World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

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The World Short Track Speed Skating Championships are a senior international short track speed skating competition held once a year to determine the World Champion in individual distances, relays and Overall Classification. It is sanctioned by the International Skating Union and is usually held in March or April.

In 1967, the International Skating Union adopted short track speed skating, although it did not organise international competitions until 1976. World Championships have been held since 1981, though earlier events later received that status.

Skaters perform individual races in the 500 meters, 1000 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meters (super-final involving eight competitors with highest points after completion of other distances) and a four-person race, in the 3000 meters relay for women, and the 5000 meters relay for men. Points are given for each placings in the finals of individual distances (currently 34 points for 1st, 21 for 2nd, 13 for 3rd, 8 for 4th, 5 for 5th, 3 for 6th, 2 for 7th, 1 for 8th). From 2009, the leader after first 1000m in the 3000m super-final is given extra 5 points. The athlete with the highest points after the points for all individual distances are added up (maximum 141 points, 136 points before 2009) is declared the Men's or Ladies' Overall World Short-track Speed Skating Champion. In case of a tie in points, precedence is given to the athlete with higher placing in the 3000m super-final.

Overall classification medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1976 United States Champaign United States Alan Rattray Canada Gaetan Boucher France Andre Chabrerie
1977 France Grenoble Canada Gaetan Boucher United States Craig Kressler Japan Hiroshi Toda
1978 United Kingdom Solihull Australia James Lynch United Kingdom Harry Spragg United States Alan Rattray
1979 Canada Quebec Japan Hiroshi Toda Canada Louis Baril United States Nick Thometz
1980 Italy Milan Canada Gaetan Boucher Canada Louis Grenier France Marc Bella
1981 France Meudon Canada Benoit Baril Canada Gaetan Boucher Australia Michael Richmond
1982 Canada Moncton Canada Guy Daignault Canada Gaetan Boucher Canada Louis Grenier
1983 Japan Tokyo Canada Louis Grenier Canada Michel Delisle Canada Guy Daignault
1984 United Kingdom Peterborough Canada Guy Daignault Japan Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Canada Michel Daignault
1985 Netherlands Amsterdam Japan Toshinobu Kawai Japan Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Canada Louis Grenier
1986 France Chamonix Japan Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Canada Guy Daignault Canada Robert Dubreuil
1987 Canada Montreal Canada Michel Daignault
Japan Toshinobu Kawai
none awarded Netherlands Charles Veldhoven
1988 United States St. Louis Netherlands Peter van de Velde Netherlands Richard Suyten Japan Tatsuyoshi Ishihara
1989 United Kingdom Solihull Canada Michel Daignault South Korea Kim Ki-Hoon Canada Mark Lackie
1990 Netherlands Amsterdam South Korea Lee Joon-Ho Japan Yuichi Akasaka
United Kingdom Wilf O'Reilly
none awarded
1991 Australia Sydney United Kingdom Wilf O'Reilly South Korea Kim Ki-Hoon South Korea Lee Joon-Ho
1992 United States Denver South Korea Kim Ki-Hoon South Korea Mo Ji-Soo South Korea Lee Joon-Ho
1993 China Beijing Canada Marc Gagnon Canada Sylvian Gagnon South Korea Chae Ji-Hoon
1994 United Kingdom Guildford Canada Marc Gagnon Canada Frederic Blackburn South Korea Chae Ji-Hoon
1995 Norway Gjøvik South Korea Chae Ji-Hoon Canada Marc Gagnon South Korea Song Jae-Kun
1996 Netherlands The Hague Canada Marc Gagnon South Korea Chae Ji-Hoon Italy Orazio Fagone
1997 Japan Nagano South Korea Kim Dong-Sung Canada Marc Gagnon Japan Saturo Terao
1998 Austria Vienna Canada Marc Gagnon Italy Fabio Carta South Korea Kim Dong-Sung
1999 Bulgaria Sofia China Li Jiajun Japan Saturo Terao Italy Fabio Carta
2000 United Kingdom Sheffield South Korea Min Ryoung Canada Éric Bédard China Li Jiajun
2001 South Korea Jeonju China Li Jiajun United States Apolo Anton Ohno Canada Marc Gagnon
2002 Canada Montreal South Korea Kim Dong-Sung South Korea Ahn Hyun-Soo Italy Fabio Carta
2003 Poland Warsaw South Korea Ahn Hyun-Soo China Li Jiajun South Korea Song Suk-Woo
2004 Sweden Gothenburg South Korea Ahn Hyun-Soo South Korea Song Suk-Woo China Li Jiajun
2005 China Beijing South Korea Ahn Hyun-Soo United States Apolo Anton Ohno Canada François-Louis Tremblay
2006 United States Minneapolis South Korea Ahn Hyun-Soo South Korea Lee Ho-Suk Canada François-Louis Tremblay
2007 Italy Milan South Korea Ahn Hyun-Soo Canada Charles Hamelin United States Apolo Anton Ohno
2008 South Korea Gangneung United States Apolo Anton Ohno South Korea Lee Ho-Suk South Korea Song Kyung-Taek
2009 Austria Vienna South Korea Lee Ho-Suk United States J.R. Celski Canada Charles Hamelin
2010 Bulgaria Sofia South Korea Lee Ho-Suk South Korea Kwak Yoon-Gy China Liang Wenhao
2011 United Kingdom Sheffield South Korea Noh Jin-Kyu Canada Charles Hamelin China Liang Wenhao
2012 China Shanghai South Korea Kwak Yoon-Gy South Korea Noh Jin-Kyu Canada Olivier Jean
2013 Hungary Debrecen South Korea Sin Da-Woon South Korea Kim Yun-Jae Canada Charles Hamelin
2014 Canada Montreal Russia Victor An United States J.R. Celski Canada Charles Hamelin
2015 Russia Moscow

