Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  > Women's 1,000 metres

Speed Skating at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games:

Women's 1,000 metres

Speed Skating at the 1994 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games ▪ Next Winter Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Lillehammer, Norway
Venue(s): Olympic Hall, Hamar
Date Started: February 23, 1994
Date Finished: February 23, 1994

Gold: USA Bonnie Blair
Silver: GER Anke Baier-Loef
Bronze: CHN Ye Qiaobo

Summary

Had the 500 m been an easy win for Bonnie Blair, the 1,000 m turned out to be a virtual walkover. As in the 500 m, Blair had been the overwhelming favorite for the distance. After a bronze medal in 1988, she had won the gold at the 1992 Olympics. She had also won all six international 1000 ms during the current season, including two at the World Sprint Championships in January, where she also took the overall title.

Starting in the second pair, she quickly did away with any hopes other competitors might have had. With 1:18.74, she record her second fastest 1,000 m ever (only bested by her 1988 bronze medal time). Her pairmate was Ye Qiaobo, two-time silver medallist in 1992. After winning the 1993 World Sprint Championships, Ye had been considered a title candidate for Lillehammer, but a knee injury foiled her plans. Not fully recovered, the Chinese skater was glad to win her third Olympic medal in 1:20.22, which was enough for bronze. As expected, the third medalist came from Germany. However, where former World Champions Monique Garbrecht or Angela Hauck had been favored for the medal, it was Anke Baier who took home the silver medal. While Baier had collected several World Cup medals in the 1993 season, she had not done as well in the Olympic year, and her medal was therefore surprising.

Blair's fifth Olympic title made her the first American woman to win five gold medals. She also became the second most successful female speed skater, ranking only behind Lidiya Skoblikova's six golds from 1960 and 1964.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 2c 6c
1 Bonnie Blair 29 United States USA Gold 1:18.74 18.04 46.92
2 Anke Baier-Loef 21 Germany GER Silver 1:20.12 18.27 47.91
3 Ye Qiaobo 29 China CHN Bronze 1:20.22 18.48 47.95
4 Franziska Schenk 19 Germany GER 1:20.25 18.45 48.21
5 Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt 25 Germany GER 1:20.32 18.25 47.93
6 Shiho Kusunose 24 Japan JPN 1:20.37 18.86 48.28
7 Emese Nemeth-Hunyady 27 Austria AUT 1:20.42 19.06 48.96
8 Susan Auch 27 Canada CAN 1:20.72 18.21 47.60
9 Oksana Ravilova 26 Russia RUS 1:20.82 18.53 48.20
10 Nataliya Polozkova 21 Russia RUS 1:20.84 19.02 49.31
11 Svetlana Fedotkina 26 Russia RUS 1:20.89 19.43 49.46
12T Angela Stahnke-Hauck 28 Germany GER 1:20.93 18.49 48.43
12T Xue Ruihong 25 China CHN 1:20.93 18.34 48.25
14 Annamarie Thomas 22 Netherlands NED 1:20.94 19.00 49.30
15 Yu Seon-Hui 27 South Korea KOR 1:21.40 18.39 48.07
16 Jin Hua 21 China CHN 1:21.48 18.21 48.46
17 Mihaela Dascălu 24 Romania ROU 1:21.94 18.86 49.33
18 Kyoko Shimazaki 22 Japan JPN 1:21.96 18.49 48.48
19 Catriona Le May Doan 23 Canada CAN 1:21.98 18.45 48.68
20 Christine Aaftink 27 Netherlands NED 1:22.16 18.75 48.77
21 Seiko Hashimoto 29 Japan JPN 1:22.31 18.91 49.49
22 Emese Dörfler-Antal 22 Austria AUT 1:22.34 19.20 49.71
23 Chris Witty 18 United States USA 1:22.42 19.20 49.70
24T Svetlana Boyarkina-Zhurova 22 Russia RUS 1:22.44 18.36 48.94
24T Michelle Kline 25 United States USA 1:22.44 19.06 49.95
26 Edel Therese Høiseth 28 Norway NOR 1:22.98 19.07 49.85
27 Mayumi Yamamoto 22 Japan JPN 1:23.15 18.97 49.19
28T Cerasela Hordobeţiu 25 Romania ROU 1:23.19 19.67 50.40
28T Ingrid Liepa 27 Canada CAN 1:23.19 19.62 50.36
30 Yang Chunyuan 20 China CHN 1:23.27 18.94 49.23
31 Chantal Bailey 28 United States USA 1:23.52 19.60 50.39
32 Gang Mi-Yeong 15 South Korea KOR 1:24.19 19.51 50.34
33 Michelle Morton 21 Canada CAN 1:24.41 18.83 49.08
34 Krisztina Egyed 17 Hungary HUN 1:24.71 19.45 51.00
35 Cheon Hui-Ju 18 South Korea KOR 1:25.67 19.74 51.58
36 Jeong Bae-Yeong 17 South Korea KOR 1:25.93 19.75 51.41