Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Short Track Speed Skating
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for speed skating
Venue Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre
Dates February 22-26
Competitors 87 from 19 nations
«1992 1998»
For the long track speed skating events, see Speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics, was held from 22 February to 26 February. Six events were contested at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre. In short track speed skating's second Olympic appearance, two events were added, the 500 metres for the men and the 1000 metres for the women.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea (KOR) 4 1 1 6
2  United States (USA) 1 1 2 4
3  Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
4  Canada (CAN) 0 2 1 3
5  China (CHN) 0 1 0 1
6  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
6  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

South Korea led the medal table with six, including four golds. The medal for the Australian men's relay team was the country's first in the Winter Olympics. Chun Lee-Kyung led the individual medal table, with two gold medals. The top men's medalists were Chae Ji-Hoon and Mirko Vuillermin, who won one gold and one silver.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
 Chae Ji-Hoon
South Korea (KOR)
43.45  Mirko Vuillermin
Italy (ITA)
43.47  Nicky Gooch
Great Britain (GBR)
43.68
1000 metres
details
 Kim Ki-hoon
South Korea (KOR)
1:34.57  Chae Ji-Hoon
South Korea (KOR)
1:34.92  Marc Gagnon
Canada (CAN)[a]
1:33.03
5000 metre relay
details
 Italy (ITA)
Maurizio Carnino
Orazio Fagone
Hugo Herrnhof
Mirko Vuillermin
7:11.74  United States (USA)
Randy Bartz
John Coyle
Eric Flaim
Andy Gabel
7:13.37  Australia (AUS)
Steven Bradbury
Kieran Hansen
Andrew Murtha
Richard Nizielski
7:13.68
  1. ^ Derrick Campbell of Canada was obstructed by the Briton Nicky Gooch, who was disqualified. Campbell got up and thought he finished the race, and was celebrating his bronze medal with a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter live on television when he discovered he hadn't completed the race. He had miscounted and left the track one lap short of the finish line, and was classified as a non-finisher. This meant that Marc Gagnon was a surprise bronze medalist, even though he wasn't even in the A final.

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
 Cathy Turner
United States (USA)
45.98  Zhang Yanmei
China (CHN)
46.44  Amy Peterson
United States (USA)
46.76
1000 metres
details
 Chun Lee-kyung
South Korea (KOR)
1:36.87  Nathalie Lambert
Canada (CAN)
1:36.97  Kim So-hee
South Korea (KOR)
1:37.09
3000 metre relay
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Kim So-hee
Kim Yun-mi
Won Hye-kyung
4:26.64  Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Sylvie Daigle
Nathalie Lambert
4:32.04  United States (USA)
Amy Peterson
Cathy Turner
Nikki Ziegelmeyer
Karen Cashman
4:39.34

Participating NOCs[edit]

Nineteen nations competed in the short track events at Lillehammer. Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Africa, Russia and Sweden made their short track debuts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 3". Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 

Sports-Reference 1994 Olympics - Short Track