Speed skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 metres in speed skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics took place on February 27, at the Olympic Oval.[1][2]

Women's 1500 metres
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueOlympic Oval
DatesFebruary 27
Competitors28 from 13 nations
Winning time2:00.68
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yvonne van Gennip
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Karin Kania
 East Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Andrea Ehrig
 East Germany
← 1984
1992 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Karin Kania (GDR) 1:59.30 Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union 22 March 1986
Olympic record   Karin Kania (GDR) 2:03.42 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 9 February 1984

The following new World and Olympic records were set during the competition.

Date Athlete Country Time OR WR
27 February Andrea Ehrig   East Germany 2:01.49 OR
27 February Karin Kania   East Germany 2:00.82 OR
27 February Yvonne van Gennip   Netherlands 2:00.68 OR

ResultsEdit

Constanze Moser-Scandolo was about to start for the East German team when she had to pull out due to injury; she won the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women in the following year.[5]

The following are the results of the competitors:[1]

Rank Athlete Country Time Behind Notes
  Yvonne van Gennip   Netherlands 2:00.68 OR
  Karin Kania   East Germany 2:00.82 +0.14
  Andrea Ehrig   East Germany 2:01.49 +0.81
4 Bonnie Blair   United States 2:04.02 +3.34
5 Yelena Lapuga   Soviet Union 2:04.24 +3.56
6 Seiko Hashimoto   Japan 2:04.38 +3.70
7 Gunda Kleeman   East Germany 2:04.68 +4.00
Erwina Ryś-Ferens   Poland 2:04.68 +4.00
9 Song Hwa-son   North Korea 2:05.25 +4.57
10 Leslie Bader   United States 2:05.53 +4.85
11 Natalie Grenier   Canada 2:06.80 +6.12
12 Marieke Stam   Netherlands 2:07.00 +6.32
13 Katie Class   United States 2:07.30 +6.95
14 Ariane Loignon   Canada 2:07.63 +7.03
15 Yelena Tumanova   Soviet Union 2:07.71 +7.03
16 Anja Mischke   West Germany 2:08.52 +7.84
17 Zofia Tokarczyk   Poland 2:08.54 +7.86
18 Jane Goldman   United States 2:08.72 +8.04
19 Natsue Seki   Japan 2:08.89 +8.21
20 Edel Therese Høiseth   Norway 2:09.34 +8.66
21 Chantal Côté   Canada 2:09.62 +8.94
22 Han Chun-ok   North Korea 2:09.66 +8.98
23 Caroline Maheux   Canada 2:10.83 +10.15
24 Kim Young-ok   South Korea 2:11.95 +11.27
25 Minna Nystedt   Norway 2:12.40 +11.72
26 Choi Hye-sook   South Korea 2:12.96 +12.28
27 Stéphanie Dumont   France 2:13.01 +12.33
28 Bibija Kerla   Yugoslavia 2:21.69 +21.01

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games: Women's 1,500 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  3. ^ "1500m Speed Skating Ladies World Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "1500m Speed Skating Ladies Olympic Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Kluge, Volker (2004). Das große Lexikon der DDR-Sportler: Die 1000 erfolgreichsten und populärsten Sportlerinnen und Sportler aus der DDR, ihre Erfolge, Medaillen und Biographien [The big lexicon of the GDR athletes: The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes, medals and biographies.] (in German) (2 ed.). Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag. pp. 393f. ISBN 3-89602-538-4.