Ladies[edit]

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1976 United States Champaign United States Celeste Chlapaty Canada Kathy Vogt United States Peggy Hartrich
1977 France Grenoble Canada Brenda Webster Canada Kathy Vogt United States Valie Reimann
1978 United Kingdom Solihull United States Sarah Docter Japan Miyoshi Kato United States Patty Lyman
1979 Canada Quebec Canada Sylvie Daigle Canada Cathy Turnbull Japan Miyoshi Kato
1980 Italy Milan Japan Miyoshi Kato Japan Mika Kato Canada Cathy Turnbull
1981 France Meudon Japan Miyoshi Kato Japan Mika Kato Canada Louise Begin
1982 Canada Moncton Canada Maryse Perreault Canada Louise Begin Canada Sylvie Daigle
1983 Japan Tokyo Canada Sylvie Daigle Japan Mika Kato Japan Miyoshi Kato
Canada Maryse Perreault
1984 United Kingdom Peterborough Japan Mariko Kinoshita Canada Sylvie Daigle United States Bonnie Blair
Canada Nathalie Lambert
1985 Netherlands Amsterdam Japan Eiko Shishii United States Bonnie Blair Canada Nathalie Lambert
1986 France Chamonix United States Bonnie Blair Canada Nathalie Lambert
Canada Maryse Perreault
none awarded
1987 Canada Montreal Japan Eiko Shishii Canada Nathalie Lambert Japan Mariko Kinoshita
1988 United States St. Louis Canada Sylvie Daigle Japan Yumiko Yamada Japan Eiko Shishii
1989 United Kingdom Solihull Canada Sylvie Daigle Canada Maryse Perreault China Guo Hongru
1990 Netherlands Amsterdam Canada Sylvie Daigle Netherlands Joelle van Koestveld Canada Eden Donatelli
1991 Australia Sydney Canada Nathalie Lambert Canada Sylvie Daigle China Zhang Yanmei
1992 United States Denver South Korea Kim So-hee China Yan Li Japan Nobuku Yamada
1993 China Beijing Canada Nathalie Lambert South Korea Chun Lee-kyung China Zhang Yanmei
1994 United Kingdom Guildford Canada Nathalie Lambert South Korea Kim So-hee South Korea Kim Ryang-hee
1995 Norway Gjøvik South Korea Chun Lee-kyung China Wang Chunlu South Korea Kim Yoon-mi
1996 Netherlands The Hague South Korea Chun Lee-kyung South Korea Won Hye-kyung Canada Isabella Charest
1997 Japan Nagano South Korea Chun Lee-kyung
China Yang Yang (A)
none awarded South Korea Won Hye-kyung
1998 Austria Vienna China Yang Yang (A) South Korea Chun Lee-kyung
China Wang Chunlu
none awarded
1999 Bulgaria Sofia China Yang Yang (A) China Yang Yang (S) South Korea Kim Moon-jung
2000 United Kingdom Sheffield China Yang Yang (A) South Korea An Sang-mi China Yang Yang (S)
2001 South Korea Jeonju China Yang Yang (A) China Wang Chunlu Bulgaria Evgenia Radanova
2002 Canada Montreal China Yang Yang (A) South Korea Ko Gi-hyun Bulgaria Evgenia Radanova
2003 Poland Warsaw South Korea Choi Eun-kyung China Yang Yang (A) South Korea Kim Min-jee
2004 Sweden Gothenburg South Korea Choi Eun-kyung China Wang Meng South Korea Byun Chun-sa
2005 China Beijing South Korea Jin Sun-yu South Korea Choi Eun-kyung South Korea Kang Yun-mi
2006 United States Minneapolis South Korea Jin Sun-yu China Wang Meng Canada Kalyna Roberge
2007 Italy Milan South Korea Jin Sun-yu South Korea Jung Eun-ju Canada Kalyna Roberge
2008 South Korea Gangneung China Wang Meng China Zhou Yang South Korea Yang Shin-young
2009 Austria Vienna China Wang Meng South Korea Kim Min-jung China Zhou Yang
2010 Bulgaria Sofia South Korea Park Seung-hi China Wang Meng South Korea Cho Ha-ri
2011 United Kingdom Sheffield South Korea Cho Ha-ri United States Katherine Reutter Italy Arianna Fontana
2012 China Shanghai China Li Jianrou Canada Valérie Maltais Italy Arianna Fontana
2013 Hungary Debrecen China Wang Meng South Korea Park Seung-hi South Korea Shim Suk-hee
2014 Canada Montreal South Korea Shim Suk-hee South Korea Park Seung-hi Canada Valérie Maltais
2015 Russia Moscow

Hosting tally[edit]

Times hosted Host country
6  United Kingdom
5  Canada
4  United States
3  China,  France,  Netherlands
2  Austria,  Bulgaria,  Italy,  Japan,  South Korea
1  Sweden,  Hungary,  Poland,  Australia,  Russia
  • Includes scheduled world championships.

Records[edit]

Largest number of titles[edit]

Most consecutive titles[edit]

Gold medal sweeps[edit]

Medal sweeps[edit]

See also[edit]

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