Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metre relay

The men's 5000 metre relay in short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics took place on 13 and 23 February at the Salt Lake Ice Center.[1]

Men's 5000 metre relay
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueSalt Lake Ice Center
Dates13–23 February
Competitors36 from 8 nations
Winning time6:51.579
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Canada
Éric Bédard
Marc Gagnon
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
Jonathan Guilmette
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Italy
Nicola Franceschina
Nicola Rodigari
Fabio Carta
Maurizio Carnino
Michele Antonioli
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  China
Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Guo Wei
Li Ye
An Yulong
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:[2]

World record   Canada (CAN) 6:43.730 Calgary, Canada 14 October 2001
Olympic record   Japan (JPN) 7:01.660 Nagano, Japan 21 February 1998

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Round Team Time OR WR
13 February Heat 1   Canada
Éric Bédard
Marc Gagnon
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
6:45.455 OR

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held on 13 February. The top two teams in each semifinal qualified for the A final, while the third and fourth place teams advanced to the B Final.[2]

Semifinal 1
Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
1   Canada Éric Bédard
Marc Gagnon
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
6:45.455 QA
2   China Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Guo Wei
An Yulong
6:46.625 QA
3   Japan Takafumi Nishitani
Satoru Terao
Naoya Tamura
Takehiro Kodera
6:50.925 QB
4   Belgium Pieter Gysel
Simon Van Vossel
Ward Janssens
Wim De Deyne
6:56.389 QB
Semifinal 2
Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
1   United States Ron Biondo
Apolo Anton Ohno
Rusty Smith
Dan Weinstein
7:09.788 QA
2   Italy Nicola Franceschina
Nicola Rodigari
Fabio Carta
Michele Antonioli
7:10.788 QA
3   Australia Steven Bradbury
Alex McEwan
Andrew McNee
Stephen Lee
7:19.177 QB
  South Korea Kim Dong-sung
Min Ryoung
Lee Seung-jae
Oh Se-jong
DQ

FinalsEdit

The four qualifying teams competed in Final A, while three others raced in Final B.[2]

Final A
Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
    Canada Marc Gagnon
Jonathan Guilmette
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
6:51.579
    Italy Nicola Franceschina
Nicola Rodigari
Fabio Carta
Maurizio Carnino
6:56.327
    China Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Guo Wei
Li Ye
6:59.633
4   United States Ron Biondo
Apolo Anton Ohno
Rusty Smith
Dan Weinstein
7:03.926
Final B
Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
5   Japan Takafumi Nishitani
Satoru Terao
Yugo Shinohara
Takehiro Kodera
7:19.893
6   Australia Steven Bradbury
Alex McEwan
Andrew McNee
Stephen Lee
7:45.271
  Belgium Pieter Gysel
Simon Van Vossel
Ward Janssens
Wim De Deyne
DQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres Relay". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "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.