World Speed Skating Championships

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World Speed Skating Championships
Speed skating pictogram.svg
First event 1893 (official)
Occur everyYear
PurposeWorld Championships of speed skating

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

Contents

SportDisciplineChampionships for:
Long track Allround Men Women Junior
Sprint Men Women
Single Distances Men Women
Short track Short track MenWomen Junior Team

Records

World Allround

Men

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sven Kramer 92007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 03
Flag of Finland.svg Clas Thunberg 51923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 11
Flag of Norway.svg Oscar Mathisen 51908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914 10
Flag of Norway.svg Ivar Ballangrud 41926, 1932, 1936, 1938 43
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rintje Ritsma 41995, 1996, 1999, 2001 23

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [2]

Women

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of East Germany.svg / Flag of Germany.svg Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann (Kleemann) 81991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 20
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ireen Wüst 72007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2020 42
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martina Sáblíková 52009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2019 21
Flag of East Germany.svg Karin Kania (Enke, Busch) 51982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 20
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Inga Voronina (Artamonova) 41957, 1958, 1962, 1965 20
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Atje Keulen-Deelstra 41970, 1972, 1973, 1974 00

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [3]

Junior

Multiple champions
Boys
SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of the United States.svg Eric Heiden 21977, 197810
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Koen Verweij 22009, 201010
Flag of Sweden.svg Tomas Gustafson 21979, 198000
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Valeri Guk 21984, 198500
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Falko Zandstra 21990, 199100
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bob de Jong 21995, 199600
Flag of Norway.svg Sverre Lunde Pedersen 22011, 201200
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Patrick Roest 22014, 201500
Girls
SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of East Germany.svg Angela Stahnke 31982, 1983, 198400
Flag of the United States.svg Beth Heiden 21978, 197920
Flag of East Germany.svg Monique Garbrecht 21986, 198701
Flag of East Germany.svg Ulrike Adeberg 21989, 199000
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frédérique Ankoné 22000, 200100
Flag of Japan.svg Miho Takagi 22012, 201300

World Sprint

Men

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg / Flag of the CIS (UEFA Euro 1992).svg / Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg Igor Zhelezovski 61985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 199301
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jeremy Wotherspoon 41999, 2000, 2002, 2003 41
Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Kyou-Hyuk 42007, 2008, 2010, 2011 10
Flag of the United States.svg Eric Heiden 41977, 1978, 1979, 1980 00

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [4]

Women

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of East Germany.svg Karin Kania (Enke, Busch) 61980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 20
Flag of Germany.svg Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt 51991, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 00
Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie Blair 31989, 1994, 1995 42
Flag of the United States.svg Sheila Young 31973, 1975, 1976 00

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [5]

World Single Distances

Men

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sven Kramer 215000 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
32
Flag of the United States.svg Shani Davis 81000 m: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015
1500 m: 2004, 2007, 2009
Team pursuit: 2011
43
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bob de Jong 75000 m: 2001, 2011
10000 m: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012
85
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gianni Romme 75000 m: 1998, 1999, 2000
10000 m: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
23
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Erben Wennemars 61000 m: 2003, 2004
1500 m: 2003
Team pursuit: 2005, 2007, 2008
23

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [6]

Women

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martina Sáblíková 163000 m: 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020
5000 m: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
60
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ireen Wüst 151000 m: 2007
1500 m: 2007, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2020
3000 m: 2011, 2013, 2017
Team pursuit: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2021
151
Flag of Germany.svg Anni Friesinger-Postma 121000 m: 2003, 2004, 2008
1500 m: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
3000 m: 2003
5000 m: 2005
Team pursuit: 2005
91
Flag of Germany.svg Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann 111500 m: 1997
3000 m: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001
5000 m: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
30
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Christine Nesbitt 71000 m: 2009, 2011, 2012
1500 m: 2012
Team pursuit: 2007, 2009, 2011
23

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [7]

World Short Track (Overall)

Men

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun Soo 62003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 10
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon 41993, 1994, 1996, 1998 21

Women

SkaterGold medal icon.svgYearSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle 51979, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990 21
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) 51998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 20
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng 32008, 2009, 2013 30
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert 31991, 1993, 1994 22
Flag of South Korea.svg Chun Lee-Kyung 31995, 1996, 1997 20
Flag of South Korea.svg Jin Sun-Yu 32005, 2006, 2007 00
Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong 32015, 2016, 2018 10

Combined all-time medal count

Updated after the 2021 World Single Distances Championships.

This table include all medals won at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships (1889–2020), World Sprint Speed Skating Championships (1970–2020) and World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (1996–2021).

RankNationFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1.Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 18932021163128141432
2.Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 19912020565139146
3.Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 18982021535855166
4.Flag of the United States.svg  United States 18912021534354150
5.Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 19481991434838129
6.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 18972021405050140
7.Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1910202022253582
8.Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 20072021218332
9.Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 196019902017946
10.Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1970202019333991
11.Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1990202017141142
12.Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 190120131316736
13.Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 19912020814830
14.Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1908202166719
15.Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1933201944412
16.Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 197119822035
17.Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1991201519616
18. RSU Team flag (2021 WCh).svg Russian Skating Union 2021202113711
19.Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 199320051225
20.Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 199520131113
21.Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 193919401102
22.Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS 199219921001
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 194919491001
24.Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 199620210246
25.Flag of France.svg  France 196020170224
26.Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 197820200167
27.Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 201720170112
28.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 195119510101
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 196619660101
30.Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 201420140011
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 199419940011
-independent195119510011 [8]
-none declared188919077181843 [9]
Total5475395351621

Related Research Articles

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 and the best eight skaters over these distances getting to ride the last event. The results of the races are converted to points, and the skater with lowest total score wins the championship.

The World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating competitions organised by the International Skating Union.

Ard Schenk Dutch speed skater

Adrianus "Ard" Schenk is a former speed skater from the Netherlands, who is considered to be one of the best in history. His first Olympic success came in 1968, when he won a silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics. Between 1970 and 1972 Winter Olympics, Schenk won three consecutive World Allround Speed Skating Championships. He won three gold medals at the 1972 Winter Olympics, becoming, along with Galina Kulakova of Soviet Union, the most successful athlete there.

Clas Thunberg Finnish speed skater

Arnold Clas ("Classe") Robert Thunberg was a Finnish speed skater who won five Olympic gold medals – three at the inaugural Winter Olympics held in Chamonix in 1924 and two at the 1928 Winter Olympics held in St. Moritz. He was the most successful athlete at both of these Winter Olympics, sharing the honour for 1928 Winter Olympics with Johan Grøttumsbraaten of Norway. No other athlete ever won such a high fraction of all Olympic events at a single Games. He was born and died in Helsinki.

Sven Kramer Dutch speed skater

Sven Kramer is a Dutch long track speed skater who has won an all time record nine World Allround Championships as well as a record ten European Allround Championships. He is the Olympic champion of the 5000 meters at the Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, and won a record 21 gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships; eight in the 5000 meters, five in the 10,000 meters, and eight in the team pursuit. Kramer is the current world record holder in the team pursuit, and broke the world records in the 5000 meter and 10,000 meter events three times. By winning the 2010 World Allround Championship, Kramer became the first speed skater in history to win four consecutive world allround championships, and eight consecutive international allround championships. He was undefeated in the 18 international allround championships he participated in from the 2006/2007 season until the 2016/2017 season. From November 2007 to March 2009 he was ranked first in the Adelskalender, but despite his dominance as an all-round skater he has since been overtaken on that list by Shani Davis and, more recently, by his team mate Patrick Roest.

Ids Postma Dutch speed skater

Ids Hylke Postma is a Dutch former speed skater. He is an Olympic gold medalist and former world champion.

Ireen Wüst Dutch speed skater

Ireen Wüst is a Dutch long track allround speed skater.

Christine Nesbitt Canadian speed skater

Christine Nesbitt is a Canadian retired long track speed skater who currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. She won the gold medal in the 1000 metres event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She had previously won a silver medal in the team pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She is also the 2011 sprint champion, 2012 1500 metres world champion, three-time world champion for 1000 metres, and three-time world champion for team pursuit. On 4 June 2015 she announced her retirement.

Jonny Nilsson Swedish speed skater

Erling Martin Jonny Nilsson is a retired competitive speed skater from Sweden.

The ISU Speed Skating World Cup is a series of international speed skating competitions, organised annually by the International Skating Union since the winter of 1985–86. Every year during the winter season, a number of competitions on different distances and on different locations are held. Skaters can earn points at each competition, and the skater who has the most points on a given distance at the end of the series is the winner. Initially not very popular with skaters nor spectators, the World Cup has gradually become more and more popular, and this was due to the creation of the World Single Distance Championships. The results of the separate distances in the World Cup ranking are the main qualifying method for the World Single Distance Championships.

Marrit Leenstra (speed skater) Dutch former long track speed skater

Marrit Leenstra is a Dutch former long track speed skater.

Bart Swings Belgian speed skater

Bart Swings is a Belgian long track speed skater and multiple European and world champion inline speed skater. He is the world record holder on 10,000 m inline speed skating with 14:41.425.

1889 World Allround Speed Skating Championships

The 1889 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 8 and 9 January at the ice rink Museumplein in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is the first World Allround Speed Skating Championships, it's unofficial because there was no International Skating Union

Denis Yuskov Russian speed skater

Denis Igoryevich Yuskov is a Russian speed skater. He is a three-time gold medalist in men's 1500 meters at the World Single Distance Championships and the World Cup-2016 holder at the distance 1500 m.

References

  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.