As the Republic of Korea fine tunes the final preparations to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, we take a look back at the Korean Speed Skaters that made history with their Olympic Gold Medals. Republic of Korea have won four Gold Medals in the sport of Speed Skating: three in the shortest distance, 500m, and one in the longest one, 10000m.
The ISU noted and welcomes the discussions currently taking place between the governments of the Republic of Korea (KOR) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (PRK) also involving a possible participation of PRK Skaters in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Francesca Lollobrigida (ITA) powered to victory in the Ladies’ Mass Start at the ISU European Single Distance Championships in Kolomna on Sunday. Her compatriot and namesake Francesca Bettrone took silver and Vanessa Herzog (AUT) grabbed the bronze medal.
Nicola Tumolero (ITA) won his first major international title when he took gold in the men’s 5000m at the European Single Distance Championships on Saturday. Alexander Rumyantsev (RUS) took silver and Marcel Bosker (NED) grabbed the bronze medal.
After Yekaterina Shikhova’s gold in the ladies’ 1000m, Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) handed the crowd another home victory in the men’s 1000m at European Single Distance Championships on Saturday. Denis Yuskov (RUS) and Nico Ihle (GER) took silver and bronze.
Yekaterina Shikhova (RUS) convincingly won the ladies’ 1000m at the European Single Distance Championships on Saturday. Vanessa Herzog (AUT) came second and Marrit Leenstra (NED) third.
Denis Yuskov (RUS) won the Race of the Kings at the ISU European Single Distance Championships on Friday. With 1 minute and 44.53 seconds, Yuskov was the only one to skate under 1:45 in the 1500m. Dutchmen Thomas Krol and Koen Verweij took silver and bronze.
Ronald Mulder (NED) is the first ever European 500m Champion. Mika Poutala (FIN) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) took silver and bronze at the ISU European Single Distance Championships in Kolomna on Friday.
Vanessa Herzog (AUT) took the first ever European single distance title in the ladies’ 500m in Kolomna on Friday. The 22-year-old Austrian sprinter was the only lady to break the 38 second barrier, finishing in 37.69 seconds.
Norwegian speed skating enjoys a resurgence. Håvard Lorentzen and Sverre Lunde Pedersen already won World Cup races in the fresh Olympic season and Sindre Henriksen took his first podium with bronze in de 1500m in Stavanger.