Short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's 1000 metres

The men's 1000 metres competition in short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 5 February (heats) and 7 February (finals), at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.[1] Ren Ziwei of China won the event, achieving his first individual Olympic gold medal. His teammate, Li Wenlong took the silver – his first Olympic medal, and Shaoang Liu of Hungary won the bronze.

Men's 1000 metres
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
VenueCapital Indoor Stadium,
Beijing
Date5 and 7 February
Competitors32 from 17 nations
Winning time1:26.768
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ren Ziwei  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Li Wenlong  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Shaoang Liu  Hungary
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The 2018 champion, Samuel Girard, retired from competitions. The 2018 silver medalist, John-Henry Krueger, qualified for the Olympics but was representing Hungary rather than the United States, which he represented in 2018. The bronze medalist, Seo Yi-ra, was not competing. Shaolin Sándor Liu was the 2021 World Short Track Speed Skating champion at the 1000 m distance. Shaoang Liu and Pietro Sighel were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively. Many top athletes did not participate in the championship, however. Pascal Dion was leading the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup at the 1000 m distance with four races completed before the Olympics, followed by Hwang Dae-heon, the world record holder, and Itzhak de Laat.

QualificationEdit

Countries were assigned quotas based on their performance during the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, with the top 32 athletes (maximum of three per country qualifying quotas. If a NOC declined a quota spot, it was distributed to the next available athlete, only if the maximum quota of 56 athletes per gender was not surpassed.[2]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Hwang Dae-heon (KOR) 1:20.875 Salt Lake City, United States 12 November 2016
Olympic record   Charles Hamelin (CAN) 1:23.407 Gangneung, South Korea 13 February 2018

The following records were set during the competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
5 February Heat 5 Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea 1:23.042 OR [3]

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Name Country Time[3] Notes
1 1 Park Jang-hyuk   South Korea 1:24.081 Q
2 1 Andrew Heo   United States 1:24.106 Q
3 1 Itzhak de Laat   Netherlands 1:24.332 ADV
4 1 Niall Treacy   Great Britain 1:32.243
1 2 Ren Ziwei   China 1:23.772 Q
2 2 Quentin Fercoq   France 1:23.917 Q
3 2 Jens van 't Wout   Netherlands 1:23.946
4 2 Farrell Treacy   Great Britain 1:24.935
1 3 Wu Dajing   China 1:23.927 Q
2 3 Jordan Pierre-Gilles   Canada 1:24.067 Q
3 3 Semion Elistratov   ROC 1:24.077
4 3 Shogo Miyata   Japan 1:24.367
1 4 Lee June-seo   South Korea 1:24.698 Q
2 4 Pascal Dion   Canada 1:24.771 Q
3 4 Adil Galiakhmetov   Kazakhstan 1:24.855
4 4 Vladislav Bykanov   Israel 1:24.875
1 5 Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea 1:23.042 Q, OR
2 5 Sjinkie Knegt   Netherlands 1:23.097 Q
3 5 Li Wenlong   China 1:23.140 q
4 5 Sébastien Lepape   France 1:26.069
1 6 John-Henry Krueger   Hungary 1:25.236 Q
2 6 Furkan Akar   Turkey 1:25.462 Q
3 6 Kazuki Yoshinaga   Japan 1:25.574 ADV
6 Denis Ayrapetyan   ROC PEN
1 7 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 1:25.262 Q
2 7 Ryan Pivirotto   United States 1:54.437 Q
3 7 Pietro Sighel   Italy 2:10.039 ADV
7 Stijn Desmet   Belgium PEN
1 8 Shaoang Liu   Hungary 1:23.796 Q
2 8 Brendan Corey   Australia 1:23.908 Q
3 8 Roberts Krūzbergs   Latvia 1:23.979
8 Luca Spechenhauser   Italy PEN

