Speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres
|Men's 1500 metres|
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||National Speed Skating Oval ,|
|Competitors||29 from 14 nations|
|Speed skating at the|
2022 Winter Olympics
The men's 1500 m competition in speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held on 8 February, at the National Speed Skating Oval ("Ice Ribbon") in Beijing. Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands defended his 2018 title and became again the Olympic champion. Thomas Krol, also of the Netherlands, won the silver medal. Kim Min-seok of South Korea won bronze.
The 2018 silver medalist, Patrick Roest, qualified for the Olympics as well, but did not skate this distance. The bronze medalist, Kim Min-seok, qualified as well. Nuis was also the world record holder at the start of the Olympics. Thomas Krol is the 2021 World Single Distances champion at the 1500 m distance, with Nuis and Roest being the silver and bronze medalist, respectively. Joey Mantia was leading the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup at the 1500 m distance with four races completed before the Olympics, followed by Ning Zhongyan and Connor Howe. Mantia also skated the season best time, 1:41.15 in Salt Lake City on 4 December 2021.
The early leader was Ruslan Zakharov in pair 3, overtaken by Marcel Bosker in pair 4. Bosker was the first skater in the event with the time faster than the track record. Sergey Trofimov briefly took the lead in pair 9, before in pair 10 both Thomas Krol and Peter Kongshaug skated better than he. Krol skated faster than the Olympic record, but Nuis improved his time in pair 11. Kim, who skated in pair with Nuis, finished provisionally third. In the four pairs afterwards, Howe showed the best time and finished fifth.
A total of 30 entry quotas were available for the event, with a maximum of three athletes per NOC. The first 20 athletes qualified through their performance at the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup, while the last ten earned quotas by having the best times among athletes not already qualified. A country could only earn the maximum three spots through the World Cup rankings.
The qualification time for the event (1:48.00) was released on July 1, 2021, and was unchanged from 2018. Skaters had the time period of July 1, 2021 – January 16, 2022 to achieve qualification times at valid International Skating Union (ISU) events.
Prior to this competition, the existing world, Olympic and track records were as follows.
|World record||Kjeld Nuis (NED)||1:40.17||Salt Lake City, United States||10 March 2019|
|Olympic record||Derek Parra (USA)||1:43.95||Salt Lake City, United States||19 February 2002|
|Track record||Ning Zhongyan (CHN)||1:46.81||10 April 2021|
A new Olympic record was set during the competition.
|8 February||Pair 11||Kjeld Nuis||Netherlands||1:43.21||OR, TR|
The races were held at 18:30.
|11||I||Kim Min-seok||South Korea||1:44.24||+1.03|
|6||13||O||Joey Mantia||United States||1:45.26||+2.05|
|11||9||I||Emery Lehman||United States||1:45.78||+2.57|
|12||15||I||Allan Dahl Johansson||Norway||1:45.81||+2.60|
|19||4||I||Cornelius Kersten||Great Britain||1:47.11||+3.90|
|21||3||O||Park Seong-hyeon||South Korea||1:47.59||+4.38|
|26||1||I||Peter Michael||New Zealand||1:48.68||+5.47|
|28||7||O||Casey Dawson||United States||1:49.45||+6.24|
- ^ "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). New.inews.gtimg.com. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
- ^ "Season Bests2021-2022". Speedskatingresults.com.
- ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
- ^ a b "Communication No. 2405 Qualifying competitions and qualifying times for Speed Skating events at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
- ^ Final results
- 1924: Clas Thunberg (FIN)
- 1928: Clas Thunberg (FIN)
- 1932: Jack Shea (USA)
- 1936: Charles Mathiesen (NOR)
- 1948: Sverre Farstad (NOR)
- 1952: Hjalmar Andersen (NOR)
- 1956: Yevgeny Grishin (URS)
1956: Yuri Mikhaylov (URS)
- 1960: Roald Aas (NOR)
1960: Yevgeny Grishin (URS)
- 1964: Ants Antson (URS)
- 1968: Kees Verkerk (NED)
- 1972: Ard Schenk (NED)
- 1976: Jan Egil Storholt (NOR)
- 1980: Eric Heiden (USA)
- 1984: Gaétan Boucher (CAN)
- 1988: André Hoffmann (GDR)
- 1992: Johann Olav Koss (NOR)
- 1994: Johann Olav Koss (NOR)
- 1998: Ådne Søndrål (NOR)
- 2002: Derek Parra (USA)
- 2006: Enrico Fabris (ITA)
- 2010: Mark Tuitert (NED)
- 2014: Zbigniew Bródka (POL)
- 2018: Kjeld Nuis (NED)
- 2022: Kjeld Nuis (NED)