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Short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics

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Short track speed skating has been a contest at the Winter Olympics since the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France. Prior to that, it was a demonstration sport at the 1988 games. The results from the 1988 demonstration competition is not included in the official Olympic statistics. The sport has been dominated by teams from East Asia and North America, namely South Korea (IOC code KOR), China (CHN), Canada (CAN) and the United States (USA). Those four countries have won 134 of 168 medals awarded since 1992. South Korea leads the medal tally (and gold medal tally), with 42 medals including 21 golds since 1992. The majority of medals that South Korea won at the Winter Olympics came from short-track speed skating. Similarly, most of the China's Winter Olympics medals are from the sport.

Short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
Governing bodyISU
Events8 (men: 4; women: 4)
Games
  • 1924
  • 1928
  • 1932
  • 1936
  • 1948
  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972
  • 1976
Note: demonstration or exhibition sport years indicated in italics

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Haralds Silovs of Latvia became the first athlete in Olympic history to participate in both short track (1500m) and long track (5000m) speed skating, and the first to compete in two disciplines on the same day.[1][2][3][4] After winning the 500m event at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Viktor Ahn became the first short track speedskater to have won gold medals in all four short track disciplines (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m-relay). He had won 3 golds in 2014 representing Russia, and 3 in 2006 representing South Korea.[5]

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EventsEdit

Men'sEdit

= official event, (d) = demonstration event

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
500 metres (d)   7
1000 metres (d) 8
1500 metres (d)       5
3000 metres (d)                 0
5000 metre relay (d) 8
Total events 5 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4

Women'sEdit

= official event, (d) = demonstration event

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
500 metres (d) 8
1000 metres (d)   7
1500 metres (d)       5
3000 metres (d)                 0
3000 metre relay (d) 8
Total events 5 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea (KOR)24131148
2  China (CHN)1015833
3  Canada (CAN)9121233
4  United States (USA)47920
5  Russia (RUS)3115
6  Italy (ITA)24511
7  Netherlands (NED)1225
8  Japan (JPN)1023
9  Australia (AUS)1012
10  Hungary (HUN)1001
11  Bulgaria (BUL)0213
12  Great Britain (GBR)0011
  North Korea (PRK)0011
  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0011
  Unified Team (EUN)0011
Totals (15 nations)565656168

Updated on Feb 22, 2018

NotesEdit

Number of athletes by nationEdit

Nation 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Years
  Australia (AUS)                               6 5 5 5 6 2 2 2 8
  Austria (AUT)                               1 1 2
  Belarus (BLR)                               1 1 2 1 4
  Belgium (BEL)                               5 4 4 2 1 2 6
  Bulgaria (BUL)                               1 2 7 1 3 5
  Canada (CAN)                               9 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 8
  China (CHN)                               5 8 8 9 8 10 10 10 8
  Czech Republic (CZE)                               1 1 1 2 1 5
  Unified Team (EUN)                               6 1
  France (FRA)                               8 5 2 4 6 7 4 4 8
  Germany (GER)                               5 7 10 5 2 2 6
  Great Britain (GBR)                               5 3 5 5 4 7 5 5 8
  Hong Kong (HKG)                               2 1 1 1 4
  Hungary (HUN)                               2 6 4 6 8 10 6
  Israel (ISR)                               1 1 1 3
  Italy (ITA)                               8 9 9 10 9 9 10 7 8
  Japan (JPN)                               8 5 11 10 10 8 8 10 8
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)                               1 1 6 7 4
  South Korea (KOR)                               6 7 9 10 10 9 10 10 8
  Latvia (LAT)                               1 1 1 2 4
  Lithuania (LTU)                               1 1
  Mongolia (MGL)                               1 2 2 3
  Netherlands (NED)                               5 5 5 1 3 7 10 10 7
  New Zealand (NZL)                               4 4 1 1 4
  Norway (NOR)                               1 5 2
  Poland (POL)                               1 1 1 3 1 3 6
  North Korea (PRK)                               3 6 2 2 4
  Romania (ROU)                               1 1 1 3
  South Africa (RSA)                               1 1
  Russia (RUS)                               6 2 2 3 5 10 7 7
  Singapore (SGP)                               1 1
  Slovakia (SVK)                               1 1 1 3
  Sweden (SWE)                               1 1 1 3
  Chinese Taipei (TPE)                               1 1
  Ukraine (UKR)                               2 1 1 1 4
  United States (USA)                               5 8 11 8 10 10 8 8 8
Nations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 19 18 26 24 23 25 22
Athletes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 86 87 94 111 106 109 116 115
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Latvia's quick-change artist makes Olympic history". Toronto Star. 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  2. ^ Harris, Beth (2010-02-13). "Latvian speedskater is 1st to do double duty". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-02-19.[dead link]
  3. ^ CTV Olympics, "Latvian skater makes Olympic history" Archived March 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Agence France Press, 14 February 2010 . Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  4. ^ New York Times, "Crosstown Ride to a Speedskating First" Archived February 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Associated Press, 30 January 2010 . Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b AP (21 February 2014). "Russia's Ahn wins only short track gold that eluded him: 500m". Fox Sports.
  6. ^ a b Beth Harris (21 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn of Russia wins 2 short track golds". AP. Yahoo! Sports.

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