World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women

The International Skating Union has organised the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women since 1936. Unofficial championships were held in the years 1933–1935.[1]

World Allround Speed Skating Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)January–March
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1933 (1933)
Organised byISU

HistoryEdit

Distances usedEdit

  • In the years 1933–1935, three distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m.
  • In the years 1936–1955, four distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m, 3000 m and 5000 m (the old combination).
  • In the years 1956–1982, four distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m and 3000 m (the mini combination).
  • Since 1983, four distances are skated: 500 m, 1500 m, 3000 m and 5000 m (the small combination).

Ranking systems usedEdit

  • Since 1933, the samalog system has been in use.

RecordsEdit

  • Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (nee Kleemann) of East Germany won a total of 8 world championship titles, three consecutive in 1991–1993, and another five consecutive titles in 1995–1999.
  • Ireen Wüst has a record 13 medals, 12 of each which were won in consecutive championships (2007–2018) – seven golds (2007, 2011–2014, 2017, 2020), four silvers (2008, 2015, 2016, 2018) and two bronzes (2009, 2010). Previously, this record belonged to Claudia Pechstein of Germany – 11 medals in consecutive championships (1996–2006) with one gold (2000), eight silvers (1996–1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006) and two bronzes (2002, 2005).

Medal winnersEdit

Unofficial championshipsEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1933 Oslo   Liselotte Landbeck   Synnøve Lie   Helen Bina
1934 Oslo   Undis Blikken   Verné Lesche   Synnøve Lie
1935 Oslo   Laila Schou Nilsen   Synnøve Lie   Kit Klein

