Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Adler Arena, Sochi, Russia, between 8 and 22 February 2014.[1]

Speed skating
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Speed Skating, Sochi 2014.png
VenueAdler Arena, Sochi, Russia
Dates8–22 February 2014
No. of events12
Competitors179 from 23 nations
← 2010
2018 →

Competition scheduleEdit

The following is the competition schedule for all twelve events.[1] With the exception of the Team pursuit events, all rounds of each event were concluded within a single session.

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
8 February 15:30 Men's 5000 metres
9 February 15:30 Women's 3000 metres
10 February 17:00 Men's 500 metres
11 February 16:45 Women's 500 metres
12 February 18:00 Men's 1000 metres
13 February 18:00 Women's 1000 metres
15 February 17:30 Men's 1500 metres
16 February 18:00 Women's 1500 metres
18 February 17:00 Men's 10000 metres
19 February 17:30 Women's 5000 metres
21 February 17:30 Team pursuit men – qualification
Team pursuit women – qualification
22 February 17:30 Team pursuit men – Finals
Team pursuit women – Finals

Medal summaryEdit

Netherlands dominated in speed skating, winning a total of 23 medals including eight out of the twelve gold medals and medals in all events.[2] There were four Dutch podium sweeps where the Netherlands won the gold, silver and bronze medal, making the Netherlands the first country in Olympic speed skating history to achieve this. The events were the: Men's 5000m, Men's 500m, Women's 1500m and Men's 10000m. In the women's 1,500 metres, Dutch athletes placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th; the first such result in Olympic speed skating history by athletes from a single nation.

On 24 November 2017 the silver medal of Olga Fatkulina was disqualified as part of the Russian team doping case. On 1 February 2018, Olga Fatkulina successfully appealed against IOC decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. As a result, her silver medal was reinstated.

(WR = World Record, OR = Olympic Record)

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Russia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands (NED)87823
2  Poland (POL)1113
3  Czech Republic (CZE)1102
  South Korea (KOR)1102
5  China (CHN)1001
6  Russia (RUS)*0123
7  Canada (CAN)0112
Totals (7 nations)12121236

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Michel Mulder
  Netherlands
69.31 Jan Smeekens
  Netherlands
69.32 Ronald Mulder
  Netherlands
69.46
1000 metres
details
Stefan Groothuis
  Netherlands
1:08.39 Denny Morrison
  Canada
1:08.43 Michel Mulder
  Netherlands
1:08.74
1500 metres
details
Zbigniew Bródka
  Poland
1:45.006 Koen Verweij
  Netherlands
1:45.009 Denny Morrison
  Canada
1:45.22
5000 metres
details
Sven Kramer
  Netherlands
6:10.76
OR
Jan Blokhuijsen
  Netherlands
6:15.71 Jorrit Bergsma
  Netherlands
6:16.66
10,000 metres
details
Jorrit Bergsma
  Netherlands
12:44.45
OR
Sven Kramer
  Netherlands
12:49.02 Bob de Jong
  Netherlands
13:07.19
Team pursuit
details
  Netherlands (NED)
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
3:37.71
OR
  South Korea (KOR)
Joo Hyong-jun
Kim Cheol-min
Lee Seung-hoon
3:40.85   Poland (POL)
Zbigniew Bródka
Konrad Niedźwiedzki
Jan Szymański
3:41.94

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details [a]
Lee Sang-hwa
  South Korea
74.70
OR
Olga Fatkulina
  Russia
75.06 Margot Boer
  Netherlands
75.48
1000 metres
details
Zhang Hong
  China
1:14.02 Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
1:14.69 Margot Boer
  Netherlands
1:14.90
1500 metres
details
Jorien ter Mors
  Netherlands
1:53.51
OR
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
1:54.09 Lotte van Beek
  Netherlands
1:54.54
3000 metres
details
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
4:00.34 Martina Sáblíková
  Czech Republic
4:01.95 Olga Graf
  Russia
4:03.47
5000 metres
details
Martina Sáblíková
  Czech Republic
6:51.54 Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
6:54.28 Carien Kleibeuker
  Netherlands
6:55.66
Team pursuit
details
  Netherlands (NED)
Jorien ter Mors
Marrit Leenstra
Lotte van Beek
Ireen Wüst
2:58.05
OR
  Poland (POL)
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Natalia Czerwonka
Luiza Złotkowska
Katarzyna Woźniak
3:05.55   Russia (RUS)
Olga Graf
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Yekaterina Shikhova
Yuliya Skokova
2:59.73
  • women's 500 m On 24 November 2017, silver medalist from Russia Olga Fatkulina was disqualified for a doping violation.[3] On 1 February 2018, her results were restored as a result of the successful appeal.[4]

