Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, South Korea between 10 and 24 February 2018.[1]

Speed Skating
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed Skating, PyeongChang 2018.svg
Speed skating pictogram at the 2018 Winter Olympics
VenueGangneung Oval
Dates10–24 February 2018
No. of events14 (7 men, 7 women)
Competitors184 from 29 nations
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QualificationEdit

A total quota of 180 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games (maximum 100 men and 80 women). Countries were assigned quotas based on the results of the entire 2017–18 ISU Speed Skating World Cup in the autumn of 2017. Each nation was permitted to enter a maximum of three athletes per gender for all events apart from the 5000m, 10,000m and mass start events, for which they could enter a maximum of two athletes per event.[2]

Competition scheduleEdit

The following was the competition schedule for all speed skating events.[3] With the exception of the Team pursuit events, all rounds of each event were concluded within a single session.

All times are (UTC+9).

Day Date Start Event
Day 1 Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:00 Women's 3000 metres
Day 2 Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:00 Men's 5000 metres
Day 3 Monday, 12 February 2018 21:30 Women's 1500 metres
Day 4 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:00 Men's 1500 metres
Day 5 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:00 Women's 1000 metres
Day 6 Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:00 Men's 10,000 metres
Day 7 Friday, 16 February 2018 20:00 Women's 5000 metres
Day 9 Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:00 Team pursuit men – Heats
Women's 500 metres
Day 10 Monday, 19 February 2018 20:00 Team pursuit women – Heats
Men's 500 metres
Day 12 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 20:00 Team pursuit men – Finals
Team pursuit women – Finals
Day 14 Friday, 23 February 2018 19:00 Men's 1000 metres
Day 15 Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:00 Mass start men
Mass start women

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands74516
2  Japan3216
3  Norway2114
4  South Korea*1427
5  Canada1102
6  Czech Republic0112
7  Belgium0101
8  China0011
  Italy0011
  Olympic Athletes from Russia0011
  United States0011
Totals (11 nations)14141442

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres[4]
details
Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen
  Norway
34.41 OR Cha Min-kyu
  South Korea
34.42 Gao Tingyu
  China
34.65
1000 metres[5]
details
Kjeld Nuis
  Netherlands
1:07.95 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen
  Norway
1:07.99 Kim Tae-yun
  South Korea
1:08.22
1500 metres[6]
details
Kjeld Nuis
  Netherlands
1:44.01 Patrick Roest
  Netherlands
1:44.86 Kim Min-seok
  South Korea
1:44.93
5000 metres[7]
details
Sven Kramer
  Netherlands
6:09.76 OR Ted-Jan Bloemen
  Canada
6:11.616 Sverre Lunde Pedersen
  Norway
6:11.618
10,000 metres[8]
details
Ted-Jan Bloemen
  Canada
12:39.77 OR Jorrit Bergsma
  Netherlands
12:41.98 Nicola Tumolero
  Italy
12:54.32
Mass start[9]
details
Lee Seung-hoon
  South Korea
60 Bart Swings
  Belgium
40 Koen Verweij
  Netherlands
20
Team pursuit[10]
details
  Norway
Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
Sindre Henriksen[a]
3:37.32   South Korea
Lee Seung-hoon
Chung Jae-won
Kim Min-seok

3:38.52   Netherlands
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Patrick Roest
Koen Verweij[a]
3:38.40

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres[11]
details
Nao Kodaira
  Japan
36.94 OR Lee Sang-hwa
  South Korea
37.33 Karolína Erbanová
  Czech Republic
37.34
1000 metres[12]
details
Jorien ter Mors
  Netherlands
1:13.56 OR Nao Kodaira
  Japan
1:13.82 Miho Takagi
  Japan
1:13.98
1500 metres[13]
details
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
1:54.35 Miho Takagi
  Japan
1:54.55 Marrit Leenstra
  Netherlands
1:55.26
3000 metres[14]
details
Carlijn Achtereekte
  Netherlands
3:59.21 Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands
3:59.29 Antoinette de Jong
  Netherlands
4:00.02
5000 metres[15]
details
Esmee Visser
  Netherlands
6:50.23 Martina Sáblíková
  Czech Republic
6:51.85 Natalya Voronina
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
6:53.98
Mass start[16]
details
Nana Takagi
  Japan
60 Kim Bo-reum
  South Korea
40 Irene Schouten
  Netherlands
20
Team pursuit[17]
details
  Japan
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
Ayaka Kikuchi[a]
2:53.89 OR   Netherlands
Antoinette de Jong
Marrit Leenstra
Ireen Wüst
Lotte van Beek[a]
2:55.48   United States
Heather Bergsma
Brittany Bowe
Mia Manganello
Carlijn Schoutens[a]
2:59.27

