Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

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Men's 500 metres
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
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Venue Utah Olympic Oval
Dates February 11
Competitors 38 from 15 nations
Winning time 69.23
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Casey FitzRandolph  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hiroyasu Shimizu  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kip Carpenter  United States
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Speed skating at the
2002 Winter Olympics
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500 m   men   women
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3000 m women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men

The men's 500 m speed skating competition for the 2002 Winter Olympics was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The competition consisted of two separate 500 metre races, with the competitors ranked by their cumulative time from the two races.

Favorite Jeremy Wotherspoon fell in the first heat, taking him out of contention, but posted the fastest time in the second heat. Casey FitzRandolph became the first American to win the event since Eric Heiden in 1980.[1]

Records[edit]

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

500 meters (1 race)

World record  Hiroyasu Shimizu (JPN) 34.32 Salt Lake City, United States March 10, 2001
Olympic record  Hiroyasu Shimizu (JPN) 35.59 Nagano, Japan February 10, 1998

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date[2] Round Athlete Country Time OR WR
February 11 Race 1 Kuniomi Haneishi  Japan 35.15 OR
February 11 Race 1 Kip Carpenter  United States 34.68 OR
February 11 Race 1 Hiroyasu Shimizu  Japan 34.61 OR
February 11 Race 1 Casey FitzRandolph  United States 34.42 OR

Results[edit]

Rank Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Total Difference
1st, gold medalist(s) Casey FitzRandolph  United States 34.42 OR 34.81 69.23
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hiroyasu Shimizu  Japan 34.61 34.65 69.26 +0.03
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kip Carpenter  United States 34.68 34.79 69.47 +0.24
4 Gerard van Velde  Netherlands 34.72 34.77 69.49 +0.26
5 Lee Kyou-hyuk  South Korea 34.74 34.85 69.59 +0.36
6 Joey Cheek  United States 34.78 34.82 69.60 +0.37
7 Mike Ireland  Canada 34.77 34.83 69.60 +0.37
8 Toyoki Takeda  Japan 35.00 34.81 69.81 +0.58
9 Jan Bos  Netherlands 35.14 34.72 69.86 +0.63
10 Erben Wennemars  Netherlands 35.00 34.89 69.89 +0.66
11 Dmitry Lobkov  Russia 35.09 35.01 70.10 +0.87
12 Kuniomi Haneishi  Japan 35.15 34.96 70.11 +0.88
13 Sergey Klevchenya  Russia 35.10 35.18 70.28 +1.05
14 Manabu Horii  Japan 35.30 35.02 70.32 +1.09
15 Janne Hänninen  Finland 35.18 35.15 70.33 +1.10
16 Pawel Abratkiewicz  Poland 35.40 35.04 70.44 +1.21
17 Choi Jae-bong  South Korea 35.45 35.12 70.57 +1.34
18 Dmitry Dorofeyev  Russia 35.48 35.27 70.75 +1.52
19 Michael Kuenzel  Germany 35.47 35.37 70.84 +1.61
20 Patrick Bouchard  Canada 35.54 35.34 70.88 +1.65
21 Li Yu  China 35.62 35.35 70.97 +1.74
22 Tomasz Swist  Poland 35.72 35.55 71.27 +2.04
23 Davide Carta  Italy 35.70 35.69 71.39 +2.16
24 Eric Brisson  Canada 35.86 35.68 71.54 +2.31
25 Park Jae-man  South Korea 36.05 35.91 71.96 +2.73
26 Christian Breuer  Germany 36.50 35.57 72.07 +2.84
27 Ids Postma  Netherlands 36.41 36.08 72.49 +3.26
28 Marc Pelchat  United States 37.59 34.99 72.58 +3.35
29 Andrey Fomin  Ukraine 36.26 36.38 72.64 +3.41
30 Dino Gillarduzzi  Italy 36.42 36.27 72.69 +3.46
31 Zsolt Balo  Hungary 36.24 36.69 72.93 +3.70
32 Aleksey Khatylyov  Belarus 37.40 37.41 74.81 +5.58
33 Kim Chul-soo  South Korea 73.11 35.35 108.46 +39.23
34 Yu Fengtong  China 82.11 35.30 117.41 +48.18
35 Grunde Njos  Norway 97.67 35.90 133.57 +64.34
- Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada DNF 34.63 - -
- Ermanno Ioratti  Italy 36.30 - - -
- Jan Friesinger  Germany 36.80 - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liz Robbins (February 12, 2002). "American Speedskater Wins Gold". New York Times. Archived from the original on February 13, 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Speed Skating" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. February 2002. Retrieved February 5, 2010.