| Event type

1,000 metres, Men

Date14 February 1984 — 9:15
LocationPista za brzo klizanje Zetra, Sarajevo
Participants43 from 20 countries
Olympic Record 1:15.18 / Eric Heiden USA / 19 February 1980
StarterWillem MulderNED
RefereeGene SandvigUSA

Sergey Khlebnikov was favored. He had won the 1982 World Sprints, and was second in 1981. At the 1983 World Sprints, he had won both 1,000s but a fall in the 500 cost him the title. His biggest competition was expected to come from his teammate, Pavel Pegov, who had set the world record of 1:12.58 at Medeo in 1983, and had finished second at the 1983 World Sprints. Also a challenger was Japan’s Akira Kuroiwa, winner of the 1983 World Sprints. Kuroiwa was off in the first pair and posted a somewhat ordinary 1:17.49. That time was bettered in the next pair by Soviet skater Viktor Shasherin, who finished in 1:17.42. Khlebnikov was off in the fourth pair, and took the lead with 1:16.63. The fifth pair had Norway’s Kai Arne Engelstad and American Nick Thometz, who crossed in 1:16.75 and 1:16.85 respectively, moving into second and third place. Those times held up for the podium positions until Gaétan Boucher skated in the 10th pair. Boucher had been second at the 1982 World Sprints, and he had by far the best race, finishing in 1:15.80 to win the gold medal by almost a full second. Khlebnikov’s time held on for the silver and Engelstad won the bronze. Two days later Boucher would win a second gold medal in the 1,500 m, and his 500 bronze on the opening day of speed skating would give him a total of three medals in Sarajevo.

110OGaétan BoucherCAN1:15.80Gold
24ISergey KhlebnikovURS1:16.63Silver
35IKai Arne EngelstadNOR1:16.75Bronze
45ONick ThometzUSA1:16.85
52OAndré HoffmannGDR1:17.33
63IViktor ShasherinURS1:17.42
=78IAndreas DietelGDR1:17.46
=78OHilbert van der DuimNED1:17.46
91OAkira KuroiwaJPN1:17.49
103OHein VergeerNED1:17.57
116OErik HenriksenUSA1:17.64
122IJouko VesterlundFIN1:18.12
1314IPavel PegovURS1:18.57
1412IFrode RønningNOR1:18.64
159OUwe StrebFRG1:18.65
161IDan JansenUSA1:18.73
174OKimihiro HamayaJPN1:18.74
1822OHans van HeldenFRA1:18.77
199IJacques ThibaultCAN1:18.79
206IJan YkemaNED1:18.81
2110IHans MagnussonSWE1:18.95
2213OMichael HadschieffAUT1:19.05
=2319IHans-Peter OberhuberFRG1:19.13
=2321IUrpo PikkupeuraFIN1:19.13
2517IUwe-Jens MeyGDR1:19.14
2620IAndreas LemckeFRG1:19.39
277IMike RichmondAUS1:19.53
2811OLee Yeong-HaKOR1:19.55
2911IJan-Åke CarlbergSWE1:19.92
3019ONa Yun-SuKOR1:19.94
317OYoshihiro KitazawaJPN1:19.95
3220OGiorgio PaganinITA1:20.89
3316OChristian EmingerAUT1:20.98
3412ODezideriu JeneiROU1:21.14
3517OIm Ri-BinPRK1:21.16
3618IKim Song-HuiPRK1:22.04
3715OChen JianqiangCHN1:22.10
3822IKim Hwang-HyunPRK1:22.26
3913IGai ZhiwuCHN1:24.20
4016IWang FeifanCHN1:24.21
4121ONenad ŽvanutYUG1:26.63
4218OErroll FraserIVB1:30.59
4315IBehudin MerdovićYUG1:33.33
DNSClaes BengtssonSWE