Who Won the Gold Medal for Women's Speed Skating 5000m?
Olympic speed skaters skate in pairs but are basically racing against the clock to get a better time than skaters in other heats.
The races are held on a 400 meter oval, and speed skaters must change lanes on the back straightaway of each lap.
The women's 5000M race became an event at the Winter Games in 1988. Germany has won gold four times, including three gold medals for Claudia Pechstein.
|2014||Martina Sablikova||Czech Republic||6:51.54||Details >>|
|2010||Martina Sablikova||Czech Republic||6:50.92||Details >>|
|2006||Clara Hughes||Canada||6:59.07||Details >>|
|2002||Claudia Pechstein||Germany||6:46.91||Details >>|
|1998||Claudia Pechstein||Germany||6:59.61||Details >>|
|1994||Claudia Pechstein||Germany||7:14.37||Details >>|
|1992||Gunda Niemann||Germany||7:31.57||Details >>|
|1988||Yvonne van Gennip||Netherlands||7:14.13||Details >>|