| Event type

1,000 metres, Men

Date23 February 2018 — 19:00
LocationGangneung Oval, Gangneung Olympic Park, Coastal Cluster, Gangneung
Participants36 from 19 countries
Olympic Record 1:07.18 WR / Gerard van Velde NED / 16 February 2002
StarterOle Hermann SørliNOR
RefereeDaniel CabelducSWE

As in the 500 m, the ban on a large number of Russian athletes had impact on the event. Notably, Pavel Kulizhnikov and Denis Yuskov, who had finished 1-2 at the 2016 Worlds, and had both won World Cup races in the running season, were not allowed to compete. This left two main contenders for the title: Kjeld Nuis and Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen. Both had already won gold at the Gangneung Oval, in the 1,500 m and 500 m, respectively. Nuis was the reigning World Champion in the event, while Lorentzen led the current World Cup standings ahead of Nuis.

The track record, set by Nuis at the 2017 Worlds, was bettered in the 13th pair by Kim Tae-Yun. Having placed 30th in the event at the 2014 Olympics, and having only occasionally placed into the international top 10, he was a virtual unknown, but his 1:08.22 moved him into an eventual bronze medal position. Lorentzen then managed to push below 1:08, helped by the fastest full lap of the field. In the final pair, Nuis opened up a tiny gap of 0.15 at the 200 m mark, and carried the advantage all the way to the finish line, leaving him with 1:07.95. Nuis thus became the third person to win gold in both 1,000 and 1,500 metres at the same Olympics, following Eric Heiden in 1980 and Gaétan Boucher in 1984.

118IKjeld NuisNED1:07.95Gold
216IHåvard Holmefjord LorentzenNOR1:07.99Silver
315OKim Tae-YunKOR1:08.22Bronze
413IJoey MantiaUSA1:08.564
514OTakuro OdaJPN1:08.568
617IKai VerbijNED1:08.61
714IShani DavisUSA1:08.78
812ONico IhleGER1:08.93
916OKoen VerweijNED1:09.14
1010IMitch WhitmoreUSA1:09.17
1115IAlexandre St-JeanCAN1:09.24
125ICha Min-GyuKOR1:09.27
139IJeong Jae-UngKOR1:09.43
1413OJoel DufterGER1:09.46
1510OHaralds SilovsLAT1:09.50
1618OMika PoutalaFIN1:09.58
179OSebastian KłosińskiPOL1:09.59
187OMarten LiivEST1:09.75
1917OVincent de HaîtreCAN1:09.79
204ITsubasa HasegawaJPN1:09.83
214OKonrád NagyHUN1:09.92
2211ODaniel GreigAUS1:09.99
2312IKonrad NiedźwiedzkiPOL1:10.026
246ODaichi YamanakaJPN1:10.027
253OLaurent DubreuilCAN1:10.03
262OYang TaoCHN1:10.10
277IDenis KuzinKAZ1:10.13
2811IIhnat HalavatsiukBLR1:10.141
298OStanislav PalkinKAZ1:10.149
303IMirko NenziITA1:10.16
318IPiotr MichalskiPOL1:10.17
321OHenrik Fagerli RukkeNOR1:10.25
335OFyodor MezentsevKAZ1:10.62
346IPedro CausilCOL1:10.71
351IMathias VostéBEL1:11.24
362IPekka KoskelaFIN1:11.76