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Short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metre relay

The Men’s 5000 metre relay in short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics took place on 13 and 22 February 2018 at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.[1] The race was won by Hungary, this was Hungary's first ever Winter Olympics gold medal.

Men’s 5000 metre relay
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Hungary wins gold in PyeongChang short track relay (40486116091).jpg
Team Hungary celebrates their victory
VenueGangneung Ice Arena
Gangneung, South Korea
Dates13 February (semifinals)
22 February (finals)
Competitors34 from 8 nations
Winning time6:31.971
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
 Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Wu Dajing
Han Tianyu
Chen Dequan
Xu Hongzhi
Ren Ziwei
 China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Samuel Girard
Charles Hamelin
Charle Cournoyer
Pascal Dion
 Canada
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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   United States
Keith Carroll
J. R. Celski
Thomas Hong
John-Henry Krueger
6:29.052 Shanghai, China 12 November 2017
Olympic record   Russia
Viktor Ahn
Semion Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
6:42.100 Sochi, Russia 21 February 2014

Two Olympic records were set during the competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
13 February Semifinal 2 Hwang Dae-heon
Kim Do-kyoum
Kwak Yoon-gy
Lim Hyo-jun
  South Korea 6:34.510 OR
[2]
22 February Final 2 Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
  Hungary 6:31.971 OR
[3]

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held on 13 February.[2]

QA – qualified for Final A
QB – qualified for Final B
PEN – penalty
Rank Semifinal Country Athletes Time Notes
1 1   China Wu Dajing
Han Tianyu
Ren Ziwei
Xu Hongzhi
6:36.605 QA
2 1   Canada Samuel Girard
Charles Hamelin
Charle Cournoyer
Pascal Dion
6:41.042 QA
3 1   Kazakhstan Denis Nikisha
Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev
Abzal Azhgaliyev
Yerkebulan Shamukhanov
6:47.727 QB
1   Netherlands Sjinkie Knegt
Daan Breeuwsma
Itzhak de Laat
Dennis Visser
PEN
1 2   South Korea Hwang Dae-heon
Kim Do-kyoum
Kwak Yoon-gy
Lim Hyo-jun
6:34.510 QA, OR
2 2   Hungary Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
6:34.866 QA
3 2   United States J. R. Celski
John-Henry Krueger
Thomas Hong
Aaron Tran
6:36.867 QB
4 2   Japan Keita Watanabe
Ryosuke Sakazume
Kazuki Yoshinaga
Hiroki Yokoyama
6:42.655 QB

FinalsEdit

Final B (classification round)Edit

Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
5   United States J. R. Celski
John-Henry Krueger
Thomas Hong
Aaron Tran
6:52.708
6   Kazakhstan Denis Nikisha
Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev
Abzal Azhgaliyev
Yerkebulan Shamukhanov
6:52.791
7   Japan Keita Watanabe
Ryosuke Sakazume
Kazuki Yoshinaga
Hiroki Yokoyama
7:02.554

Final A (medal round)Edit

The final was held on 22 February.[3]

Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
    Hungary Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
6:31.971 OR
    China Wu Dajing
Han Tianyu
Xu Hongzhi
Chen Dequan
6:32.035
    Canada Samuel Girard
Charles Hamelin
Charle Cournoyer
Pascal Dion
6:32.282
4   South Korea Seo Yi-ra
Kim Do-kyoum
Kwak Yoon-gy
Lim Hyo-jun
6:42.118

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000m Relay – Heats Results" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000m Relay – Finals Results" (PDF). Pyeongchang 2018. International Olympic Committee. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.