Speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The men's 5000 metres in speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics took place on 16 February, at the James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink.[1][2]

Men's 5000 metres
at the XIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueJames B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
DatesFebruary 16
Competitors29 from 15 nations
Winning time7:02.29 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Eric Heiden
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kay Stenshjemmet
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tom Erik Oxholm
 Norway
← 1976
1984 →

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3][4]

World record   Kay Arne Stenshjemmet (NOR) 6:56.9 Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union 19 March 1977
Olympic record   Fred Anton Maier (NOR) 7:22.4 Grenoble, France 15 February 1968

The following new Olympic records was set.

Date Pair Athlete Country Time OR WR
16 February Pair 1 Tom Erik Oxholm   Norway 7:05.59 OR
16 February Pair 2 Eric Heiden   United States 7:02.29 OR

ResultsEdit

[1]

Rank Pair Lane Athlete Country Time Time behind Notes
  2 i Eric Heiden   United States 7:02.29 OR
  4 i Kay Stenshjemmet   Norway 7:03.28 +0.99
  1 i Tom Erik Oxholm   Norway 7:05.59 +3.30
4 2 o Hilbert van der Duim   Netherlands 7:07.97 +5.68
5 3 i Øyvind Tveter   Norway 7:08.36 +6.07
6 6 o Piet Kleine   Netherlands 7:08.96 +6.67
7 3 o Mike Woods   United States 7:10.39 +8.10
8 8 i Ulf Ekstrand   Sweden 7:13.13 +10.84
9 5 o Yep Kramer   Netherlands 7:14.09 +11.80
10 10 i Andreas Ehrig   East Germany 7:14.56 +12.27
11 4 o Viktor Lyoskin   Soviet Union 7:16.24 +13.95
12 1 o Tomas Gustafson   Sweden 7:16.85 +14.56
13 9 i Dmitry Ogloblin   Soviet Union 7:16.92 +14.63
14 10 o Jan Junell   Sweden 7:19.50 +17.21
15 8 o Sergey Berezin   Soviet Union 7:19.93 +17.64
16 14 i Yasuhiro Shimizu   Japan 7:21.50 +19.21
17 12 i Pertti Niittylä   Finland 7:21.51 +19.22
18 7 i Craig Kressler   United States 7:25.43 +23.14
19 7 o Colin Coates   Australia 7:27.25 +24.96
20 9 o Craig Webster   Canada 7:28.94 +26.65
21 5 i Masahiko Yamamoto   Japan 7:33.02 +30.73
22 11 o Andrei Erdely   Romania 7:34.41 +32.12
23 14 o Maurizio Marchetto   Italy 7:35.50 +33.21
24 11 i Na Yun-Su   South Korea 7:39.62 +37.33
25 6 i Masayuki Kawahara   Japan 7:42.18 +39.89
26 12 o Alan Luke   Great Britain 7:52.65 +50.36
27 15 i John French   Great Britain 7:59.62 +57.33
28 13 i Geoff Sandys   Great Britain 8:01.09 +58.80
29 13 o Tömörbaataryn Nyamdavaa   Mongolia 8:07.68 +1:05.39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Official Report of the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980 - Official Results" (PDF). Lake Placid Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1980. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. ^ "5000m Men World Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "5000m Men Olympic Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 2, 2016.