Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics, was held from 9 to 20 February. Ten events were contested at L'anneau de vitesse.[1][2]

Speed skating
at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
VenueL'anneau de vitesse
Dates9–20 February
No. of events10
Competitors154 from 23 nations
← 1988
1994 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)53311
2  Norway (NOR)2215
3  United States (USA)2002
4  Netherlands (NED)1124
5  China (CHN)0202
6  Japan (JPN)0134
7  South Korea (KOR)0101
8  Austria (AUT)0011
Totals (8 nations)10101030

Germany, in its first Olympics since reunification, topped the medal table with five gold medals, and eleven total medals. All the medals were won by athletes from the former East Germany. Germany's Gunda Niemann led the individual medal table with two golds and a silver, and Norway's Johan Olav Koss was the most successful male skater, with one gold and one silver.

South Korea's Kim Yoon-Man and China's Ye Qiaobo became the first ever medalists for their countries at the Winter Olympics. Bonnie Blair collected two gold medals to become the second most successful female speed skater of the games.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Uwe-Jens Mey
  Germany
37.14 Toshiyuki Kuroiwa
  Japan
37.18 Junichi Inoue
  Japan
37.26
1000 metres
details
Olaf Zinke
  Germany
1:14.85 Kim Yoon-man
  South Korea
1:14.86 Yukinori Miyabe
  Japan
1:14.92
1500 metres
details
Johann Olav Koss
  Norway
1:54.81 Ådne Søndrål
  Norway
1:54.85 Leo Visser
  Netherlands
1:54.90
5000 metres
details
Geir Karlstad
  Norway
6:59.97 Falko Zandstra
  Netherlands
7:02.28 Leo Visser
  Netherlands
7:04.96
10,000 metres
details
Bart Veldkamp
  Netherlands
14:12.12 Johann Olav Koss
  Norway
14:14.58 Geir Karlstad
  Norway
14:18.13

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Bonnie Blair
  United States
40.33 Ye Qiaobo
  China
40.51 Christa Luding
  Germany
40.57
1000 metres
details
Bonnie Blair
  United States
1:21.90 Ye Qiaobo
  China
1:21.92 Monique Garbrecht
  Germany
1:22.10
1500 metres
details
Jacqueline Börner
  Germany
2:05.87 Gunda Niemann
  Germany
2:05.92 Seiko Hashimoto
  Japan
2:06.88
3000 metres
details
Gunda Niemann
  Germany
4:19.90 Heike Warnicke
  Germany
4:22.88 Emese Hunyady
  Austria
4:24.64
5000 metres
details
Gunda Niemann
  Germany
7:31.57 Heike Warnicke
  Germany
7:37.59 Claudia Pechstein
  Germany
7:39.80

RecordsEdit

There were no Olympic or World records set at the 1992 Games, as the outdoor rink in Albertville was not conducive to fast times.[3][4]

Participating NOCsEdit

Twenty-three nations competed in the speed skating events at Albertville. The Unified Team made its only Olympic appearance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Albertville 1992 Official Report" (PDF). Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Speed Skating at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.