Champions speed skating women all-round (1)


This table consists of four pages that contain approximately 130 years of speed skating history, as follows:

Page 1: 1933-1982
Page 2: 1983-present


In this table the results of the European, the World and the Olympic Championships are brought together. It was attempted to note the names of both persons and towns in their native spellings. Undoubtedly there are places in which this was not done correctly. Should you notice words that need to be corrected, please, do not hesitate and advise the curator.

Year W Town-Country 500 meters 1500 meters   5000 meters Overall

In 1933, 1934 and 1935 the first world championships speed skating for women ever have been held. Because they did not took place under auspices of the International Skating Union (ISU) they are considered as 'unofficial'.

1933 W Oslo-NOR Landbeck-A Landbeck-A   Lie-NOR Landbeck-A
1934 W Oslo-NOR Lie-NOR Lesche-FIN   Blikken-NOR Blikken-NOR
1935 W Oslo-NOR Nilsen-NOR Klein-USA   Nilsen-NOR Nilsen-NOR

Though still some doubt existed whether intensive sporting would not harm women the ISU decided to organize world championships for women from 1936 over four distances.

Year W Town-Country 500 meters 1000 meters 3000 meters 5000 meters Overall
1936 W Stockholm-SWE Klein-USA Lesche-FIN Klein-USA Lesche-FIN Klein-USA
1937 W Davos-SUI Nilsen-NOR Nilsen-NOR Nilsen-NOR Nilsen-NOR Nilsen-NOR
1938 W Davos-SUI Nilsen-NOR Nilsen-NOR Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN Nilsen-NOR
1939 W Oslo-NOR Donker-NED Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN

Due to the Second World War no championships have been held between 1940 and 1947.

1947 W Drammen-NOR Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN Lesche-FIN
1948 W Turku-FIN Selikhova-USR Isakova-USR Isakova-USR Lesche-FIN Isakova-USR
1949 W Kongsberg-NOR Valavova-USR
+Isakova-USR
Kholshchevnikova-USR
+Isakova-USR
Isakova-USR Lesche-FIN Isakova-USR
1950 W Moskva-USR Isakova-USR Karelina-USR Zhukova-USR Krotova-USR Isakova-USR
1951 W Eskilstuna-SWE Thorvaldsen-NOR Huttunen-FIN Huttunen-FIN Nilsen-NOR Huttunen-FIN
1952 W Kokkola-FIN Donchenkova-USR Selikhova-USR Anikanova-USR Zhukova-USR Selikhova-USR
1953 W Lillehammer-NOR Zhukova-USR Zhukova-USR Shchegoleyeva-USR Nilsen-NOR Shchegoleyeva-USR
1954 W Östersund-SWE Kondakova-USR Kondakova-USR Zhukova-USR Nilsen-NOR Selikhova-USR
1955 W Kuopio-FIN Rylova-USR Kondakova-USR Zhukova-USR Zhukova-USR Zhukova-USR

In 1956 it was decided to replace the contest over 5000 meters by one over 1500 meters.

Year E/W/O Town-Country 500 meters 1000 meters 3000 meters 1500 meters Overall
1956 W Kvarsveden-SWE Kondakova-USR Kondakova-USR Zhukova-USR Kondakova-USR Kondakova-USR
1957 W Imatra-FIN Kondakova-USR Artamonova-USR Huttunen-FIN Artamonova-USR Artamonova-USR
1958 W Kristinehamn-SWE Rylova-USR Kondakova-USR Artamonova-USR Artamonova-USR Artamonova-USR
1959 W Sverdlosk-USR Rylova-USR
+Kondakova-USR
Rylova-USR Huttunen-FIN Artamonova-USR Rylova-USR

In 1960 speed skating for women became Olympic.

