Speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Speed skating
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Speed Skating, Nagano 1998.png
Venue M-Wave
Dates8–20 February 1998
No. of events10
Competitors169 from 25 nations
  1994
2002  

Speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics, was held from 8 to 20 February. Ten events were contested at M-Wave. [1] [2]

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Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)54211
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2316
3Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)1225
4Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)1023
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1001
6Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)0112
7Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0011
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)0011
Totals (8 nations)10101030

The Netherlands dominated the Nagano speed skating events, winning five gold medals and eleven medals overall, their highest total in any Winter games, as of 2010. Bart Veldkamp's bronze medal was the first in speed skating for Belgium, and the first at the Winter Games for the country in 50 years. Lyudmila Prokasheva's bronze medal for Kazakhstan was that country's first in the sport as well, and Prokasheva became the first woman from Kazakhstan to earn an Olympic medal.

Gianni Romme and Marianne Timmer led the individual medal tables, with two gold each.

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
2x500 metres
details
Hiroyasu Shimizu
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1:11.35 Jeremy Wotherspoon
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:11.84 Kevin Overland
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:11.86
1000 metres
details
Ids Postma
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:10.64
( OR )
Jan Bos
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:10.71 Hiroyasu Shimizu
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1:11.00
1500 metres
details
Ådne Søndrål
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:47.87
WR
Ids Postma
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:48.13 Rintje Ritsma
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:48.52
5000 metres
details
Gianni Romme
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
6:22.20
WR
Rintje Ritsma
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
6:28.24 Bart Veldkamp
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
6:28.31
10,000 metres
details
Gianni Romme
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
13:15.33
WR
Bob de Jong
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
13:25.76 Rintje Ritsma
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
13:28.19

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
2x500 metres
details
Catriona Le May Doan
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:16.60 Susan Auch
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:16.93 Tomomi Okazaki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1:17.10
1000 metres
details
Marianne Timmer
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:16.51
(OR)
Chris Witty
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:16.79 Catriona Le May Doan
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:17.37
1500 metres
details
Marianne Timmer
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:57.58 WR Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1:58.66 Chris Witty
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:58.97
3000 metres
details
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
4:07.29
(OR)
Claudia Pechstein
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
4:08.47 Anni Friesinger-Postma
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
4:09.44
5000 metres
details
Claudia Pechstein
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
6:59.61 WR Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
6:59.65 Lyudmila Prokasheva
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
7:11.14

Records

Five world records and twelve Olympic records were set in Nagano. [3] [4]

EventDateTeamTimeORWR
Men's 500 metres 9 FebruaryFlag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Hiroyasu Shimizu  (JPN)35.76OR
11 FebruaryFlag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Hiroyasu Shimizu  (JPN)35.59OR
Men's 1000 metres 15 FebruaryFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Ids Postma  (NED)1:10.64OR
Men's 1500 metres 12 FebruaryFlag of Norway.svg  Ådne Søndrål  (NOR)1:47.87ORWR
Men's 5000 metres 8 FebruaryFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Gianni Romme  (NED)6:22.20ORWR
Men's 10000 metres 17 FebruaryFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Gianni Romme  (NED)13:15.33ORWR
Women's 500 metres 13 FebruaryFlag of Canada.svg  Catriona Le May Doan  (CAN)38.39OR
14 FebruaryFlag of Canada.svg  Catriona Le May Doan  (CAN)38.21OR
Women's 1000 metres 19 FebruaryFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Marianne Timmer  (NED)1:16.51OR
Women's 1500 metres 16 FebruaryFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Marianne Timmer  (NED)1:57.58ORWR
Women's 3000 metres 11 FebruaryFlag of Germany.svg  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann  (GER)4:07.29OR
Women's 5000 metres 20 FebruaryFlag of Germany.svg  Claudia Pechstein  (GER)6:59.61ORWR

Participating NOCs

Twenty-five nations competed in the speed skating events at Nagano. New Zealand and Portugal made their Olympic speed skating debuts.

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References

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  3. "ISU - Speed Skating - Records - World Records". International Skating Union. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
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