Speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Women's team pursuit

Speed skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympics
Women's team pursuit
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
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VenueNational Speed Skating Oval ,
Beijing
Date12 and 15 February
Competitors25 from 8 nations
Teams8
Winning time2:53.44
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ivanie Blondin
Valérie Maltais
Isabelle Weidemann
 Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
 Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Antoinette de Jong
Marijke Groenewoud
Irene Schouten
Ireen Wüst
 Netherlands
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The women's team pursuit competition in speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 12 February (semifinals) and 15 February (final), at the National Speed Skating Oval ("Ice Ribbon") in Beijing.[1] Ivanie Blondin, Valérie Maltais, and Isabelle Weidemann, representing Canada, won the event, setting an Olympic record in Final A.[2][3] This was the first gold medal for Canada in this event and the first Canadian medal since 2006. Ayano Sato, Miho Takagi, and Nana Takagi of Japan set an Olympic record in the semifinals and eventually won the silver medal. Japan was leading during the final against Canada when Nana Takagi fell down with less than half a lap to go. Antoinette de Jong, Marijke Groenewoud, Irene Schouten, and Ireen Wüst, representing the Netherlands, won the bronze medal.

Japan were the defending champion and the world record holder at the beginning of the Olympics. The Netherlands and the United States were the 2018 silver and bronze medalist, respectively; the U.S. did not qualify this year. The Netherlands are the 2021 World Single Distances champion in team pursuit, with Canada second and the Russian Skating Union third; however, Japan and the United States did not enter. Canada were leading the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup after three events before the Olympics, ahead of Japan and the Netherlands.

Qualification

A total of 8 team quotas were available for the event, with a maximum of one team per NOC. The top six countries qualified through their performance at the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup, while the last two countries qualified through their time performance.[4]

Records

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

World record  Japan
Nana Takagi
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
2:50.76 Salt Lake City, United States 14 February 2020
Olympic record  Japan
Miho Takagi
Ayano Sato
Nana Takagi
2:53.89 Gangneung, South Korea 19 February 2018
Track record  Netherlands
Leonie Bats
Isabel Grevelt
Sophie Kraaijeveld
3:15.64 9 October 2021

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
12 February Quarterfinal 1 Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
 Japan 2:53.61 OR, TR
15 February Final A Ivanie Blondin
Valérie Maltais
Isabelle Weidemann
 Canada 2:53.44 OR, TR

Results

Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals were held on 12 February at 16:00.[5]

Rank Heat SP Country Time Time behind Notes
1 1 C  Japan
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
2:53.61 OR, Semifinal 1
2 3 F  Canada
Ivanie Blondin
Valérie Maltais
Isabelle Weidemann
2:53.97 +0.36 Semifinal 2
3 2 F  Netherlands
Antoinette de Jong
Irene Schouten
Ireen Wüst
2:57.26 +3.65 Semifinal 2
4 4 F  ROC
Elizaveta Golubeva
Evgeniia Lalenkova
Natalya Voronina
2:57.66 +4.05 Semifinal 1
5 1 F  China
Ahenaer Adake
Han Mei
Li Qishi
3:00.58 +6.97 Final C
6 2 C  Norway
Marit Fjellanger Bøhm
Sofie Karoline Haugen
Ragne Wiklund
3:01.84 +8.23 Final C
7 4 C  Poland
Karolina Bosiek
Natalia Czerwonka
Magdalena Czyszczoń
3:01.92 +8.31 Final D
8 3 C  Belarus
Ekaterina Sloeva
Yauheniya Varabyova
Maryna Zuyeva
3:02.00 +8.39 Final D

Semifinals

The semifinals were held on 15 February at 14:30.[6]

Rank SP Country Time Deficit Notes
Semifinal 1
1 F  Japan
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
2:58.93 Final A
2 C  ROC
Elizaveta Golubeva
Evgeniia Lalenkova
Natalya Voronina
3:05.92 +6.99 Final B
Semifinal 2
1 F  Canada
Ivanie Blondin
Valérie Maltais
Isabelle Weidemann
2:54.96 Final A
2 C  Netherlands
Antoinette de Jong
Irene Schouten
Ireen Wüst
2:55.94 +0.98 Final B

Finals

The finals were held on 15 February at 15:24.[7]

Rank SP Country Time Deficit Notes
Final A
1st place, gold medalist(s) C  Canada
Ivanie Blondin
Valérie Maltais
Isabelle Weidemann
2:53.44 OR
2nd place, silver medalist(s) F  Japan
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
3:04.47 +11.03 Nana Takagi

fell in final lap

Final B
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) F  Netherlands
Marijke Groenewoud
Irene Schouten
Ireen Wüst
2:56.86
4 C  ROC
Elizaveta Golubeva
Evgeniia Lalenkova
Natalya Voronina
2:58.66 +1.80
Final C
5 F  China
Ahenaer Adake
Han Mei
Li Qishi
2:58.33
6 C  Norway
Marit Fjellanger Bøhm
Sofie Karoline Haugen
Ragne Wiklund
3:02.15 +3.82
Final D
7 C  Belarus
Ekaterina Sloeva
Yauheniya Varabyova
Maryna Zuyeva
3:01.19
8 F  Poland
Karolina Bosiek
Natalia Czerwonka
Magdalena Czyszczoń
3:03.19 +2.00

References

  1. ^ "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). New.inews.gtimg.com. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  2. ^ Boynton, Sean (15 February 2022). "Canada wins gold medal in women's team pursuit speed skating at Beijing Olympics". Global News. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Canada captures gold in Olympic women's speedskating team pursuit". www.sportsnet.ca/. Sportsnet. 15 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  5. ^ Quarterfinals results
  6. ^ Semifinals results
  7. ^ Finals results