2008 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

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The 2008 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships took place between March 7 and March 9, 2008 in Gangneung City, South Korea. The World Championships are organised by the ISU which also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall* Apolo Anton Ohno
 United States
68 points Lee Ho-Suk
 South Korea
63 points Song Kyung-Taek
 South Korea
62 points
500 m Apolo Anton Ohno
 United States
42.568 Charles Hamelin
 Canada
42.625 Song Kyung-Taek
 South Korea
42.632
1000 m Lee Ho-suk
 South Korea
1:26.462 Apolo Anton Ohno
 United States
1:26.528 Song Kyung-Taek
 South Korea
1:26.615
1500 m Song Kyung-Taek
 South Korea
2:18.916 Lee Ho-Suk
 South Korea
2:18.971 Charles Ryan LeVeille
 United States
2:19.066
3000 m Lee Seung-Hoon
 South Korea
4:53.620 Charles Ryan LeVeille
 United States
4:54.732 Apolo Anton Ohno
 United States
5:00.838
5000 m

relay

Sung Si-Bak
Lee Seung-Hoon
Lee Ho-Suk
Song Kyung-Taek
Kwak Yoon-Gy
 South Korea
6:51.148 Charles Hamelin
François Hamelin
Marc-Andre Monette
Steve Robilliard
Jean-François Monette
 Canada
6:52.318 Jon Eley
Tom Iveson
Paul Stanley
Paul Worth
 Great Britain
6:56.765
* First place is awarded 34 points, second is awarded 21 points, third is awarded 13 points, fourth is awarded 8 points, fifth is awarded 5 points, sixth is awarded 3 points, seventh is awarded 2 points and eighth is awarded 1 point in the finals of each individual race to determine the overall world champion. The relays do not count for the overall classification.

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall* Wang Meng
 China
107 points Zhou Yang
 China
76 points Yang Shin-Young
 South Korea
37 points
500 m Wang Meng
 China
43.888 Liu Qiuhong
 China
43.973 Kalyna Roberge
 Canada
44.018
1000 m Wang Meng
 China
1:32.527 Zhou Yang
 China
1:32.595 Kalyna Roberge
 Canada
1:32.636
1500 m Wang Meng
 China
2:22.819 Yang Shin-Young
 South Korea
2:22.904 Zhou Yang
 China
2:23.191
3000 m Zhou Yang
 China
5:46.063 Jung Eun-Ju
 South Korea
5:46.465 Katherine Reutter
 United States
5:46.518
3000 m

relay

Jung Eun-Ju
Yang Shin-Young
Park Seung-Hi
Kim Min-Jung
Shin Sae-Bom
 South Korea
4:16.261 Amanda Overland
Tania Vicent
Jessica Gregg
Anne Maltais
Kalyna Roberge
 Canada
4:20.254 Liu Qiuhong
Wang Meng
Meng Xiaoxue
Zhou Yang
Fu Tian Yu
 China
4:23.022
* First place is awarded 34 points, second is awarded 21 points, third is awarded 13 points, fourth is awarded 8 points, fifth is awarded 5 points, sixth is awarded 3 points, seventh is awarded 2 points and eighth is awarded 1 point in the finals of each individual race to determine the overall world champion. The relays do not count for the overall classification.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea 5 4 4 13
2  China 5 3 2 10
3  United States 2 2 3 7
4  Canada 0 3 2 5
5  Great Britain 0 0 1 1

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