Short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia. The eight events took place between 10–21 February 2014.[1]

Short track speed skating
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueIceberg Skating Palace
Sochi, Russia
Dates10–21 February
No. of events8
Competitors116 from 25 nations
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Competition scheduleEdit

The following is the competition schedule for all eight events.[2] Completed events that include the event finals are shown in bold.

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
10 February 13:45 Women's 3000 metre relay
Women's 500 metres
Men's 1500 metres
13 February 14:00 Men's 5000 metre relay
Men's 1000 metres
Women's 500 metres
15 February 14:00 Women's 1500 metres
Men's 1000 metres
18 February 13:30 Women's 1000 metres
Men's 500 metres
Women's 3000 metre relay
21 February 20:30 Women's 1000 metres
Men's 500 metres
Men's 5000 metre relay

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Russia)

1  Russia*3115
2  China2316
3  South Korea2125
4  Canada1113
5  Italy0123
6  United States0101
7  Netherlands0011
Totals (7 nations)88824

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
Viktor Ahn
41.312 Wu Dajing
41.516 Charle Cournoyer
1000 metres
Viktor Ahn
1:25.325 Vladimir Grigorev
1:25.399 Sjinkie Knegt
1500 metres
Charles Hamelin
2:14.985 Han Tianyu
2:15.055 Viktor Ahn
5000 metres relay
  Russia (RUS)
Viktor Ahn
Semion Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
  United States (USA)
Eddy Alvarez
J. R. Celski
Christopher Creveling
Jordan Malone
6:42.371   China (CHN)
Chen Dequan
Han Tianyu
Shi Jingnan
Wu Dajing

At 31 years and 191 days, Vladimir Grigorev became the oldest man to win a short track Olympic medal, winning silver at the 1000m event.[3] On 21 February 2014, he won the gold in the 5000m relay, upping the oldest short track male athlete record for both medals and gold medals.[4]

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
Li Jianrou
45.263 Arianna Fontana
51.250 Park Seung-hi
  South Korea
1000 metres
Park Seung-hi
  South Korea
1:30.761 Fan Kexin
1:30.811 Shim Suk-hee
  South Korea
1500 metres
Zhou Yang
2:19.140 Shim Suk-hee
  South Korea
2:19.239 Arianna Fontana
3000 metre relay
  South Korea (KOR)
Shim Suk-hee
Park Seung-hi
Cho Ha-ri
Kim A-lang
Kong Sang-jeong
4:09.498   Canada (CAN)
Marie-Ève Drolet
Jessica Hewitt
Valérie Maltais
Marianne St-Gelais
4:10.641   Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Martina Valcepina
Elena Viviani


Viktor Ahn became the first short track speedskater to win all four Olympic golds (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m relay). He also became the short track speedskater with the most Olympic gold medals, with 6, winning 3 golds in 2014, and 3 in 2006 (for South Korea). With his 4 medals from 2006 and 4 from 2014, he tied Apolo Anton Ohno with the most Olympic short track medals, at 8.[5][6]


A total quota of 120 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games (60 men and 60 women). Countries were assigned quotas using a combination of the four special Olympic Qualification classification that were held at two World cups in November 2013. A nation may have entered a maximum of five athletes per gender if it had qualified a relay team and three if it does not. Hosts Russia were guaranteed the full quota of 10 athletes.[7] For the 500m, and 1000m there were 32 qualifiers, for the 1500m 36 qualifiers, and the relay 8. The ISU released quotas on 22 November 2013.[8]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 116 athletes from 25 nations participated (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses). Two nations, Chinese Taipei and Lithuania made their Olympic debuts in the sport, while Hong Kong qualified its first male athlete at the Winter Olympics in this event.[9]


  1. ^ "Iceberg Skating Palace". SOOC. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ Beth Harris (15 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn wins 1st Olympic gold and 2nd short track medal for his adopted Russia". Associated Press. Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ ESPN (21 February 2014). "Results Fri, Feb 21". Sochi 2014 Olympics. ESPN Winter Olympics. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. ^ AP (21 February 2014). "Russia's Ahn wins only short track gold that eluded him: 500m". Fox Sports.
  6. ^ Beth Harris (21 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn of Russia wins 2 short track golds". AP. Yahoo! Sports.
  7. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). International Skating Union. September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  8. ^ "XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 Sochi - Entries Short Track Speed Skating". International Skating Union. 22 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Skater is Hong Kong's first male Winter Olympian". The Times of India. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

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