Short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

The Women's 1500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics took place on 13 February at the Salt Lake Ice Center.[1]

Women's 1500 metres
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueSalt Lake Ice Center
Dates13 February
Competitors28 from 17 nations
Winning time2:31.581
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ko Gi-hyun  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Choi Eun-kyung  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Evgeniya Radanova  Bulgaria
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Kim Moon-yung (KOR) 2:21.844 Montreal, Canada 17 January 1999
Olympic record None None None None

The following new Olympic and World records were set during this competition.

Date Round Team Time OR WR
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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round was held on 20 February. There were five heats, with the top three finishers moving on to the semifinals.[2]

Heat 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Yang Yang (S)   China 2:26.943 Q OR
2 Alanna Kraus   Canada 2:26.968 Q
3 Amy Peterson   United States 2:27.062 Q
4 Jo Williams   Great Britain 2:27.845
5 Yvonne Kunze   Germany 2:29.779
6 Christy Ren   Hong Kong 2:49.666
Heat 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ko Gi-hyun   South Korea 2:26.980 Q
2 Mara Zini   Italy 2:27.553 Q
3 Christin Priebst   Germany 2:27.649 Q
4 Katalin Kristo   Romania 2:28.709
5 Nataliya Dmitriyeva   Russia 2:29.086
6 Eva Farkas   Hungary 2:42.172
Heat 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Evgeniya Radanova   Bulgaria 2:32.821 Q
2 Nina Yevteyeva   Russia 2:32.970 Q
3 Kateřina Novotná   Czech Republic 2:35.438 Q
4 Yuka Kamino   Japan 2:52.591
Erin Porter   United States DQ
Heat 4
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Choi Eun-kyung   South Korea 2:29.460 Q
2 Yang Yang (A)   China 2:29.578 Q
3 Marie-Ève Drolet   Canada 2:29.652 Q
4 Marina Georgieva-Nikolova   Bulgaria 2:33.362
5 Marianna Nagy   Hungary 2:39.615
Heat 5
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Chikage Tanaka   Japan 2:29.202 Q
2 Stéphanie Bouvier   France 2:30.075 Q
3 Olga Danilov   Israel 2:32.458 Q
4 Yuliya Pavlovich-Yelsakova   Belarus 2:36.058
5 Sarah Lindsay   Great Britain 3:01.223
6 Katia Zini   Italy 3:19.248

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ko Gi-hyun   South Korea 2:31.120 QA
2 Evgeniya Radanova   Bulgaria 2:31.194 QA
3 Stéphanie Bouvier   France 2:31.570 QB
4 Christin Priebst   Germany 2:32.884 QB
5 Kateřina Novotná   Czech Republic 2:35.085
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Choi Eun-kyung   South Korea 2:21.069 QA WR
2 Yang Yang (A)   China 2:21.690 QA
3 Marie-Ève Drolet   Canada 2:21.758 QB
4 Chikage Tanaka   Japan 2:21.924 QB
5 Amy Peterson   United States 2:26.118
Semifinal 3
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Yang Yang (S)   China 2:32.315 QA
2 Alanna Kraus   Canada 2:32.411 QA
3 Nina Yevteyeva   Russia 2:32.759 QB
4 Mara Zini   Italy 2:32.899 QB
5 Olga Danilov   Israel 2:36.114

FinalsEdit

The six qualifying skaters competed in Final A, while six others raced in Final B.[2]

Final A
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Ko Gi-hyun   South Korea 2:31.581
  Choi Eun-kyung   South Korea 2:31.610
  Evgeniya Radanova   Bulgaria 2:31.723
4 Yang Yang (A)   China 2:31.791
5 Alanna Kraus   Canada 3:05.002
Yang Yang (S)   China DQ
Final B
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
6 Marie-Ève Drolet   Canada 2:31.203
7 Chikage Tanaka   Japan 2:31.479
8 Christin Priebst   Germany 2:32.442
9 Mara Zini   Italy 2:32.513
10 Nina Yevteyeva   Russia 2:32.666
11 Stéphanie Bouvier   France 2:32.673

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Women's 1,500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "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.