Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's 1000 metres

The men's 1000 metres in short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics took place from 13 to 16 February at the Salt Lake Ice Center. This event is remembered for the victory of Australian Steven Bradbury, who benefited from all four other skaters in the final going down ahead of him, while Bradbury stayed on his feet and won gold. It was the first ever Winter Olympics gold medal for Australia.[1][2]

Men's 1000 metres
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueSalt Lake Ice Center
Dates13–16 February
Competitors32 from 20 nations
Winning time1:29.109
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Steven Bradbury  Australia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Apolo Anton Ohno  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mathieu Turcotte  Canada
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[3]

World record   Steve Robillard (CAN) 1:25.985 Calgary, Canada 14 October 2001
Olympic record   Satoru Terao (JPN) 1:29.398 Nagano, Japan 17 February 1998

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Round Team Time OR WR
13 February Heat 7   Rusty Smith (USA) 1:28.183 OR
16 February Quarterfinal 3   Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) 1:27.185 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round was held on 13 February. There were eight heats of four skaters each, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[3]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Wim De Deyne   Belgium 1:30.950 Q
2 Satoru Terao   Japan 1:31.025 Q
3 Mark Jackson   New Zealand 1:32.276
4 Miroslav Boyadzhiev   Bulgaria 1:32.421
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steven Bradbury   Australia 1:30.956 Q
2 Nicola Rodigari   Italy 1:30.991 Q
3 Balázs Knoch   Hungary 1:31.061
4 Pieter Gysel   Belgium 1:31.290
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Feng Kai   China 1:32.554 Q
2 Mark McNee   Australia 1:39.325 Q
Gregory Durand   France DQ
Volodymyr Hryhor'iev   Ukraine DQ
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Naoya Tamura   Japan 1:28.867 Q
2 Leon Flack   Great Britain 1:29.584 Q
3 Krystian Zdrojkowski   Poland 1:30.026
Martin Johansson   Sweden DQ
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta   Italy 1:28.520 Q
2 Marc Gagnon   Canada 1:28.718 Q
3 Cees Juffermans   Netherlands 1:29.249
4 Matúš Užák   Slovakia 2:17.608
Heat 6
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 1:32.091 Q
2 Apolo Anton Ohno   United States 1:33.167 Q
3 Arian Nachbar   Germany 1:33.585
4 Battulgyn Oktyabri   Mongolia 1:47.213
Heat 7
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rusty Smith   United States 1:28.183 Q OR
2 Mathieu Turcotte   Canada 1:28.229 Q
3 Bruno Loscos   France 1:28.532
4 Kiril Pandov   Bulgaria 1:31.842
Heat 8
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ahn Hyun-soo   South Korea 1:30.252 Q
2 Li Jiajun   China 1:30.447 Q
3 Kornél Szántó   Hungary 1:31.391
4 Nicky Gooch   Great Britain 1:38.034

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals were held on 16 February. The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[3] In quarterfinal 2, Canada's Marc Gagnon was disqualified and Japan's Naoya Tamura advanced.

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta   Italy 1:28.186 Q
2 Satoru Terao   Japan 1:28.241 Q
3 Feng Kai   China 1:28.424
4 Leon Flack   Great Britain 1:28.604
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Apolo Anton Ohno   United States 1:28.650 Q
2 Steven Bradbury   Australia 1:29.265 Q
3 Naoya Tamura   Japan 1:29.864 ADV
Marc Gagnon   Canada DQ
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mathieu Turcotte   Canada 1:27.185 Q OR
2 Ahn Hyun-soo   South Korea 1:27.201 Q
3 Nicola Rodigari   Italy 1:27.578
4 Wim De Deyne   Belgium 1:27.785
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 1:27.429 Q
2 Li Jiajun   China 1:27.467 Q
3 Rusty Smith   United States 1:28.078
4 Mark McNee   Australia 1:46.701

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held on 16 February. 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.[3] In the first semifinal, Japan's Satoru Terao was disqualified, with Canada's Mathieu Turcotte, who finished third in the race, advancing to the A final.

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Steven Bradbury   Australia 1:29.189 QA
2 Li Jiajun   China 1:30.592 QA
3 Mathieu Turcotte   Canada 1:35.156 ADV
4 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 1:52.645 QB
Satoru Terao   Japan DQ
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Apolo Anton Ohno   United States 1:27.428 QA
2 Ahn Hyun-soo   South Korea 1:27.469 QA
3 Fabio Carta   Italy 1:27.492 QB
4 Naoya Tamura   Japan 1:27.751 QB

FinalsEdit

The five qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while three others raced for 6th place in Final B.[3] As a result of Li Jiajun's disqualification, however, the winner of the B final finished 5th.

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Steven Bradbury   Australia 1:29.109
  Apolo Anton Ohno   United States 1:30.160
  Mathieu Turcotte   Canada 1:30.563
4 Ahn Hyun-soo   South Korea 1:32.519
Li Jiajun   China DQ
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
5 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 1:35.582
6 Fabio Carta   Italy 1:35.589
7 Naoya Tamura   Japan 1:35.823

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia win first ever gold". BBC. 17 February 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Men's 1,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Salt Lake City 2002 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Salt Lake Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 February 2012.