World Speed Skating Championships

The International Skating Union[1] organises the following World Championships in the sport of speed skating:

World Speed Skating Championships
First event1893 (official)
Occur everyYear
PurposeWorld Championships of speed skating
Sport Discipline Championships for:
Long track Allround Men Women Junior
Sprint Men Women
Single Distances Men Women
Short track Short track Men Women Junior Team

Records edit

World Allround edit

Men edit

Skater   Year    
  Sven Kramer 9 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 0 3
  Clas Thunberg 5 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 1 1
  Oscar Mathisen 5 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914 1 0
  Ivar Ballangrud 4 1926, 1932, 1936, 1938 4 3
  Rintje Ritsma 4 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001 2 3

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

Women edit

Skater   Year    
  /   Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Kleemann) 8 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 2 0
  Ireen Wüst 7 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2020 4 2
  Martina Sáblíková 5 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2019 2 1
  Karin Kania (Enke, Busch) 5 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 2 0
  Inga Voronina (Artamonova) 4 1957, 1958, 1962, 1965 2 0
  Atje Keulen-Deelstra 4 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974 0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

Junior edit

Multiple champions (overall classification)
Boys
Skater   Year    
  Eric Heiden 2 1977, 1978 1 0
  Koen Verweij 2 2009, 2010 1 0
  Tomas Gustafson 2 1979, 1980 0 0
  Valeri Guk 2 1984, 1985 0 0
  Falko Zandstra 2 1990, 1991 0 0
  Bob de Jong 2 1995, 1996 0 0
  Sverre Lunde Pedersen 2 2011, 2012 0 0
  Patrick Roest 2 2014, 2015 0 0
Girls
Skater   Year    
  Angela Stahnke 3 1982, 1983, 1984 0 0
  Beth Heiden 2 1978, 1979 2 0
  Monique Garbrecht 2 1986, 1987 0 1
  Ulrike Adeberg 2 1989, 1990 0 0
  Frédérique Ankoné 2 2000, 2001 0 0
  Miho Takagi 2 2012, 2013 0 0
  Femke Kok 2 2019, 2020 0 0

World Sprint edit

Men edit

Skater   Year    
  /   /   Igor Zhelezovski 6 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 0 1
  Jeremy Wotherspoon 4 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 4 1
  Lee Kyou-Hyuk 4 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 1 0
  Eric Heiden 4 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

Women edit

Skater   Year    
  Karin Kania (Enke, Busch) 6 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 2 0
  Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt 5 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 0 0
  Bonnie Blair 3 1989, 1994, 1995 4 2
  Sheila Young 3 1973, 1975, 1976 0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[5]

World Single Distances edit

Men edit

Skater   Year    
  Sven Kramer 21 5000 m: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
10000 m: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017
Team pursuit: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020
3 2
  Shani Davis 8 1000 m: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015
1500 m: 2004, 2007, 2009
Team pursuit: 2011
4 3
  Bob de Jong 7 5000 m: 2001, 2011
10000 m: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012
8 5
  Gianni Romme 7 5000 m: 1998, 1999, 2000
10000 m: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
2 3
  Erben Wennemars 6 1000 m: 2003, 2004
1500 m: 2003
Team pursuit: 2005, 2007, 2008
2 3
  Jordan Stolz 6 500 m: 2023, 2024
1000 m: 2023, 2024
1500 m: 2023, 2024
0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[6]

Women edit

Skater   Year    
  Martina Sáblíková 16 3000 m: 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020
5000 m: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
6 4
  Ireen Wüst 15 1000 m: 2007
1500 m: 2007, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2020
3000 m: 2011, 2013, 2017
Team pursuit: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2021
15 1
  Anni Friesinger-Postma 12 1000 m: 2003, 2004, 2008
1500 m: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
3000 m: 2003
5000 m: 2005
Team pursuit: 2005
9 1
  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann 11 1500 m: 1997
3000 m: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001
5000 m: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
3 0
  Irene Schouten 8 3000 m: 2024
5000 m: 2021, 2023
Mass start: 2015, 2019, 2024
Team pursuit: 2021, 2024
2 5
  Christine Nesbitt 7 1000 m: 2009, 2011, 2012
1500 m: 2012
Team pursuit: 2007, 2009, 2011
2 3

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[7]

World Short Track (Overall) edit

Men edit

Skater   Year    
  Ahn Hyun Soo /   Viktor An 6 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 1 0
  Marc Gagnon 4 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998 2 1

Women edit

Skater   Year    
  Yang Yang (A) 6 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 1 0
  Sylvie Daigle 5 1979, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990 2 1
  Wang Meng 3 2008, 2009, 2013 3 0
  Nathalie Lambert 3 1991, 1993, 1994 2 2
  Chun Lee-Kyung 3 1995, 1996, 1997 2 0
  Choi Min-jeong 3 2015, 2016, 2018 1 0
  Jin Sun-Yu 3 2005, 2006, 2007 0 0

Combined all-time medal count edit

Updated after the 2024 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships.

This table include all medals won at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships (1889–2022), World Sprint Speed Skating Championships (1970–2022) and World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (1996–2024). Unofficial World Championships (not recognized by the ISU) also included

Rank Nation From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Netherlands 1893 2024 180 141 150 471
2.   United States 1891 2024 59 45 56 160
3.   Germany 1991 2020 56 51 39 146
4.   Norway 1898 2024 55 61 62 178
5.   Canada 1897 2024 45 59 53 157
6.   Soviet Union 1948 1991 43 48 38 129
7.   Russia 1910 2020 22 25 35 82
8.   Japan 1970 2024 21 35 43 99
9.   Czech Republic 2007 2024 21 8 7 36
10.   East Germany 1960 1990 20 17 9 46
11.   South Korea 1990 2024 17 15 11 43
12.   Finland 1901 2013 13 16 7 36
13.   China 1991 2024 8 17 9 34
14.   Sweden 1908 2022 7 6 7 20
15.   Italy 1991 2024 4 11 7 22
16.   Austria 1933 2023 4 5 5 14
17.   Belgium 1996 2024 2 2 6 10
18.   West Germany 1971 1982 2 0 3 5
19. Russian Skating Union 2021 2021 1 3 7 11
20.   Belarus 1993 2005 1 2 2 5
21.   Kazakhstan 1995 2013 1 1 1 3
22.   Latvia 1939 1940 1 1 0 2
23.   CIS 1992 1992 1 0 0 1
  Hungary 1949 1949 1 0 0 1
25.   Poland 1978 2024 0 3 8 11
26.   France 1960 2017 0 2 2 4
27.   Great Britain 1951 2023 0 1 1 2
  New Zealand 2017 2017 0 1 1 2
29.   North Korea 1966 1966 0 1 0 1
30.   Australia 2014 2014 0 0 1 1
  Romania 1994 1994 0 0 1 1
  Switzerland 2024 2024 0 0 1 1
- independent 1951 1951 0 0 1 1 [8]
- none declared 1889 1907 7 18 18 43 [9]
Total 585 577 573 1735

References edit

  1. ^ Homepage ISU
  2. ^ "Medal table World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Medal table World Championship Allround Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Medal table World Championship Sprint Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Medal table World Championship Sprint Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Medal table World Championship Single Distance Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Medal table World Championship Single Distance Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.