Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held over thirteen days, from 12 to 25 February. Eight events were contested at the Torino Palavela. In the men's competition, Ahn Hyun-soo earned a medal in each event, winning three golds. On the women's side, Jin Sun-yu scored three gold medals.[1]

Speed Skating
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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VenueTorino Palavela
Dates12–25 February
No. of events8
Competitors106 from 24 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea63110
2  China1135
3  United States1023
4  Canada0314
5  Bulgaria0101
6  Italy0011
Totals (6 nations)88824

Men's eventsEdit

[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
41.935 François-Louis Tremblay
  Canada
42.002 Ahn Hyun-soo
  South Korea
42.089
1000 metres
details
Ahn Hyun-soo
  South Korea
1:26.739 Lee Ho-suk
  South Korea
1:26.764 Apolo Anton Ohno
  United States
1:26.927
1500 metres
details
Ahn Hyun-soo
  South Korea
2:25.341 Lee Ho-suk
  South Korea
2:25.600 Li JiaJun
  China
2:26.005
5000 metre relay
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Ahn Hyun-soo
Lee Ho-suk
Oh Se-jong*
Seo Ho-jin
Song Suk-woo
6:43.376   Canada (CAN)
Eric Bédard
Jonathan Guilmette*
Charles Hamelin
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
6:43.707   United States (USA)
Alex Izykowski
J. P. Kepka
Apolo Anton Ohno
Rusty Smith
6:47.990

* Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.

Women's eventsEdit

[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
details
Wang Meng
  China
44.345 Evgenia Radanova
  Bulgaria
44.374 Anouk Leblanc-Boucher
  Canada
44.759
1000 metres
details
Jin Sun-yu
  South Korea
1:32.859 Wang Meng
  China
1:33.079 Yang Yang (A)
  China
1:33.937
1500 metres
details
Jin Sun-yu
  South Korea
2:23.494 Choi Eun-kyung
  South Korea
2:24.069 Wang Meng
  China
2:24.469
3000 metre relay
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Byun Chun-sa
Choi Eun-kyung
Jeon Da-hye
Jin Sun-yu
Kang Yun-mi*
4:17.040   Canada (CAN)
Alanna Kraus
Anouk Leblanc-Boucher
Amanda Overland*
Kalyna Roberge
Tania Vicent
4:17.336   Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Marta Capurso
Katia Zini
Mara Zini
4:20.030

* Skaters who did not participate in the final, but received medals.

RecordsEdit

Of the four Olympic records set in Turin, three of them came in the men's 1000 metres.

Event[2] Date Round Team Time OR WR
Men's 1000 metres 15 February Heat 1   Li Ye (CHN) 1:27.048 OR
18 February Quarterfinal 1   Rusty Smith (USA) 1:27.000 OR
18 February Final A   Ahn Hyun-soo (KOR) 1:26.739 OR
Men's 5000 metre relay 25 February Final   South Korea
Ahn Hyun-soo
Lee Ho-suk
Seo Ho-jin
Song Suk-woo
6:43.376 OR

Participating NOCsEdit

Twenty-four nations competed in the short track at Torino.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009.