Olympic records brokenEdit

Event Date Round Name Country Time Record Ref
Men's 5000 metres 8 February Pair 10 Sven Kramer   Netherlands 6:10.76 OR [5]
Women's 500 metres 11 February Race 2 Pair 17 Lee Sang-hwa   South Korea 37.28 OR [6]
11 February Race 1 Pair 18
Race 2 Pair 17
Lee Sang-hwa   South Korea 74.70 OR [6]
Women's 1500 metres 16 February Pair 9 Jorien ter Mors   Netherlands 1:53.51 OR [7]
Men's 10000 metres 18 February Pair 6 Jorrit Bergsma   Netherlands 12:44.45 OR [8]

Other recordsEdit

  • A total of four podium sweeps were recorded in speed skating, where one nation won the gold, silver and bronze medals in a single event. This was the highest number of podium sweeps to have occurred in speed skating in Olympic history. Every one of these four podium sweeps was won by the Netherlands team.[9]
Date Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze Ref
8 February Men's 5000m   Netherlands Sven Kramer Jan Blokhuijsen Jorrit Bergsma [10]
10 February Men's 500m   Netherlands Michel Mulder Jan Smeekens Ronald Mulder [11]
16 February Women's 1500m   Netherlands Jorien ter Mors Ireen Wüst Lotte van Beek [12]
18 February Men's 10000m   Netherlands Jorrit Bergsma Sven Kramer Bob de Jong [13]

QualificationEdit

Each NOC was allowed to delegate a maximal number of ten men and ten women speed skaters who reached the qualification criteria. A proposal of the Dutch skating association (KNSB) to add an extra athlete, especially for the team pursuit event, was rejected at the congress of the international federation ISU in Kuala Lumpur in June 2012.[14]

Qualification timesEdit

The qualification times were released in July 2013. The women's times stayed the same from Vancouver except for a more stringent standard in the 3000 m, while the men's qualification times have all slightly decreased.[15]

Event Men Women
500 m 35.90 39.50
1000 m 1:10.80 1:18.50
1500 m 1:48.50 2:00.00
3000 m N/A 4:15.00
5000 m 6:33.00 7:20.00 or 4:10.00 (3000 m)
10000 m 13:30.00 or 6:28.00 (5000 m) N/A

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 181 athletes from 23 nations participated (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses). Chinese Taipei made its debut in the sport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Speed Skating Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Results Book Speed Skating 8 to 22 February" (PDF). 1.0. Sochi: Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 23 February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-four-russian-athletes-as-part-of-oswald-commission-findings-2017-11-24
  4. ^ "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivers its decisions in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v/the IOC: 28 appeals upheld, 11 partially upheld" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Speed Skating – Men's 5000 m results". Sochi 2014. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b Brian Stubits (11 February 2014). "Lee Sang-hwa sets Olympic records to win second straight 500m gold". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Speed Skating – Women's 1500 m results". Sochi 2014. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Speed Skating - Men's 10000 m results". Sochi 2014. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  9. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/sochi-needs-one-more-podium-sweep-to-tie-a-winter-games-record-165353295.html Yahoo Sports, Sochi needs one more podium sweep to tie a Winter Games record. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  10. ^ http://www.sochi2014.com/en/speed-skating-men-s-5000-m Sochi 2014, Speed skating: Men's 5000m. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  11. ^ http://www.sochi2014.com/en/speed-skating-men-s-500-m-race-2-of-2 Sochi 2014, Speed skating: Men's 500m. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.sochi2014.com/en/speed-skating-ladies-1500-m Sochi 2014, Speed skating: Ladies' 1500m. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  13. ^ http://www.sochi2014.com/en/speed-skating-men-s-10000-m Sochi 2014, Speed skating: Men's 10000m. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Qualification System for XXII Winter Olympics Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). www.isu.org. International Skating Union. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Qualification Competition and Qualifying Times for Speed Skating Events at the 2014 Winter Olympics" (PDF). www.isu.org. International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014.

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