Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres
|Women's 1500 metres|
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||30 from 19 nations|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Jung Eun-ju (KOR)||2:18.861||Beijing, China||11 January 2004|||
|Olympic record||Choi Eun-kyung (KOR)||2:21.069||Salt Lake City, United States||13 February 2002|||
No new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
There were six heats of four or five skaters each, with the top three finishers advancing to the semifinals.
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. Tatiana Borodulina finished fifth in her semifinal, but was advanced due to interference from Stéphanie Bouvier.
- Semifinal 1
|1||Jin Sun-yu (KOR)||2:31.747||QA|
|2||Erika Huszar (HUN)||2:32.504||QA|
|3||Hyo-jung Kim (USA)||2:32.527||QB|
|4||Yuka Kamino (JPN)||2:44.05 7||QB|
|5||Tatiana Borodulina (RUS)||2:45.897||ADV|
|–||Stéphanie Bouvier (FRA)||DQ|
- Semifinal 2
|1||Choi Eun-kyung (KOR)||2:22.776||QA|
|2||Amanda Overland (CAN)||2:22.946||QA|
|3||Yang Yang (A) (CHN)||2:23.048||QB|
|4||Katia Zini (ITA)||2:23.141||QB|
|5||Allison Baver (USA)||2:23.490|
|6||Liesbeth Mau Asam (NED)||2:26.370|
- Semifinal 3
|1||Byun Chun-sa (KOR)||2:26.915||QA|
|2||Wang Meng (CHN)||2:27.095||QA|
|3||Evgenia Radanova (BUL)||2:27.145||QB|
|4||Marta Capurso (ITA)||2:27.291||QB|
|5||Kateřina Novotná (CZE)||2:27.395|
|6||Sarah Lindsay (GBR)||2:29.173|
The largest short-track race of the Games, with seven women entered, saw two of the skaters disqualified. The most notable of these was Byun Chun-sa, who originally finished third. She was adjudged to have interfered with Wang Meng. Wang, who was originally fourth, moved into the bronze medal position after Byun's disqualification.
- Final A
|Jin Sun-yu (KOR)||2:23.494|
|Choi Eun-kyung (KOR)||2:24.069|
|Wang Meng (CHN)||2:24.469|
|4||Erika Huszar (HUN)||2:25.405|
|5||Amanda Overland (CAN)||2:26.495|
|–||Byun Chun-sa (KOR)||DQ|
|–||Tatiana Borodulina (RUS)||DQ|
- Final B
|6||Evgenia Radanova (BUL)||2:29.314|
|7||Yuka Kamino (JPN)||2:29.540|
|8||Hyo-jung Kim (USA)||2:29.978|
|9||Marta Capurso (ITA)||2:30.054|
|10||Katia Zini (ITA)||2:30.164|
|11||Yang Yang (A) (CHN)||2:32.097|
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