Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's 500 metres

The men's 500 metres speed skating competition of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was held at Adler Arena Skating Center on 10 February 2014.[1] Michel Mulder won the gold medal.[2][3]

Men's 500 metres
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Men's 500m, 2014 Winter Olympics, Podium.jpg
The podium
VenueAdler Arena Skating Center
Date10 February 2014
Competitors40 from 16 nations
Winning time69.31 (34.63 & 34.67)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Michel Mulder  Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jan Smeekens  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ronald Mulder  Netherlands
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QualificationEdit

A total of forty speed skaters could qualify for this distance, with a maximum of four skaters per country. The top 20 of the men's 500 metres World Cup standings after World Cup 4 in Berlin secured a spot for their country. Then the additional 20 spots were awarded based on a time ranking of all times skated in the World Cup and the 2014 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. A reserve list was also made.[4]

Competition scheduleEdit

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
10 February 17:00 Men's 500m Final – Race 1
10 February 18:55 Men's 500m Final – Race 2

RecordsEdit

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

500 meters (1 race)

World record   Jeremy Wotherspoon (CAN) 34.03 Salt Lake City, United States 9 November 2007
Olympic record   Casey FitzRandolph (USA) 34.42 Salt Lake City, United States 11 February 2002

500 meters x 2 (2 races)

World record   Jeremy Wotherspoon (CAN) 68.31 Calgary, Canada 15 March 2008
Olympic record   Casey FitzRandolph (USA) 69.23 Salt Lake City, United States 11 February 2002

At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track records were set by Jan Smeekens at 34.80 (single race) and by Mo Tae-bum at 69.760 (combination).[5]

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record
10 February Race 1 Pair 19
Race 2 Pair 19
Michel Mulder   Netherlands 69.31 TR
10 February Race 1 Pair 20
Race 2 Pair 17
Ronald Mulder   Netherlands 69.46 TR
10 February Race 2 Pair 17 Ronald Mulder   Netherlands 34.49 TR
10 February Race 1 Pair 15 Jan Smeekens   Netherlands 34.59 TR

TR = track record

ResultsEdit

 
Michel Mulder celebrating his victory
 
The twins Michel Mulder and Ronald Mulder finished first and third
 
Jan Smeekens thought temporarily that he had won the gold medal. Later his time was adjusted and he finished second
 
Michel Mulder is unsure who won the gold medal

The races were held at 17:00[6] and 18:55.[7]

Rank Name Country Pair Lane Race 1 Rank Notes Pair Lane Race 2 Rank Notes Total Time behind Notes
  Michel Mulder   Netherlands 19 I 34.63 2 19 O 34.67 2 69.31 TR
  Jan Smeekens   Netherlands 15 I 34.59 1 TR 20 O 34.72 3 69.32 +0.01
  Ronald Mulder   Netherlands 20 I 34.97 6 17 O 34.49 1 TR 69.46 +0.15 TR
4 Mo Tae-bum   South Korea 18 O 34.84 4 19 I 34.84 5 69.68 +0.38
5 Joji Kato   Japan 18 I 34.96 5 18 O 34.77 4 69.74 +0.43
6 Keiichiro Nagashima   Japan 19 O 34.79 3 20 I 35.25 16 70.04 +0.73
7 Roman Krech   Kazakhstan 3 I 35.04 9 16 O 35.00 6 70.04 +0.73
8 Nico Ihle   Germany 11 O 34.99 7 18 I 35.11 9 70.10 +0.79
9 Artur Waś   Poland 7 O 35.01 8 17 I 35.19 12 70.20 +0.90
10 Gilmore Junio   Canada 14 I 35.15 11 15 O 35.09 7 70.25 +0.94
11 Jamie Gregg   Canada 13 I 35.17 13 14 O 35.10 8 70.27 +0.96
12 Espen Aarnes Hvammen   Norway 8 I 35.20 16 13 O 35.21 13 70.42 +1.11
13 Denis Koval   Russia 9 O 35.19 14 14 I 35.24 15 70.44 +1.13
14 William Dutton   Canada 4 O 35.27 18 11 I 35.17 11 70.44 +1.13
15 Yūya Oikawa   Japan 16 I 35.24 17 12 O 35.22 14 70.46 +1.15
16 Aleksey Yesin   Russia 12 O 35.09 10 16 I 35.41 19 70.50 +1.19
17 Pekka Koskela   Finland 13 O 35.19 15 13 I 35.41 20 70.61 +1.30
18 Lee Kyou-hyuk   South Korea 3 O 35.16 12 15 I 35.48 23 70.65 +1.34
19 Artyom Kuznetsov   Russia 20 O 35.51 28 6 I 35.14 10 70.66 +1.35
20 Yuji Kamijo   Japan 4 I 35.37 21 11 O 35.48 24 70.85 +1.54
21 Kim Jun-ho   South Korea 5 O 35.43 25 8 I 35.42 21 70.85 +1.54
22 Lee Kang-seok   South Korea 10 O 35.45 26 7 I 35.42 22 70.87 +1.56
23 Dmitry Lobkov   Russia 17 I 35.50 27 8 O 35.36 18 70.88 +1.57
24 Shani Davis   United States 5 I 35.39 22 10 O 35.59 28 70.98 +1.67
25 Muncef Ouardi   Canada 1 O 35.39 23 9 I 35.60 29 70.99 +1.68
26 Tucker Fredricks   United States 17 O 35.27 18 12 I 35.72 37 70.99 +1.68
27 Mitchell Whitmore   United States 14 O 35.34 20 10 I 35.71 35 71.05 +1.75
28 Mirko Giacomo Nenzi   Italy 10 I 35.56 29 7 O 35.51 25 71.07 +1.76
29 Mika Poutala   Finland 15 O 35.58 30 5 I 35.56 27 71.14 +1.83
30 Mu Zhongsheng   China 1 I 35.59 31 6 O 35.65 32 71.25 +1.94
31 David Bosa   Italy 8 O 35.63 32 4 I 35.64 31 71.28 +1.97
32 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen   Norway 7 I 35.78 37 2 I 35.53 26 71.30 +1.99
33 Sung Ching-yang   Chinese Taipei 11 I 35.73 35 4 O 35.63 30 71.36 +2.05
34 Samuel Schwarz   Germany 12 I 35.69 34 5 O 35.68 34 71.37 +2.06
35 Bai Qiuming   China 9 I 35.73 36 3 O 35.71 36 71.45 +2.14
36 Artur Nogal   Poland 2 O 35.83 38 3 I 35.66 33 71.49 +2.18
37 Haralds Silovs   Latvia 2 I 36.12 39 1 O 36.32 38 72.44 +3.13
38 Stefan Groothuis   Netherlands 6 I 35.42 24 9 O 56.81 39 92.24 +22.93
39 Daniel Greig   Australia 16 O 80.65 40 2 I 35.29 17 115.84 +46.53
Brian Hansen   United States 6 O 35.64 33 DNS

TR = track record, DNS = did not start

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating Schedule and Results – Men's 500 m". SOOC. Retrieved 12 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Michel Mulder wins 500m speed skating gold". BBC Sport. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Michel Mulder leads Dutch sweep". ESPN. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Qualification of NOC event quota places for the Olympic Winter Games 2014 based on Special Olympic Qualification Classification (SOQC) as of 9 December 2013 Archived 16 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Visitenkarte der Eisbahn: Adler Arene Sotschi". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 5 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ 1st run Results
  7. ^ Final Results