Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

The men's 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics took place on 24 and 26 February at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre.[1][2]

Men's 500 metres
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueHamar Olympic Amphitheatre
Dates24–26 February
Competitors31 from 16 nations
Winning time43.45
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Chae Ji-hoon  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Mirko Vuillermin  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nicky Gooch  Great Britain
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ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round was held on 24 February. There were eight heats, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[1]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Richard Nizielski   Australia 44.86 Q
2 Martin Johansson   Sweden 44.94 Q
3 John Coyle   United States 45.42
4 Li Lianli   China 63.44
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marc Gagnon   Canada 44.69 Q
2 Steven Bradbury   Australia 45.43 Q
3 Erik Duyvelshoff   Netherlands 45.83
4 Wilf O'Reilly   Great Britain 46.41
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Derrick Campbell   Canada 44.72 Q
2 Lee Joon-ho   South Korea 45.41 Q
3 Bruno Loscos   France 45.54
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 44.36 Q
2 Jun Uematsu   Japan 44.50 Q
3 Batchuluuny Bat–Orgil   Mongolia 48.63
Orazio Fagone   Italy DQ
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Li Jiajun   China 44.67 Q
2 Kim Ki-hoon   South Korea 45.32 Q
3 Igor Ozerov   Russia 45.48
4 Andrew Nicholson   New Zealand 54.21
Heat 6
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mirko Vuillermin   Italy 44.29 Q
2 Frédéric Blackburn   Canada 44.38 Q
3 Sergey Kobyzev   Russia 44.54
4 Eric Flaim   United States 44.71
Heat 7
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nicky Gooch   Great Britain 44.03 Q
2 Andy Gabel   United States 44.31 Q
3 Mike McMillen   New Zealand 44.98
4 Stephan Huygen   Belgium 45.04
Heat 8
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bjørnar Elgetun   Norway 44.01 Q OR
2 Satoru Terao   Japan 44.88 Q
3 Kieran Hansen   Australia 46.30
4 Chris Nicholson   New Zealand 63.43

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[1]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marc Gagnon   Canada 43.84 Q OR
2 Mirko Vuillermin   Italy 43.85 Q
3 Kim Ki-hoon   South Korea 44.04
4 Jun Uematsu   Japan 44.20
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steven Bradbury   Australia 44.18 Q
2 Nicky Gooch   Great Britain 44.25 Q
3 Satoru Terao   Japan 44.27
4 Derrick Campbell   Canada 80.27
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 44.69 Q
2 Martin Johansson   Sweden 44.96 Q
3 Andy Gabel   United States 48.91
Li Jiajun   China DQ
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Frédéric Blackburn   Canada 45.20 Q
2 Lee Joon-ho   South Korea 45.27 Q
3 Bjørnar Elgetun   Norway 45.35
4 Richard Nizielski   Australia 45.57

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 Mirko Vuillermin   Italy 43.58 QA
2 Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 43.72 QA
3 Frédéric Blackburn   Canada 44.40 QB
4 Martin Johansson   Sweden 46.04 QB
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Marc Gagnon   Canada 44.08 QA
2 Nicky Gooch   Great Britain 44.40 QA
3 Lee Joon-ho   South Korea 45.97 QB
4 Steven Bradbury   Australia 63.51 QB

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
  Chae Ji-hoon   South Korea 43.45 OR
  Mirko Vuillermin   Italy 43.47
  Nicky Gooch   Great Britain 43.68
4 Marc Gagnon   Canada 52.73
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
5 Frédéric Blackburn   Canada 44.97
6 Lee Joon-ho   South Korea 45.13
7 Martin Johansson   Sweden 45.24
8 Steven Bradbury   Australia 45.33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games: Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2019.