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Speed Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Oval, Calgary
Date Started: February 18, 1988
Date Finished: February 18, 1988

Gold: URS Nikolay Gulyayev
Silver: GDR Uwe-Jens Mey
Bronze: URS Igor Zhelezovsky

Summary

There were plenty of candidates for the 1,000 m title. Dan Jansen had won the first 1,000 m at the World Sprint Champions a week before the Games, but after hearing of his sister's death shortly before the start of the 500 m, Jansen had fallen in his race, and it was unclear what to expect of him. Jansen's team mate Eric Flaim was better known as a miler, but had won the second 1,000 m at West Allis. The winner of the Olympic 500 m, Uwe-Jens Mey had won two World Cup races in the 1,000 during the season and was highly considered. In addition, there were two Soviet skaters, Igor Zhelezovsky and Nikolay Gulyayev. Zhelezovsky was the 1985 and 1986 World Sprint Champion, and held the 1,500 m world record. Gulyayev had been the star of the 1987 season, winning both the European and World Allround Championships. But at the Davos World Cup in January, it was revealed that Norwegian team members had intercepted packages of anabolic steroids. They had been intended for Stein Olav Krosby, who had been regularly receiving packages of the drugs from Gulyayev, usually using a middle man to deliver them to Krosby. While a Soviet team doctor was fired, Gulyayev was not punished by the Soviet skating federation. As Gulyayev had not tested positive himself, and possession of doping was not illegal per Olympic rules, Gulyayev was able to take part in Calgary as planned.

Of these contenders, Gulyayev was the first to skate. As an allround skater, his 200 m split was relatively poor, but his full laps of 27.16 and 28.70 brought him to 1:13.03, half a second behind the official world record (in March 1987, both Nick Thometz and Andrey Bakhvalov had been faster than Pavel Pegov's 1:12.58, but their times were not held in an officially announced competition). In the next race, Jansen was, as expected, ahead of Gulyayev's splits, before falling once again. Pair five then saw Mey and Zhelezovsky race each other. Mey, the better 500 m racer, was well ahead at the bell, while Zhelezovsky matched Gulyayev's splits. But Mey faded in the final lap. While he was able to hold off Zhelezovsky, he was unable to best Gulyayev's time, finishing in 1:13.11, against 1:13.19 for his opponent. Flaim, too, was level with Gulyayev at 600 m, but lost half a second in the last lap.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 2c 6c
1 Nikolay Gulyayev 22 Soviet Union URS Gold 1:13.03 17.17 44.33 OR
2 Uwe-Jens Mey 24 East Germany GDR Silver 1:13.11 16.66 43.70
3 Igor Zhelezovsky 24 Soviet Union URS Bronze 1:13.19 16.73 44.28
4 Eric Flaim 20 United States USA 1:13.53 17.02 44.39
5 Gaétan Boucher 29 Canada CAN 1:13.77 16.87 44.00
6 Michael Hadschieff 24 Austria AUT 1:13.84 17.57 45.06
7 Guy Thibault 23 Canada CAN 1:14.16 16.93 44.17
8 Peter Adeberg 19 East Germany GDR 1:14.19 17.37 45.08
9T Bae Gi-Tae 22 South Korea KOR 1:14.36 17.07 44.77
9T Yasumitsu Kanehama 24 Japan JPN 1:14.36 17.19 44.57 OR
11 Andrey Bakhvalov 24 Soviet Union URS 1:14.39 17.24 44.89
12 Boris Repnin 25 Soviet Union URS 1:14.41 17.27 44.78
13 Kimihiro Hamaya 24 Japan JPN 1:14.43 17.04 44.37
14 Mike Richmond 27 Australia AUS 1:14.61 17.35 44.67
15T André Hoffmann 26 East Germany GDR 1:14.62 17.58 45.52
15T Hein Vergeer 26 Netherlands NED 1:14.62 17.56 45.38
17 Tom Cushman 23 United States USA 1:14.68 17.24 44.99
18 Nick Thometz 24 United States USA 1:14.71 16.98 44.40 OR
19 Jean Pichette 24 Canada CAN 1:14.72 17.84 45.62
20 Akira Kuroiwa 26 Japan JPN 1:15.05 17.16 44.99
21 Claes Bengtsson 28 Sweden SWE 1:15.07 17.80 45.97
22 Marcel Tremblay 22 Canada CAN 1:15.13 17.51 45.26
23 Yukihiro Mitani 21 Japan JPN 1:15.28 17.35 44.85
24 Menno Boelsma 27 Netherlands NED 1:15.34 17.06 45.03
25 Frode Rønning 28 Norway NOR 1:15.39 17.37 45.04
26 Rolf Falk-Larssen 27 Norway NOR 1:15.42 17.80 46.16
27 Hans Magnusson 27 Sweden SWE 1:15.79 17.63 45.83
28 Jerzy Dominik 23 Poland POL 1:16.16 17.26 45.37
29 Hans van Helden 39 France FRA 1:16.32 18.50 47.03
30 Göran Johansson 29 Sweden SWE 1:16.33 17.36 45.69
31 Phillip Tahmindjis 20 Australia AUS 1:16.38 18.23 46.54
32 Hans-Peter Oberhuber 25 West Germany FRG 1:16.62 17.42 45.64
33 Claude Nicouleau 26 France FRA 1:17.91 17.15 45.41
34 Craig McNicoll 16 Great Britain GBR 1:18.60 18.73 47.84
35 Behudin Merdović 26 Yugoslavia YUG 1:23.88 19.12 50.72
36 Julian Green 22 Great Britain GBR 1:57.30 18.57 47.41 fall
AC Bjørn Hagen 27 Norway NOR 17.44 DNF/fall
AC Dan Jansen 22 United States USA 16.80 44.02 DNF/fall
AC Jan Ykema 24 Netherlands NED 17.32 DNF/fall
AC Uwe Streb 24 West Germany FRG [1:15.89] [17.44] [45.83] DQ