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Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics, was held from 9 February to 18 February. Nine events were contested at James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink.[1][2]

Speed skating
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueJames B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
DatesFebruary 14–23
No. of events9
Competitors127 from 20 nations
← 1976
1984 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)5218
2  Norway (NOR)1247
3  Netherlands (NED)1214
4  East Germany (GDR)1124
  Soviet Union (URS)1124
6  Canada (CAN)0101
Totals (6 nations)991028


The United States led the medal table with five gold medals, thanks to Eric Heiden's sweep of the men's events, which made him the first, and as of 2018, only, athlete to win five gold medals at a Winter Games.

Heiden led the individual medal table, while the most successful woman was Nataliya Petrusyova of the Soviet Union, who won one gold and one bronze medal.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Eric Heiden
  United States
38.03
(OR)
Yevgeny Kulikov
  Soviet Union
38.37 Lieuwe de Boer
  Netherlands
38.48
1000 metres
details
Eric Heiden
  United States
1:15.18
(OR)
Gaétan Boucher
  Canada
1:16.68 Vladimir Lobanov
  Soviet Union
Frode Rønning
  Norway
1:16.91
1500 metres
details
Eric Heiden
  United States
1:55.44
(OR)
Kay Stenshjemmet
  Norway
1:56.81 Terje Andersen
  Norway
1:56.92
5000 metres
details
Eric Heiden
  United States
7:02.29
(OR)
Kay Stenshjemmet
  Norway
7:03.28 Tom Erik Oxholm
  Norway
7:05.59
10,000 metres
details
Eric Heiden
  United States
14:28.13 WR Piet Kleine
  Netherlands
14:36.03 Tom Erik Oxholm
  Norway
14:36.60

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Karin Enke
  East Germany
41.78
(OR)
Leah Poulos-Mueller
  United States
42.26 Nataliya Petrusyova
  Soviet Union
42.42
1000 metres
details
Nataliya Petrusyova
  Soviet Union
1:24.10
(OR)
Leah Poulos-Mueller
  United States
1:25.41 Sylvia Albrecht
  East Germany
1:26.46
1500 metres
details
Annie Borckink
  Netherlands
2:10.95
(OR)
Ria Visser
  Netherlands
2:12.35 Sabine Becker
  East Germany
2:12.38
3000 metres
details
Bjørg Eva Jensen
  Norway
4:32.13
(OR)
Sabine Becker
  East Germany
4:32.79 Beth Heiden
  United States
4:33.77

RecordsEdit

All previous Olympic records were broken in Lake Placid, along with one world record, from Eric Heiden in the final event, the men's 10000 metres.[3][4]

Event Date Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 15 February   Eric Heiden (USA) 38.03 OR
Men's 1000 metres 19 February   Eric Heiden (USA) 1:15.18 OR
Men's 1500 metres 21 February   Eric Heiden (USA) 1:55.44 OR
Men's 5000 metres 16 February   Eric Heiden (USA) 7:02.29 OR
Men's 10000 metres 23 February   Eric Heiden (USA) 14:28.13 OR WR
Women's 500 metres 15 February   Karin Enke (GDR) 41.78 OR
Women's 1000 metres 17 February   Nataliya Petrusyova (URS) 1:24.10 OR
Women's 1500 metres 14 February   Annie Borckink (NED) 2:10.95 OR
Women's 3000 metres 20 February   Bjørg Eva Jensen (NOR) 4:32.13 OR

Participating NOCsEdit

Twenty nations competed in the speed skating events at Lake Placid. China and Romania made their debuts in the sport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - Olympic Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 29, 2014.