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

The women's 500 metres speed skating competition of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was held at Adler Arena Skating Center on 11 February 2014.[1]

Women's 500 metres
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Korea Lee Sanghwa 500m 04.jpg
The podium
VenueAdler Arena Skating Center
Date11 February 2014
Competitors35 from 12 nations
Winning time74.70
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Olga Fatkulina  Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Margot Boer  Netherlands
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The reigning 2014 World Sprint Speed Skating Champion Yu Jing did not start due to reoccurrence of an old waist injury.[2]

QualificationEdit

A total of thirty-six speed skaters could qualify for this distance, with a maximum of four skaters per country. The top 20 of the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup – Women's 500 metres standings after the fourth World Cup race in Berlin secured a spot for their country. Then the additional 16 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.[3]

RecordsEdit

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

500 meters (1 race)

World record   Lee Sang-hwa (KOR) 36.36 Salt Lake City, United States 16 November 2013
Olympic record   Catriona Le May Doan (CAN) 37.30 Salt Lake City, United States 13 February 2002

500 meters x 2 (2 races)

World record   Lee Sang-hwa (KOR) 72.93 Salt Lake City, United States 16 November 2013
Olympic record   Catriona Le May Doan (CAN) 74.75 Salt Lake City, United States 14 February 2002

At the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships the track records were set by Lee Sang-hwa at 37.65 (single race) and 75.347 (combination).[4]

The following records were set during this competition.

Date Round Athlete Country Time Record Note
11 February Race 1 Pair 18
Race 2 Pair 17
Lee Sang-hwa   South Korea 74.70 OR, TR [5]
11 February Race 1 Pair 16
Race 2 Pair 16
Olga Fatkulina   Russia 75.06 TR
11 February Race 2 Pair 17 Lee Sang-hwa   South Korea 37.28 OR, TR [5]
11 February Race 1 Pair 18 Lee Sang-hwa   South Korea 37.42 TR
11 February Race 1 Pair 16 Olga Fatkulina   Russia 37.57 TR
11 February Race 1 Pair 8 Zhang Hong   China 37.58 TR

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record

ResultsEdit

The races were held at 16:45[6] and 18:34.[7] Lee Sang-hwa became the third woman to win back-to-back golds, having previously won the distance at the 2010 Olympics, and the first Korean woman to do so.[8][9]

On 24 November 2017, silver medalist from Russia Olga Fatkulina was disqualified for a doping violation.[10] On 1 February 2018, her results were restored as a result of the successful appeal.[11]

Rank Name Country Pair Lane Race 1 Rank Notes Pair Lane Race 2 Rank Notes Total Time behind Notes
  Lee Sang-hwa   South Korea 18 O 37.42 1 TR 17 I 37.28 1 OR, TR 74.70 OR, TR
  Olga Fatkulina   Russia 16 O 37.57 2 TR 16 I 37.49 2 75.06 +0.36 TR
  Margot Boer   Netherlands 17 O 37.77 5 13 I 37.71 3 75.48 +0.78
4 Zhang Hong   China 8 O 37.58 3 TR 15 I 37.99 7 75.58 +0.88
5 Nao Kodaira   Japan 17 I 37.88 7 16 O 37.72 4 75.61 +0.91
6 Jenny Wolf   Germany 15 I 37.93 8 15 O 37.73 5 75.67 +0.97
7 Wang Beixing   China 16 I 37.82 6 17 O 37.86 6 75.68 +0.98
8 Heather Richardson   United States 15 O 37.73 4 14 I 38.02 8 75.75 +1.05
9 Maki Tsuji   Japan 14 O 38.4 10 11 I 38.44 11 76.84 +2.14
10 Karolína Erbanová   Czech Republic 11 O 38.23 9 12 I 38.62 13 76.86 +2.16
11 Laurine van Riessen   Netherlands 14 I 38.645 14 13 O 38.35 9 76.99 +2.29
12 Christine Nesbitt   Canada 10 O 38.53 11 10 I 38.61 12 77.15 +2.45
13 Brittany Bowe   United States 18 I 38.81 17 10 O 38.37 10 77.19 +2.49
14 Miyako Sumiyoshi   Japan 13 O 38.644 13 9 I 38.62 13 77.26 +2.56
15 Lauren Cholewinski   United States 12 I 38.54 12 14 O 38.80 19 77.35 +2.65
16 Lotte van Beek   Netherlands 6 I 38.67 15 12 O 38.73 17 77.40 +2.70
17 Yekaterina Malysheva   Russia 11 I 38.78 16 11 O 38.76 18 77.55 +2.85
18 Angelina Golikova   Russia 5 O 38.82 18 8 I 38.85 22 77.68 +2.98
19 Marrit Leenstra   Netherlands 2 I 39.03 21 7 O 38.70 16 77.74 +3.04
20 Lee Bo-ra   South Korea 10 I 38.93 20 8 O 38.82 21 77.75 +3.05
21 Denise Roth   Germany 1 I 39.08 23 6 O 38.69 15 77.78 +3.08
22 Yekaterina Aydova   Kazakhstan 12 O 39.04 22 7 I 38.80 19 77.85 +3.15
23 Qi Shuai   China 3 I 38.89 19 9 O 38.99 23 77.89 +3.19
24 Kim Hyun-yung   South Korea 7 O 39.19 24 6 I 39.04 24 78.23 +3.53
25 Yekaterina Lobysheva   Russia 8 I 39.202 25 5 O 39.04 24 78.24 +3.54
26 Park Seung-ju   South Korea 2 O 39.207 26 5 I 39.11 26 78.31 +3.61
27 Vanessa Bittner   Austria 9 I 39.33 30 2 O 39.17 27 78.50 +3.80
28 Anastasia Bucsis   Canada 5 I 39.272 27 4 O 39.25 28 78.52 +3.82
29 Sugar Todd   United States 4 O 39.278 28 4 I 39.25 28 78.53 +3.83
30 Yvonne Daldossi   Italy 4 I 39.30 29 3 O 39.34 31 78.64 +3.94
31 Zhang Shuang   China 6 O 39.40 31 3 I 39.25 28 78.65 +3.95
32 Marsha Hudey   Canada 7 I 39.59 32 1 O 39.63 33 79.22 +4.52
33 Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg   Canada 9 O 39.76 33 2 I 39.56 32 79.32 +4.62
34 Gabriele Hirschbichler   Germany 3 O 39.82 34 1 I 39.69 34 79.51 +4.81
Judith Hesse   Germany 13 I DQ

OR = Olympic record, TR = track record, DQ = disqualified

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speed Skating Schedule and Results – Ladies' 500 m". SOOC. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  2. ^ "China eye 2–3 golds in Sochi but lose another star". eastday.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. ^ Qualification of NOC event quota places for the Olympic Winter Games 2014 based on Special Olympic Qualification Classification (SOQC) as of December 9, 2013 Archived January 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Visitenkarte der Eisbahn: Adler Arene Sotschi". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b Brian Stubits (11 February 2014). "Lee Sang-hwa sets Olympic records to win second straight 500m gold". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  6. ^ 1st run Results
  7. ^ Final Results
  8. ^ O'Brien, James (11 February 2014). "Heather Richardson falls short of medal, Lee Sang-hwa wins 500m gold". NBC Sports.
  9. ^ "(Olympics) Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa poised for gold in women's 500 meters". GlobalPost. Yonhap News Agency. 11 February 2014.
  10. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-four-russian-athletes-as-part-of-oswald-commission-findings-2017-11-24
  11. ^ "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivers its decisions in the matter of 39 Russian athletes v/the IOC: 28 appeals upheld, 11 partially upheld" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.