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Speed Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games:

Women's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Venue(s): James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid
Date Started: February 17, 1980
Date Finished: February 17, 1980

Gold: URS Nataliya Petrusyova
Silver: USA Leah Poulos-Mueller
Bronze: GDR Sylvia Albrecht

Summary

The second pair matched Leah Poulos-Mueller, the 1979 World Sprint champion, and Nataliya Petrusyova, the 1980 World Champion. At 200 metres they were almost equal, Poulos-Mueller marginally ahead. By 600 metres, Petrusyova has a .29 second lead, but over the final lap, she was too strong, finishing 1.31 seconds ahead of Poulos-Mueller, in 1:24.10, an Olympic record. In the next pair East Germany's Sylvia Albrecht, who had been fourth at the 1979 World Sprints, skated steadily throughout to finish in 1:26.46. She was over a second behind Poulos-Mueller, but it would be good enough for the bronze medal, and after three pairs, the medals were decided. The sixth pair matched 500 champion Karin Enke and Beth Heiden, but they would finish fourth and fifth. Petrusyova would compete thru 1985, becoming one of the top skaters of the early 80s, winning the 1980 and 1981 World Championships, the 1982 World Sprints, and the 1981-82 European Championships. Later in 1980, she would break Tatyana Barabash's world record, recording 1:23.01 at Medeo in March.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 2c 6c
1 Nataliya Petrusyova 24 Soviet Union URS Gold 1:24.10 19.08 50.74 OR
2 Leah Poulos-Mueller 28 United States USA Silver 1:25.41 19.05 51.03
3 Sylvia Albrecht 17 East Germany GDR Bronze 1:26.46 19.67 51.52
4 Karin Enke-Kania 18 East Germany GDR 1:26.66 19.46 51.76
5 Beth Heiden 20 United States USA 1:27.01 19.32 52.18
6 Annie Borckink 28 Netherlands NED 1:27.24 20.31 52.84
7 Sylvia Burka 25 Canada CAN 1:27.50 20.11 52.80
8 Ann-Sofie Järnström 30 Sweden SWE 1:28.10 19.49 52.04
9 Sylvia Filipsson 26 Sweden SWE 1:28.18 20.16 53.41 OR
10 Annette Carlén-Karlsson 23 Sweden SWE 1:28.25 19.99 52.76
11 Valentina Lalenkova 22 Soviet Union URS 1:28.27 19.90 52.69
12 Bjørg Eva Jensen 19 Norway NOR 1:28.55 20.25 53.36
13 Sijtje van der Lende 30 Netherlands NED 1:28.72 20.67 53.90
14T Sarah Docter 15 United States USA 1:28.80 20.15 53.14
14T Haitske Valentijn-Pijlman 25 Netherlands NED 1:28.80 19.76 52.44
16 Erwina Ryś-Ferens 25 Poland POL 1:28.82 20.15 52.96
17 Miyoshi Kato 17 Japan JPN 1:28.97 20.48 53.65
18 Christa Rothenburger-Luding 20 East Germany GDR 1:29.69 19.62 53.27
19 Brenda Webster 18 Canada CAN 1:29.84 20.34 54.69
20 Irina Kuleshova-Kovrova 18 Soviet Union URS 1:29.94 20.03 53.37
21 Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 25 West Germany FRG 1:30.13 19.92 53.44
22 Makiko Nagaya 24 Japan JPN 1:30.27 19.93 53.05
23 Sigrid Smuda 20 West Germany FRG 1:30.29 20.27 53.51
24 Kathy Vogt 20 Canada CAN 1:30.33 19.84 53.77
25 Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 22 Japan JPN 1:30.72 20.58 54.71
26 Lee Nam-Sun 18 South Korea KOR 1:31.30 20.11 54.50
27 Cao Guifeng 19 China CHN 1:31.74 19.94 54.14
28 Anneli Repola 25 Finland FIN 1:31.76 20.91 55.76
29 Silvia Brunner 22 Switzerland SUI 1:31.79 20.16 54.14
30 Lee Seong-Ae 17 South Korea KOR 1:32.04 20.51 54.24
31 Zhang Li 17 China CHN 1:32.20 19.92 54.44
32 Shen Zhenshu 18 China CHN 1:32.49 20.40 54.41
33 Brigitte Flierl 23 West Germany FRG 1:33.61 20.71 55.31
34 Kim Yeong-Hui 24 South Korea KOR 1:34.17 21.74 57.08
35 Kim Ferran 22 Great Britain GBR 1:34.19 20.80 55.80
36 Marzia Peretti 14 Italy ITA 1:35.66 20.58 56.55
37 Mandy Horsepool 20 Great Britain GBR 1:36.31 22.02 57.74