Short track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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Men's 500 metres
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
Venue White Ring
Dates February 19–21
Competitors 30 from 16 nations
Winning time 42.862
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Takafumi Nishitani  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) An Yulong  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hitoshi Uematsu  Japan
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The men's 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics took place on 19 and 21 February at the White Ring.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 19 February. There were eight heats, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[1]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 An Yulong  China 43.748 Q
2 Andy Gabel  United States 43.899 Q
3 Yevhen Yakovlev  Ukraine 44.041
4 Han Sang-guk  North Korea 44.206
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 François Drolet  Canada 43.551 Q
2 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 43.653 Q
3 Martin Johansson  Sweden 44.003
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Versteeg  Netherlands 44.358 Q
2 Feng Kai  China 44.817 Q
3 Maciej Pryczek  Poland 46.652
4 Nicky Gooch  Great Britain 68.907
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Li Jiajun  China 43.831 Q
2 Maurizio Carnino  Italy 43.927 Q
3 Rusty Smith  United States 44.584
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lee Jun-hwan  South Korea 43.840 Q
2 Marc Gagnon  Canada 43.901 Q
3 Arian Nachbar  Germany 44.882
4 Yun Chol  North Korea 45.014
Heat 6
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Satoru Terao  Japan 42.948 Q OR
2 Chae Ji-hoon  South Korea 43.011 Q
3 Steven Bradbury  Australia 43.766
Heat 7
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Éric Bédard  Canada 43.342 Q
2 Hitoshi Uematsu  Japan 43.428 Q
3 Dan Weinstein  United States 43.492
4 Ludovic Mathieu  France 43.767
Heat 8
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta  Italy 43.000 Q
2 Takafumi Nishitani  Japan 43.348 Q
3 Bruno Loscos  France 43.725
4 Battulgyn Oktyabri  Mongolia 50.466

Quarterfinals[edit]

The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[1] In quarterfinal 2, American Andy Gabel was advanced, and Canada's François Drolet disqualified.

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marc Gagnon  Canada 43.254 Q
2 Hitoshi Uematsu  Japan 43.657 Q
3 Fabio Carta  Italy 43.763
4 Lee Jun-hwan  South Korea 44.417
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 An Yulong  China 43.384 Q
2 Chae Ji-hoon  South Korea 43.622 Q
3 Andy Gabel  United States 44.124 ADV
François Drolet  Canada DSQ
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Li Jiajun  China 42.861 Q OR
2 Takafumi Nishitani  Japan 42.980 Q
3 Éric Bédard  Canada 43.113
4 Maurizio Carnino  Italy 43.225
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Versteeg  Netherlands 43.377 Q
2 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 43.810 Q
3 Feng Kai  China 44.384
4 Satoru Terao  Japan 65.470

Semifinals[edit]

The top two finishers in each of the two semifinals qualified for the A final, while the third and fourth place skaters advanced to the B Final.[1]

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Hitoshi Uematsu  Japan 43.697 QA
2 An Yulong  China 43.796 QA
3 Dave Versteeg  Netherlands 43.850 QB
4 Chae Ji-hoon  South Korea 43.864 QB
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Takafumi Nishitani  Japan 42.756 QA OR
2 Marc Gagnon  Canada 42.780 QA
3 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 43.096 QB
4 Andy Gabel  United States 59.811 QB
Li Jiajun  China DSQ

Finals[edit]

The four qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while four others raced for 5th place in Final B.[1]

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Takafumi Nishitani  Japan 42.862
2nd, silver medalist(s) An Yulong  China 43.022
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hitoshi Uematsu  Japan 43.713
4 Marc Gagnon  Canada 75.600
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
5 Chae Ji-hoon  South Korea 42.832
6 Dave Versteeg  Netherlands 42.933
7 Andy Gabel  United States 43.072
8 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 43.090

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2014.

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