Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over ten days, from 11 to 25 February. Twelve events were contested at the Oval Lingotto.[1]

Speed skating
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
VenueOval Lingotto
Dates11–25 February
No. of events12
Competitors175 from 19 nations
← 2002
2010 →

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Joey Cheek
  United States
69.76 Dmitry Dorofeyev
  Russia
70.41 Lee Kang-seok
  South Korea
70.43
1000 metres
details
Shani Davis
  United States
1:08.89 Joey Cheek
  United States
1:09.16 Erben Wennemars
  Netherlands
1:09.32
1500 metres
details
Enrico Fabris
  Italy
1:45.97 Shani Davis
  United States
1:46.13 Chad Hedrick
  United States
1:46.22
5000 metres
details
Chad Hedrick
  United States
6:14.68 Sven Kramer
  Netherlands
6:16.40 Enrico Fabris
  Italy
6:18.25
10,000 metres
details
Bob de Jong
  Netherlands
13:01.57 Chad Hedrick
  United States
13:05.40 Carl Verheijen
  Netherlands
13:08.80
Team pursuit
details
  Italy
Matteo Anesi
Stefano Donagrandi*
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
3:44.46   Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Denny Morrison*
Jason Parker*
Justin Warsylewicz
3:47.28   Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Rintje Ritsma*
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
Erben Wennemars*
3:44.53
(Final B)

* Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.

Women's eventsEdit

[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Svetlana Zhurova
  Russia
76.57 Wang Manli
  China
76.78 Ren Hui
  China
76.87
1000 metres
details
Marianne Timmer
  Netherlands
1:16.05 Cindy Klassen
  Canada
1:16.09 Anni Friesinger
  Germany
1:16.11
1500 metres
details
Cindy Klassen
  Canada
1:55.27 Kristina Groves
  Canada
1:56.74 Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
1:56.90
3000 metres
details
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
4:02.43 Renate Groenewold
  Netherlands
4:03.48 Cindy Klassen
  Canada
4:04.37
5000 metres
details
Clara Hughes
  Canada
6:59.07 Claudia Pechstein
  Germany
7:00.08 Cindy Klassen
  Canada
7:00.57
Team pursuit
details
  Germany
Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
Anni Friesinger
Lucille Opitz*
Claudia Pechstein
Sabine Völker*
3:01.25   Canada
Kristina Groves
Clara Hughes
Cindy Klassen*
Christine Nesbitt
Shannon Rempel*
3:02.91   Russia
Yekaterina Abramova
Varvara Barysheva*
Galina Likhachova*
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Svetlana Vysokova
Overtook
(Final B)

* Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.

Medal tableEdit

[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)3317
2  Netherlands (NED)3249
3  Canada (CAN)2428
4  Italy (ITA)2013
5  Germany (GER)1113
  Russia (RUS)1113
7  China (CHN)0112
8  South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (8 nations)12121236

RecordsEdit

The combination of low altitude and high humidity at the Oval Lingotto in Turin created fairly slow ice conditions, relative to previous Olympic ovals, such as the Utah Olympic Oval.[3] This meant that no world records in speed skating were set at the Games, and the only Olympic records set were in the two debut events, the men's and women's team pursuits.

Event[2] Date Round Team Time OR WR
Men's team pursuit 15 February Heat 1   Germany
Stefan Heythausen
Robert Lehmann
Tobias Schneider
3:49.59 OR
15 February Heat 3   Netherlands
Rintje Ritsma
Mark Tuitert
Carl Verheijen
3:48.02 OR
15 February Heat 4   Canada
Arne Dankers
Steven Elm
Denny Morrison
3:47.37 OR
15 February Quarterfinals   Netherlands
Sven Kramer
Carl Verheijen
Erben Wennemars
3:44.65 OR
15 February Quarterfinals   Italy
Matteo Anesi
Enrico Fabris
Ippolito Sanfratello
3:43.64 OR
Women's team pursuit 15 February Heat 1   Norway
Annette Bjelkevik
Hedvig Bjelkevik
Maren Haugli
3:06.34 OR
15 February Heat 3   Russia
Yekaterina Abramova
Galina Likhachova
Yekaterina Lobysheva
3:05.93 OR
15 February Quarterfinals   Canada
Kristina Groves
Cindy Klassen
Christine Nesbitt
3:01.24 OR

Participating NOCsEdit

Nineteen nations competed in the speed skating events at Torino.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - dan jansen" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Slow Italian oval keeps speedskating records on ice". Associated Press. ESPN. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 21 May 2009.