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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.


Statistics

Edition

Year

Country

City

Countries

Men

Women

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

2012

POL

Zakopane

11

36

23

59

18

77

2

2014

KAZ

Almaty

12

40

37

77

25

102

3

2016

ITA

Baselga di Piné

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sergio ANESI (ITA)

Jan Bolt (NED)


 

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


 

 

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Previous Events

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

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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