Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Torino Palavela
Dates February 12
Competitors 28 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lee Ho-suk  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Li Jiajun  China
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Short track speed skating at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m   men   women
1000 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m relay women
5000 m relay men

The men's 1500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics took place on 12 February at the Torino Palavela.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Ahn Hyun-soo (KOR) 2:10.639 Marquette, United States 24 October 2003
Olympic record  Kim Dong-sung (KOR) 2:15.942 Salt Lake City, United States 20 February 2002

No new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 12 February. There were six heats of four or five skaters each, with the top three finishers in each advancing to the semifinals.[1]

Heat 1
Heat Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 1 Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 2:23.402 Q
1 2 Pieter Gysel  Belgium 2:23.411 Q
1 3 Jon Eley  Great Britain 2:23.887 Q
1 4 Maxime Chataignier  France 2:23.966
1 5 Dariusz Kulesza  Poland 2:24.118
2 1 Lee Ho-suk  South Korea 2:31.511 Q
2 2 Satoru Terao  Japan 2:31.903 Q
2 3 Vyacheslav Kurginyan  Russia 2:33.802 Q
2 Wim de Deyne  Belgium DQ
3 1 Li Ye  China 2:27.622 Q
3 2 Cees Juffermans  Netherlands 12:27.696 Q
3 3 Fabio Carta  Italy 2:27.799 Q
3 4 Mark McNee  Australia 2:29.356
3 5 Mikhail Rajine  Russia 2:33.809
4 1 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 2:29.808 Q
4 2 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 2:29.885 Q
4 3 Peter Darazs  Hungary 2:30.281 Q
4 4 Sebastian Praus  Germany 2:30.292
5 1 Charles Hamelin  Canada 2:19.469 Q
5 2 Li Jiajun  China 2:19.631 Q
5 3 Alex Izykowski  United States 2:19.731 Q
5 4 Tyson Heung  Germany 2:20.075
6 1 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 2:23.668 Q
6 2 Niels Kerstholt  Netherlands 2:23.854 Q
6 3 Viktor Knoch  Hungary 2:23.876 Q
6 4 Hayato Sueyoshi  Japan 2:25.280
6 Matus Uzak  Slovakia DQ

Semifinals[edit]

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

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1 Charles Hamelin  Canada 2:20.854 QA
2 Lee Ho-suk  South Korea 2:20.901 QA
3 Niels Kerstholt  Netherlands 2:21.748 QB
4 Satoru Terao  Japan 2:21.774 QB
5 Jon Eley  Great Britain 2:21.862
6 Vyacheslav Kurginyan  Russia 2:24.604
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea} 2:17.718 QA
2 Li Jiajun  China 2:17.836 QA
3 Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 2:18.280 QB
4 Peter Darazs  Hungary 2:18.348 QB
5 Alex Izykowski  United States 2:18.610
6 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 2:18.615
Semifinal 3
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1 Li Ye  China 2:19.386 QA
2 Viktor Knoch  Hungary 2:19.600 QA
3 Fabio Carta  Italy 2:19.724 QB
4 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 2:20.346 QB
Cees Juffermans  Netherlands DNF
Pieter Gysel  Belgium DQ

Finals[edit]

The six qualifying skaters contested the medal positions in final A, while the six skaters in final B ended up in 6th-11th places.[1]

Final A
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 2:25.341
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lee Ho-suk  South Korea 2:25.600
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Li Jiajun  China 2:26.005
4 Charles Hamelin  Canada 2:26.375
5 Viktor Knoch  Hungary 2:26.806
Li Ye  China DQ
Final B
Rank Athlete Result Notes
6 Mathieu Turcotte  Canada 2:25.341
7 Fabio Carta  Italy 2:24.658
8 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 2:24.789
9 Satoru Terao  Japan 2:24.875
10 Niels Kerstholt  Netherlands 2:24.962
11 Peter Darazs  Hungary 2:24.969

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Torino 2006 Official Report - Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2009.