The men's 1000 metres in short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics began on 15 February, with the final on 18 February, at the Torino Palavela.
|Men's 1000 metres|
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||26 from 17 nations|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Li Jiajun (CHN)||1:24.674||Bormio, Italy||14 February 2004|||
|Olympic record||Mathieu Turcotte (CAN)||1:27.185||Salt Lake City, United States||16 February 2002|||
The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
|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|
The first round was held on 15 February. There were seven heats of three or four skaters each, with the top two finishers and the two fastest third-place finishers also moving on to the quarterfinals. As two skaters tied for the second-fastest third-place time, three skaters advanced through this method. Two other skaters were advanced after being interfered with.
The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.
- Quarterfinal 1
|1||Rusty Smith||United States||1:27.000||Q OR|
- Quarterfinal 2
|1||Ahn Hyun-Soo||South Korea||1:29.371||Q|
|2||Apolo Anton Ohno||United States||1:29.650||Q|
- Quarterfinal 3
- Quarterfinal 4
|1||Lee Ho-suk||South Korea||1:27.265||Q|
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. In the first semifinal, China's Li Ye fell, but he was advanced to the final after Belgium's Pieter Gysel was disqualified.
- Semifinal 1
|1||Lee Ho-suk||South Korea||1:29.150||QA|
|2||Rusty Smith||United States||1:29.515||QA|
- Semifinal 2
|1||Ahn Hyun-Soo||South Korea||1:27.900||QA|
|2||Apolo Anton Ohno||United States||1:28.080||QA|
The five qualifying skaters competed in Final A. Since only one skater qualified for the B Final (the two disqualified semifinalists did not advance), it was not contested, and China's Li Jiajun was awarded 6th place.
- Final A
|Ahn Hyun-soo||South Korea||1:26.739||OR|
|Lee Ho-suk||South Korea||1:26.764|
|Apolo Anton Ohno||United States||1:26.927|
|4||Rusty Smith||United States||1:27.435|
- ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's 1,000 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- ^ a b c d e f g "Torino 2006 Official Report - Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
- ^ "Ohno, Smith Make 1,000m Short Track Final". Associated Press. San Francisco Chronicle. 18 February 2006. Retrieved 24 May 2009.[dead link]