The men's 1500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics took place at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.
|Men's 1500 metres|
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Gangneung Ice Arena|
|Competitors||37 from 18 nations|
In the victory ceremony, the medals were presented by Irena Szewińska, member of the International Olympic Committee, accompanied by Myong-Hi Chang, ISU honorary member.
South Korea has historically performed well in short-track speed skating, with 42 of their 53 medals coming from the event.
There were 12,000 spectators for the event.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Sjinkie Knegt (NED)||2:07.943||Salt Lake City, United States||13 November 2016|
|Olympic record||Lee Jung-su (KOR)||2:10.949||Vancouver, Canada||13 February 2010|
One Olympic record was set during the competition.
|10 February 2018||Final A||Lim Hyo-jun||South Korea||2:10.485||OR|||
- Q – qualified for the semifinals
- ADV – advanced
- PEN – penalty
- QA – qualified for Final A
- QB – qualified for Final B
- ADV – advanced
- PEN – penalty
|1||1||Semion Elistratov||Olympic Athletes from Russia||2:11.003||QA|
|3||1||Seo Yi-ra||South Korea||2:11.126||QB|
|1||J. R. Celski||United States||PEN|
|4||2||Aaron Tran||United States||2:13.487||QB|
|5||2||Sándor Liu Shaolin||Hungary||2:45.709||ADV|
|2||John-Henry Krueger||United States||PEN|
|1||3||Lim Hyo-jun||South Korea||2:11.389||QA|
|2||3||Hwang Dae-heon||South Korea||2:11.469||QA|
|3||3||Itzhak de Laat||Netherlands||2:11.781||ADV|
Final B (classification round)Edit
In this race, six skaters race for placement.
|9||Seo Yi-ra||South Korea||2:26.346|
|12||Aaron Tran||United States||2:27.127|
Final A (medal round)Edit
In the final heat of the event, Hwang Dae-heon collided with Thibaut Fauconnet, with Fauconnet receiving a skate to the face. Defending champion Charles Hamelin did not finish the race. South Korean Lim Hyo-jun finished in first winning by about two blade lengths. He followed closely by Sjinkie Knegt and Semion Elistratov, finishing in second and third respectively. Lim said, "I was nervous in the preliminaries but I liked the quality of the ice. I knew if I made it to the final I had good chances".
The official podium ceremony was the next day, but there was a venue ceremony at the event. The competitors were presented with a plush-tiger Soohorang, one of the Olympic mascots.
|Lim Hyo-jun||South Korea||2:10.485||OR|
|Semion Elistratov||Olympic Athletes from Russia||2:10.687|
|5||Sándor Liu Shaolin||Hungary||2:11.520|
|6||Itzhak de Laat||Netherlands||2:12.362|
|14||Hwang Dae-heon||South Korea||DNF|
- ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
- ^ a b c d Branch, John (10 February 2018). "South Korea Goes Wild for Short-Track Speedskating (and Its First Gold)". New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- ^ "Short Track Speed Skating (쇼트트랙 스피드 스케이팅 / Patinage de vitesse sur piste courte): Men's 1,500m Finals (남자 1,500m 결승 / 1 500 m hommes Finales) – Results (경기결과 / Résultats)" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- ^ Heats results
- ^ Semifinals results
- ^ "How to watch short-track speedskating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- ^ "Lim Hyojun Wins 2018 Olympic Short-Track 1500m Gold Medal". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- ^ "Lim Hyo-jun captures South Korea's first gold medal". The Japan Times. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- ^ Salazar, Antonio (11 February 2018). "Lim Hyo-Jun wins South Korea's first gold medal of the 2018 Games". NBC. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- ^ Final results
- Media related to Short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres at Wikimedia Commons