Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

The men's 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics took place on 23 February at the Salt Lake Ice Center.[1]

Men's 500 metres
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueSalt Lake Ice Center
Dates23 February
Competitors32 from 20 nations
Winning time41.802
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marc Gagnon  Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jonathan Guilmette  Canada
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rusty Smith  United States
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Jeffrey Scholten (CAN) 41.514 Calgary, Canada 13 October 2001
Olympic record   Takafumi Nishitani (JPN) 42.756 Nagano, Japan 21 February 1998

The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Round Team Time OR WR
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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round was held on 23 February. There were eight heats of four skaters each, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[2]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Li Jiajun   China 43.690 Q
2 Arian Nachbar   Germany 44.057 Q
3 Matúš Užák   Slovakia 44.499
4 Asen Pandov   Bulgaria 77.124
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Simon Van Vossel   Belgium 43.119 Q
2 Apolo Anton Ohno   United States 43.214 Q
3 Cees Juffermans   Netherlands 43.253
4 Andrew McNee   Australia 44.289
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Takafumi Nishitani   Japan 43.211 Q
2 Marc Gagnon   Canada 43.395 Q
3 Krisztián Szabó   Hungary 44.143
4 Volodymyr Hryhor'iev   Ukraine 70.431
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 42.834 Q
2 Rusty Smith   United States 42.849 Q
3 Dave Allardice   Great Britain 42.980
4 Ganbatyn Jargalanchuluun   Mongolia 52.225
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Fabio Carta   Italy 43.787 Q
2 Bruno Loscos   France 43.864 Q
3 Leon Flack   Great Britain 43.965
4 Mark Jackson   New Zealand 44.064
Heat 6
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Feng Kai   China 43.084 Q
2 Wim De Deyne   Belgium 43.205 Q
3 Martin Johansson   Sweden 43.435
4 Krystian Zdrojkowski   Poland 44.117
Heat 7
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jonathan Guilmette   Canada 42.326 Q OR
2 Satoru Terao   Japan 42.334 Q
3 Balázs Knoch   Hungary 42.533
4 Miroslav Boyadzhiev   Bulgaria 43.462
Heat 8
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nicola Franceschina   Italy 42.876 Q
2 Steven Bradbury   Australia 43.226 Q
3 Ludovic Mathieu   France 43.790 ADV
Lee Seung-jae   South Korea DQ

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.[2]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jonathan Guilmette   Canada 42.809 Q
2 Apolo Anton Ohno   United States 42.895 Q
3 Fabio Carta   Italy 43.113
4 Arian Nachbar   Germany 43.626
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rusty Smith   United States 42.359 Q
2 Marc Gagnon   Canada 42.384 Q
3 Takafumi Nishitani   Japan 42.535
Nicola Franceschina   Italy DQ
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 41.806 Q OR
2 Wim De Deyne   Belgium 41.832 Q
3 Li Jiajun   China 64.514
4 Bruno Loscos   France 99.879
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Satoru Terao   Japan 42.692 Q
2 Feng Kai   China 42.820 Q
3 Steven Bradbury   Australia 44.982
4 Ludovic Mathieu   France 73.328
Simon Van Vossel   Belgium DQ

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.[2] In the second semifinal, American Apolo Anton Ohno caused Japan's Satoru Terao to fall, resulting in Ohno's disqualification, while Terao was advanced to the A final.[3]

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rusty Smith   United States 41.916 QA
2 Marc Gagnon   Canada 41.981 QA
3 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 41.990 QB
4 Wim De Deyne   Belgium 42.823 QB
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jonathan Guilmette   Canada 42.201 QA
2 Feng Kai   China 42.266 QA
3 Satoru Terao   Japan 65.790 ADV
Apolo Anton Ohno   United States DQ

FinalsEdit

The five qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while two other raced for 6th place in Final B.[2]

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Marc Gagnon   Canada 41.802
  Jonathan Guilmette   Canada 41.994
  Rusty Smith   United States 42.027
4 Feng Kai   China 42.112
5 Satoru Terao   Japan 42.219
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
6 Kim Dong-sung   South Korea 42.076
7 Wim De Deyne   Belgium 42.961

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Men's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Ohno disqualified in 500, U.S. falls in 5,000 relay". ESPN. 23 February 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2014.