When speed skating first started in the Olympics, it was a male only sport. Almost 40 years later, women joined in. Speed skating is perfect for thrill seekers out there with athletes skating at about 750 meters every minute. In each Speed Skating event, skaters race in pairs against the clock on a standard 400m oval ring.
A Brief History
Lidiya Skoblikova is the top skating medalist with 6 gold medals; 4 of which were all from the same year, Innsbruck 1964.
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