Short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Short Track Speed Skating
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Pacific Coliseum
Dates 13–26 February 2010
No. of events 8
Competitors 109 from 23 nations
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Short track speed skating at the 2010 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 short track speed skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at the Pacific Coliseum on 13–26 February 2010.

China dominated the competition, sweeping the women's events - winning gold in the 500 m, 1,000 m 1,500 m and 3000 m relay. Wang Meng won three gold medals becoming the most accomplished female short track speed skater in Olympic history and Apolo Ohno became the most decorated Winter Olympian in US history with 8 medals.

Haralds Silovs of Latvia became the first athlete in Olympic history to participate in both short track (1500m) and long track (5000m) speed skating, and the first to compete in two different disciplines on the same day. He competed in the 5000m and then raced across town to the 1500m event.[1][2][3][4][5]

Competition schedule[edit]

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Day Date Start Finish Event Phase
Day 2 Saturday, 2010-02-13 17:00 19:30 500 m women Heats
3,000 m relay women Heats
1,500 m men Final
Day 6 Wednesday 2010-02-17 17:00 19:15 1,000 m men Heats
5,000 m relay men Heats
500 m women Final
Day 9 Saturday 2010-02-20 17:45 20:15 1,500 m women Final
1,000 m men Final
Day 13 Wednesday 2010-02-24 17:00 18:45 1,000 m women Heats
500 m men Heats
3,000 m relay women Final
Day 15 Friday 2010-02-26 18:00 20:15 500 m men Final
1,000 m women Final
5,000 m relay men Final

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 4 0 0 4
2  South Korea 2 4 2 8
3  Canada 2 2 1 5
4  United States 0 2 4 6
5  Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Charles Hamelin
 Canada
40.981 Sung Si-bak
 South Korea
41.340 François-Louis Tremblay
 Canada
46.366
1000 metres
details
Lee Jung-su
 South Korea
1:23.747 OR Lee Ho-suk
 South Korea
1:23.801 Apolo Ohno
 United States
1:24.128
1500 metres
details
Lee Jung-su
 South Korea
2:17.611 Apolo Ohno
 United States
2:17.976 J. R. Celski
 United States
2:18.053
5000 metre relay
details
 Canada (CAN)
Charles Hamelin
François Hamelin
Olivier Jean
François-Louis Tremblay
Guillaume Bastille
6:44.224  South Korea (KOR)
Kwak Yoon-gy
Lee Ho-suk
Lee Jung-su
Sung Si-bak
Kim Seoung-il
6:44.446  United States (USA)
J. R. Celski
Travis Jayner
Jordan Malone
Apolo Ohno
Simon Cho
6:44.498

Women's events[edit]

The presentation of the medals in the 500 metres women's events. From left: Marianne St-Gelais, Wang Meng and Arianna Fontana.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Wang Meng
 China
43.048 Marianne St-Gelais
 Canada
43.707 Arianna Fontana
 Italy
43.804
1000 metres
details
Wang Meng
 China
1:29.213 Katherine Reutter
 United States
1:29.324 Park Seung-hi
 South Korea
1:29.379
1500 metres
details
Zhou Yang
 China
2:16.993 OR Lee Eun-byul
 South Korea
2:17.849 Park Seung-hi
 South Korea
2:17.927
3000 metre relay
details
 China (CHN)
Sun Linlin
Wang Meng
Zhang Hui
Zhou Yang
4:06.610 WR  Canada (CAN)
Jessica Gregg
Kalyna Roberge
Marianne St-Gelais
Tania Vicent
4:09.137  United States (USA)
Allison Baver
Alyson Dudek
Lana Gehring
Katherine Reutter
Kimberly Derrick
4:14.081

Records[edit]

Event Date Round Name Nation Time OR WR
Men's 1500 m February 13 Heat 3 Lee Jung-su  South Korea 2:12.280 OR
Women's 500 m February 13 Heat 3 Wang Meng  China 43.926 OR
Men's 1500 m February 13 Semifinal 1 Lee Jung-su  South Korea 2:10.949 OR
Women's 3000 m relay February 13 Semifinal 2 Sun Linlin
Wang Meng
Zhang Hui
Zhou Yang
 China 4:08.797 OR
Women's 500 m February 17 Quarterfinal 2 Wang Meng  China 43.284 OR
Men's 1000 m February 17 Heat 3 Sung Si-bak  South Korea 1:24.245 OR
Women's 500 m February 17 Semifinal 2 Wang Meng  China 42.985 OR

Participating nations[edit]

The quotas were announced on November 23, 2009.[6]

Nations Men's 500m Men's 1000m Men's 1500m Men's relay Women's 500m Women's 1000m Women's 1500m Women's relay Athletes
 Australia 0 1 0 1 1 1 2
 Austria 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
 Belgium 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 2 1 2 3
 Canada 3 2 3 X 3 3 3 X 10
 China 3 3 3 X 3 3 3 X 10
 Czech Republic 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
 France 1 2 3 X 2 1 1 7
 Germany 2 2 3 X 1 1 1 6
 Great Britain 2 2 2 X 2 1 1 7
 Hong Kong 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
 Hungary 2 1 2 1 2 3 X 7
 Italy 3 3 3 X 3 2 3 X 10
 Japan 2 2 3 2 3 3 X 8
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Latvia 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
 Netherlands 2 1 2 3 3 0 X 7
 New Zealand 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
 Poland 0 0 1 1 1 2 3
 Romania 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
 Russia 2 2 2 1 2 3 5
 South Korea 3 3 3 X 3 2 3 X 10
 United States 3 3 3 X 2 3 3 X 10
Total: 23 NOCs 32 32 36 8 32 32 36 8 113

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toronto Star, "Latvia's quick-change artist makes Olympic history", 14 February 2010 (accessed 18 February 2010)
  2. ^ Washington Post, "Latvian speedskater is 1st to do double duty", Beth Harris, 13 February 2010 (accessed 18 February 2010)
  3. ^ New York Times, "From Long Track to Short Track, an Unprecedented Journey", Karen Crouse, 13 February 2010 (accessed 18 February 2010)
  4. ^ CTV Olympics, "Latvian skater makes Olympic history", Agence France Press, 14 February 2010 (accessed 18 February 2010)
  5. ^ New York Times, "Crosstown Ride to a Speedskating First", Associated Press, 30 January 2010 (accessed 18 February 2010)
  6. ^ "ISU Communication No. 1598: Olympic Winter Games 2010 - Entries Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 

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