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Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Women's 3,000 metres

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns, Utah
Date Started: February 10, 2002
Date Finished: February 10, 2002

Gold: GER Claudia Pechstein
Silver: NED Renate Groenewold
Bronze: CAN Cindy Klassen

Summary

One of the top contenders for the 3000 m title seemed to be the 1992 and 1998 champion, Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann. In 2001, she had improved the world record on a lowland rink, and taken the world title in Salt Lake City. However, she had decided to become a mother, and her only appearance in the skating world in 2002 was to open a new indoor rink in Erfurt that was named for her. This left the burden of being the favorite to her compatriots, Claudia Pechstein and Anni Friesinger. Pechstein was the world record holder since March 2001, having been the first woman to beat 4 minutes in the event. She had also been the World Champion back in 2000. But in the Olympic season, she had yet to win, having been beaten by Friesinger in all the World Cup races and at the European Championships.

Friesinger, who had hoped to compete for three golds in Salt Lake, was the first competitor to beat 4 minutes, but only narrowly, and with slow laps towards the end. This gave room for Pechstein, generally able to keep her lap times stable. She did just that in her race, trailing Friesinger until 2,200 m, then winning seconds in the final two laps. Finishing in a new world record time of 3:57.70, she dragged along pair mate Cindy Klassen, who had just missed the 1998 Olympics as a member of the Canadian ice hockey squad. But Pechstein's title was not yet secured. In the last pair, her splits were copied by Renate Groenewold. She kept up the pace until 2,200 m, then had to let go, finishing just ahead of Klassen for an unexpected silver medal. Even less expected was that she pushed Friesinger off the podium, leaving fourth place for the favorite.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1 Claudia Pechstein 29 Germany GER Gold 3:57.70 19.45 49.93 1:21.00 1:52.30 2:23.38 2:54.57 3:25.86 WR
2 Renate Groenewold 25 Netherlands NED Silver 3:58.94 19.90 50.70 1:21.48 1:52.41 2:23.33 2:54.52 3:26.24
3 Cindy Klassen 22 Canada CAN Bronze 3:58.97 19.57 49.73 1:20.75 1:52.17 2:23.21 2:54.45 3:26.21
4 Anni Friesinger-Postma 25 Germany GER 3:59.39 18.82 49.22 1:19.98 1:50.94 2:22.22 2:53.69 3:25.89 OR
5 Tonny de Jong 27 Netherlands NED 4:00.49 19.82 50.20 1:20.91 1:52.17 2:24.03 2:55.98 3:28.15
6 Maki Tabata 27 Japan JPN 4:03.63 19.33 49.00 1:19.51 1:50.98 2:23.29 2:56.00 3:29.25
7 Jennifer Rodriguez 25 United States USA 4:04.99 19.07 49.20 1:20.15 1:51.51 2:23.27 2:55.93 3:29.63
8 Kristina Groves 25 Canada CAN 4:06.44 20.64 52.50 1:24.11 1:56.26 2:28.16 3:00.48 3:33.08 OR
9 Emese Nemeth-Hunyady 35 Austria AUT 4:06.55 20.33 51.47 1:22.72 1:54.69 2:26.81 2:59.16 3:32.27 OR
10 Clara Hughes 29 Canada CAN 4:06.57 21.22 52.90 1:24.16 1:55.84 2:28.15 3:00.72 3:33.75
11 Gretha Smit 26 Netherlands NED 4:07.41 20.83 51.80 1:23.19 1:54.88 2:26.75 2:59.08 3:32.61
12 Daniela Anschütz-Thoms 27 Germany GER 4:07.55 20.08 51.56 1:23.61 1:55.60 2:27.59 3:00.38 3:33.47
13 Catherine Raney Norman 21 United States USA 4:07.59 20.68 52.16 1:23.61 1:55.43 2:27.55 3:00.08 3:33.29
14 Varvara Barysheva 24 Russia RUS 4:08.02 19.59 51.64 1:23.98 1:56.16 2:28.16 3:00.51 3:33.42
15 Tatyana Trapeznikova 28 Russia RUS 4:08.49 20.28 51.27 1:22.50 1:54.13 2:26.46 2:59.49 3:33.44
16 Lyudmila Prokashova 33 Kazakhstan KAZ 4:09.74 20.22 51.34 1:23.02 1:54.87 2:27.21 3:00.01 3:34.31
17 Valentina Yakshina 26 Russia RUS 4:11.48 20.41 51.35 1:22.99 1:55.55 2:28.43 3:01.53 3:35.67
18 Nami Nemoto 26 Japan JPN 4:11.92 20.24 52.23 1:24.32 1:56.89 2:29.67 3:03.01 3:36.84
19 Eriko Seo 22 Japan JPN 4:12.33 19.86 51.52 1:23.83 1:57.56 2:30.76 3:04.06 3:38.14
20 Gao Yang 21 China CHN 4:12.39 19.62 51.75 1:24.93 1:58.14 2:31.47 3:04.95 3:38.63
21 Annie Driscoll 23 United States USA 4:15.61 20.51 52.61 1:24.67 1:57.56 2:30.63 3:04.66 3:39.83
22 Nicola Mayr 23 Italy ITA 4:15.79 20.04 52.10 1:25.18 1:58.23 2:31.60 3:05.46 3:40.36
23 Zhang Xiaolei 19 China CHN 4:16.53 21.22 53.51 1:26.85 2:00.50 2:34.53 3:08.25 3:42.12
24 Andrea Jakab 20 Romania ROU 4:17.03 20.78 52.57 1:25.38 1:58.95 2:32.79 3:06.97 3:41.62
25 Baeg Eun-Bi 22 South Korea KOR 4:18.15 20.79 52.38 1:24.64 1:57.87 2:31.52 3:05.73 3:41.47
26 Katarzyna Wójcicka-Bachleda-Curuś 22 Poland POL 4:19.10 20.33 51.90 1:24.69 1:58.06 2:32.00 3:06.89 3:42.67
27 Marina Pupina 24 Kazakhstan KAZ 4:20.04 20.17 50.99 1:22.34 1:55.38 2:29.99 3:05.96 3:42.53
28 Anzhelika Gavrilova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ 4:20.36 20.48 52.37 1:25.00 1:58.16 2:32.36 3:07.26 3:43.53
29 Daniela Oltean 21 Romania ROU 4:21.73 20.83 53.74 1:26.93 2:00.71 2:34.67 3:09.66 3:45.27
30 Ilonda Lūse 29 Latvia LAT 4:23.13 20.59 53.26 1:26.18 2:00.77 2:35.60 3:11.18 3:46.78
31 Olena Miahkykh 23 Ukraine UKR 4:24.64 20.77 53.65 1:27.40 2:01.07 2:34.86 3:09.87 3:46.34
32 Svetlana Chepelnikova 22 Belarus BLR 4:24.96 20.60 52.88 1:25.91 1:59.80 2:34.62 3:10.25 3:47.18