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Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

The men's 1500 metres speed skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held on 13 February 2018 at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung.[1][2][3] Kjeld Nuis posted a time 0.06 seconds short of the Olympic record and won the gold medal. Patrick Roest won silver, and Kim Min-seok bronze, becoming the first Asian athlete to ever medal in this event.[4] For all three of them, it was their first Olympic race and first Olympic medal. The defending champion Zbigniew Bródka, as well as the 2014 silver, Koen Verweij, and bronze, Denny Morrison, medalists participated in the event but finished outside of the top 10.

Men's 1500 metres
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Oval
Date13 February 2018
Competitors35 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Patrick Roest  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kim Min-seok  South Korea
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Denis Yuskov (RUS) 1:41.02 Salt Lake City, United States 9 December 2017
Olympic record   Derek Parra (USA) 1:43.95 Salt Lake City, United States 19 February 2002
Track record   Kjeld Nuis (NED) 1:44.36 12 February 2017

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
13 February Pair 14 Kjeld Nuis   Netherlands 1:44.01 TR

ResultsEdit

The races were held at 20:00.[5]

Rank Pair Lane Name Country Time Time behind Notes
  14 O Kjeld Nuis   Netherlands 1:44.01 TR
  4 I Patrick Roest   Netherlands 1:44.86 +0.85
  15 I Kim Min-seok   South Korea 1:44.93 +0.92
4 15 O Haralds Silovs   Latvia 1:45.25 +1.24
5 14 I Takuro Oda   Japan 1:45.44 +1.43
6 10 O Bart Swings   Belgium 1:45.49 +1.48
7 17 I Sindre Henriksen   Norway 1:45.64 +1.63
8 18 O Joey Mantia   United States 1:45.86 +1.85
9 18 I Sverre Lunde Pedersen   Norway 1:46.12 +2.11
10 8 O Shane Williamson   Japan 1:46.21 +2.20
11 16 O Koen Verweij   Netherlands 1:46.26 +2.25
12 11 O Zbigniew Bródka   Poland 1:46.31 +2.30
13 13 O Denny Morrison   Canada 1:46.36 +2.35
14 9 I Peter Michael   New Zealand 1:46.39 +2.38
15 11 I Brian Hansen   United States 1:46.44 +2.43
16 12 I Jan Szymański   Poland 1:46.48 +2.47
17 5 O Joo Hyong-jun   South Korea 1:46.65 +2.64
18 7 O Sergey Trofimov   Olympic Athletes from Russia 1:46.69 +2.68
19 10 I Shani Davis   United States 1:46.74 +2.73
20 13 I Konrad Niedźwiedzki   Poland 1:47.07 +3.06
21 17 O Vincent De Haître   Canada 1:47.32 +3.31
22 2 O Alexis Contin   France 1:47.33 +3.32
23 5 I Mathias Vosté   Belgium 1:47.34 +3.33
24 3 O Shota Nakamura   Japan 1:47.38 +3.37
25 9 O Livio Wenger   Switzerland 1:47.76 +3.75
26 4 O Reyon Kay   New Zealand 1:47.81 +3.80
27 12 O Andrea Giovannini   Italy 1:47.82 +3.81
28 7 I Fyodor Mezentsev   Kazakhstan 1:48.23 +4.22
29 6 I Konrád Nagy   Hungary 1:49.01 +5.00
30 3 I Denis Kuzin   Kazakhstan 1:49.14 +5.13
31 8 I Ben Donnelly   Canada 1:49.68 +5.67
32 6 O Xiakaini Aerchenghazi   China 1:50.16 +6.15
33 1 I Marten Liiv   Estonia 1:50.23 +6.22
34 2 I Tai William   Chinese Taipei 1:50.63 +6.62
16 I Allan Dahl Johansson   Norway DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ Yonhap (13 February 2018). "S. Korea's Kim Min-seok captures bronze in men's 1,500m speed skating". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Final results" (PDF). POCOG. Retrieved 12 February 2018.