Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 m speed skating competition for the 2002 Winter Olympics was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.[1]

Women's 1500 metres
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
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VenueUtah Olympic Oval, Kearns, Utah
DatesFebruary 20
Competitors39 from 17 nations
Winning time1:54.02 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anni Friesinger
 Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sabine Völker
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jennifer Rodriguez
 United States
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Anni Friesinger came to terms with the pressure of being the favorite by skating a world record and winning the gold medal. Sabine Völker and Jennifer Rodriguez repeated their successes from the 1000 m.

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Anni Friesinger (GER) 1:54.38 Calgary, Canada 4 March 2001 [2]
Olympic record   Marianne Timmer (NED) 1:57.58 Nagano, Japan 16 February 1998 [2]

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date[2] Round Athlete Country Time OR WR
20 February Pair 9 Varvara Barysheva   Russia 1:56.44 OR
20 February Pair 10 Chris Witty   United States 1:55.71 OR
20 February Pair 17 Anni Friesinger   Germany 1:54.02 OR WR

ResultsEdit

Rank Pair Name Country Time Behind Notes
  17 Anni Friesinger   Germany 1:54.02 - WR
  19 Sabine Völker   Germany 1:54.97 +0.95
  20 Jennifer Rodriguez   United States 1:55.32 +1.30
4 10 Cindy Klassen   Canada 1:55.59 +1.57
5 18 Chris Witty   United States 1:55.71 +1.69
6 15 Claudia Pechstein   Germany 1:55.93 +1.91
7 13 Tonny de Jong   Netherlands 1:56.02 +2.00
8 19 Amy Sannes   United States 1:56.29 +2.27
9 9 Maki Tabata   Japan 1:56.35 +2.33
10 9 Varvara Barysheva   Russia 1:56.44 +2.42
11 18 Annamarie Thomas   Netherlands 1:56.45 +2.43
12 9 Emese Hunyady   Austria 1:56.51 +2.49
13 14 Becky Sundstrom   United States 1:57.33 +3.31
14 17 Aki Tonoike   Japan 1:57.97 +3.95
15 15 Song Li   China 1:58.31 +4.29
16 13 Chiara Simionato   Italy 1:58.52 +4.50
17 14 Tatyana Trapeznikova   Russia 1:59.00 +4.98
18 5 Valentina Yakshina   Russia 1:59.28 +5.26
19 3 Gao Yang   China 1:59.51 +5.49
20 10 Kristina Groves   Canada 1:59.54 +5.52
21 11 Marianne Timmer   Netherlands 1:59.60 +5.58
22 16 Marion Wohlrab   Germany 1:59.67 +5.65
23 6 Krisztina Egyed   Hungary 1:59.86 +5.84
24 12 Yayoi Nagaoka   Japan 1:59.93 +5.91
25 12 Cindy Overland   Canada 2:00.02 +6.00
26 2 Katarzyna Wójcicka   Poland 2:00.59 +6.57
27 4 Nicola Mayr   Italy 2:00.73 +6.71
28 2 Zhang Xiaolei   China 2:01.23 +7.21
29 8 Yuri Obara   Japan 2:01.39 +7.37
29 11 Choi Yun-suk   South Korea 2:01.39 +7.37
31 7 Andrea Jakab   Romania 2:02.23 +8.21
32 6 Anzhelika Gavrilova   Kazakhstan 2:03.22 +9.20
33 8 Baek Eun-bi   South Korea 2:03.87 +9.85
34 1 Svetlana Chepelnikova   Belarus 2:04.06 +10.04
35 4 Ilonda Luse   Latvia 2:04.25 +10.23
36 3 Daniela Oltean   Romania 2:04.48 +10.46
37 7 Marina Pupina   Kazakhstan 2:05.13 +11.11
38 5 Yelena Myagkikh   Ukraine 2:05.32 +11.30
- 16 Renate Groenewold   Netherlands DNF -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Women's 1,500 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report – Speed Skating" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. February 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2010.