Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres

The women's 500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics began on 12 February, with the final on 15 February, at the Torino Palavela.[1]

Women's 500 metres
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
VenueTorino Palavela
Dates12–15 February
Competitors28 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wang Meng  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Evgenia Radanova  Bulgaria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Anouk Leblanc-Boucher  Canada
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   Evgenia Radanova (BUL) 43.671 Calgary, Canada 19 October 2001 [2]
Olympic record   Yang Yang (A) (CHN) 44.118 Salt Lake City, United States 16 February 2002 [2]

No new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round was held on 12 February. There were eight heats of three or four skaters each, with the top two finishers moving on to the quarterfinals.[2]

Heat 1
Heat Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 1 Wang Meng   China 45.011 Q
1 2 Marta Capurso   Italy 45.217 Q
1 3 Joanna Williams   Great Britain 46.857
2 1 Alanna Kraus   Canada 45.688 Q
2 2 Kang Yun-mi   South Korea 45.755 Q
2 3 Susanne Rudolph   Germany 46.503
2 4 Katalin Kristo   Romania 46.531
3 1 Evgenia Radanova   Bulgaria 45.703 Q
3 2 Kateřina Novotná   Czech Republic 46.279 Q
3 3 Chikage Tanaka   Japan 46.387
4 1 Anouk Leblanc-Boucher   Canada 45.929 Q
4 2 Hyo-jung Kim   United States 46.077 Q
4 3 Aika Klein   Germany 57.732
4 Stéphanie Bouvier   France DQ
5 1 Fu Tianyu   China 45.636 Q
5 2 Yuka Kamino   Japan 45.848 Q
5 3 Rozsa Darazs   Hungary 1:10.558
6 1 Allison Baver   United States 45.998 Q
6 2 Erika Huszar   Hungary 46.113 Q
6 3 Yun Jong-suk   North Korea 46.177
6 4 Han Yue Shueng   Hong Kong 47.087
7 1 Kalyna Roberge   Canada 45.396 Q
7 2 Arianna Fontana   Italy 45.398 Q
7 3 Liesbeth Mau Asam   Netherlands 45.500
8 1 Jin Sun-yu   South Korea 45.954 Q
8 2 Sarah Lindsay   Great Britain 46.290 Q
8 3 Julia Elsakova   Belarus 47.726
8 Ri Hyang-mi   North Korea DQ

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top two finishers in each of the four quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals. In quarterfinal #2, Sarah Lindsay of Great Britain was advanced after she was impeded during the race.[2]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1   Fu Tianyu (CHN) 44.760 Q
2   Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (CAN) 44.821 Q
3   Arianna Fontana (ITA) 44.948
4   Erika Huszar (HUN) 45.382
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1   Wang Meng (CHN) 45.257 Q
2   Allison Baver (USA) 53.135 Q
3   Sarah Lindsay (GBR) 1:01.289
  Kang Yun-mi (KOR) DQ
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1   Evgenia Radanova (BUL) 44.252 Q
2   Marta Capurso (ITA) 44.438 Q
3   Alanna Kraus (CAN) 45.172
4   Hyo-jung Kim (USA) 45.339
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1   Kateřina Novotná (CZE) 45.596 Q
2   Kalyna Roberge (CAN) 45.710 Q
3   Jin Sun-yu (KOR) 46.428
4   Yuka Kamino (JPN) 47.356

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. The fifth place finisher in semifinal #1, Sarah Lindsay, did not advance.[2]

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1   Fu Tianyu (CHN) 45.130 QA
2   Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (CAN) 45.234 QA
3   Allison Baver (USA) 45.512 QB
4   Kateřina Novotná (CZE) 45.718 QB
5   Sarah Lindsay (GBR) 46.060
Semifinal 2
Rank Athlete Result Notes
1   Wang Meng (CHN) 44.650 QA
2   Evgenia Radanova (BUL) 44.711 QA
3   Kalyna Roberge (CAN) 44.960 QB
4   Marta Capurso (ITA) 45.204 QB

FinalsEdit

Fu Tianyu originally placed third in final A, but was disqualified, moving Anouk Leblanc-Boucher up to third, and the Final B winner, Kalyna Roberge, to fourth.[2][3]

On 16 February, Canada filed a protest with the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the results of the Final A, but it was dismissed. Evgenia Radanova of Bulgaria, who won the silver, crossed the finish line with part of one of her skates in the air, which is against the rules.[4] This protest would have moved the winner of the B Final, Kalyna Roberge, to the bronze medal place, a bronze medal winner Anouk Leblanc-Boucher up to silver. The CAS ultimately dismissed this appeal, and the results stood.[5]

Final A
Rank Athlete Result Notes
    Wang Meng (CHN) 44.345
    Evgenia Radanova (BUL) 44.374
    Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (CAN) 44.759
  Fu Tianyu (CHN) DQ
Final B
Rank Athlete Result Notes
4   Kalyna Roberge (CAN) 46.605
5   Marta Capurso (ITA) 46.899
6   Kateřina Novotná (CZE) 55.378
7   Allison Baver (USA) 55.689

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Women's 500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Torino 2006 Official Report - Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Wang gives China first Games gold=". Reuters. CNN. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Canada protests women's 500 short track race". Associated Press. USA Today. 17 February 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Canada protests women's 500 short track race". Associated Press. ESPN. 17 February 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2009.