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The History of Speed Skating in FISU

The first international university sport competition of long track speed skating dates back to the 1951 World University Championship Cup in Poiana, Romania. The gold medallist of the event, Evgeni GRISHIN (USSR), became an Olympic champion in the 500 m and 1500 m events in 1956 and 1960. The sport appeared on the 10th World Winter University Games in 1953 in Vienna-Semmering, Austria, where the athletes of the USSR dominated on all distances. Only the 2nd place in the men’s 500 m event was achieved by DOUBEK from Czechoslovakia. Long track speed skating was included, initially only for men, in the programme of the Winter Universiade for the first time at the 5th edition in 1968 in Innsbruck, Austria. Since 1970 the competition has been open to both men and women. Long track speed skating is an optional sport of the WU sports programme.


Men

 
 

 500 m

 1500 m

 3000 m

 5000 m

 Gold

 Erhard Keller (GER)

Aleksandr Zhekulayev (URSS)

Aleksandr Zhekulayev (URSS)

Aleksandr Zhekulayev (URSS)

 Silver

 Keiichi Suzuki (JPN)

Valeriy Bayonov (URSS)

Pekka Halinen (FIN)

 Anatoliy Nokhrin (URSS)

 Bronze

Takayuki Hida (JPN) 

Arkadiy Kichenko (URSS)

Pekka Halinen (FIN)

Anatoliy Nokhrin (URSS)

Yoshiaki Demachi (JPN)


Former medallists participating in the WU include participants of the Olympic Winter Games and the World Championships such as: Enrico Fabris (ITA): 2 gold & 1 bronze, Speed Skating OWG / Matteo Anesi (ITA): gold, Speed Skating OWG / Lee Kang Seok (KOR): bronze, Speed Skating OWG / Sang Lee Hwa (KOR); ranked 6th, Speed Skating OWG. The long track speed skating competition has already been staged eight times at the Winter Universiade. Thanks to the good cooperation between the International Skating Union (ISU) and FISU, we closely follow the evolution of this sport to develop our competition programme. The 1st edition of the World University Long Track Speed Skating Championship will be held in December 2012 in Zakopane (Poland). The current FISU Technical Chair for long track speed skating is Sergio ANESI (ITA). He was preceded by John THORPE (CAN) and Louw HEKKEMA (NED).


FISU Regulations

The speed skating events shall be organised in accordance with the technical regulations of the International Skating Union (ISU). In any dispute the English text shall be regarded as
authoritative. The programme and duration of competitions shall be fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, the programme shall last
a maximum of four (4) days and include the following events:

Men

500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m, mass-start, team pursuit races over 8 laps for national teams of 3 skaters

Women

500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, mass-start, team pursuit races over 6 laps for national teams of 3 skaters

Each country may enter a maximum twenty-nine (29) persons: twenty-four (24) competitors (twelve (12) men and twelve (12) women) and five (5) officials.

Each country may enter per gender category:

Men

Five (5) athletes for each distance, but no more than four (4) may start in the 500m, 1,000m, and 1,500m, and no more than three (3) in the 5,000m and 10,000m. For the mass-start events, three (3) skaters. If necessary, the number of competitors may be reduced. The total number of competitors from any country shall not exceed twelve (12).

Women

Five (5) athletes for each distance, but not more than four (4) may start in the , 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, and three (3) in the 3,000m and 5,000m. For the mass-start events, three (3) skaters. If necessary, the number of competitors from any country may be reduced. The total number of competitors shall not exceed twelve (12).

For the women’s 3,000m and the men’s 5,000m, a maximum of thirty-two (32) skaters shall be permitted in each event.
For the women’s 5,000m and the men’s 10,000m, a maximum of sixteen (16) skaters shall be permitted in each event.
For the team pursuit event, a maximum of eight (8) national teams (men and women) shall be authorised to take part in the competition (four (4) skaters in each team, three (3) of whom may skate). The qualification of the teams shall be based on the ranks of the second best skater of the country concerned in the 3,000m for women and in the 5,000m for men.

At the first General Technical Meeting, the Head of Delegation or his/her representative shall confirm and sign the official list of competitors accredited by the CIC.

Next Event

2014 - 2nd WUC Speed Skating - Almaty (KAZ)

2016- 3rd WUC Speed Skating - Baselga di Pine (ITA)


International Federation


 

 International Skating Union

 

FISU Technical Delegates

Sergio ANESI (ITA) (WUC)

Louw HEKKEMA (NED) (WU)

 

 

News

 

Previous Events

2013 - 26th Winter Universiade - Trentino (ITA) - Optional Sport

2012 - 1st WUC Speed Skating - Zakopane (POL)

2009 - 24th Winter Universiade – Harbin (CHN) - Optional Sport

2007 - 23rd Winter Universiade – Torino (ITA) - Optional Sport

2005 - 22nd Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT) - Optional Sport

1997 - 18th Winter Universiade – Chonju/Muju (KOR) - Optional Sport

1991 - 15th Winter Universiade – Sapporo (JPN) - Optional Sport

1989 - 14th Winter Universiade – Sofia (BUL) - Optional Sport

1972 - 7th Winter Universiade - Lake Placid (USA) - Optional Sport

1970 - 6th Winter Universiade – Rovaniemi (FIN) - Optional Sport

1968 - 5th Winter Universiade – Innsbruck (AUT) - Optional Sport

 

 

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