List of Olympic medalists in short track speed skating

Short track speed skating is a sport that is contested at the Winter Olympic Games. The first Winter Olympics, held in 1924, included speed skating, but the first official short track speed skating events were not held until the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.[1] Before 1992, short track speed skating events were held at the 1988 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport. At those games, events for both men and women were held in five disciplines: 500 metre, 1000 metre, 1500 metre, 3000 metre and the relay (3000 metres for women, 5000 metres for men). The Netherlands, United Kingdom and South Korea won two gold medals each, with Canada, Italy, Japan and China picking up a gold medal each. The results of those demonstration events are not considered official and are not included in this list.[2] At the 1992 Winter Olympics, there were four medal events: men's 1000 metres, men's 5000 metre relay, women's 500 metres and women's 3000 metre relay. Men's 500 metres and women's 1000 metres was added in 1994. The men's and women's 1500 metres were added in 2002[3] and all eight events have been held at every Olympic Games since.[2]

Viktor Ahn of Russia, formerly of South Korea with his birth name of Ahn Hyun-soo, is the most decorated short-tracker in Olympics, having won eight medals including six gold medals, and two bronze. China's Wang Meng and South Korean Chun Lee-Kyung has won four gold medals each. With his eight medals Viktor Ahn has the most Olympic medals of any short-track speed skater, tied with Apolo Anton Ohno of the United States who won two gold, two silver and four bronze medals and Arianna Fontana of Italy who won one gold, two silver and five bronze medals. Tania Vicent of Canada is the oldest athlete to medal; she was 34 in 2010 when she won a silver medal in the 3000 metre relay.[4] Kim Yoon-Mi of South Korea is the youngest; she was 13 when she won a gold in the same event in 1994.[5]

At the 1992 Winter Olympics, South Korea's Kim Ki-hoon became the first short track speed skater to win two gold medals, by winning gold medals in both of the available events (1000m, 5000m relay). In 1994 Kim (1000m) and American Cathy Turner (500m) became the first to successfully defend their respective Olympic title; Kim thus became the first short-tracker to win three Olympic gold medals. Since then Chun Lee-Kyung of South Korea (1000m, 1994–1998) and Wang Meng of China (500m, 2006–2010) also defended an individual Olympic title. In 1998, Chun and Yang Yang (S) of China became the first short-tracker to win three medals in one Olympic. By helping South Korea to defend 3000m relay title as well as defending her 1000m gold medal, Chun became the first (and thus far, only) athlete to successfully defend two Olympic titles. In 2006, South Korea's Jin Sun-Yu and then Ahn Hyun-Soo became the first two short-trackers to have won three gold medals in one Olympic. Ahn also won a bronze medal in the same Games, becoming the first (and thus far, only) short-tracker to win four medals in one Olympic; he repeated the same feat in 2014. In 2010, Wang became the first athlete to have won three individual gold medals in the sport, and in 2014 Ahn became the first to have won four individual gold medals, and six gold medals overall in the sport. South Korean short track speed skaters have won a combined 42 medals, including 21 golds, more than any other nation in both measures. South Korea is also the only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Olympics in which short-track speed skating has been held; Canada and China share with South Korea the honour of being the only nations to have athletes win a medal at every Olympics in the sport. As of the 2010 Winter Olympics, 144 medals (48 of each color) have been awarded and have been won by short track speed skaters from 11 National Olympic Committees (NOC).


