Speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Women's 3000 metres
|Women's 3000 metres|
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Gangneung Oval, Gangneung, South Korea|
|Competitors||24 from 13 nations|
|Speed skating at the|
2018 Winter Olympics
Competitors included reigning 2014 champion Ireen Wüst (also the 2006 gold medallist), 2010 champion Martina Sáblíková (also the 2014 silver medallist), and 2002 victor Claudia Pechstein. The 2014 bronze medallist Olga Graf qualified for the event but decided not to compete.
Skating in the 5th pair, Carlijn Achtereekte posted the then-fastest time and remained in the gold medal position throughout the event. In the 9th pair Ireen Wüst held a lead over Achtereekte's time for most of her race, but ultimately finished 0.08 seconds behind to take second place. In the 11th pair Antoinette de Jong posted the third fastest time, and in the final pair Martina Sáblíková came up half a second short of the bronze medal position, finishing fourth. There was a podium sweep for the Netherlands.
Prior to this competition, the existing world, Olympic and track records were as follows.
|World record||3:53.34||Calgary, Canada||18 March 2006|
|Olympic record||3:57.70||Salt Lake City, United States||20 February 2002|
|Track record||3:59.05||9 February 2017|
No new records were set during the competition.
- "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
- "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
- Start list
- Kuzmin, Dmitry (20 January 2018). "Вежливый отказ: Граф не поедет на Олимпиаду" (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
- "Draw". POCOG. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- Final results