World Allround Speed Skating Championships

The World Allround Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best allround speed skater of the world. The event is held over two days, with all skaters entering the first three distances (500 m, 3000 m and 1500 m for women; 500 m, 5000 m and 1500 m for men) and the best eight skaters over these distances getting to ride the last event (5000 m for women; 10 000 m for men). The results of the races are converted to points, and the skater with lowest total score wins the championship.

The International Skating Union has organised the World Allround Championships for Men since 1893 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1889–1892) and the World Allround Championships for Women since 1936 (unofficial Championships were held in the years 1933–1935). Since 1996 the men's and women's World Allround Championships are held at the same time and venue.

History and medal winnersEdit

Combined all-time medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands552950134
2  Norway414142124
3  Soviet Union323830100
4  Finland1214531
5  Germany1212630
6  East Germany109625
7  United States1061228
8  Czech Republic5218
9  Canada46515
10  Russia36312
11  Sweden34613
12  Austria2327
13  Japan14611
14  Italy1337
15  Latvia1102
16  Hungary1001
17  France0101
  Great Britain0101
  Kazakhstan0101
  North Korea0101
21  Belgium0022
22  Poland0011
  Romania0011
Independent[a]0011
Totals (23 nations)193182182557
  • ^[a] Kornél Pajor skated for Hungary until he defected in 1949. From then on, the ISU allowed him to participate as an independent skater representing the ISU, as he did winning the bronze medal in 1951.
  • From 1889 to 1907 only gold medals were awarded: to win the gold medal, an athlete was required to win at least three of the distances. In seven competitions, no winner was declared due to this rule.

Repeat winnersEdit

Rank Skater Year       Total
1   Sven Kramer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 9 0 3 12
2   /   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Kleemann) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 8 2 0 10
3   Ireen Wüst 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2020 7 4 2 13
4   Martina Sáblíková 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2019 5 2 1 8
5   Karin Kania (Enke, Busch) 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 5 2 0 7
6   Clas Thunberg 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 5 1 1 7
7   Oscar Mathisen 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914 5 1 0 6
8   Ivar Ballangrud 1926, 1932, 1936, 1938 4 4 3 11
9   Rintje Ritsma 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001 4 2 3 9
10   Inga Voronina (Artamonova) 1957, 1958, 1962, 1965 4 2 0 6
11   Atje Keulen-Deelstra 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974 4 0 0 4
12   Ard Schenk 1970, 1971, 1972 3 2 2 7
13   Michael Staksrud 1930, 1935, 1937 3 2 1 6
  Valentina Stenina 1960, 1961, 1966 3 2 1 6
15   Oleg Goncharenko 1953, 1956, 1958 3 2 0 5
16   Johann Olav Koss 1990, 1991, 1994 3 1 1 5
  Anni Friesinger 2001, 2002, 2005 3 1 1 5
18   Eric Heiden 1977, 1978, 1979 3 1 0 4
  Patrick Roest 2018, 2019, 2020 3 1 0 4
20   Jaap Eden 1893, 1895, 1896 3 0 0 3
  Laila Schou Nilsen 1935 *, 1937, 1938 3 0 0 3
  Maria Isakova 1948, 1949, 1950 3 0 0 3
  Hjalmar Andersen 1950, 1951, 1952 3 0 0 3
24   Stien Kaiser 1967, 1968 2 4 2 8
25   Ids Postma 1997, 1998 2 4 1 7
26   Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich (Schöne-Mitscherlich) 1983, 1985 2 4 0 6
27   Verné Lesche 1939, 1947 2 3 1 6
28   Cindy Klassen 2003, 2006 2 2 1 5
29   Bernt Evensen 1927, 1934 2 1 3 6
  Lidia Skoblikova 1963, 1964 2 1 3 6
31   Lidia Selikhova 1952, 1954 2 1 2 5
32   Odd Lundberg 1946 *, 1948 2 1 1 4
  Natalya Petrusyova 1980, 1981 2 1 1 4
  Shani Davis 2005, 2006 2 1 1 4
35   Knut Johannesen 1957, 1964 2 1 0 3
36   Kees Verkerk 1966, 1967 2 0 3 5
37   Hilbert van der Duim 1980, 1982 2 0 2 4
38   Peder Østlund 1898, 1899 2 0 0 2
  Nikolay Strunnikov 1910, 1911 2 0 0 2
  Hein Vergeer 1985, 1986 2 0 0 2
  Gianni Romme 2000, 2003 2 0 0 2

* unofficial World Championships

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Medal table World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.

External linksEdit