Short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics took place on 18 February at the Torino Palavela.[1]

Women's 1500 metres
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for short track
VenueTorino Palavela
Dates18 February
Competitors30 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jin Sun-yu  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Choi Eun-kyung  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Wang Meng  China
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RecordsEdit

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 [2]
Olympic record   Choi Eun-kyung (KOR) 2:21.069 Salt Lake City, United States 13 February 2002 [2]

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

There were six heats of four or five skaters each, with the top three finishers advancing to the semifinals.[2]

Heat Rank Athlete Country Result Notes
1 1 Wang Meng   China 2:41.384 Q
1 2 Byun Chun-sa   South Korea 2:41.411 Q
1 3 Katia Zini   Italy 2:41.561 Q
1 4 Rozsa Darazs   Hungary 2:42.256
1 5 Aika Klein   Germany 2:41.380
2 1 Allison Baver   United States 2:41.384 Q
2 2 Amanda Overland   Canada 2:27.666 Q
2 3 Liesbeth Mau Asam   Netherlands 2:28.910 Q
2 4 Ikue Teshigawara   Japan 2:30.977
2 5 Julia Elsakova   Belarus 2:33.564
3 1 Yang Yang (A)   China 2:37.754 Q
3 2 Choi Eun-kyung   South Korea 2:37.862 Q
3 3 Yuka Kamino   Japan 2:37.865
3 4 Myrtille Gollin   France 2:38.442
3 5 Emily Rosemond   Australia 2:40.171
4 1 Evgenia Radanova   Bulgaria 2:27.155 Q
4 2 Hyo-jung Kim   United States 2:27.460 Q
4 3 Tatiana Borodulina   Russia 2:27.757
4 4 Anouk Leblanc-Boucher   Canada 2:28.001
4 5 Han Yueshuang   Hong Kong 2:36.233
5 1 Jin Sun-yu   South Korea 2:29.731 Q
5 2 Marta Capurso   Italy 2:31.053 Q
5 3 Kateřina Novotná   Czech Republic 2:31.367 Q
5 4 Katalin Kristo   Romania 2:31.705
5 5 Evita Krievāne   Latvia 2:36.233
6 1 Stéphanie Bouvier   France 2:35.410 Q
6 2 Erika Huszar   Hungary 2:35.920 Q
6 3 Sarah Lindsay   Great Britain 2:38.460 Q
6 4 Yvonne Kunze   Germany 2:48.009
6 5 Cheng Xiaolei   China 2:50.017

SemifinalsEdit

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.[2]

Semifinal 1
Rank Athlete Result Notes
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
Rank Athlete Result Notes
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
Rank Athlete Result Notes
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

FinalsEdit

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.[2][3]

Final A
Rank Athlete Result Notes
    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
Rank Athlete Result Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Women's 1,500 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Torino 2006 Official Report - Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  3. ^ "South Korean women almost get podium sweep in 1,500". Associated Press. USA Today. 18 February 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2009.