Table of contents
Men

500 m1000 m1500 m5000 m relay

Women

500 m1000 m1500 m3000 m relay

Statistics        References

MenEdit

500 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
details
Chae Ji-Hoon
  South Korea
Mirko Vuillermin
  Italy
Nicky Gooch
  Great Britain
1998 Nagano
details
Takafumi Nishitani
  Japan
An Yulong
  China
Hitoshi Uematsu
  Japan
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Marc Gagnon
  Canada
Jonathan Guilmette
  Canada
Rusty Smith
  United States
2006 Turin
details
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
François-Louis Tremblay
  Canada
Ahn Hyun-Soo
  South Korea
2010 Vancouver
details
Charles Hamelin
  Canada
Sung Si-Bak
  South Korea
François-Louis Tremblay
  Canada
2014 Sochi
details
Viktor Ahn
  Russia
Wu Dajing
  China
Charle Cournoyer
  Canada
2018 PyeongChang
details
Wu Dajing
  China
Hwang Dae-heon
  South Korea
Lim Hyo-jun
  South Korea
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Canada 2 2 2 6
2   South Korea 1 2 2 5
3   China 1 2 0 3
5   Japan 1 0 1 2
  United States 1 0 1 2
6   Russia 1 0 0 1
7   Italy 0 1 0 1
8   United Kingdom 0 0 1 1

1000 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
Kim Ki-hoon
  South Korea
Frédéric Blackburn
  Canada
Lee Joon-Ho
  South Korea
1994 Lillehammer
details
Kim Ki-hoon
  South Korea
Chae Ji-Hoon
  South Korea
Marc Gagnon
  Canada
1998 Nagano
details
Kim Dong-Sung
  South Korea
Li Jiajun
  China
Éric Bédard
  Canada
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Steven Bradbury
  Australia
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
Mathieu Turcotte
  Canada
2006 Turin
details
Ahn Hyun-Soo
  South Korea
Lee Ho-Suk
  South Korea
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
2010 Vancouver
details
Lee Jung-Su
  South Korea
Lee Ho-Suk
  South Korea
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
2014 Sochi
details
Viktor Ahn
  Russia
Vladimir Grigorev
  Russia
Sjinkie Knegt
  Netherlands
2018 PyeongChang
details
Samuel Girard
  Canada
John-Henry Krueger
  United States
Seo Yi-ra
  South Korea
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 5 3 2 10
2   Canada 1 1 3 5
3   Russia 1 1 0 2
4   Australia 1 0 0 1
5   United States 0 2 2 4
6   China 0 1 0 1
7   Netherlands 0 0 1 1

1500 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
Li Jiajun
  China
Marc Gagnon
  Canada
2006 Turin
details
Ahn Hyun-Soo
  South Korea
Lee Ho-Suk
  South Korea
Li Jiajun
  China
2010 Vancouver
details
Lee Jung-Su
  South Korea
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
J. R. Celski
  United States
2014 Sochi
details
Charles Hamelin
  Canada
Han Tianyu
  China
Viktor Ahn
  Russia
2018 PyeongChang
details
Lim Hyo-jun
  South Korea
Sjinkie Knegt
  Netherlands
Semion Elistratov
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 3 1 0 4
2   United States 1 1 1 3
3   Canada 1 0 1 2
4   China 0 2 1 3
5   Netherlands 0 1 0 1
6   Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 0 1 1
  Russia 0 0 1 1

