Short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Short track speed skating
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Ice Arena
Dates10–22 February
No. of events8 (4 men, 4 women)
Competitors115 from 22 nations
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Short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea. The eight events were scheduled to take place between 10 and 22 February 2018.

Qualification[edit]

A total quota of 120 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games (60 men and 60 women). Countries were assigned quotas using the results of the entire 2017–18 World Cup in the autumn of 2017. Each nation was permitted to enter a maximum of five athletes per gender if it qualified a relay team and three if it did not. There were a maximum of thirty-two qualifiers for the 500m and 1000m events; thirty-six for the 1500m events; and eight for the relays.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following was the competition schedule for all eight events.[2] Sessions that included the event finals are shown in bold.

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Event
10 February 19:00 Women's 3000 metre relay
Women's 500 metres
Men's 1500 metres
13 February 19:00 Men's 5000 metre relay
Men's 1000 metres
Women's 500 metres
17 February 19:00 Women's 1500 metres
Men's 1000 metres
20 February 19:00 Women's 1000 metres
Men's 500 metres
Women's 3000 metre relay
22 February 19:00 Women's 1000 metres
Men's 500 metres
Men's 5000 metre relay

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea (KOR)3126
2 Netherlands (NED)1214
3 China (CHN)1203
4 Canada (CAN)1135
5 Italy (ITA)1113
6 Hungary (HUN)1001
7 United States (USA)0101
8 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0011
Totals (8 nations)88824

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres[3]
details
Wu Dajing
 China
39.584 WR Hwang Dae-heon
 South Korea
39.854 Lim Hyo-jun
 South Korea
39.919
1000 metres[4]
details
Samuel Girard
 Canada
1:24.650 John-Henry Krueger
 United States
1:24.864 Seo Yi-ra
 South Korea
1:31.619
1500 metres[5]
details
Lim Hyo-jun
 South Korea
2:10.485 Sjinkie Knegt
 Netherlands
2:10.555 Semion Elistratov
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
2:10.687
5000 metres relay[6]
details
 Hungary (HUN)
Shaoang Liu
Sándor Liu Shaolin
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján

6:31.971 OR  China (CHN)
Wu Dajing
Han Tianyu
Xu Hongzhi
Chen Dequan
Ren Ziwei[a]
6:32.035  Canada (CAN)
Samuel Girard
Charles Hamelin
Charle Cournoyer
Pascal Dion

6:32.282

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres[7]
details
Arianna Fontana
 Italy
42.569 Yara van Kerkhof
 Netherlands
43.256 Kim Boutin
 Canada
43.881
1000 metres[8]
details
Suzanne Schulting
 Netherlands
1:29.778 Kim Boutin
 Canada
1:29.956 Arianna Fontana
 Italy
1:30.656
1500 metres[9]
details
Choi Min-jeong
 South Korea
2:24.948 Li Jinyu
 China
2:25.703 Kim Boutin
 Canada
2:25.834
3000 metre relay[10]
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Shim Suk-hee
Choi Min-jeong
Kim Ye-jin
Kim A-lang
Lee Yu-bin[a]
4:07.361  Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Cecilia Maffei
Martina Valcepina

4:15.901  Netherlands (NED)
Suzanne Schulting
Yara van Kerkhof
Lara van Ruijven
Jorien ter Mors

4:03.471 WR[b]

a Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.
b Netherlands set a world record despite not winning gold. They won bronze by default when Canada and China were both disqualified from the medal round (Final A) leaving only two teams to take gold and silver (South Korea and Italy); Netherlands had already won the previous race, the classification round (Final B), in world record time.

Records[edit]

Twelve Olympic records (OR) and three world records (WR) were set during the competition.

Event Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
Men's 500 metres 20 February Heat 1 Wu Dajing  China 40.264 OR [11]
22 February Quarterfinal 2 39.800 OR, WR [12]
Final A 39.584 OR, WR [13]
Men's 1000 metres 13 February Heat 5 Charles Hamelin  Canada 1:23.407 OR [14]
Men's 1500 metres 10 February Final A Lim Hyo-jun  South Korea 2:10.485 OR [15]
Men's 5000 metre relay 13 February Semifinal 2 Hwang Dae-heon
Kim Do-kyoum
Kwak Yoon-gy
Lim Hyo-jun
 South Korea 6:34.510 OR [16]
22 February Final A Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
 Hungary 6:31.971 OR [17]
Women's 500 metres 10 February Heat 8 Choi Min-jeong  South Korea 42.870 OR [18]
13 February Quarterfinal 2 Elise Christie  Great Britain 42.703 OR [19]
Semifinal 1 Choi Min-jeong  South Korea 42.422 OR [20]
Women's 3000 metre relay 10 February Semifinal 2 Fan Kexin
Han Yutong
Qu Chunyu
Zhou Yang
 China 4:05.315 OR [21]
20 February Final B Suzanne Schulting
Jorien ter Mors
Lara van Ruijven
Yara van Kerkhof
 Netherlands 4:03.471 OR, WR [22]

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 115 athletes from 22 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses).[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018". International Skating Union. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Men's 500 metres results
  4. ^ Men's 1000 metres results
  5. ^ "Men's 1500 metres results".
  6. ^ Men's 5000 metre relay results
  7. ^ Women's 500 metres results
  8. ^ Women's 1000 metres results
  9. ^ Women's 1500 metres results
  10. ^ Women's 3000 metre relay results
  11. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Men's 500m Heats (남자 500m 예선 / 500 m hommes Séries éliminatoires) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Men's 500m Quarterfinals (남자 500m 준준결승 / 500 m hommes Quarts de finale) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
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  16. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Men's 5,000m Relay Heats (남자 5,000m 계주 예선 / Relais 5 000 m hommes Séries éliminatoires) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Men's 5,000m Relay Finals (남자 5,000m 계주 결승 / Relais 5 000 m hommes Finales) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Ladies' 500m Heats (여자 500m 예선 / 500 m femmes Séries éliminatoires) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Ladies' 500m Quarterfinals (여자 500m 준준결승 / 500 m femmes Quarts de finale) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Ladies' 500m Semifinals (여자 500m 준결승 / 500 m femmes Demi-finales) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Ladies' 3,000m Relay Heats (여자 3,000m 계주 예선 / Relais 3 000 m femmes Séries éliminatoires) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  22. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Ladies' 3,000m Relay Finals (여자 3,000m 계주 결승 / Relais 3 000 m femmes Finales) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating – Number of Entries by NOC" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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