Verbij   Thomas Krol   Patrick Roest (2)   Norway (5)   Bart Swings (3)

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[1]

  • Medals:
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands (NED)346326314986
2  United States (USA)162147127436
3  Japan (JPN)139145143427
4  Canada (CAN)111108107326
5  Norway (NOR)949386273
6  Russia (RUS)857472231
7  South Korea (KOR)508488222
8  East Germany (GDR)47152385
9  Soviet Union (URS)23212872
10  Germany (GER)22214083
Totals (10 nations)1079103410283141

WomenEdit

Season 100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 3000 / 5000 m Team pursuit Team pursuit Mass start
1985–86   Christa Rothenburger   Karin Kania   Annette Carlén-Karlsson   Andrea Ehrig
1986–87   Bonnie Blair   Bonnie Blair   Yvonne van Gennip   Yvonne van Gennip
1987–88   Christa Rothenburger   Christa Rothenburger   Bonnie Blair   Gabi Zange-Schönbrunn
1988–89   Christa Luding-Rothenburger (3)   Angela Hauck-Stahnke   Constanze Moser-Scandolo   Heike Schalling
1989–90   Bonnie Blair
  Angela Stahnke
  Seiko Hashimoto   Jacqueline Börner   Gunda Kleemann
1990–91   Kyoko Shimazaki   Monique Garbrecht   Gunda Kleemann   Heike Warnicke-Schalling
1991–92   Bonnie Blair   Bonnie Blair   Gunda Niemann   Gunda Niemann
1992–93   Ye Qiaobo   Bonnie Blair   Gunda Niemann   Gunda Niemann
1993–94   Bonnie Blair   Bonnie Blair   Emese Hunyady   Gunda Niemann
1994–95   Bonnie Blair (5)   Bonnie Blair (5)   Gunda Niemann   Gunda Niemann
1995–96   Svetlana Zhurova   Chris Witty   Gunda Niemann   Gunda Niemann
1996–97   Xue Ruihong   Franziska Schenk   Gunda Niemann   Tonny de Jong
1997–98   Catriona Le May Doan   Monique Garbrecht   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
1998–99   Catriona Le May Doan   Monique Garbrecht   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
1999–2000   Monique Garbrecht   Monique Garbrecht   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (9)   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
2000–01   Catriona Le May Doan   Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt   Anni Friesinger   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (9)
2001–02   Catriona Le May Doan (4)   Sabine Völker   Anni Friesinger   Anni Friesinger
2002–03   Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt (2)   Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt (5)   Cindy Klassen   Claudia Pechstein
2003–04   Shihomi Shinya   Wang Manli   Jennifer Rodriguez   Anni Friesinger (3)   Claudia Pechstein
2004–05   Sayuri Osuga   Wang Manli (2)   Chiara Simionato   Cindy Klassen   Claudia Pechstein (3)   Japan
2005–06   Jenny Wolf   Jenny Wolf   Anni Friesinger   Cindy Klassen (3)   Cindy Klassen (3)   Germany
2006–07   Jenny Wolf   Jenny Wolf   Chiara Simionato (2)   Ireen Wüst   Martina Sáblíková   Netherlands
2007–08   Jenny Wolf   Jenny Wolf   Anni Friesinger (2)   Kristina Groves   Martina Sáblíková   Canada
2008–09   Jenny Wolf (4)   Jenny Wolf   Christine Nesbitt   Kristina Groves   Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic
2009–10   Jenny Wolf   Christine Nesbitt   Kristina Groves (3)   Martina Sáblíková   Canada
2010–11   Jenny Wolf (6)   Heather Richardson   Christine Nesbitt   Martina Sáblíková   Netherlands
2011–12   Yu Jing   Christine Nesbitt (3)   Christine Nesbitt (2)   Martina Sáblíková   Canada (3)   Mariska Huisman
2012–13   Lee Sang-hwa   Heather Richardson   Marrit Leenstra   Martina Sáblíková   Netherlands   Kim Bo-reum
2013–14   Olga Fatkulina   Heather Richardson   Ireen Wüst   Martina Sáblíková   Netherlands   Francesca Lollobrigida
2014–15   Nao Kodaira   Brittany Bowe   Marrit Leenstra (2)   Martina Sáblíková   Netherlands (5)   Ivanie Blondin
2015–16   Heather Richardson   Brittany Bowe   Brittany Bowe   Martina Sáblíková   Japan   China   Irene Schouten
2016–17   Nao Kodaira   Heather Bergsma (4)   Heather Bergsma   Martina Sáblíková   Japan   Japan   Kim Bo-reum
2017–18   Vanessa Herzog   Yekaterina Shikhova   Miho Takagi   Antoinette de Jong   Japan   Russia   Francesca Lollobrigida (2)
2018–19   Vanessa Herzog (2)   Brittany Bowe   Brittany Bowe   Martina Sáblíková   Japan (5)   Russia (2)   Kim Bo-reum (3)
2019–20   Nao Kodaira (3)   Brittany Bowe   Ireen Wüst (3)   Martina Sáblíková (13)   Canada   Netherlands   Ivanie Blondin (2)
2020–21   Femke Kok   Brittany Bowe (5)   Brittany Bowe (3)   Irene Schouten   Canada (5)   Irene Schouten (2)

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

  • Medals:
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)307244187738
2  United States (USA)166126105397
3  Netherlands (NED)123208231562
4  Canada (CAN)111106104321
5  China (CHN)767262210
6  East Germany (GDR)746342179
7  Japan (JPN)73100132305
8  Czech Republic (CZE)54221894
9  South Korea (KOR)483838124
10  Russia (RUS)305273155
Totals (10 nations)106210319923085

Most World Cup victoriesEdit

The skaters with the highest number of individual World Cup victories as of 9 February 2020. Active skaters in bold.

MenEdit

Pos Athlete 100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 5000 m 10000 m Mass start Total wins
1   Jeremy Wotherspoon 49 18 67
2   Shani Davis 40 18 58
3     Uwe-Jens Mey 36 12 48
4   Dan Jansen 32 14 46
5   Sven Kramer 3 34 5 42
6   Pavel Kulizhnikov 24 12 36
7   Hiroyasu Shimizu 1 34 35
8       Igor Zhelezovsky 4 24 2 30
  Ådne Søndrål 1 11 18 30
10   Rintje Ritsma 11 17 1 29

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

WomenEdit

Pos Athlete 100 m 500 m 1000 m 1500 m 3000 m 5000 m Mass start Total wins
1     Gunda Niemann 2 39 42 15 98
2   Bonnie Blair 39 27 3 69
3   Jenny Wolf 12 49 61
4   Anni Friesinger 19 26 10 1 56
5   Martina Sáblíková 1 35 13 2 51
6   Lee Sang-hwa 1 36 37
7   Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt 17 19 36
  Ireen Wüst 4 26 6 36
9   Catriona Le May Doan 1 27 6 34
  Heather Richardson Bergsma 6 21 7 34

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

All-time medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands (NED)4695345451548
2  Germany (GER)329265227821
3  United States (USA)328273232833
4  Canada (CAN)222214211647
5  East Germany (GDR)1217865264
  Japan (JPN)1217865264
7  Russia (RUS)115126145386
8  South Korea (KOR)98122126346
9  Norway (NOR)97101103301
10  China (CHN)879172250
Totals (10 nations)1987188217915660

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of World Cup classifications Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ "History of World Cup classifications Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Most World Cup victories individual distances Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Most World Cup victories individual distances Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 18 March 2016.