Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's 1000 metres

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Men's 1000 metres
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueSalt Lake Ice Center
DatesFebruary 13–16
Competitors32 from 20 nations
Winning time1:29.109
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Steven Bradbury  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Apolo Anton Ohno  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mathieu Turcotte  Canada
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The men's 1000 metres in short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics took place from 13 to 16 February at the Salt Lake Ice Center. This event is remembered for the victory of Australian Steven Bradbury, who benefited from all four other skaters in the final going down ahead of him, while Bradbury stayed on his feet and won gold. It was the first ever Winter Olympics gold medal for Australia.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record  Steve Robillard (CAN) 1:25.985 Calgary, Canada 14 October 2001
Olympic record  Satoru Terao (JPN) 1:29.398 Nagano, Japan 17 February 1998

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Round Team Time OR WR
13 February Heat 7  Rusty Smith (USA) 1:28.183 OR
16 February Quarterfinal 3  Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) 1:27.185 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 13 February. There were eight heats of four skaters each, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[2]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Wim De Deyne  Belgium 1:30.950 Q
2 Satoru Terao  Japan 1:31.025 Q
3 Mark Jackson  New Zealand 1:32.276
4 Miroslav Boyadzhiev  Bulgaria 1:32.421
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steven Bradbury  Australia 1:30.956 Q
2 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 1:30.991 Q
3 Balázs Knoch  Hungary 1:31.061
4 Pieter Gysel  Belgium 1:31.290
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Feng Kai  China 1:32.554 Q
2 Mark McNee  Australia 1:39.325 Q
Gregory Durand  France DQ
Volodymyr Hryhor'iev  Ukraine DQ
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Naoya Tamura  Japan 1:28.867 Q
2 Leon Flack  Great Britain 1:29.584 Q
3 Krystian Zdrojkowski  Poland 1:30.026
Martin Johansson  Sweden DQ
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta  Italy 1:28.520 Q
2 Marc Gagnon  Canada 1:28.718 Q
3 Cees Juffermans  Netherlands 1:29.249
4 Matúš Užák  Slovakia 2:17.608
Heat 6
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 1:32.091 Q
2 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 1:33.167 Q
3 Arian Nachbar  Germany 1:33.585
4 Battulgyn Oktyabri  Mongolia 1:47.213
Heat 7
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rusty Smith  United States 1:28.183 Q OR
2 Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 1:28.229 Q
3 Bruno Loscos  France 1:28.532
4 Kiril Pandov  Bulgaria 1:31.842
Heat 8
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 1:30.252 Q
2 Li Jiajun  China 1:30.447 Q
3 Kornél Szántó  Hungary 1:31.391
4 Nicky Gooch  Great Britain 1:38.034

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on 16 February. The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[2] In quarterfinal 2, Canada's Marc Gagnon was disqualified from second place, and Japan's Naoya Tamura advanced.

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta  Italy 1:28.186 Q
2 Satoru Terao  Japan 1:28.241 Q
3 Feng Kai  China 1:28.424
4 Leon Flack  Great Britain 1:28.604
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 1:28.650 Q
2 Steven Bradbury  Australia 1:29.265 Q
3 Naoya Tamura  Japan 1:29.864 ADV
Marc Gagnon  Canada DQ
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 1:27.185 Q OR
2 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 1:27.201 Q
3 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 1:27.578
4 Wim De Deyne  Belgium 1:27.785
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 1:27.429 Q
2 Li Jiajun  China 1:27.467 Q
3 Rusty Smith  United States 1:28.078
4 Mark McNee  Australia 1:46.701

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on 16 February. 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.[2] In the first semifinal, Japan's Satoru Terao was disqualified, with Canada's Mathieu Turcotte, who finished third in the race, advanced to the A final.

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steven Bradbury  Australia 1:29.189 QA
2 Li Jiajun  China 1:30.592 QA
3 Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 1:35.156 ADV
4 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 1:52.645 QB
Satoru Terao  Japan DQ
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 1:27.428 QA
2 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 1:27.469 QA
3 Fabio Carta  Italy 1:27.492 QB
4 Naoya Tamura  Japan 1:27.751 QB

Finals[edit]

The five qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while three others raced for 6th place in Final B.[2] As a result of Li Jiajun's disqualification however the winner of the B final finished 5th.

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Steven Bradbury  Australia 1:29.109
2nd, silver medalist(s) Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 1:30.160
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 1:30.563
4 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 1:32.519
Li Jiajun  China DQ
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
5 Kim Dong-sung  South Korea 1:35.582
6 Fabio Carta  Italy 1:35.589
7 Naoya Tamura  Japan 1:35.823

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia win first ever gold". BBC. February 17, 2002. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Salt Lake Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-20.

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