|Women's 1500 metres|
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Makomanai Open Stadium|
|Competitors||31 from 12 nations|
|World record||Stien Kaiser (NED)||2:15.8||Davos, Switzerland||15 January 1971|
|Olympic record||Kaija Mustonen (FIN)||2:22.4||Grenoble, France||10 February 1968|
The following new World and Olympic records was set during the competition.
|9 February||Pair 1||Atje Keulen-Deelstra||Netherlands||2:22.05||OR|
|9 February||Pair 5||Dianne Holum||United States||2:20.85||OR|
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