Official championshipsEdit

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1936 Stockholm   Kit Klein   Verné Lesche   Synnøve Lie
1937 Davos   Laila Schou Nilsen   Synnøve Lie   Verné Lesche
1938 Oslo   Laila Schou Nilsen (3 [a])   Verné Lesche   Synnøve Lie
1939 Tampere   Verné Lesche   Liisa Salmi   Laura Tamminen
1940 Not held due to World War II
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 Drammen   Verné Lesche (2)   Else Marie Christiansen   Maggi Kvestad
1948 Turku   Maria Isakova   Lidia Selikhova   Zoya Kholshevnikova
1949 Kongsberg   Maria Isakova   Zoya Kholshevnikova   Rimma Zhukova
1950 Moscow   Maria Isakova (3)   Zinaida Krotova   Rimma Zhukova
1951 Eskilstuna   Eevi Huttunen   Randi Thorvaldsen   Ragnhild Mikkelsen
1952 Kokkola   Lidia Selikhova   Maria Anikanova   Randi Thorvaldsen
1953 Lillehammer   Khalida Shchegoleyeva   Rimma Zhukova   Lidia Selikhova
1954 Östersund   Lidia Selikhova (2)   Rimma Zhukova   Sofya Kondakova
1955 Kuopio   Rimma Zhukova   Tamara Rylova   Sofya Kondakova
1956 Kvarnsveden   Sofya Kondakova   Rimma Zhukova   Tamara Rylova
1957 Imatra   Inga Artamonova   Tamara Rylova   Lidia Selikhova
1958 Kristinehamn   Inga Artamonova   Tamara Rylova   Sofya Kondakova
1959 Sverdlovsk   Tamara Rylova   Valentina Stenina   Lidia Skoblikova
1960 Östersund   Valentina Stenina   Tamara Rylova   Lidia Skoblikova
1961 Tønsberg   Valentina Stenina   Albina Tuzova   Lidia Skoblikova
1962 Imatra   Inga Voronina-Artamonova   Lidia Skoblikova   Albina Tuzova
1963 Karuizawa   Lidia Skoblikova   Inga Voronina-Artamonova   Valentina Stenina
1964 Kristinehamn   Lidia Skoblikova (2)   Inga Voronina-Artamonova   Tamara Rylova
1965 Oulu   Inga Voronina-Artamonova (4)   Valentina Stenina   Stien Kaiser
1966 Trondheim   Valentina Stenina (3)   Kim Song-soon   Stien Kaiser
1967 Deventer   Stien Kaiser   Lāsma Kauniste   Dianne Holum
1968 Helsinki   Stien Kaiser (2)   Ans Schut   Carry Geijssen
1969 Grenoble   Lāsma Kauniste   Stien Kaiser   Ans Schut
1970 West Allis   Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Stien Kaiser   Sigrid Sundby
1971 Helsinki   Nina Statkevich   Stien Kaiser   Lyudmila Titova
1972 Heerenveen   Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Stien Baas-Kaiser   Dianne Holum
1973 Strömsund   Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Tatyana Shelekova-Rastopshina   Trijnie Rep
1974 Heerenveen   Atje Keulen-Deelstra (4)   Tatyana Averina   Nina Statkevich
1975 Assen   Karin Kessow   Tatyana Averina   Sheila Young
1976 Gjøvik   Sylvia Burka   Tatyana Averina   Sheila Young
1977 Keystone   Vera Bryndzei   Galina Stepanskaya   Galina Nikitina
1978 Helsinki   Tatyana Averina   Galina Stepanskaya   Marion Dittmann
1979 The Hague   Beth Heiden   Natalya Petrusyova   Sylvia Burka
1980 Hamar   Natalya Petrusyova   Beth Heiden   Bjørg Eva Jensen
1981 Sainte-Foy   Natalya Petrusyova (2)   Karin Enke   Sarah Docter
1982 Inzell   Karin Busch   Andrea Schöne   Natalya Petrusyova
1983 Karl-Marx-Stadt   Andrea Schöne   Karin Enke   Valentina Lalenkova-Golovenkina
1984 Deventer   Karin Enke   Andrea Schöne   Gabi Schönbrunn
1985 Sarajevo   Andrea Schöne (2)   Gabi Schönbrunn   Sabine Brehm
1986 The Hague   Karin Kania   Andrea Ehrig   Sabine Brehm
1987 West Allis   Karin Kania   Andrea Ehrig   Yvonne van Gennip
1988 Skien   Karin Kania (5)   Yvonne van Gennip   Erwina Ryś-Ferens
1989 Lake Placid   Constanze Moser-Scandolo   Gunda Kleemann   Yvonne van Gennip
1990 Calgary   Jacqueline Börner   Seiko Hashimoto   Constanze Moser-Scandolo
1991 Hamar   Gunda Kleemann   Heike Warnicke-Schalling   Lia van Schie
1992 Heerenveen   Gunda Niemann   Emese Hunyady   Seiko Hashimoto
1993 Berlin   Gunda Niemann   Emese Hunyady   Heike Warnicke-Schalling
1994 Butte   Emese Hunyady   Ulrike Adeberg   Mihaela Dascălu
1995 Savalen   Gunda Niemann   Lyudmila Prokasheva   Annamarie Thomas
1996 Inzell   Gunda Niemann   Claudia Pechstein   Mie Uehara
1997 Nagano   Gunda Niemann   Claudia Pechstein   Tonny de Jong
1998 Heerenveen   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann   Claudia Pechstein   Anni Friesinger
1999 Hamar   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (8)   Claudia Pechstein   Tonny de Jong
2000 Milwaukee   Claudia Pechstein   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann   Maki Tabata
2001 Budapest   Anni Friesinger   Claudia Pechstein   Renate Groenewold
2002 Heerenveen   Anni Friesinger   Cindy Klassen   Claudia Pechstein
2003 Gothenburg   Cindy Klassen   Claudia Pechstein   Daniela Anschütz
2004 Hamar   Renate Groenewold   Claudia Pechstein   Wieteke Cramer
2005 Moscow   Anni Friesinger (3)   Cindy Klassen   Claudia Pechstein
2006 Calgary   Cindy Klassen (2)   Claudia Pechstein   Kristina Groves
2007 Heerenveen   Ireen Wüst   Anni Friesinger   Cindy Klassen
2008 Berlin   Paulien van Deutekom   Ireen Wüst   Kristina Groves
2009 Hamar   Martina Sáblíková   Kristina Groves   Ireen Wüst
2010 Heerenveen   Martina Sáblíková   Kristina Groves   Ireen Wüst
2011 Calgary   Ireen Wüst   Christine Nesbitt   Martina Sáblíková
2012 Moscow   Ireen Wüst   Martina Sáblíková   Christine Nesbitt
2013 Hamar   Ireen Wüst   Diane Valkenburg   Yekaterina Shikhova
2014 Heerenveen   Ireen Wüst   Olga Graf   Yvonne Nauta
2015 Calgary   Martina Sáblíková   Ireen Wüst   Ida Njåtun
2016 Berlin   Martina Sáblíková   Ireen Wüst   Antoinette de Jong
2017 Hamar   Ireen Wüst   Martina Sáblíková   Miho Takagi
2018 Amsterdam   Miho Takagi   Ireen Wüst   Annouk van der Weijden
2019 Calgary   Martina Sáblíková (5)   Miho Takagi   Antoinette de Jong
2020 Hamar   Ireen Wüst (7)   Ivanie Blondin   Antoinette de Jong

All-time medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union24252069
2  Netherlands15112046
3  Germany1212529
4  East Germany108523
5  Czech Republic5218
6  Norway45918
7  Canada36514
8  Finland3429
9  Austria2204
10  United States21710
11  Japan1247
12  Russia0112
13  Kazakhstan0101
  North Korea0101
15  Poland0011
  Romania0011
Totals (16 nations)818181243

Multiple medalistsEdit

Boldface denotes active skaters and highest medal count among all skaters (including those not included in these tables) per type.

Rank Skater Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Kleemann)   East Germany
  Germany
1989 2000 8 2 10
2 Ireen Wüst   Netherlands 2007 2020 7 4 2 13
3 Martina Sáblíková   Czech Republic 2009 2019 5 2 1 8
4 Karin Kania (Enke, Busch)   East Germany 1981 1988 5 2 7
5 Inga Voronina (Artamonova)   Soviet Union 1957 1965 4 2 6
6 Atje Keulen-Deelstra   Netherlands 1970 1974 4 4
7 Valentina Stenina   Soviet Union 1959 1966 3 2 1 6
8 Anni Friesinger   Germany 1998 2007 3 1 1 5
9 Maria Isakova   Soviet Union 1948 1950 3 3
Laila Schou Nilsen   Norway 1935 1938 * 3 * * 3 *

* including one medal won at the unofficial championship of 1935.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Laila Schou Nilsen won her first allround title in 1935 at the unofficial World Championships.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Some Key Dates in ISU History". ISU.org. Retrieved 21 November 2012.