Short-track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

The men's 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics took place on 19 and 21 February at the White Ring.[1][2]

Men's 500 metres
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueWhite Ring
Dates19–21 February
Competitors30 from 16 nations
Winning time42.862
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Takafumi Nishitani  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) An Yulong  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hitoshi Uematsu  Japan
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ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round was held on 19 February. There were eight heats, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[1]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 An Yulong   China 43.748 Q
2 Andy Gabel   United States 43.899 Q
3 Yevhen Yakovlev   Ukraine 44.041
4 Han Sang-guk   North Korea 44.206
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 François Drolet   Canada 43.551 Q
2 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 43.653 Q
3 Martin Johansson   Sweden 44.003
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Versteeg   Netherlands 44.358 Q
2 Feng Kai   China 44.817 Q
3 Maciej Pryczek   Poland 46.652
4 Nicky Gooch   Great Britain 68.907
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Li Jiajun   China 43.831 Q
2 Maurizio Carnino   Italy 43.927 Q
3 Rusty Smith   United States 44.584
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Lee Jun-hwan   South Korea 43.840 Q
2 Marc Gagnon   Canada 43.901 Q
3 Arian Nachbar   Germany 44.882
4 Yun Chol   North Korea 45.014
Heat 6
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Satoru Terao   Japan 42.948 Q OR
2 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 43.011 Q
3 Steven Bradbury   Australia 43.766
Heat 7
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Éric Bédard   Canada 43.342 Q
2 Hitoshi Uematsu   Japan 43.428 Q
3 Dan Weinstein   United States 43.492
4 Ludovic Mathieu   France 43.767
Heat 8
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta   Italy 43.000 Q
2 Takafumi Nishitani   Japan 43.348 Q
3 Bruno Loscos   France 43.725
4 Battulgyn Oktyabri   Mongolia 50.466

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[1] In quarterfinal 2, American Andy Gabel was advanced, and Canada's François Drolet disqualified.

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marc Gagnon   Canada 43.254 Q
2 Hitoshi Uematsu   Japan 43.657 Q
3 Fabio Carta   Italy 43.763
4 Lee Jun-hwan   South Korea 44.417
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 An Yulong   China 43.384 Q
2 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 43.622 Q
3 Andy Gabel   United States 44.124 ADV
François Drolet   Canada DSQ
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Li Jiajun   China 42.861 Q OR
2 Takafumi Nishitani   Japan 42.980 Q
3 Éric Bédard   Canada 43.113
4 Maurizio Carnino   Italy 43.225
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Dave Versteeg   Netherlands 43.377 Q
2 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 43.810 Q
3 Feng Kai   China 44.384
4 Satoru Terao   Japan 65.470

SemifinalsEdit

The top two finishers in each of the two semifinals qualified for the A final, while the third and fourth place skaters advanced to the B Final.[1]

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Hitoshi Uematsu   Japan 43.697 QA
2 An Yulong   China 43.796 QA
3 Dave Versteeg   Netherlands 43.850 QB
4 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 43.864 QB
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Takafumi Nishitani   Japan 42.756 QA OR
2 Marc Gagnon   Canada 42.780 QA
3 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 43.096 QB
4 Andy Gabel   United States 59.811 QB
Li Jiajun   China DSQ

FinalsEdit

The four qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while four others raced for 5th place in Final B.[1]

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Takafumi Nishitani   Japan 42.862
  An Yulong   China 43.022
  Hitoshi Uematsu   Japan 43.713
4 Marc Gagnon   Canada 75.600
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
5 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 42.832
6 Dave Versteeg   Netherlands 42.933
7 Andy Gabel   United States 43.072
8 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 43.090

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2019.