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Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics was held from 22 to 26 February. Six events were contested at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre. In short track speed skating's second Olympic appearance, two events were added, the 500 metres for the men and the 1000 metres for the women.[1][2]

Short Track Speed Skating
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating Olympics 1994.png
VenueHamar Olympic Amphitheatre
Dates22–26 February
Competitors87 from 19 nations
← 1992
1998 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea4116
2  United States1124
3  Italy1102
4  Canada0213
5  China0101
6  Australia0011
  Great Britain0011
Totals (7 nations)66618

South Korea led the medal table with six, including four golds. The medal for the Australian men's relay team was the country's first in the Winter Olympics. Chun Lee-kyung led the individual medal table, with two gold medals. The top men's medalists were Chae Ji-hoon and Mirko Vuillermin, who won one gold and one silver.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Chae Ji-hoon
  South Korea
43.45 Mirko Vuillermin
  Italy
43.47 Nicky Gooch
  Great Britain
43.68
1000 metres
details
Kim Ki-hoon
  South Korea
1:34.57 Chae Ji-hoon
  South Korea
1:34.92 Marc Gagnon
  Canada[a]
1:33.03
5000 metre relay
details
  Italy (ITA)
Maurizio Carnino
Orazio Fagone
Hugo Herrnhof
Mirko Vuillermin
7:11.74   United States (USA)
Randy Bartz
John Coyle
Eric Flaim
Andy Gabel
7:13.37   Australia (AUS)
Steven Bradbury
Kieran Hansen
Andrew Murtha
Richard Nizielski
7:13.68
  1. ^ Derrick Campbell of Canada was obstructed by the Briton Nicky Gooch, who was disqualified. Campbell got up and thought he finished the race, and was celebrating his bronze medal with a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter live on television when he discovered he hadn't completed the race. He had miscounted and left the track one lap short of the finish line, and was classified as a non-finisher. This meant that Marc Gagnon was a surprise bronze medalist, even though he wasn't even in the A final.

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Cathy Turner
  United States
45.98 Zhang Yanmei
  China
46.44 Amy Peterson
  United States
46.76
1000 metres
details
Chun Lee-kyung
  South Korea
1:36.87 Nathalie Lambert
  Canada
1:36.97 Kim So-hee
  South Korea
1:37.09
3000 metre relay
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Kim So-hee
Kim Yun-mi
Won Hye-kyung
4:26.64   Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Sylvie Daigle
Nathalie Lambert
4:32.04   United States (USA)
Amy Peterson
Cathy Turner
Nikki Ziegelmeyer
Karen Cashman
4:39.34

Participating NOCsEdit

Nineteen nations competed in the short track events at Lillehammer. Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Africa, Russia and Sweden made their short track debuts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 November 2019.