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Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics was held from 13 February to 23 February. Eight events were contested at Salt Lake Ice Center (normally called Delta Center (now Vivint Smart Home Arena)). Two new events were added for these games, with the men's and women's 1500 metres making debuts.[1]

Short Track Speed Skating
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Delta-center.jpg
The Delta Center, venue of short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
VenueSalt Lake Ice Center
DatesFebruary 13–23
No. of events8
Competitors106 from 24 nations
← 1998
2006 →
Metallic silver skates with golden blades in a glass case with the right skate being slightly elevated. There is a burgundy curtain behind the skates. The blades are much longer than the actual boot of the skates.
The skates Apolo Anton Ohno wore at the 2002 Winter Olympics are preserved in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.
For the long track speed skating events, see Speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China2237
2  South Korea2204
3  Canada2136
4  United States1113
5  Australia1001
6  Bulgaria0112
7  Italy0101
Totals (7 nations)88824

China led the medal table with seven, while Evgenia Radanova's two medals for Bulgaria were their first in the sport.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Marc Gagnon
  Canada
41.802 Jonathan Guilmette
  Canada
41.994 Rusty Smith
  United States
42.027
1000 metres
details
Steven Bradbury
  Australia
1:29.109 Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
1:30.160 Mathieu Turcotte
  Canada
1:30.563
1500 metres
details
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
2:18.541 Li Jiajun
  China
2:18.731 Marc Gagnon
  Canada
2:18.806
5000 metre relay
details
  Canada (CAN)
Jonathan Guilmette
Marc Gagnon
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
Éric Bédard
6:51.579   Italy (ITA)
Nicola Franceschina
Nicola Rodigari
Fabio Carta
Maurizio Carnino
Michele Antonioli
6:56.327   China (CHN)
Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Guo Wei
Li Ye
An Yulong
6:59.633

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Yang Yang (A)
  China
44.187 Evgenia Radanova
  Bulgaria
44.252 Wang Chunlu
  China
44.272
1000 metres
details
Yang Yang (A)
  China
1:36.391 Ko Gi-hyun
  South Korea
1:36.427 Yang Yang (S)
  China
1:37.008
1500 metres
details
Ko Gi-hyun
  South Korea
2:31.581 Choi Eun-kyung
  South Korea
2:31.610 Evgenia Radanova
  Bulgaria
2:31.723
3000 metre relay
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Choi Eun-kyung
Choi Min-kyung
Park Hye-won
Joo Min-jin
4:12.793   China (CHN)
Yang Yang (A)
Yang Yang (S)
Sun Dandan
Wang Chunlu
4:13.326   Canada (CAN)
Isabelle Charest
Alanna Kraus
Amélie Goulet-Nadon
Marie-Ève Drolet
Tania Vicent
4:15.738

RecordsEdit

Two world records and fifteen Olympic records were set in Salt Lake City.[1]

Event Date Round Team Time OR WR
Men's 500 metres 23 February Heat 7   Jonathan Guilmette (CAN) 42.326 OR
23 February Quarterfinal 3   Kim Dong-sung (KOR) 41.806 OR
23 February A Final   Marc Gagnon (CAN) 41.802 OR
Men's 1000 metres 13 February Heat 7   Rusty Smith (USA) 1:28.183 OR
16 February Quarterfinal 3   Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) 1:27.185 OR
Men's 1500 metres 13 February Heat 5   Guo Wei (CHN) 2:18.846 OR
16 February Semifinal 1   Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) 2:15.942 OR
Men's 5000 metre relay 13 February Heat 1   Canada
Éric Bédard
Marc Gagnon
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
6:45.455 OR
Women's 500 metres 16 February Heat 3   Wang Chunlu (CHN) 44.723 OR
16 February Semifinal 1   Yang Yang (A) (CHN) 44.118 OR
Women's 1000 metres 23 February Quarterfinal 1   Yang Yang (A) (CHN) 1:31.235 OR
Women's 1500 metres 13 February Heat 1   Yang Yang (S) (CHN) 2:26.943 OR
13 February Semifinal 2   Choi Eun-kyung (KOR) 2:21.069 OR WR
Women's 3000 metre relay 13 February Heat 1   South Korea
Choi Eun-kyung
Choi Min-kyung
Park Hye-won
Joo Min-jin
4:14.977 OR
13 February A Final   South Korea
Choi Eun-kyung
Choi Min-kyung
Park Hye-won
Joo Min-jin
4:12.793 OR WR

Participating NOCsEdit

Twenty-six nations competed in the short track events at Salt Lake City. Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Israel, Romania and Slovakia made their short track debuts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Salt Lake Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 2002. Retrieved January 13, 2014.

External linksEdit