Short-track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics was held from 17 to 21 February. Six events were contested at the White Ring.[1][2]

Short Track Speed Skating
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueWhite Ring
Dates17–21 February
No. of events6
Competitors94 from 18 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

1  South Korea3126
2  Canada2024
3  Japan1012
4  China0516
Totals (4 entries)66618

South Korea led the medal table with six, including three golds. Chun Lee-kyung led the individual medal table, with two golds and one bronze. The top men's medalist was Kim Dong-sung, who won one gold and one silver.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
Takafumi Nishitani
42.862 An Yulong
43.022 Hitoshi Uematsu
1000 metres
Kim Dong-sung
  South Korea
1:32.375 Li Jiajun
1:32.428 Éric Bédard
5000 metre relay
  Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Derrick Campbell
François Drolet
Marc Gagnon
7:06.075   South Korea (KOR)
Chae Ji-hoon
Lee Jun-hwan
Lee Ho-eung
Kim Dong-sung
7:06.776   China (CHN)
Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Yuan Ye
An Yulong

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
Annie Perreault
46.568 Yang Yang (S)
46.627 Chun Lee-kyung
  South Korea
1000 metres
Chun Lee-kyung
  South Korea
1:42.776 Yang Yang (S)
1:43.343 Won Hye-kyung
  South Korea
3000 metre relay
  South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Won Hye-kyung
An Sang-mi
Kim Yun-mi
4:16.260   China (CHN)
Yang Yang (A)
Yang Yang (S)
Wang Chunlu
Sun Dandan
4:16.383   Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Annie Perreault
Tania Vicent
  1. ^ Jeon won a medal as the winner of the B Final, as the A final featured two skaters failing to finish.

Participating NOCsEdit

Eighteen nations competed in the short track events at Nagano. Belarus, the Germany, Poland and Ukraine made their short track debuts.


  1. ^ "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2019.