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
Date 10 February
Competitors 24 from 13 nations
Winning time 3:59.21
Carlijn Achtereekte  Netherlands
Ireen Wüst  Netherlands
Antoinette de Jong  Netherlands

The women's 3000 metres speed skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at Gangneung Oval in Gangneung[1] on 10 February 2018.[2][3]


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.[4]

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.

In the victory ceremony, the medals were presented by Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye, member of the International Olympic Committee; accompanied by Sergio Anesi, ISU council member.


Prior to this competition, the existing world, Olympic and track records were as follows.

World record Cindy Klassen (CAN)3:53.34Calgary, Canada18 March 2006
Olympic record Claudia Pechstein (GER)3:57.70Salt Lake City, United States20 February 2002
Track record Ireen Wüst (NED)3:59.059 February 2017

No new records were set during the competition.


The races were started at 20:00.[5][6]

RankPairLaneNameCountryTimeTime behindNotes
5ICarlijn Achtereekte Netherlands3:59.21
9IIreen Wüst Netherlands3:59.29+0.08
11OAntoinette de Jong Netherlands4:00.02+0.81
412OMartina Sáblíková Czech Republic4:00.54+1.33
511IMiho Takagi Japan4:01.35+2.14
610IIvanie Blondin Canada4:04.14+4.93
79OIsabelle Weidemann Canada4:04.26+5.05
83OAyano Sato Japan4:04.35+5.14
910OClaudia Pechstein Germany4:04.49+5.28
1012INatalya Voronina Olympic Athletes from Russia4:05.85+6.64
118OMaryna Zuyeva Belarus4:05.96+6.75
121IIda Njåtun Norway4:06.67+7.46
136IFrancesca Lollobrigida Italy4:08.58+9.37
143ILuiza Złotkowska Poland4:09.69+10.48
152ONikola Zdráhalová Czech Republic4:11.36+12.15
165OKarolina Bosiek Poland4:12.44+13.23
174OKatarzyna Bachleda-Curuś Poland4:12.57+13.36
181OKim Bo-reum South Korea4:12.79+13.58
198IAyaka Kikuchi Japan4:13.25+14.04
207OBrianne Tutt Canada4:13.70+14.49
216OHao Jiachen China4:15.56+16.35
227ICarlijn Schoutens United States4:15.60+16.39
234IRoxanne Dufter Germany4:16.87+17.66
242ILiu Jing China4:20.95+21.74


  1. "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. Start list
  4. Kuzmin, Dmitry (20 January 2018). "Вежливый отказ: Граф не поедет на Олимпиаду" (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. "Draw". POCOG. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  6. Final results
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