Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres
|Women's 500 metres|
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||28 from 17 nations|
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|||
|Olympic record||Yang Yang (A) (CHN)||44.118||Salt Lake City, United States||16 February 2002|||
No new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
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.
- Heat 1
- Quarterfinal 1
|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
|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
|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
|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|
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.
- Semifinal 1
|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
|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|
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. 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.
- Final A
|Wang Meng (CHN)||44.345|
|Evgenia Radanova (BUL)||44.374|
|Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (CAN)||44.759|
|–||Fu Tianyu (CHN)||DQ|
- Final B
|4||Kalyna Roberge (CAN)||46.605|
|5||Marta Capurso (ITA)||46.899|
|6||Kateřina Novotná (CZE)||55.378|
|7||Allison Baver (USA)||55.689|
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