1960 W
O
Östersund-SWE
Squaw Valley-USA
Skoblikova-USR
Haase-Obschernitzki-GDR
Guseva-USR
Guseva-USR
Skoblikova-USR
Skoblikova-USR
Stenina-USR
Skoblikova-USR
Stenina-USR
-
1961 W Tønsberg-NOR Stenina-USR Stenina-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR Stenina-USR Stenina-USR
1962 W Imatra-FIN Serczynska-POL Voronina-Artamonova-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR
1963 W Karuizawa-JPN Skoblikova-USR Skoblikova-USR Skoblikova-USR Skoblikova-USR Skoblikova-USR
1964 W

O
Kristinehamn-SWE

Innsbruck-AUT
Yegorova-USR
+Skoblikova-USR
Skoblikova-USR
Skoblikova-USR

Skoblikova-USR
Skoblikova-USR

Skoblikova-USR
Skoblikova-USR

Skoblikova-USR
Skoblikova-USR

-
1965 W Oulu-FIN Voronina-Artamonova-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR Stenina-USR Voronina-Artamonova-USR
1966 W Trondheim-NOR Yegorova-USR Rastophina-USR Kaiser-NED Song-Soon-PRK Stenina-USR
1967 W Deventer-NED Meyers-USA Kaiser-NED Kaiser-NED Kaiser-NED Kaiser-NED
1968 W
O
Helsinki-FIN
Grenoble-FRA
Titova-USR
Titova-USR
Titova-USR
Geijssen-NED
Schut-NED
Schut-NED
Kaiser-NED
Mustonen-FIN
Kaiser-NED
-
1969 W Grenoble-FRA Biermann-NOR Kauniste-USR
+Sundby-NOR
Schut-NED Kaiser-NED Kauniste-USR

From 1970 European championships for women have been organized as well.

1970 E

W
 
Heerenveen-NED

West Allis-USA
 
Titova-USR

Titova-USR
 
Titova-USR
+Schut-NED
Titova-USR
+Sundby-NOR
Statkevich-USR

Schut-NED
 
Statkevich-USR

Schut-NED
 
Statkevich-USR

Keulen-Deelstra-NED
 
1971 E

W
Petrozavodsk-USR

Helsinki-FIN
Titova-USR

Henning-USA
Titova-USR
+Seregina-USR
Holum-USA
Statkevich-USR

Kaiser-NED
Statkevich-USR

Statkevich-USR
Statkevich-USR

Statkevich-USR
1972 E

W
O
Inzell-FRG

Heerenveen-NED
Sappoo-JPN
Titova-USR

Holum-USA
Henning-USA
Titova-USR
+Sereina-USR
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Pflug-FRG
Keulen-Deelstra-NED

Kaiser-NED
Kaiser-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED

Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Holum-USA
Keulen-Deelstra-NED

Keulen-Deelstra-NED
-
1973 E
W
Brandbu-NOR
Strömsund-SWE
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Young-USA
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Tigchelaar-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Stepanskaya-USR
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
1974 E
W
Medeo-USR
Heerenveen-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Young-USA
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED
Keulen-Deelstra-NED

However, five years later the European championships for women ceased as they appeared to be unattractive for commercial advertising, which caused financial deficits.

1975 W Assen-NED Young-USA Young-USA Tigchelaar-NED Kessow-GDR Kessow-GDR
1976 W
O
Gjøvik-NOR
Innsbruck-AUT
Young-USA
Young-USA
Young-USA
Kaiser-NED
Kessow-GDR
Kaiser-NED
Burka-CAN
Stepanskaya-USR
Burka-CAN
-
1977 W Keystone-USA Bryndzei-USR Bryndzei-USR Stepanskaya-USR Stepanskaya-USR Bryndzei-USR
1978 W Helsinki-FIN Golovensina-USR Averina-USR Dittmann-GDR Averina-USR Averina-USR
1979 W Den Haag-NED Heiden-USA Heiden-USA Heiden-USA Heiden Heiden-USA
1980 W
O
Hamar-NOR
Lake Placid-USA
Petrushova-USR
Enke-GDR
Petrushova-USR
Petrushova-USR
Jensen-NOR
Jensen-NOR
Petrushova-USR
Borckink-NED
Petrushova-USR
-

Again five years later the Thialf stadium in Heerenveen-NED guaranteed the ISU to bear the financial risks for the three years to come and the European championships have been carried on from then.

1981 E
W
Heerenveen-NED
Sainte Foy-CAN
Petrushova-USR
Petrushova-USR
Petrushova-USR
Petrushova-USR
Petrushova-USR
Pleshkova-USR
Petrushova-USR
Enke-GDR
Petrushova-USR
Petrushova-USR
1982 E

W
Heerenveen-NED

Inzell-FRG
Petrushova-USR

Enke-DDR
Petrushova-USR
+Enke-GDR
Enke-GDR
Petrushova-USR

Schöne-GDR
Petrushova-USR

Enke-GDR
Petrushova-USR

Enke-GDR

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