Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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Men's 500 metres
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
ApoloOhno.jpg
Gold medal winner Apolo Ohno
Venue Torino Palavela
Dates February 22–25
Competitors 27 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Apolo Ohno  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) François-Louis Tremblay  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea
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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 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics began on 22 February, with the final on 25 February, at the Torino Palavela.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[1]

World record  Jean-Francois Monette (CAN) 41.163 Calgary, Canada 18 October 2003
Olympic record  Marc Gagnon (CAN) 41.802 Salt Lake City, United States 23 February 2002

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

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on 22 February. There were seven heats of three or four skaters each, with the top two finishers and the two fastest third-place skaters moving on to the quarterfinals.[1]

Heat 1
Heat Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 1 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 42.960 Q
1 2 Dariusz Kulesza  Poland 42.960 Q
1 3 Tyson Heung  Germany 43.572
2 1 Éric Bédard  Canada 42.480 Q
2 2 Jon Eley  Great Britain 42.511 Q
2 3 Vyacheslav Kurginyan  Germany 43.183
2 4 Alex McEwan  Australia 45.173
3 1 Wim de Deyne  Belgium 42.883 Q
3 2 Arian Nachbar  Germany 43.006 Q
3 3 Volodymyr Grygoriev  Ukraine 43.583
3 4 Matus Uzak  Slovakia 45.173
4 1 Satoru Terao  Japan 42.607 Q
4 2 François-Louis Tremblay  Canada 42.779 Q
4 3 Cees Juffermans  Netherlands 42.849 q
4 4 Seo Ho-jin  South Korea DQ
5 1 Li Juajun  China 42.914 Q
5 2 Peter Darazs  Hungary 42.929 Q
5 3 Mikhail Rajine  Russia 44.077
5 4 Anthony Lobello  United States 1:13.722
6 1 Lee Ho-suk  South Korea 42.676 Q
6 2 Li Haonan  China 42.703 Q
6 3 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 42.819 q
6 4 Pieter Gysel  Belgium 42.980
7 1 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 42.836 Q
7 2 Roberto Serra  Italy 43.120 Q
7 3 Takafumi Nishitani  Japan 43.212
7 4 Paul Stanley  Great Britain 43.486

Quarterfinals[edit]

The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[1]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 42.213 Q
2 Satoru Terao  Japan 42.471 Q
3 Cees Juffermans  Netherlands 42.515
4 Arian Nachbar  Germany 42.605
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 Li Juajun  China 43.105 Q
2 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 43.701 Q
3 Peter Darazs  Hungary 1:01.289
4 Lee Ho-suk  South Korea 1:22.896
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 Éric Bédard  Canada 42.267 Q
2 Jon Eley  Great Britain 42.424 Q
3 Roberto Serra  Italy 42.773
4 Li Haonan  China DQ
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 42.020 Q
2 François-Louis Tremblay  Canada 42.110 Q
3 Wim de Deyne  Belgium 42.979
4 Dariusz Kulesza  Poland DQ

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] In the first semifinal, China's Li Jiajun impeded Britain's Jon Eley, resulting in Li's disqualification, while Eley, who finished third in the race, was advanced to the final.[2]

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 François-Louis Tremblay  Canada 42.261 QA
2 Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 42.400 QA
3 Jon Eley  Great Britain 42.650 ADV
4 Li Juajun  China DQ
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 41.826 QA
2 Éric Bédard  Canada 41.950 QA
3 Satoru Terao  Japan 42.120 QB
4 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 42.131 QB

Finals[edit]

The five qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while two other raced for 6th place in Final B.[1]

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Apolo Anton Ohno  United States 41.935
2nd, silver medalist(s) François-Louis Tremblay  Canada 42.002
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ahn Hyun-soo  South Korea 42.089
4 Éric Bédard  Canada 42.093
5 Jon Eley  Great Britain 42.497
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
6 Satoru Terao  Japan 42.377
7 Nicola Rodigari  Italy 42.398

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. 
  2. ^ "Eley fifth in speed-skating final". BBC Sport. February 25, 2006. Retrieved May 24, 2009.