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 9, 2008 in Gangneung, 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  South Korea
Sung Si-bak
Lee Seung-hoon
Lee Ho-suk
Song Kyung-taek
Kwak Yoon-gy
6:51.148  Canada
Charles Hamelin
François Hamelin
Marc-Andre Monette
Steve Robilliard
Jean-François Monette
6:52.318  United Kingdom
Jon Eley
Tom Iveson
Paul Stanley
Paul Worth
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  South Korea
Jung Eun-ju
Yang Shin-young
Park Seung-hi
Kim Min-jung
Shin Sae-bom
4:16.261  Canada
Amanda Overland
Tania Vicent
Jessica Gregg
Anne Maltais
Kalyna Roberge
4:20.254  China
Liu Qiuhong
Wang Meng
Meng Xiaoxue
Zhou Yang
Fu Tian Yu
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  United Kingdom 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36

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