Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics was held over fourteen days, from 9 to 23 February. Ten events were contested at the Utah Olympic Oval.[1]

Speed skating
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
VenueUtah Olympic Oval
Dates9–23 February 2002
No. of events10
Competitors166 from 23 nations
← 1998
2006 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands (NED)3508
2  Germany (GER)3328
3  United States (USA)3148
4  Canada (CAN)1023
5  Japan (JPN)0101
6  Norway (NOR)0022
Totals (6 nations)10101030

Men's eventsEdit

[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Casey FitzRandolph
  United States
69.23 Hiroyasu Shimizu
  Japan
69.26 Kip Carpenter
  United States
69.47
1000 metres
details
Gerard van Velde
  Netherlands
1:07.18 WR Jan Bos
  Netherlands
1:07.53 Joey Cheek
  United States
1:07.61
1500 metres
details
Derek Parra
  United States
1:43.95 WR Jochem Uytdehaage
  Netherlands
1:44.57 Ådne Søndrål
  Norway
1:45.26
5000 metres
details
Jochem Uytdehaage
  Netherlands
6:14.66 WR Derek Parra
  United States
6:17.98 Jens Boden
  Germany
6:21.73
10,000 metres
details
Jochem Uytdehaage
  Netherlands
12:58.92 WR Gianni Romme
  Netherlands
13:10.03 Lasse Sætre
  Norway
13:16.92

Women's eventsEdit

[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Catriona Le May Doan
  Canada
74.75 Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt
  Germany
74.94 Sabine Völker
  Germany
75.19
1000 metres
details
Chris Witty
  United States
1:13.83 WR Sabine Völker
  Germany
1:13.96 Jennifer Rodriguez
  United States
1:14.24
1500 metres
details
Anni Friesinger
  Germany
1:54.02 WR Sabine Völker
  Germany
1:54.97 Jennifer Rodriguez
  United States
1:55.32
3000 metres
details
Claudia Pechstein
  Germany
3:57.70 WR Renate Groenewold
  Netherlands
3:58.94 Cindy Klassen
  Canada
3:58.97
5000 metres
details
Claudia Pechstein
  Germany
6:46.91 WR Gretha Smit
  Netherlands
6:49.22 Clara Hughes
  Canada
6:53.53

RecordsEdit

Salt Lake City's high altitude was a major contributing factor to the speed of the Utah Olympic Oval's ice, as new Olympic records were set in all ten events, and new World records in eight.[3]

Event[2] Date Round Athlete Country Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 11 February Heat 1 Casey FitzRandolph   United States 34.42 OR
Men's 1000 metres 16 February Gerard van Velde   Netherlands 1:07.18 OR WR
Men's 1500 metres 19 February Derek Parra   United States 1:43.95 OR WR
Men's 5000 metres 9 February Jochem Uytdehaage   Netherlands 6:14.66 OR WR
Men's 10000 metres 22 February Jochem Uytdehaage   Netherlands 12:58.92 OR WR
Women's 500 metres 13 February Heat 1 Catriona Le May Doan   Canada 37.30 OR
Women's 1000 metres 17 February Chris Witty   United States 1:13.83 OR WR
Women's 1500 metres 20 February Anni Friesinger   Germany 1:54.02 OR WR
Women's 3000 metres 10 February Claudia Pechstein   Germany 3:57.70 OR WR
Women's 5000 metres 23 February Claudia Pechstein   Germany 6:46.91 OR WR

Participating NOCsEdit

Twenty-three nations competed in the speed skating events at Salt Lake City.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Speed Skating" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. February 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Slow Italian oval keeps speedskating records on ice". ESPN. Associated Press. February 24, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2010.

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