Speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Women's 1000 metres
|Women's 1000 metres|
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Beijing National Speed Skating Oval ,|
|Competitors||30 from 17 nations|
|Speed skating at the|
2022 Winter Olympics
The women's 1000 m competition in speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 17 February, at the Beijing National Speed Skating Oval ("Ice Ribbon") in Beijing. Miho Takagi of Japan won the event, becoming the first Japanese Olympic gold medalist in this event, and second Asian gold medalist after Zhang Hong in 2014. It was also her first Olympic gold medal in an individual event. Jutta Leerdam of the Netherlands won the silver medal, her first Olympic medal. Brittany Bowe of the United States was third, her first individual Olympic medal.
The 2018 champion and the Olympic record holder, Jorien ter Mors, retired from competitions. The silver medalist, Nao Kodaira, and the bronze medalist, Takagi, were both competing. Bowe was the 2021 World Single Distances champion at the 1000 m distance and also the world record holder at the beginning of the Olympics. Leerdam and Elizaveta Golubeva were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively. Bowe was leading the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup at the 1000 m distance with four races completed before the Olympics, followed by Kodaira and Takagi. Takagi skated the season best time, 1:11.83 in Salt Lake City on 4 December 2021.
In pair 3, Antoinette de Jong took the lead with the first time below 1:15. This time was improved only in pair 11, when Jutta Leerdam skated 1:13.83, with four pairs to go. In pair 13, Takagi set the new Olympic record with 1:13.19, and Angelina Golikova had provisionally third time, shifting de Jong off the podium. In the last pair, Bowe skated the third time of the day.
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 (1:18.00) 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 and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Brittany Bowe (USA)||1:11.61||Salt Lake City, United States||9 March 2019|
|Olympic record||Jorien ter Mors (NED)||1:13.56||Gangneung, South Korea||14 February 2018|
|Track record||Isabel Grevelt (NED)||1:17.89||9 October 2021|
A new Olympic record was set during the competition.
|17 February||Pair 11||Miho Takagi||Japan||1:13.19||OR, TR|
The races were started at 16:30.
|15||O||Brittany Bowe||United States||1:14.61||+1.42|
|5||3||O||Antoinette de Jong||Netherlands||1:14.92||+1.73|
|7||11||I||Kimi Goetz||United States||1:15.40||+2.21|
|16||8||I||Kim Min-sun||South Korea||1:16.49||+3.30|
|23||2||O||Ellia Smeding||Great Britain||1:17.17||+3.98|
|24||9||I||Huang Yu-ting||Chinese Taipei||1:17.35||+4.16|
|25||7||O||Kim Hyun-yung||South Korea||1:17.50||+4.31|
|27||7||I||Nikola Zdráhalová||Czech Republic||1:18.75||+5.56|
|30||1||I||Park Ji-woo||South Korea||1:19.39||+6.20|
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- ^ "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
- 1960: Klara Guseva (URS)
- 1964: Lidiya Skoblikova (URS)
- 1968: Carry Geijssen (NED)
- 1972: Monika Pflug (FRG)
- 1976: Tatyana Averina (URS)
- 1980: Natalya Petrusyova (URS)
- 1984: Karin Enke (GDR)
- 1988: Christa Rothenburger (GDR)
- 1992: Bonnie Blair (USA)
- 1994: Bonnie Blair (USA)
- 1998: Marianne Timmer (NED)
- 2002: Chris Witty (USA)
- 2006: Marianne Timmer (NED)
- 2010: Christine Nesbitt (CAN)
- 2014: Zhang Hong (CHN)
- 2018: Jorien ter Mors (NED)
- 2022: Miho Takagi (JPN)