a Skaters who did not participate in the final of the team pursuit event, but received medals as part of the team, having taken part in an earlier round.

RecordsEdit

World & Olympic recordsEdit

Eight Olympic records (OR) and five Sea level world bests (WB) were set during the competition.

Event Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
Men's 5000 metres 11 February Pair 10 Sven Kramer   Netherlands 6:09.76 OR [18]
Women's 1000 metres 14 February Pair 12 Jorien ter Mors   Netherlands 1:13.56 OR
WB (sea level)
[19]
Men's 10,000 metres 15 February Pair 5 Ted-Jan Bloemen   Canada 12:39.77 OR [20]
Women's 500 metres 18 February Pair 14 Nao Kodaira   Japan 36.94 OR
WB (sea level)
[21]
Women's team pursuit 19 February Quarterfinal 1 Antoinette de Jong
Marrit Leenstra
Ireen Wüst
  Netherlands 2:55.61 OR
WB (sea level)
[22]
Men's 500 metres 19 February Pair 16 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen   Norway 34.41 OR [23]
Men's team pursuit 21 February Semifinal 2 Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
  Norway 3:37.08 OR
WB (sea level)
[24]
Women's team pursuit 21 February Final Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
  Japan 2:53.89 OR
WB (sea level)
[25]

Other recordsEdit

The Netherlands won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the women's 3000m event, making it a Dutch podium sweep.[26]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 184 athletes from 29 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses).[27] Colombia was scheduled to make its debut in the sport. A record number of nations qualified to compete in these games, with the previous high being 25 at the 1998 Winter Olympics.[28][29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Overview of Competition Venues". 6 July 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018". International Skating Union. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Schedule" (PDF). Newhorizons. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ Men's 500 metres results
  5. ^ Men's 1000 metres results
  6. ^ Men's 1500 metres results
  7. ^ Men's 5000 metres results
  8. ^ Men's 10,000 metres results
  9. ^ Men's mass start results
  10. ^ Men's team pursuit results
  11. ^ Women's 500 metres results
  12. ^ Women's 1000 metres results
  13. ^ Women's 1500 metres results
  14. ^ Women's 3000 metres results
  15. ^ Women's 5000 metres results
  16. ^ Women's mass start results
  17. ^ Women's team pursuit results
  18. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's 5,000m (남자 5,000m / 5 000 m hommes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' 1,000m (여자 1,000m / 1 000 m femmes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's 10,000m (남자 10,000m / 10 000 m hommes) – Records Broken/Equalled (신기록 갱신 / Records battus/égalés)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' 500m (여자 500m / 500 m femmes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  22. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' Team Pursuit Quarterfinals (여자 팀추월 준준결승 / Poursuite par équipes femmes Quarts de finale) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's 500m (남자 500m / 500 m hommes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Men's Team Pursuit (남자 팀추월 / Poursuite par équipes hommes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Speed Skating (스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse): Ladies' Team Pursuit (여자 팀추월 / Poursuite par équipes femmes) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  26. ^ https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/resOWG2018/pdf/OWG2018/SSK/OWG2018_SSK_C92A_SSKW3000M-------------------------.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  27. ^ Number of Entries by NOC pyeongchang2018.com
  28. ^ "Record number of nations in Olympic Speed Skating". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union (ISU). 22 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  29. ^ Morgan, Liam (23 December 2017). "Colombia join record number of nations set to compete in speed skating at Pyeongchang 2018". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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