Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Qualification

The following is about the qualification rules and the quota allocation for the speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Qualification rulesEdit

A total quota of 180 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games (max. 100 men and max. 80 women). Countries were assigned quotas based on their performance during the 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, 10000m and mass start events, for which they could enter a maximum of two athletes per event.[1]

Qualification timesEdit

The following requisite qualification times were released in June 2017.[2]

Event Men Women
500 metres 35.70 39.50
1000 metres 1:10.50 1:18.00
1500 metres 1:48.00 1:59.50
3000 metres N/A 4:12.00
5000 metres 6:30.00 7:20.00 or 4:08.00 (3000 m)
Mass start 1:57.50 (1500 m) 2:10.00 (1500 m)
10,000 metres 13:30.00 or 6:25.00 (5000 m) N/A

Quota allocationEdit

Final Standings after World Cup 4 on 10 December 2017.[3] The "total" column began with 257 based on the maximum which the nation could be allocated from the individual distance allotments, and shrank to 184 by national team nominations and reallocation.[4][5] On 5 February, the final breakdown of 184 quotas was announced.[6]

NOC Men Women Total
500m 1,000m 1500m 5,000m 10,000m Team pursuit Mass start 500m 1,000m 1500m 3,000m 5,000m Team pursuit Mass start
  Australia 1 1 1
  Austria 1 1 1 1 1 2
  Belarus 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
  Belgium 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
  Canada 3 3 3 1 2 X 1 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 X 2 19
  China 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 2 X 2 13
  Chinese Taipei 1 1 1 1 1 3
  Colombia 1 1 1 2
  Czech Republic 1 2 2 2 1 1 3
  Denmark 2 1 3
  Estonia 1 1 1 2
  Finland 2 2 1 3
  France 1 1 1 1
  Germany 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 X 1 9
  Hungary 1 1 1
  Italy 1 1 2 3 2 X 1 2 1 1 1 2 9
  Japan 3 3 3 2 1 X 2 3 3 3 3 2 X 2 16
  Kazakhstan 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 6
  Latvia 1 1 1 1 1
  Netherlands 3 3 3 3 2 X 2 3 3 3 3 2 X 2 20
  New Zealand 2 1 1 X 2 3
  Norway 3 2 2 3 3 1 X 1 1 2 2 1 9
  Poland 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 3 X 2 14
  Olympic Athletes from Russia 3 3 3 1 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 1 X 2 3
  Romania 1 1
  South Korea 3 3 2 1 1 X 2 3 3 1 X 2 16
  Sweden 1 1 1
  Switzerland 1 1 1 1 2
  United States 3 3 3 2 X 2 3 3 3 1 1 X 2 13
Total: 29 NOCs 36 36 36 24 12 8 24 32 32 32 24 12 8 24 (184) 180

ReservesEdit

If a country rejects a quota spot or reduces its team then additional quotas become available. In case of reallocation of unused quotas places, priority will be given to NOC's that have not yet been allocated a quota place for the event. The NOCs that will thus have priority for reallocation of quota places for the respective events are marked with an asterisk (*) in the table below.

Men

Quota remaining to reallocate

500m

(4 confirmed)

1000m

(3 confirmed)

1500m

(3 confirmed)

5000m

(2 confirmed)

10,000m

(1 confirmed)

Mass start

(2 confirmed)

  Kazakhstan
  China
  Belgium *
  Finland
  Sweden *
  Germany
  Finland
  Sweden *
  Germany
  Norway
  Belgium *
  China *
  Germany
  South Korea
  China *
  Estonia *
  Belgium
  Chinese Taipei *
  Canada
  Poland *
  United States *
  Canada
  Japan
  Poland
  Japan *
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  Belgium *
  Norway
  France *
  Sweden *
  Italy
  Kazakhstan *
  Austria
  Poland
  Belarus *
  Colombia *
Women

Quota remaining to reallocate

500m

(2 confirmed)

1000m

(2 confirmed)

1500m

(2 confirmed)

3000m 5000m

(1 confirmed)

Mass start

(2 confirmed)

  Belarus *
  Norway
  Czech Republic
  Norway
  Romania *
  Poland
  Italy *
  Poland
  Italy
  Belarus *
  Czech Republic
  Norway
  Italy *
  South Korea *
  Germany
  Italy
  Belarus
  South Korea
  China
  South Korea *
  Germany
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  Belgium *
  United States
  Belgium *
  Czech Republic
  Italy *
  Germany
  Poland *
  Norway *
  Poland
  Great Britain *
  Czech Republic
  Austria
  Colombia *
  Belarus

Team Pursuit events

Unused Team Pursuit quota places may be provisionally reallocated to the next best placed team based on the Team Pursuit SOQC (Special Olympic Qualifying Classification), as per Rule 209, paragraph 2 d), as follows :

Men Team Pursuit Women Team Pursuit

(1 confirmed)

  Poland
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  China
  United States
  Czech Republic
  Italy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018". International Skating Union. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ Thrope, George (27 June 2017). "Speed skating Olympic qualification times announced by ISU". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "ISU Speed skating qualification tables". International Skating Union. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ "ISU Speed skating provisional allocation entry quotas". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Communication No. 2136: XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018 PyeongChang Entries Speed Skating". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union (ISU). 20 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Number of Entries by NOC" (PDF). PyeongChang 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.