Short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

The men's 1500 metres competition in short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 9 February, at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.[1] Hwang Dae-heon of South Korea became the Olympic champion, this was his first Olympic gold. Steven Dubois of Canada won silver, his first Olympic medal, and Semion Elistratov, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, bronze.[2][3] Due to unusually high number of penalties and advancements in semi-finals, 10 athletes were competing in Final A.

Men's 1500 metres
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
VenueCapital Indoor Stadium,
Beijing
Date9 February
Competitors36 from 16 nations
Winning time2:09.219
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hwang Dae-heon  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Steven Dubois  Canada
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Semion Elistratov  ROC
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The defending champion and the Olympic record holder Lim Hyo-jun, who now represents China after playing as a South Korean athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, did not enter the event. The silver medalist and world record holder, Sjinkie Knegt, and the bronze medalist, Semion Elistratov, qualified as well. Charles Hamelin was the 2021 World Short Track Speed Skating champion at the 1500 m distance. Itzhak de Laat and Elistratov were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively. Many top athletes did not participate in the championship, however. Ren Ziwei was leading the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup at the 1500 m distance with four races completed before the Olympics, followed by Elistratov and Park Jang-hyuk.

QualificationEdit

Countries were assigned quotas based on their performance during the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, with the top 36 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.[4]

RecordsEdit

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   Lim Hyo-jun (KOR) 2:10.485 Gangneung, South Korea 10 February 2018

The following records were set during the competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Ref
9 February Quarterfinal 1 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 2:09.213 OR [5]

ResultsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Q – qualified for the semifinals[5]
ADV – advanced
PEN – penalty
OR - olympic record
Rank Heat Name Country Time Notes
1 1 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 2:09.213 Q, OR
2 1 Pascal Dion   Canada 2:09.723 Q
3 1 Denis Ayrapetyan   ROC 2:09.776 Q
4 1 Vladislav Bykanov   Israel 2:09.932 q
5 1 Roberts Krūzbergs   Latvia 2:10.999
6 1 Michał Niewiński   Poland 2:12.852
1 2 Lee June-seo   South Korea 2:18.630 Q
2 2 Sven Roes   Netherlands 2:18.687 Q
3 2 Stijn Desmet   Belgium 2:19.112 Q
4 2 Sun Long   China 2:19.244
5 2 Andrew Heo   United States 2:19.482
2 Pietro Sighel   Italy PEN
1 3 Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea 2:14.910 Q
2 3 Semion Elistratov   ROC 2:15.094 Q
3 3 Steven Dubois   Canada 2:15.123 Q
4 3 Kota Kikuchi   Japan 2:15.243
5 3 Reinis Bērziņš   Latvia 2:15.371 ADV
3 Ryan Pivirotto   United States PEN
1 4 Charles Hamelin   Canada 2:11.239 Q
2 4 Adil Galiakhmetov   Kazakhstan 2:11.823 Q
3 4 Park Jang-hyuk   South Korea 2:12.116 Q
4 4 Quentin Fercoq   France 2:15.347
5 4 Itzhak de Laat   Netherlands 3:08.907
4 Denis Nikisha   Kazakhstan PEN
1 5 Sjinkie Knegt   Netherlands 2:12.208 Q
2 5 Kazuki Yoshinaga   Japan 2:12.450 Q
3 5 John-Henry Krueger   Hungary 2:12.525 Q
4 5 Yuri Confortola   Italy 2:12.853 q
5 5 Shogo Miyata   Japan 2:13.799
6 5 Zhang Tianyi   China No time
1 6 Ren Ziwei   China 2:15.084 Q
2 6 Shaoang Liu   Hungary 2:15.376 Q
3 6 Farrell Treacy   Great Britain 2:16.880 Q
4 6 Daniil Eibog   ROC 2:16.975
5 6 Sébastien Lepape   France 2:41.547
6 6 Luca Spechenhauser   Italy 2:56.796

SemifinalsEdit

QA – qualified for Final A
QB – qualified for Final B
Rank Heat Name Country Time[6] Notes
1 1 Lee June-seo   South Korea 2:10.586 QA
2 1 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 2:10.685 QA
3 1 Denis Ayrapetyan   ROC 2:10.773 QB
4 1 Sven Roes   Netherlands 2:10.841 QB
5 1 Stijn Desmet   Belgium 2:11.169 QB
6 1 Vladislav Bykanov   Israel 2:13.491
7 1 Pascal Dion   Canada 2:15.271
1 2 Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea 2:13.188 QA
2 2 Semion Elistratov   ROC 2:13.229 QA
3 2 Kazuki Yoshinaga   Japan 2:14.014 QB
4 2 Reinis Bērziņš   Latvia 2:14.714 QB
5 2 John-Henry Krueger   Hungary 2:18.671 ADVB
6 2 Steven Dubois   Canada 2:38.000 ADVA
2 Sjinkie Knegt   Netherlands PEN
1 3 Shaoang Liu   Hungary 2:12.519 QA
2 3 Park Jang-hyuk   South Korea 2:12.751 QA
3 3 Farrell Treacy   Great Britain 2:13.736 ADVA
4 3 Adil Galiakhmetov   Kazakhstan 2:18.291 ADVA
5 3 Yuri Confortola   Italy No time ADVA
3 Ren Ziwei   China PEN
3 Charles Hamelin   Canada PEN

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Name Country Time Notes
11 John-Henry Krueger   Hungary 2:18.059
12 Denis Ayrapetyan   ROC 2:18.076
13 Stijn Desmet   Belgium 2:18.278
14 Sven Roes   Netherlands 2:18.299
15 Reinis Bērziņš   Latvia 2:18.499
16 Kazuki Yoshinaga   Japan 2:18.585

Final AEdit

Rank Name Country Time[7] Notes
  Hwang Dae-heon   South Korea 2:09.219
  Steven Dubois   Canada 2:09.254
  Semion Elistratov   ROC 2:09.267
4 Shaoang Liu   Hungary 2:09.409
5 Lee June-seo   South Korea 2:09.622
6 Shaolin Sándor Liu   Hungary 2:09.953
7 Park Jang-hyuk   South Korea 2:10.176
8 Adil Galiakhmetov   Kazakhstan 2:11.584
9 Farrell Treacy   Great Britain 2:11.988
10 Yuri Confortola   Italy 2:12.384

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). New.inews.gtimg.com. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ Tozer, Jamie (9 February 2022). "Dubois races to silver in crowded 1500m short track final". www.olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  3. ^ Harrison, Doug (9 February 2022). "Canada's Steven Dubois wins short track Olympic silver medal". www.cbc.ca/. CBC Sports. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Quarterfinals results" (PDF). Olympics.com. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  6. ^ Semifinals results
  7. ^ Finals results