Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Oval
Date11 February 2018
Competitors22 from 14 nations
Winning time6:09.76
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Sven Kramer  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ted-Jan Bloemen  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sverre Lunde Pedersen  Norway
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The men's 5000 metres speed skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at Gangneung Oval in Gangneung[1] on 11 February 2018.[2][3]

Summary[edit]

The event was won by two-time defending champion Sven Kramer in an Olympic record time of 6:09:76. In doing so, he became the first man to win three gold medals in a speed skating event in three consecutive editions of the Olympics. Ted-Jan Bloemen won the silver medal, and Sverre Lunde Pedersen won the bronze medal. Bloemen and Pedersen skated in the same pair, posted the same time, and were separated by the photo finish data. Both won their first Olympic medal.

The field also included 2014 silver medalist Jan Blokhuijsen and 2010 silver medalist Lee Seung-hoon. In the 5th pair, Lee, skating against Bart Swings, posted the best time, with Swings being tentatively second. In the 8th pair, Blokhuijsen took on Peter Michael. Though trailing for most of the distance, Michael came out on top, posting the then-fastest time 0.08 seconds ahead of Lee. Blokhuijsen failed to maintain his initial pace and came home fourth. In the 9th pair, Bloemen and Pedersen crossed the finish line simultaneously, propelling them into the lead. The finish photo showed an 0.002 advantage for Bloemen, setting Pedersen back to second. In the 10th pair, Sven Kramer set a new Olympic record of 6:09:76, becoming Olympic champion in the process as the final pair of Nicola Tumolero and Moritz Geisreiter failed to challenge.

In the victory ceremony, the medals were presented by Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, member of the International Olympic Committee accompanied by Jan Dijkema, ISU president.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) 6:01.86 Salt Lake City, United States 10 December 2017
Olympic record  Sven Kramer (NED) 6:10.76 Sochi, Russia 8 February 2014
Track record  Sven Kramer (NED) 6:06.82 9 February 2017

The following record was set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
11 February Pair 10 Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:09.76 OR

OR = Olympic record

Results[edit]

The races were started at 16:00.[4][5]

Rank Pair Lane Name Country Time Time behind Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 10 I Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:09.76 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 I Ted-Jan Bloemen  Canada 6:11.616 +1.85
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 O Sverre Lunde Pedersen  Norway 6:11.618 +1.85
4 8 O Peter Michael  New Zealand 6:14.07 +4.31
5 5 I Lee Seung-hoon  South Korea 6:14.15 +4.39
6 5 O Bart Swings  Belgium 6:14.57 +4.81
7 8 I Jan Blokhuijsen  Netherlands 6:14.75 +4.99
8 11 I Nicola Tumolero  Italy 6:15.48 +5.72
9 3 O Seitaro Ichinohe  Japan 6:16.55 +6.79
10 10 O Patrick Beckert  Germany 6:17.91 +8.15
11 7 O Alexis Contin  France 6:18.13 +8.37
12 11 O Moritz Geisreiter  Germany 6:18.34 +8.58
13 4 I Simen Spieler Nilsen  Norway 6:18.39 +8.63
14 1 O Nils van der Poel  Sweden 6:19.06 +9.30
15 4 O Bob de Vries  Netherlands 6:22.26 +12.50
16 2 O Ryousuke Tsuchiya  Japan 6:22.45 +12.69
17 3 I Livio Wenger  Switzerland 6:24.16 +14.40
18 6 O Håvard Bøkko  Norway 6:24.50 +14.74
19 7 I Davide Ghiotto  Italy 6:29.25 +19.49
20 6 I Andrea Giovannini  Italy 6:30.71 +20.95
21 2 I Emery Lehman  United States 6:31.16 +21.40
22 1 I Adrian Wielgat  Poland 6:31.71 +21.95

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ "Entries by Event - Men's 5,000m". POCOG. POCOG. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  5. ^ Final results