World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women
The International Skating Union has organised the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women since 1936. Unofficial championships were held in the years 1933–1935.
- In the years 1933–1935, three distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m.
- In the years 1936–1955, four distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m, 3000 m and 5000 m (the old combination).
- In the years 1956–1982, four distances were skated: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m and 3000 m (the mini combination).
- Since 1983, four distances are skated: 500 m, 1500 m, 3000 m and 5000 m (the small combination).
Ranking systems used
- Since 1933, the samalog system has been in use.
- Gunda Niemann of East Germany won a total of 8 world championship titles, three consecutive in 1991, 1992, and 1993, and another five consecutive titles in 1995-1999.
- Karin Enke of East Germany (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988) and Ireen Wüst of The Netherlands (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) each have a total of five world championships.
All-time medal count
- Only official tournaments are taken into account