Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's team pursuit

The women's team pursuit speed skating competition of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was held at Adler Arena Skating Center on 21 and 22 February 2014.[1] The distance was 2,400 metres.[2]

Women's team pursuit
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram of speed skating
VenueAdler Arena Skating Center
Date21–22 February 2014
Competitors32 from 8 nations
Winning time2:58.05
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jorien ter Mors
Marrit Leenstra
Ireen Wüst
Lotte van Beek
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Natalia Czerwonka
Luiza Złotkowska
Katarzyna Woźniak
 Poland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Olga Graf
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Yuliya Skokova
Yekaterina Shikhova
 Russia
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QualificationEdit

A total of eight teams of three or four speed skaters could qualify for this team event. The top 6 of the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – Women's team pursuit standings after the World Cup race in Berlin secured a spot in the Olympics. Of the teams outside the top six, the United States and Norway qualified based on the time ranking. Russia would still have qualified as hosts if they had failed to make the list, but their sixth place in the World Cup standings secured a spot outright. A reserve list was also made.[3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Canada
Christine Nesbitt
Kristina Groves
Brittany Schussler
2:55.79 Calgary, Canada 6 December 2009 [4]
Olympic record   Canada
Christine Nesbitt
Kristina Groves
Cindy Klassen
3:01.24 Torino, Italy 15 February 2006

At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track record was at 3:00.02 by the team of the Netherlands consisting of Marrit Leenstra, Diane Valkenburg, and Ireen Wüst.[5]

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
22 February Final A Marrit Leenstra
Jorien ter Mors
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands 2:58.05 OR, TR
22 February Semifinal 2 Marrit Leenstra
Jorien ter Mors
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands 2:58.43 OR, TR
21 February Quarterfinal 4 Jorien ter Mors
Lotte van Beek
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands 2:58.61 OR, TR

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

ResultsEdit

BracketEdit

Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
         
1   Netherlands 2:58.61
7   United States 3:02.21
1   Netherlands 2:58.43
4   Japan 3:10.19
4   Japan 3:03.99
5   South Korea 3:05.28
1   Netherlands 2:58.05
2   Poland 3:05.55
3   Canada 3:02.06
6   Russia 3:01.53
6   Russia 3:02.09 Third place
2   Poland 3:00.60
2   Poland 3:02.12 4   Japan 3:02.57
8   Norway 3:05.13 6   Russia 2:59.73

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals were held on 21 February.[6]

Rank Country Name Time Deficit Notes
Quarterfinal 1
1   Russia Olga Graf
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Yuliya Skokova
3:01.53 Semifinal 1
2   Canada Kali Christ
Christine Nesbitt
Brittany Schussler
3:02.06 +0.53 Final C
Quarterfinal 2
1   Poland Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Natalia Czerwonka
Luiza Złotkowska
3:02.12 Semifinal 1
2   Norway Hege Bøkko
Mari Hemmer
Ida Njåtun
3:05.13 +3.01 Final D
Quarterfinal 3
1   Japan Misaki Oshigiri
Maki Tabata
Nana Takagi
3:03.99 Semifinal 2
2   South Korea Kim Bo-reum
Noh Seon-yeong
Yang Shin-young
3:05.28 +1.29 Final D
Quarterfinal 4
1   Netherlands Jorien ter Mors
Lotte van Beek
Ireen Wüst
2:58.61 Semifinal 2
OR, TR
2   United States Brittany Bowe
Heather Richardson
Jilleanne Rookard
3:02.21 +3.60 Final C

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held on 22 February.[7]

Rank Country Name Time Deficit Notes
Semifinal 1
1   Poland Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Natalia Czerwonka
Luiza Złotkowska
3:00.60 Final A
2   Russia Olga Graf
Yekaterina Shikhova
Yuliya Skokova
3:02.09 +1.49 Final B
Semifinal 2
1   Netherlands Marrit Leenstra
Jorien ter Mors
Ireen Wüst
2:58.43 Final A
OR, TR
2   Japan Misaki Oshigiri
Ayaka Kikuchi
Nana Takagi
3:10.19 +11.76 Final B

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

FinalsEdit

The finals were held on 22 February.[8]

Rank Country Name Time Deficit Notes
Final A
    Netherlands Marrit Leenstra
Jorien ter Mors
Ireen Wüst
2:58.05 OR, TR
    Poland Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś
Katarzyna Woźniak
Luiza Złotkowska
3:05.55 +7.50
Final B
    Russia Olga Graf
Yekaterina Lobysheva
Yuliya Skokova
2:59.73
4   Japan Misaki Oshigiri
Maki Tabata
Nana Takagi
3:02.57 +2.84
Final C
5   Canada Ivanie Blondin
Kali Christ
Brittany Schussler
3:02.04
6   United States Brittany Bowe
Heather Richardson
Jilleanne Rookard
3:03.77 +1.73
Final D
7   Norway Hege Bøkko
Camilla Farestveit
Ida Njåtun
3:08.35
8   South Korea Kim Bo-reum
Noh Seon-yeong
Yang Shin-young
3:11.54 +3.19

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating Schedule and Results – Ladies' Team Pursuit". SOOC. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.teamusa.org/Road-to-Sochi-2014/Features/2013/June/27/14-Need-To-Knows-Long-Track-Speedskating[bare URL]
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Evolution of the world record Team pursuit Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Visitenkarte der Eisbahn: Adler Arene Sotschi". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ Quarterfinals Results
  7. ^ Semifinals Results
  8. ^ Finals Results