5000 metre relayEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Kim Ki-hoon
Lee Joon-Ho
Mo Ji-Soo
Song Jae-Kun
  Canada (CAN)
Frédéric Blackburn
Laurent Daignault
Michel Daignault
Sylvain Gagnon
Mark Lackie
  Japan (JPN)
Yuichi Akasaka
Tatsuyoshi Ishihara
Toshinobu Kawai
Tsutomu Kawasaki
1994 Lillehammer
details
  Italy (ITA)
Maurizio Carnino
Orazio Fagone
Hugo Herrnhof
Mirko Vuillermin
  United States (USA)
Randy Bartz
John Coyle
Eric Flaim
Andrew Gabel
  Australia (AUS)
Steven Bradbury
Kieran Hansen
Andrew Murtha
Richard Nizielski
1998 Nagano
details
  Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Derrick Campbell
François Drolet
Marc Gagnon
  South Korea (KOR)
Chae Ji-Hoon
Lee Jun-Hwan
Lee Ho-Eung
Kim Dong-Sung
  China (CHN)
Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Yuan Ye
An Yulong
2002 Salt Lake City
details
  Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Marc Gagnon
Jonathan Guilmette
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
  Italy (ITA)
Michele Antonioli
Maurizio Carnino
Fabio Carta
Nicola Franceschina
Nicola Rodigari
  China (CHN)
An Yulong
Feng Kai
Guo Wei
Li Jiajun
Li Ye
2006 Turin
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Ahn Hyun-Soo
Lee Ho-Suk
Oh Se-Jong
Seo Ho-Jin
Song Suk-Woo
  Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Jonathan Guilmette
Charles Hamelin
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
  United States (USA)
Alex Izykowski
J. P. Kepka
Apolo Anton Ohno
Rusty Smith
2010 Vancouver
details
  Canada (CAN)
Charles Hamelin
François Hamelin
Olivier Jean
François-Louis Tremblay
Guillaume Bastille
  South Korea (KOR)
Kwak Yoon-Gy
Lee Ho-Suk
Lee Jung-Su
Sung Si-Bak
Kim Seoung-Il
  United States (USA)
J. R. Celski
Travis Jayner
Jordan Malone
Apolo Anton Ohno
Simon Cho
2014 Sochi
details
  Russia (RUS)
Viktor Ahn
Semion Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
  United States (USA)
Eddy Alvarez
J. R. Celski
Christopher Creveling
Jordan Malone
  China (CHN)
Chen Dequan
Han Tianyu
Shi Jingnan
Wu Dajing
2018 PyeongChang
details
  Hungary
Shaoang Liu
Sándor Liu Shaolin
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
  China
Wu Dajing
Han Tianyu
Chen Dequan
Xu Hongzhi
Ren Ziwei
  Canada
Samuel Girard
Charles Hamelin
Charle Cournoyer
Pascal Dion
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Canada 3 2 1 6
2   South Korea 2 2 0 4
3   Italy 1 1 0 2
4   Hungary 1 0 0 1
  Russia 1 0 0 1
6   United States 0 2 2 4
7   China 0 1 3 4
8   Australia 0 0 1 1
  Japan 0 0 1 1

WomenEdit

500 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
Cathy Turner
  United States
Li Yan
  China
Hwang Ok-Sil
  North Korea
1994 Lillehammer
details
Cathy Turner
  United States
Zhang Yanmei
  China
Amy Peterson
  United States
1998 Nagano
details
Annie Perreault
  Canada
Yang Yang (S)
  China
Chun Lee-Kyung
  South Korea
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Yang Yang (A)
  China
Evgenia Radanova
  Bulgaria
Wang Chunlu
  China
2006 Turin
details
Wang Meng
  China
Evgenia Radanova
  Bulgaria
Anouk Leblanc-Boucher
  Canada
2010 Vancouver
details
Wang Meng
  China
Marianne St-Gelais
  Canada
Arianna Fontana
  Italy
2014 Sochi
details
Li Jianrou
  China
Arianna Fontana
  Italy
Park Seung-Hi
  South Korea
2018 PyeongChang
details
Arianna Fontana
  Italy
Yara van Kerkhof
  Netherlands
Kim Boutin
  Canada
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China 4 3 1 8
2   United States 2 0 1 3
3   Canada 1 1 2 4
4   Italy 1 1 1 3
5   Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
6   Netherlands 0 1 0 1
7   South Korea 0 0 2 2
8   North Korea 0 0 1 1

1000 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
details
Chun Lee-kyung
  South Korea
Nathalie Lambert
  Canada
Kim So-hui
  South Korea
1998 Nagano
details
Chun Lee-kyung
  South Korea
Yang Yang (S)
  China
Won Hye-kyung
  South Korea
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Yang Yang (A)
  China
Ko Gi-hyun
  South Korea
Yang Yang (S)
  China
2006 Turin
details
Jin Sun-yu
  South Korea
Wang Meng
  China
Yang Yang (A)
  China
2010 Vancouver
details
Wang Meng
  China
Katherine Reutter
  United States
Park Seung-hi
  South Korea
2014 Sochi
details
Park Seung-hi
  South Korea
Fan Kexin
  China
Shim Suk-hee
  South Korea
2018 PyeongChang
details
Suzanne Schulting
  Netherlands
Kim Boutin
  Canada
Arianna Fontana
  Italy
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 4 1 4 9
2   China 2 3 2 7
3   Netherlands 1 0 0 1
4   Canada 0 2 0 2
5   United States 0 1 0 1
6   Italy 0 0 1 1

