Short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metre relay

The men's 5000 metre relay competition in short track speed skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held on 11 February (semifinals) and 16 February (finals), at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.[1] The Canadian team won gold, with South Korea winning silver and Italy the bronze.[2][3][4][5]

Men's 5000 metre relay
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
VenueCapital Indoor Stadium,
Beijing
Date11 and 16 February
Competitors34 from 8 nations
Teams8
Winning time6:41.257
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Charles Hamelin
Steven Dubois
Pascal Dion
Jordan Pierre-Gilles
Maxime Laoun
 Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lee June-seo
Kim Dong-wook
Hwang Dae-heon
Kwak Yoon-gy
Park Jang-hyuk
 South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Pietro Sighel
Yuri Confortola
Tommaso Dotti
Andrea Cassinelli
 Italy
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The defending champion were Hungary, with China and Canada being second and third in 2018. The Netherlands were the 2021 World Short Track Speed Skating champion, Hungary and Italy were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively. Many top athletes did not participate in the championship, however. Canada were leading the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup with four races completed before the Olympics, followed by South Korea and Hungary.

QualificationEdit

The top with the top 8 countries qualified a relay through the 2021–22 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, including host nation China.[6]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Hungary
Csaba Burján
Cole Krueger
Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
6:28.625 Calgary, Canada 4 November 2018
Olympic record   Hungary
Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
Viktor Knoch
Csaba Burján
6:31.971 Gangneung, South Korea 22 February 2018

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Heat Country Athletes Time[7] Notes
1 1   Canada Charles Hamelin
Maxime Laoun
Steven Dubois
Pascal Dion
6:38.752 QA
2 1   Italy Pietro Sighel
Yuri Confortola
Tommaso Dotti
Andrea Cassinelli
6:38.899 QA
3 1   Japan Kazuki Yoshinaga
Shogo Miyata
Kota Kikuchi
Katsunori Koike
6:40.446 QB
4 1   China Wu Dajing
Ren Ziwei
Sun Long
Li Wenlong
6:51.040 ADVA
1 2   South Korea Lee June-seo
Kim Dong-wook
Hwang Dae-heon
Kwak Yoon-gy
6:37.879 QA
2 2   ROC Semen Elistratov
Konstantin Ivliev
Pavel Sitnikov
Denis Ayrapetyan
6:37.925 QA
3 2   Netherlands Itzhak de Laat
Sjinkie Knegt
Sven Roes
Jens van 't Wout
6:37.927 QB
4 2   Hungary Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
John-Henry Krueger
Bence Nógrádi
6:45.172 QB

FinalsEdit

Final BEdit

Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
6   Hungary Shaoang Liu
Shaolin Sándor Liu
John-Henry Krueger
Bence Nógrádi
6:39.713
7   Netherlands Itzhak de Laat
Sjinkie Knegt
Sven Roes
Jens van 't Wout
6:39.780
8   Japan Kazuki Yoshinaga
Shogo Miyata
Kota Kikuchi
Katsunori Koike
6:40.545

Final AEdit

Rank Country Athletes Time[8] Notes
    Canada Charles Hamelin
Steven Dubois
Jordan Pierre-Gilles
Pascal Dion
6:41.257
    South Korea Lee June-seo
Hwang Dae-heon
Kwak Yoon-gy
Park Jang-hyuk
6:41.679
    Italy Pietro Sighel
Yuri Confortola
Tommaso Dotti
Andrea Cassinelli
6:43.431
4   ROC Semen Elistratov
Konstantin Ivliev
Pavel Sitnikov
Denis Ayrapetyan
6:43.440
5   China Wu Dajing
Ren Ziwei
Sun Long
Li Wenlong
6:51.654

ControversyEdit

During the semifinals of the event, the Chinese team fell with 10 laps to go. There was no obvious obstruction on the Chinese skater, but they were advanced to the A final, with no team disqualified during the race. The Chinese team were advanced, even though they finished last in the race and there was no impeding action on the team.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). New.inews.gtimg.com. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ Nichols, Paula (16 February 2022). "Gold for Canada in men's 5000m short track relay is 6th Olympic medal of Hamelin's career". www.olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Canada wins Olympic short-track relay gold, Hamelin ties record". www.sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  4. ^ D'Andrea, Aaron (16 February 2022). "Canada wins gold in men's 5,000 m speed skating relay at Beijing Olympics". Global News. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  5. ^ Harrison, Doug (16 February 2022). "Charles Hamelin strikes short-track gold in final Olympic race". www.cbc.ca/. CBC Sports. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIV Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022 Short Track Speed Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  7. ^ Semifinals results
  8. ^ Finals results
  9. ^ Negley, Cassandra (11 February 2022). "Confusion reigns after Chinese men's short track relay team advances on judge ruling". www.sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved 11 February 2022.