Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics
|Short Track Speed Skating
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for speed skating
|Venue||Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre|
|Competitors||87 from 19 nations|
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.
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.
|5000 metre relay
|| Italy (ITA)
|7:11.74|| United States (USA)
|7:13.37|| Australia (AUS)
- 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.
|3000 metre relay
|| South Korea (KOR)
|4:26.64|| Canada (CAN)
|4:32.04|| United States (USA)
Nineteen nations competed in the short track events at Lillehammer. Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Africa, Russia and Sweden made their short track debuts.
- "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved January 16, 2014.