1500 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
details
Ko Gi-hyun
  South Korea
Choi Eun-kyung
  South Korea
Evgenia Radanova
  Bulgaria
2006 Turin
details
Jin Sun-yu
  South Korea
Choi Eun-kyung
  South Korea
Wang Meng
  China
2010 Vancouver
details
Zhou Yang
  China
Lee Eun-byul
  South Korea
Park Seung-hi
  South Korea
2014 Sochi
details
Zhou Yang
  China
Shim Suk-hee
  South Korea
Arianna Fontana
  Italy
2018 PyeongChang
details
Choi Min-jeong
  South Korea
Li Jinyu
  China
Kim Boutin
  Canada
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 3 4 1 8
2   China 2 1 1 4
3   Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
  Canada 0 0 1 1
  Italy 0 0 1 1

3000 metre relayEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
  Canada (CAN)
Angela Cutrone
Sylvie Daigle
Nathalie Lambert
Annie Perreault
  United States (USA)
Darcie Dohnal
Amy Peterson
Cathy Turner
Nikki Ziegelmeyer
  Unified Team (EUN)
Yuliya Allagulova
Natalya Isakova
Viktoriya Taranina
Yuliya Vlasova
1994 Lillehammer
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Kim So-hui
Kim Yoon-mi
Won Hye-kyung
  Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Sylvie Daigle
Nathalie Lambert
  United States (USA)
Karen Cashman
Amy Peterson
Cathy Turner
Nikki Ziegelmeyer
1998 Nagano
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Won Hye-kyung
An Sang-mi
Kim Yun-mi
  China (CHN)
Sun Dandan
Wang Chunlu
Yang Yang (A)
Yang Yang (S)
  Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Annie Perreault
Tania Vicent
2002 Salt Lake City
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Choi Eun-kyung
Choi Min-kyung
Joo Min-jin
Park Hye-won
  China (CHN)
Sun Dandan
Wang Chunlu
Yang Yang (A)
Yang Yang (S)
  Canada (CAN)
Isabelle Charest
Marie-Ève Drolet
Amélie Goulet-Nadon
Alanna Kraus
Tania Vicent
2006 Turin
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Byun Chun-sa
Choi Eun-kyung
Jeon Da-hye
Jin Sun-yu
Kang Yun-mi
  Canada (CAN)
Alanna Kraus
Anouk Leblanc-Boucher
Amanda Overland
Kalyna Roberge
Tania Vicent
  Italy (ITA)
Marta Capurso
Arianna Fontana
Katia Zini
Mara Zini
2010 Vancouver
details
  China (CHN)
Sun Linlin
Wang Meng
Zhang Hui
Zhou Yang
 
  Canada (CAN)
Jessica Gregg
Kalyna Roberge
Marianne St-Gelais
Tania Vicent
 
  United States (USA)
Allison Baver
Alyson Dudek
Lana Gehring
Katherine Reutter
Kimberly Derrick
2014 Sochi
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Shim Suk-hee
Park Seung-hi
Cho Ha-ri
Kim A-lang
Kong Sang-jeong
  Canada (CAN)
Marie-Ève Drolet
Jessica Hewitt
Valérie Maltais
Marianne St-Gelais
 
  Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Martina Valcepina
Elena Viviani
 
2018 PyeongChang
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Shim Suk-hee
Choi Min-jeong
Kim Ye-jin
Kim A-lang
Lee Yu-bin
  Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Cecilia Maffei
Martina Valcepina
  Netherlands (NED)
Suzanne Schulting
Yara van Kerkhof
Lara van Ruijven
Jorien ter Mors
  • Medals:
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 6 0 0 6
2   Canada 1 4 2 7
3   China 1 2 0 3
4   Italy 0 1 2 3
  United States 0 1 2 3
6   Netherlands 0 0 1 1
  Unified Team 0 0 1 1

StatisticsEdit

At 31 years and 191 days, Vladimir Grigorev became the oldest man to win a short track Olympic medal, winning silver at the 1000m event, at the 2014 Olympics on 15 February 2014.[6] On 21 February 2014, he won the gold in the 5000m relay, upping the oldest male shorttrack athlete record for both medals and gold medals.[7]

Athlete medal leadersEdit

Include athletes with at least four medals of any colour.

