Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

The men's 10,000 metres speed skating competition of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was held at Adler Arena Skating Center on 18 February 2014.[1]

Men's 10,000 metres
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Honoring of the medalists in the Holland Heineken House
VenueAdler Arena Skating Center
Date18 February 2014
Competitors14 from 9 nations
Winning time12:44.45
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jorrit Bergsma
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sven Kramer
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bob de Jong
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A total of sixteen speed skaters could qualify for this distance, with a maximum of three skaters per country. The top 10 of the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – Men's 5000 and 10000 metres standings after the fourth World Cup race in Berlin secured a spot for their country. Then the additional six spots were awarded based on a time ranking of the World Cup 10,000 metres race in Astana. A reserve list was also made.[2]

By virtue of Shane Dobbin's top eight classification at the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships – Men's 10000 metres in the pre-olympic season, New Zealand was given a wildcard at the expense of number 16 Jordan Belchos of Canada.



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

World record   Sven Kramer (NED) 12:41.69 Salt Lake City, United States 10 March 2007
Olympic record   Lee Seung-hoon (KOR) 12:58.55 Vancouver, Canada 23 February 2010

At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track record was set by Jorrit Bergsma at 12:57.69.[3][4]

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
18 February Pair 6 Jorrit Bergsma   Netherlands 12:44.45 OR, TR

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record



During the Olympics, the Norwegian speed skaters Håvard Bøkko and Sverre Lunde Pedersen, who were all on the original start list, decided not to start the 10,000 meters to focus on the team pursuit that would be held a few days later. Norwegian speed skater Simen Spieler Nilsen, on the reserve list for the 10,000 meter, did not start for the same reason.[5] Russian speed skater Ivan Skobrev and French Alexis Contin also did not start. The open places were taken by Moritz Geisreiter, Patrick Meek and Sebastian Druszkiewicz.[6]

The races were started at 17:00.[7]

Gold medalist Jorrit Bergsma
Silver medalist Sven Kramer
Bronze medalist Bob de Jong (left)
Rank Pair Lane Name Country Time Time behind Notes
  6 O Jorrit Bergsma   Netherlands 12:44.45 OR, TR
  7 O Sven Kramer   Netherlands 12:49.02 +4.57
  5 I Bob de Jong   Netherlands 13:07.19 +22.74
4 7 I Lee Seung-hoon   South Korea 13:11.68 +27.23
5 6 I Bart Swings   Belgium 13:13.99 +29.54
6 4 O Patrick Beckert   Germany 13:14.26 +29.81
7 2 O Shane Dobbin   New Zealand 13:16.42 +31.97
8 2 I Moritz Geisreiter   Germany 13:20.26 +35.81
9 3 I Yevgeny Seryayev   Russia 13:28.61 +44.16
10 3 O Emery Lehman   United States 13:28.67 +44.22
11 1 O Patrick Meek   United States 13:28.72 +44.27
12 4 I Dmitry Babenko   Kazakhstan 13:33.18 +48.73
13 5 O Alexej Baumgärtner   Germany 13:44.39 +59.94
14 1 I Sebastian Druszkiewicz   Poland 13:45.31 +1:00.86

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record


  1. ^ "Speed Skating Schedule and Results – Men's 10000 m". SOOC. Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ Qualification of NOC event quota places for the Olympic Winter Games 2014 based on Special Olympic Qualification Classification (SOQC) as of December 9, 2013 Archived January 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Essent ISU World Single Distances Championships 2013: Result 10000m Men". ISU. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Visitenkarte der Eisbahn: Adler Arene Sotschi". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Skobrev, Norwegians pull out of men's 10,000". AP. 16 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  6. ^ "Noren niet op tien kilometer" (in Dutch). Schaatsen.nl. 16 February 2014.
  7. ^ Final Results