Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics
|Medalists - Sapporo 1972:|
|Women's 1000 m in Sapporo 1972|
|Venue: Makomanai Speed Skating Rink|
|Participants: 33 athletes participated in the event.|
|Schedule: The final took place on Friday, February 11, 1972.|
|Format: Skaters raced against the clock although they raced in pairs on separate lanes on an oval rink (inner and outer lanes). Skaters had to change lanes in the back straightaway of each lap in order to skate an equal distance. The skater on the outer lane had the right of way and the skater leaving the inner lane should avoid collision. The Olympic gold medal winner was the athlete with the fastest time for the race.
|These facts about Women's 1000 m - Speed Skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo is based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database|