Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres
|Women's 500 metres|
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Adler Arena Skating Center|
|Date||11 February 2014|
|Competitors||35 from 12 nations|
|Speed skating at the|
2014 Winter Olympics
A total of thirty-six speed skaters could qualify for this distance, with a maximum of four skaters per country. The top 20 of the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – Women's 500 metres standings after the fourth World Cup race in Berlin secured a spot for their country. Then the additional 16 spots were awarded based on a time ranking of all times skated in the World Cup and the 2014 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. A reserve list was also made.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
500 meters (1 race)
|World record||Lee Sang-hwa (KOR)||36.36||Salt Lake City, United States||16 November 2013|
|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||Lee Sang-hwa (KOR)||72.93||Salt Lake City, United States||16 November 2013|
|Olympic record||Catriona Le May Doan (CAN)||74.75||Salt Lake City, United States||14 February 2002|
At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track records were set by Lee Sang-hwa at 37.65 (single race) and 75.347 (combination).
The following records were set during this competition.
|11 February||Race 1 Pair 18
Race 2 Pair 17
|Lee Sang-hwa||South Korea||74.70||OR, TR|||
|11 February||Race 1 Pair 16
Race 2 Pair 16
|11 February||Race 2 Pair 17||Lee Sang-hwa||South Korea||37.28||OR, TR|||
|11 February||Race 1 Pair 18||Lee Sang-hwa||South Korea||37.42||TR|
|11 February||Race 1 Pair 16||Olga Fatkulina||Russia||37.57||TR|
|11 February||Race 1 Pair 8||Zhang Hong||China||37.58||TR|
OR = Olympic record, TR = track record
The races were held at 16:45 and 18:34. Lee Sang-hwa became the third woman to win back-to-back golds, having previously won the distance at the 2010 Olympics, and the first Korean woman to do so.
|Rank||Name||Country||Pair||Lane||Race 1||Rank||Notes||Pair||Lane||Race 2||Rank||Notes||Total||Time behind||Notes|
|Lee Sang-hwa||South Korea||18||O||37.42||1||TR||17||I||37.28||1||OR, TR||74.70||—||OR, TR|
|8||Heather Richardson||United States||15||O||37.73||4||14||I||38.02||8||75.75||+1.05|
|10||Karolína Erbanová||Czech Republic||11||O||38.23||9||12||I||38.62||13||76.86||+2.16|
|11||Laurine van Riessen||Netherlands||14||I||38.645||14||13||O||38.35||9||76.99||+2.29|
|13||Brittany Bowe||United States||18||I||38.81||17||10||O||38.37||10||77.19||+2.49|
|15||Lauren Cholewinski||United States||12||I||38.54||12||14||O||38.80||19||77.35||+2.65|
|16||Lotte van Beek||Netherlands||6||I||38.67||15||12||O||38.73||17||77.40||+2.70|
|20||Lee Bo-ra||South Korea||10||I||38.93||20||8||O||38.82||21||77.75||+3.05|
|24||Kim Hyun-yung||South Korea||7||O||39.19||24||6||I||39.04||24||78.23||+3.53|
|26||Park Seung-ju||South Korea||2||O||39.207||26||5||I||39.11||26||78.31||+3.61|
|29||Sugar Todd||United States||4||O||39.278||28||4||I||39.25||28||78.53||+3.83|
OR = Olympic record, TR = track record, DQ = disqualified
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- 1st run Results
- Final Results
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