 
Chinese Yang Yang (A) is one of thirteen athletes to win five or more medals in short track speed skating.
Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ahn Hyun-Soo
Viktor Ahn
  South Korea (KOR)
  Russia (RUS)
2002–2006
2014
6 0 2 8
Apolo Anton Ohno   United States (USA) 2002–2010 2 2 4 8
Arianna Fontana   Italy (ITA) 2006–2018 1 2 5 8
Wang Meng   China (CHN) 2006–2010 4 1 1 6
Chun Lee-Kyung   South Korea (KOR) 1994–1998 4 0 1 5
Charles Hamelin   Canada (CAN) 2006–2018 3 1 1 5
Marc Gagnon   Canada (CAN) 1994–2002 3 0 2 5
Yang Yang (A)   China (CHN) 1998–2006 2 2 1 5
François-Louis Tremblay   Canada (CAN) 2002–2010 2 2 1 5
Park Seung-hi   South Korea (KOR) 2010–2014 2 0 3 5
Lee Ho-Suk   South Korea (KOR) 2006–2014 1 4 0 5
Yang Yang (S)   China (CHN) 1994–2002 0 4 1 5
Li Jiajun   China (CHN) 1998–2006 0 2 3 5
Choi Eun-Kyung   South Korea (KOR) 2002–2006 2 2 0 4
Éric Bédard   Canada (CAN) 1998–2006 2 1 1 4
Cathy Turner   United States (USA) 1992–1998 2 1 1 4
Shim Suk-hee   South Korea (KOR) 2014–2018 2 1 1 4
Wu Dajing   China (CHN) 2014–2018 1 2 1 4
Tania Vicent   Canada (CAN) 1998–2010 0 2 2 4

Medals per yearEdit

Key
  • Numbers in bold indicate the highest medal count at that year's Olympic Games.
Nation 24–88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Total
  Australia (AUS)   1 1 2
  Bulgaria (BUL)   2 1 3
  Canada (CAN)   3 3 4 6 4 5 3 5 33
  China (CHN)   1 1 6 7 5 4 6 3 33
  Great Britain (GBR)   1 1
  Hungary (HUN)   1 1
  Italy (ITA)   2 1 1 1 3 3 11
  Japan (JPN)   1 2 3
  Netherlands (NED)   1 4 5
  North Korea (PRK)   1       1
  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)                 1 1
  Russia (RUS)   5   5
  South Korea (KOR)   3 6 6 4 10 8 5 6 48
  Unified Team (EUN)   1               1
  United States (USA)   2 4 3 3 6 1 1 20

ReferencesEdit

General
  • 1992–2002: "Short Track Skating > Past Results > Major Events". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  • 2006: "2006 Winter Olympic Games Final Medal Winners". Slam! Olympics. 2006. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  • "Results database". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
Specific
  1. ^ "Skating". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  2. ^ a b "Skating > Short track speed skating". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  3. ^ "Short-track Speed Skating History". CBC Sports. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  4. ^ Kelley, Jim (1998-02-17). "Turner out to clear her name". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  5. ^ "Athlete profile: Kim Yoon-Mi". Sports Illustrated. 1998-02-03. Archived from the original on 2011-06-22.
  6. ^ Beth Harris (15 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn wins 1st Olympic gold and 2nd short track medal for his adopted Russia". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014.
  7. ^ ESPN (21 February 2014). "Results Fri, Feb 21". Sochi 2014 Olympics. ESPN Winter Olympics. Retrieved 2014-02-21.

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