Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's mass start

The men's mass start speed skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held on 24 February 2018 at Gangneung Oval in Gangneung[1][2] This was the first time the mass start has been introduced to the Olympics.[3] The competition was held as a points race.

Men's mass start
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Oval, Gangneung, South Korea
Date24 February
Competitors24 from 18 nations
Winning points60
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lee Seung-hoon  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bart Swings  Belgium
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Koen Verweij  Netherlands
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FormatEdit

There were 12 skaters in each semifinal. The eight best finishers from each of two semi-finals competed in the final. Each race consisted of 16 laps. Three leaders after last 16th lap received 60, 40 and 20 points respectively. Three intermediate sprints award points to the first three competitors (5 points, 3 points, 1 point) after 4th, 8th and 12th laps. Event rankings were based on points gained in sprints, then by finish time for athletes with equal points.[4] In the Gangneung Oval, the accurate distance of 16 laps of the warm-up lane, is 5,695.175 m (355.948 m each lap).

ResultsEdit

All races were skated on the same day, 24 February 2018. The first semifinal was held at 20:45,[5] the second at 21:00.[6] The final was on the same day at 22:00.[7]

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Semifinal Name Country Points Time Notes
1 1 Linus Heidegger   Austria 60 8:20.46 Q
2 1 Andrea Giovannini   Italy 41 8:24.41 Q
3 1 Shane Williamson   Japan 20 8:25.44 Q
4 1 Viktor Hald Thorup   Denmark 5 8:34.06 Q
5 1 Koen Verweij   Netherlands 5 8:44.90 Q
6 1 Lee Seung-hoon   South Korea 5 8:45.37 Q
7 1 Olivier Jean   Canada 4 8:42.31 Q
8 1 Alexis Contin   France 3 8:28.70 Q
9 1 Haralds Silovs   Latvia 3 8:28.93
10 1 Brian Hansen   United States 1 8:34.47
11 1 Fyodor Mezentsev   Kazakhstan 0 8:43.26
12 1 Reyon Kay   New Zealand 0 9:17.99
1 2 Peter Michael   New Zealand 60 7:55.10 Q
2 2 Stefan Due Schmidt   Denmark 40 7:55.22 Q
3 2 Vitali Mikhailau   Belarus 20 7:55.25 Q
4 2 Sven Kramer   Netherlands 6 8:24.51 Q
5 2 Bart Swings   Belgium 5 8:13.57 Q
6 2 Chung Jae-won   South Korea 5 8:17.02 Q
7 2 Livio Wenger   Switzerland 5 8:17.17 Q
8 2 Joey Mantia   United States 3 8:00.54 Q
9 2 Sverre Lunde Pedersen   Norway 2 7:58.65
10 2 Konrad Niedźwiedzki   Poland 1 8:24.73
11 2 Ryosuke Tsuchiya   Japan 0 7:55.77
12 2 Wang Hongli   China 0 8:00.97

FinalEdit

Rank Name Country Points Time Notes
  Lee Seung-hoon   South Korea 60 7:43.97
  Bart Swings   Belgium 40 7:44.08
  Koen Verweij   Netherlands 20 7:44.24
4 Livio Wenger   Switzerland 11 8:13.08
5 Viktor Hald Thorup   Denmark 8 7:57.10
6 Linus Heidegger   Austria 6 7:52.38
7 Vitali Mikhailau   Belarus 1 7:53.38
8 Chung Jae-won   South Korea 1 8:32.71
9 Joey Mantia   United States 0 7:45.21
10 Alexis Contin   France 0 7:45.64
11 Shane Williamson   Japan 0 7:46.19
12 Andrea Giovannini   Italy 0 7:46.83
13 Stefan Due Schmidt   Denmark 0 7:47.53
14 Olivier Jean   Canada 0 7:49.30
15 Peter Michael   New Zealand 0 7:49.33
16 Sven Kramer   Netherlands 0 8:13.95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Speed skating mass start returns to Olympic programme". International Olympic Committee. 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Speed Skating – Media Information Report". www.pyeongchang2018.com. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ "PyeongChang Olympics - Next Winter Games in Korea". International Olympic Committee. 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ "PyeongChang Olympics - Next Winter Games in Korea". International Olympic Committee. 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "PyeongChang Olympics - Next Winter Games in Korea". International Olympic Committee. 3 April 2019.