World Speed Skating Championships

World Speed Skating Championships
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First event1893 (official)
Occur everyYear
PurposeWorld Championships of speed skating

The International Skating Union[1] organises the following World Championships in the sport 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 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Netherlands Sven Kramer 9 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 0 3
Finland Clas Thunberg 5 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 1 1
Norway Oscar Mathisen 5 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914 1 0
Norway Ivar Ballangrud 4 1926, 1932, 1936, 1938 4 3
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma 4 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001 2 3

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

Women[edit]

Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
East Germany / Germany Gunda Niemann 8 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 2 0
Netherlands Ireen Wüst 6 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 4 2
Czech Republic Martina Sablikova 5 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2019 2 1
East Germany Karin Enke 5 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 2 0
Soviet Union Inga Artamonova 4 1957, 1958, 1962, 1965 2 0
Netherlands Atje Keulen-Deelstra 4 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974 0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

Junior[edit]

Multiple champions
Boys
Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
United States Eric Heiden 2 1977, 1978 1 0
Netherlands Koen Verweij 2 2009, 2010 1 0
Sweden Tomas Gustafson 2 1979, 1980 0 0
Soviet Union Valeri Guk 2 1984, 1985 0 0
Netherlands Falko Zandstra 2 1990, 1991 0 0
Netherlands Bob de Jong 2 1995, 1996 0 0
Norway Sverre Lunde Pedersen 2 2011, 2012 0 0
Netherlands Patrick Roest 2 2014, 2015 0 0
Girls
Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
East Germany Angela Stahnke 3 1982, 1983, 1984 0 0
United States Beth Heiden 2 1978, 1979 2 0
East Germany Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt 2 1986, 1987 0 1
East Germany Ulrike Adeberg 2 1989, 1990 0 0
Netherlands Frédérique Ankoné 2 2000, 2001 0 0
Japan Miho Takagi 2 2012, 2013 0 0

World Sprint[edit]

Men[edit]

Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Soviet Union / Commonwealth of Independent States / Belarus Igor Zhelezovski 6 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 0 1
Canada Jeremy Wotherspoon 4 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 4 1
South Korea Lee Kyou-Hyuk 4 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 1 0
United States Eric Heiden 4 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

Women[edit]

Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
East Germany Karin Enke 6 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 2 0
Germany Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt 5 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 0 0
United States Bonnie Blair 3 1989, 1994, 1995 4 2
United States Sheila Young 3 1973, 1975, 1976 0 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[5]

World Single Distances[edit]

Men[edit]

Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Netherlands Sven Kramer 20 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
2 2
United States Shani Davis 8 1000 m: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015
1500 m: 2004, 2007, 2009
Team pursuit: 2011
4 3
Netherlands Bob de Jong 7 5000 m: 2001, 2011
10000 m: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012
8 5
Netherlands Gianni Romme 7 5000 m: 1998, 1999, 2000
10000 m: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
2 3
Netherlands Erben Wennemars 6 1000 m: 2003, 2004
1500 m: 2003
Team pursuit: 2005, 2007, 2008
2 3
Netherlands Carl Verheijen 5 10000 m: 2001, 2004
Team pursuit: 2005, 2007, 2009
5 3
Japan Hiroyasu Shimizu 5 500 m: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 3 2

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[6]

Women[edit]

Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková 15 3000 m: 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019
5000 m: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
4 0
Netherlands Ireen Wüst 13 1000 m: 2007
1500 m: 2007, 2011, 2013, 2019
3000 m: 2011, 2013, 2017
Team pursuit: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
14 1
Germany 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
Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann 11 1500 m: 1997
3000 m: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001
5000 m: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
3 0
Canada Christine Nesbitt 7 1000 m: 2009, 2011, 2012
1500 m: 2012
Team pursuit: 2007, 2009, 2011
2 3
Germany Claudia Pechstein 5 1500 m: 2000
3000 m: 2004, 2004
5000 m: 1996, 2003
13 12

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[7]

World Short Track (Overall)[edit]

Men[edit]

Skater 1st, gold medalist(s) Year 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
South Korea Ahn Hyun Soo 6 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 1 0
Canada Marc Gagnon 4 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998 2 1

Women[edit]

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

Combined all-time medal count[edit]

Updated after the 2019 World Allround Championships.

This table include all medals won at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships (1889-2019), World Sprint Speed Skating Championships (1970-2019) and World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (1996-2019).

Rank Nation From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  Netherlands 1893 2019 147 117 133 397
2.  Germany 1991 2017 56 51 38 145
3.  Norway 1898 2019 52 57 54 163
4.  United States 1891 2019 51 42 53 146
5.  Soviet Union 1948 1991 43 48 38 129
6.  Canada 1897 2019 36 43 45 124
7.  East Germany 1960 1990 20 17 9 46
8.  Czech Republic 2007 2019 20 6 3 29
9.  Russia 1910 2019 19 20 30 69
10.  South Korea 1990 2019 17 13 10 40
11.  Japan 1970 2019 15 31 36 82
12.  Finland 1901 2013 13 16 7 36
13.  China 1991 2017 8 13 8 29
14.  Sweden 1908 2009 4 6 7 17
15.  Austria 1933 2019 4 4 4 12
16.  West Germany 1971 1982 2 0 3 5
17.  Italy 1991 2015 1 9 6 16
18.  Belarus 1993 2005 1 2 2 5
19.  Kazakhstan 1995 2013 1 1 1 3
20.  Latvia 1939 1940 1 1 0 2
21.  CIS 1992 1992 1 0 0 1
 Hungary 1949 1949 1 0 0 1
23.  Belgium 1996 2013 0 2 3 5
24.  France 1960 2017 0 2 2 4
25.  Poland 1978 2013 0 1 5 6
26.  New Zealand 2017 2017 0 1 1 2
27.  Great Britain 1951 1951 0 1 0 1
 North Korea 1966 1966 0 1 0 1
29.  Australia 2014 2014 0 0 1 1
 Romania 1994 1994 0 0 1 1
- independent 1951 1951 0 0 1 1 [8]
- none declared 1889 1907 7 18 18 43 [9]
Total 513 505 501 1519

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.