QuarterfinalsEdit

Rank Heat Name Country Time[4] Notes
1 1 Andrew Heo   United States 1:24.603 Q
2 1 Wu Dajing   China 1:33.302 Q
3 1 Park Jang-hyuk   South Korea No time ADV
1 Pietro Sighel   Italy PEN
1 Jordan Pierre-Gilles   Canada PEN
1 2 Lee June-seo   South Korea 1:23.682 Q
2 2 Shaoang Liu   Hungary 1:23.940 Q
3 2 Quentin Fercoq   France 1:24.411
4 2 Pascal Dion   Canada No time
2 Kazuki Yoshinaga   Japan PEN
1 3 Furkan Akar   Turkey 1:25.490 Q
2 3 Ren Ziwei   China 1:34.211 Q
3 3 Itzhak de Laat   Netherlands 1:42.490 ADV
3 John-Henry Krueger   Hungary PEN
3 Brendan Corey   Australia PEN
1 4 Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea 1:24.693 Q
2 4 Li Wenlong   China 1:30.550 Q
3 4 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 1:55.248 ADV
4 4 Ryan Pivirotto   United States 2:08.364
4 Sjinkie Knegt   Netherlands YC

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Heat Name Country Time[5] Notes
1 1 Ren Ziwei   China 1:26.576 QA
2 1 Li Wenlong   China 1:26.722 QA
3 1 Furkan Akar   Turkey 1:27.102 QB
1 Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea PEN
1 Park Jang-hyuk   South Korea DNS
1 2 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 1:23.567 QA
2 2 Wu Dajing   China 1:23.928 QA
3 2 Andrew Heo   United States 1:24.023 QB
4 2 Itzhak de Laat   Netherlands 1:24.229 QB
5 2 Shaoang Liu   Hungary 1:35.384 ADVA
2 Lee June-seo   South Korea PEN

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Name Country Time Notes
5 Itzhak de Laat   Netherlands 1:35.925
6 Furkan Akar   Turkey 1:36.052
7 Andrew Heo   United States 1:36.140

Final AEdit

Rank Name Country Time[6] Notes
  Ren Ziwei   China 1:26.768
  Li Wenlong   China 1:29.917
  Shaoang Liu   Hungary 1:35.693
4 Wu Dajing   China 1:42.937
Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary YC

Concerns and controversiesEdit

Two Korean competitors were penalized during the semifinals and Shaolin Sándor Liu of Hungary at the conclusion of the A final. Two skaters from China advanced to the A final as a result of the penalties during the semifinals.[7][8]

Both the Korean team and Hungarian teams filed a protest against the penalty and yellow card decisions and the ISU (International Skating Union) posted a statement regarding these protests.[9] Based on the ISU General Regulations, Rule 123, paragraphs 4 and 5, the Referee confirmed that the protests are being rejected. More specifically,

  • A protest from the Korean team inquiring for the reasons for the penalty during the 1000 m semi-final of HWANG Daeheon. As announced on the video screen in the arena, the Skater got a penalty for an “illegal late pass causing contact”.
  • A protest from the Hungarian team against the yellow card for LIU Shaolin Sandor in the 1000 m Final A. As announced on the video screen in the arena, the Skater received a yellow card for two penalties in the same race. The first penalty: “in the straight lane change from inside to out causing contact” and the second penalty was for an “arm block at the finish”.

The Korean Sport & Olympic Committee did not accept this statement however and later filed an official appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the disqualification of two of the South Korean athletes from the event's semifinals.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). New.inews.gtimg.com. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Heats results" (PDF). Olympics.com. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  4. ^ Quarterfinals results
  5. ^ Semifinals results
  6. ^ Finals results
  7. ^ a b Houston, Michael (8 February 2022). "South Korea to appeal to CAS over short track refereeing at Beijing 2022". www.insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media Ltd. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  8. ^ https://olympics.com/beijing-2022/olympic-games/static/owg2022/pdf/OWG2022/STK/OWG2022_STK_C73A_STKM1000M-------------SFNL--------.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  9. ^ "The ISU Short Track Speed Skating Chief Referee received two protests during the Beijing 2022 Short Track Speed Skating events of February 7". Isu.org. Retrieved 8 February 2022.