2008 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

The 2008 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships took place between 7 and 9 March 2008 in Gangneung, South Korea. The World Championships are organised by the ISU which also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating.

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall* Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
68 points Lee Ho-suk
  South Korea
63 points Song Kyung-taek
  South Korea
62 points
500 m Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
42.568 Charles Hamelin
  Canada
42.625 Song Kyung-taek
  South Korea
42.632
1000 m Lee Ho-suk
  South Korea
1:26.462 Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
1:26.528 Song Kyung-taek
  South Korea
1:26.615
1500 m Song Kyung-taek
  South Korea
2:18.916 Lee Ho-suk
  South Korea
2:18.971 Charles Leveille
  United States
2:19.066
5000 m relay   South Korea
Lee Ho-suk
Lee Seung-hoon
Song Kyung-taek
Sung Si-bak
Kwak Yoon-gy
6:51.148   Canada
François Hamelin
Jean-François Monette
Marc-André Monette
Steve Robillard
Charles Hamelin
6:52.318   Great Britain
Jon Eley
Tom Iveson
Paul Stanley
Paul Worth
6:56.765

* First place is awarded 34 points, second is awarded 21 points, third is awarded 13 points, fourth is awarded 8 points, fifth is awarded 5 points, sixth is awarded 3 points, seventh is awarded 2 points and eighth is awarded 1 point in the finals of each individual race to determine the overall world champion. The relays do not count for the overall classification.

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall* Wang Meng
  China
107 points Zhou Yang
  China
76 points Yang Shin-young
  South Korea
37 points
500 m Wang Meng
  China
43.888 Liu Qiuhong
  China
43.973 Kalyna Roberge
  Canada
44.018
1000 m Wang Meng
  China
1:32.527 Zhou Yang
  China
1:32.595 Kalyna Roberge
  Canada
1:32.636
1500 m Wang Meng
  China
2:22.819 Yang Shin-young
  South Korea
2:22.904 Zhou Yang
  China
2:23.191
3000 m relay   South Korea
Jung Eun-ju
Kim Min-jung
Park Seung-hi
Yang Shin-young
Shin Sae-bom
4:16.261   Canada
Jessica Gregg
Anne Maltais
Amanda Overland
Tania Vicent
Kalyna Roberge
4:20.254   China
Fu Tianyu
Liu Qiuhong
Wang Meng
Zhou Yang
Meng Xiaoxue
4:23.022

* First place is awarded 34 points, second is awarded 21 points, third is awarded 13 points, fourth is awarded 8 points, fifth is awarded 5 points, sixth is awarded 3 points, seventh is awarded 2 points, and eighth is awarded 1 point in the finals of each individual race to determine the overall world champion. The relays do not count for the overall classification.

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea*43411
2  China4329
3  United States2114
4  Canada0325
5  Great Britain0011
Totals (5 nations)10101030

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