Short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres

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Women's 500 metres
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
Venue Iceberg Skating Palace
Sochi, Russia
Dates 10 February (qualifying heats)
13 February (quarterfinal, semifinal, and final)
Competitors 32 from 15 nations
Winning time 45.263
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Li Jianrou  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arianna Fontana  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Park Seung-hi  South Korea
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The women's 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held between 10–13 February 2014 at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia.[1]

The qualifying heats was held on 10 February with the quarterfinal, the semifinal and the final were held on 13 February.

The defending Olympic Champion and World Champion is Wang Meng of China. Meng qualified to compete at the Games but broke her ankle in a collision with a teammate while practicing for the games in January 2014.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Countries were assigned quotas using a combination of the four special Olympic Qualification classifications that were held at two world cups in November 2013. A nation may enter a maximum of three athletes per event.[3] For this event a total of 32 athletes representing 15 nations qualified to compete.[4]

Results[edit]

The final results:[5]

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

Q – qualified for Quarterfinals
ADV — advanced
PEN — penalty
YC — yellow card
Rank Heat Name Country Time Notes
1 1 Liu Qiuhong  China 43.542 Q
2 1 Kim A-lang  South Korea 43.919 Q
3 1 Lara van Ruijven  Netherlands 44.023
1 Tatiana Borodulina  Russia PEN
1 2 Elise Christie  Great Britain 44.775 Q
2 2 Sofia Prosvirnova  Russia 44.940 Q
3 2 Yui Sakai  Japan 45.051
4 2 Andrea Keszler  Hungary 45.215
1 3 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 44.262 Q
2 3 Charlotte Gilmartin  Great Britain 44.440 Q
3 3 Martina Valcepina  Italy 44.493
4 3 Biba Sakurai  Japan 44.628
1 4 Park Seung-hi  South Korea 44.180 Q
2 4 Emily Scott  United States 45.210 Q
3 4 Agnė Sereikaitė  Lithuania 45.356
4 4 Véronique Pierron  France 1:12.278
1 5 Marianne St-Gelais  Canada 43.729 Q
2 5 Yara van Kerkhof  Netherlands 44.044 Q
3 5 Ayuko Ito  Japan 44.174
4 5 Inna Simonova  Kazakhstan 44.387
1 6 Arianna Fontana  Italy 43.568 Q
2 6 Li Jianrou  China 43.633 Q
3 6 Patrycja Maliszewska  Poland 44.154
6 Alyson Dudek  United States PEN
1 7 Fan Kexin  China 43.356 Q
2 7 Jessica Hewitt  Canada 43.447 Q
3 7 Valeriya Reznik  Russia 45.349
4 7 Jessica Smith  United States 1:13.344
1 8 Valérie Maltais  Canada 44.093 Q
2 8 Shim Suk-hee  South Korea 44.197 Q
3 8 Veronika Windisch  Austria 44.586
4 8 Elena Viviani  Italy 44.623

Quarterfinal[edit]

Q – qualified for the semifinals
ADV – advanced
PEN – penalty
YC – yellow card
Rank Quarterfinal Name Country Time Notes
1 1 Park Seung-hi  South Korea 43.392 Q
2 1 Marianne St-Gelais  Canada 43.595 Q
3 1 Yara van Kerkhof  Netherlands 43.888
4 1 Charlotte Gilmartin  Great Britain 44.279
1 2 Fan Kexin  China 43.288 Q
2 2 Elise Christie  Great Britain 43.402 Q
3 2 Emily Scott  United States 44.709
4 2 Jessica Hewitt  Canada 1:00.971
1 3 Liu Qiuhong  China 43.478 Q
2 3 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 43.572 Q
3 3 Kim A-lang  South Korea 43.673
4 3 Sofia Prosvirnova  Russia 43.862
1 4 Arianna Fontana  Italy 43.405 Q
2 4 Li Jianrou  China 43.486 Q
3 4 Valérie Maltais  Canada 43.550
4 4 Shim Suk-Hee  South Korea 43.572

Semifinals[edit]

QA – qualified for Final A
QB – qualified for Final B
ADV – advanced
PEN – penalty
YC – yellow card
Rank Semifinal Name Country Time Notes
1 1 Park Seung-hi  South Korea 43.611 QA
2 1 Arianna Fontana  Italy 43.624 QA
3 1 Marianne St-Gelais  Canada 44.069 QB
4 1 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 44.242 QB
1 2 Elise Christie  Great Britain 43.837 QA
2 2 Li Jianrou  China 43.841 QA
3 2 Liu Qiuhong  China 43.916 QB
4 2 Fan Kexin  China 1:24.431 QB

Finals[edit]

Final B (classification round)[edit]

Rank Name Country Time Notes
4 Liu Qiuhong  China 44.188
5 Fan Kexin  China 44.297
6 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands 44.311
7 Marianne St-Gelais  Canada 44.359

Final A (medal round)[edit]

Rank Name Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Li Jianrou  China 45.263
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arianna Fontana  Italy 51.250
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Park Seung-hi  South Korea 54.207
Elise Christie  Great Britain PEN

Final standings[edit]

The final overall standings were:[5]

Rank Name Country
1st, gold medalist(s) Li Jianrou  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arianna Fontana  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Park Seung-hi  South Korea
4 Liu Qiuhong  China
5 Fan Kexin  China
6 Jorien ter Mors  Netherlands
7 Marianne St-Gelais  Canada
8 Elise Christie  Great Britain
9 Valérie Maltais  Canada
10 Kim A-lang  South Korea
11 Yara van Kerkhof  Netherlands
12 Emily Scott  United States
13 Jessica Hewitt  Canada
14 Shim Suk-hee  South Korea
15 Sofia Prosvirnova  Russia
16 Charlotte Gilmartin  Great Britain
17 Lara van Ruijven  Netherlands
18 Patrycja Maliszewska  Poland
19 Ayuko Ito  Japan
20 Martina Valcepina  Italy
21 Veronika Windisch  Austria
22 Yui Sakai  Japan
23 Valeriya Reznik  Russia
24 Agnė Sereikaitė  Lithuania
25 Inna Simonova  Kazakhstan
26 Elena Viviani  Italy
27 Biba Sakurai  Japan
28 Andrea Keszler  Hungary
29 Véronique Pierron  France
30 Jessica Smith  United States
Tatiana Borodulina  Russia
Alyson Dudek  United States

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