Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres

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Women's 500 metres
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Venue Oval Lingotto
Dates 14 February
Competitors 30 from 10 nations
Winning time 76.57
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Svetlana Zhurova  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Wang Manli  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ren Hui  China
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Speed skating at the
2006 Winter Olympics
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The women's 500 m speed skating competition for the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Turin, Italy. The competition consisted of two separate 500 metre races, with the competitors ranked by their cumulative time from the two races.

Records[edit]

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

500 meters (1 race)

World record  Catriona Le May Doan (CAN) 37.22 Calgary, Canada 9 December 2001
Olympic record  Catriona Le May Doan (CAN) 37.30 Salt Lake City, United States 13 February 2002

500 meters x 2 (2 races)

World record  Catriona Le May Doan (CAN) 74.72 Salt Lake City, United States 9 March 2001
Olympic record  Catriona Le May Doan (CAN) 74.75 Salt Lake City, United States 14 February 2002

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

Results[edit]

The race was held on 14 February 2006. 34-year-old Russian Svetlana Zhurova, who left speed skating in 2003 to become a mother, became the oldest woman to win a speed skating gold medal by clocking times of 38.23 and 38.34. In the last pair of the second round, she beat Chinese Wang Manli, runner-up in the first round with 38.31, by 0.13 seconds to secure the gold medal. Skaters from Asia occupied seven of the top nine places [2]


Place Athlete Country Race 1 Race 2 Total Time Difference
1 Svetlana Zhurova  Russia 38.23 (1) 38.34 (2) 76.57 --
2 Wang Manli  China 38.31 (2) 38.47 (5) 76.78 +0.21
3 Ren Hui  China 38.60 (4) 38.27 (1) 76.87 +0.30
4 Tomomi Okazaki  Japan 38.46 (3) 38.46 (4) 76.92 +0.35
5 Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 38.69 (6) 38.35 (3) 77.04 +0.47
6 Jenny Wolf  Germany 38.70 (7) 38.55 (6) 77.25 +0.68
7 Wang Beixing  China 38.71 (8) 38.56 (7) 77.27 +0.70
8 Sayuri Osuga  Japan 38.74 (9) 38.65 (8) 77.39 +0.82
9 Sayuri Yoshii  Japan 38.68 (5) 38.75 (11) 77.43 +0.86
10 Chiara Simionato  Italy 39.02 (11) 38.66 (9) 77.68 +1.11
11 Jennifer Rodriguez  United States 38.97 (10) 38.73 (10) 77.70 +1.13
12 Annette Gerritsen  Netherlands 39.12 (12) 38.97 (12) 78.09 +1.52
13 Xing Aihua  China 39.20 (13) 39.15 (13) 78.35 +1.78
14 Sanne van der Star  Netherlands 39.26 (14) 39.33 (15) 78.59 +2.02
15 Yukari Watanabe  Japan 39.46 (17) 39.19 (14) 78.65 +2.08
16 Shannon Rempel  Canada 39.42 (=15) 39.43 (19) 78.85 +2.28
17 Amy Sannes  United States 39.42 (=15) 39.47 (20) 78.89 +2.32
18 Choi Seung-Yong  South Korea 39.65 (21) 39.37 (16) 79.02 +2.45
19 Judith Hesse  Germany 39.64 (20) 39.39 (17) 79.03 +2.46
20 Kim You-Lim  South Korea 39.57 (18) 39.68 (24) 79.25 +2.68
21 Kerry Simpson  Canada 39.69 (22) 39.65 (=22) 79.34 +2.77
22 Krisy Myers  Canada 39.83 (=23) 39.60 (21) 79.43 +2.86
23 Elli Ochowicz  United States 39.83 (=23) 39.65 (=22) 79.48 +2.91
24 Pamela Zoellner  Germany 40.16 (27) 39.40 (18) 79.56 +2.99
25 Lee Bo-ra  South Korea 40.01 (=25) 39.72 (25) 79.73 +3.16
26 Kim Weger  Canada 40.01 (=25) 39.98 (27) 79.99 +3.42
27 Svetlana Radkevich  Belarus 40.45 (29) 39.91 (26) 80.36 +3.79
28 Chris Witty  United States 40.23 (28) 40.46 (28) 80.69 +4.12
29 Yulia Nemaya  Russia 39.63 (19) 72.76 (29) 112.39 +35.82
30 Marianne Timmer  Netherlands DQ DQ

Results[edit]

Place Athlete Country Race 1
Time (place)
Race 2
Time (place)
Total
time
Difference
1 Svetlana Zhurova  Russia 38.23 (1) 38.34 (2) 76.57 --
2 Wang Manli  China 38.31 (2) 38.47 (5) 76.78 +0.21
3 Ren Hui  China 38.60 (4) 38.27 (1) 76.87 +0.30
4 Tomomi Okazaki  Japan 38.46 (3) 38.46 (4) 76.92 +0.35
5 Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 38.69 (6) 38.35 (3) 77.04 +0.47
6 Jenny Wolf  Germany 38.70 (7) 38.55 (6) 77.25 +0.68
7 Wang Beixing  China 38.71 (8) 38.56 (7) 77.27 +0.70
8 Sayuri Osuga  Japan 38.74 (9) 38.65 (8) 77.39 +0.82
9 Sayuri Yoshii  Japan 38.68 (5) 38.75 (11) 77.43 +0.86
10 Chiara Simionato  Italy 39.02 (11) 38.66 (9) 77.68 +1.11
11 Jennifer Rodriguez  United States 38.97 (10) 38.73 (10) 77.70 +1.13
12 Annette Gerritsen  Netherlands 39.12 (12) 38.97 (12) 78.09 +1.52
13 Xing Aihua  China 39.20 (13) 39.15 (13) 78.35 +1.78
14 Sanne van der Star  Netherlands 39.26 (14) 39.33 (15) 78.59 +2.02
15 Yukari Watanabe  Japan 39.46 (17) 39.19 (14) 78.65 +2.08
16 Shannon Rempel  Canada 39.42 (=15) 39.43 (19) 78.85 +2.28
17 Amy Sannes  United States 39.42 (=15) 39.47 (20) 78.89 +2.32
18 Choi Seung-Yong  South Korea 39.65 (21) 39.37 (16) 79.02 +2.45
19 Judith Hesse  Germany 39.64 (20) 39.39 (17) 79.03 +2.46
20 Kim You-Lim  South Korea 39.57 (18) 39.68 (24) 79.25 +2.68
21 Kerry Simpson  Canada 39.69 (22) 39.65 (=22) 79.34 +2.77
22 Krisy Myers  Canada 39.83 (=23) 39.60 (21) 79.43 +2.86
23 Elli Ochowicz  United States 39.83 (=23) 39.65 (=22) 79.48 +2.91
24 Pamela Zoellner  Germany 40.16 (27) 39.40 (18) 79.56 +2.99
25 Lee Bo-ra  South Korea 40.01 (=25) 39.72 (25) 79.73 +3.16
26 Kim Weger  Canada 40.01 (=25) 39.98 (27) 79.99 +3.42
27 Svetlana Radkevich  Belarus 40.45 (29) 39.91 (26) 80.36 +3.79
28 Chris Witty  United States 40.23 (28) 40.46 (28) 80.69 +4.12
29 Yulia Nemaya  Russia 39.63 (19) 72.76 (29) 112.39 +35.82
30 Marianne Timmer  Netherlands DQ DQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Bill Shaikin (15 February 2006). "Russian takes home special gift for son". Los Angeles Times. The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 21 May 2009.