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Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's 10000 metres

Men's 10000 metres
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Honoring of the medalists in the Holland Heineken House
Venue Adler Arena Skating Center
Date 18 February 2014
Competitors 14 from 9 nations
Winning time 12:44.45
Medalists
Gold medal    Netherlands
Silver medal    Netherlands
Bronze medal    Netherlands
Speed skating at the
2014 Winter Olympics
500 m   men   women
1000 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men women
10000 m men
Team pursuit men women

The men's 10000 metres speed skating competition of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was held at Adler Arena Skating Center on 18 February 2014.[1]

Qualification

A total of sixteen speed skaters could qualify for this distance, with a maximum of three skaters per country. The top 10 of the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – Men's 5000 and 10000 metres standings after the fourth World Cup race in Berlin secured a spot for their country. Then the additional six spots were awarded based on a time ranking of the World Cup 10,000 metres race in Astana. A reserve list was also made.[2]

By virtue of Shane Dobbin's top eight classification at the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships – Men's 10000 metres in the pre-olympic season, New Zealand was given a wildcard at the expense of number 16 Jordan Belchos of Canada.

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Sven Kramer (NED) 12:41.69 Salt Lake City, United States 10 March 2007
Olympic record  Lee Seung-hoon (KOR) 12:58.55 Vancouver, Canada 23 February 2010

At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track record was set by Jorrit Bergsma at 12:57.69.[3][4]

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
18 February Pair 6 Jorrit Bergsma Netherlands 12:44.45 OR, TR

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

Results

During the Olympics, the Norwegian ice skaters Håvard Bøkko and Sverre Lunde Pedersen, who were all on the original start list, decided not to start the 10000 meters to focus on the team pursuit that would be held a few days later. Norwegian ice skater Simen Spieler Nilsen, on the reserve list for the 10000 meter, did not start for the same reason.[5] Russian ice skater Ivan Skobrev and French Alexis Contin also did not start. The open places were taken by Moritz Geisreiter, Patrick Meek and Sebastian Druszkiewicz.[6]

The races were started at 17:00.[7]

Gold medalist Jorrit Bergsma
Silver medalist Sven Kramer
Bronze medalist Bob de Jong (left)
Rank Pair Lane Name Country Time Time behind Notes
1st 6 O Jorrit Bergsma Netherlands 12:44.45 OR, TR
2nd 7 O Sven Kramer Netherlands 12:49.02 +4.57
3rd 5 I Bob de Jong Netherlands 13:07.19 +22.74
4 7 I Lee Seung-hoon South Korea 13:11.68 +27.23
5 6 I Bart Swings Belgium 13:13.99 +29.54
6 4 O Patrick Beckert Germany 13:14.26 +29.81
7 2 O Shane Dobbin New Zealand 13:16.42 +31.97
8 2 I Moritz Geisreiter Germany 13:20.26 +35.81
9 3 I Yevgeny Seryayev Russia 13:28.61 +44.16
10 3 O Emery Lehman United States 13:28.67 +44.22
11 1 O Patrick Meek United States 13:28.72 +44.27
12 4 I Dmitry Babenko Kazakhstan 13:33.18 +48.73
13 5 O Alexej Baumgärtner Germany 13:44.39 +59.94
14 1 I Sebastian Druszkiewicz Poland 13:45.31 +1:00.86

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

References

  1. ^ "Speed Skating Schedule and Results – Men's 10000 m".  
  2. ^ Qualification of NOC event quota places for the Olympic Winter Games 2014 based on Special Olympic Qualification Classification (SOQC) as of December 9, 2013
  3. ^ "Essent ISU World Single Distances Championships 2013: Result 10000m Men". ISU. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Visitenkarte der Eisbahn: Adler Arene Sotschi". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Skobrev, Norwegians pull out of men's 10,000". AP. 16 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Noren niet op tien kilometer" (in Dutch). Schaatsen.nl. 16 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Final Results

External links

  • 2014 Winter Olympics results: Men's 10000 m, from http://www.sochi2014.com/en/;
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