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Short Track Speed Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): Max Bell Arena, Calgary
Date Started: February 20, 1988
Date Finished: February 24, 1988

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A week and a half before the Olympics, [Peter van der Velde] had won the world title in St. Louis. He also claimed the 1,000 m at that occasion, and had set a world record at the European Championships in January, making him a sound favorite in Calgary. But Van der Velde had a gloryless exit in the semi-finals, leaving the event open. The final ended up in a duel between Englishman [Wilf O’Reilly], winner of the 500 m, and home favorite Michel Daignault, 1987 World Champion. O’Reilly won the fight. O’Reilly would later win the 1991 world title, and was favored for medals at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics, but missed the final in Albertville, and crashed out of both races two years later.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wilf O'Reilly 23 Great Britain GBR
2 Michel Daignault 21 Canada CAN
3 Marc Bella 26 France FRA
4 Tatsuyoshi Ishihara 23 Japan JPN
5 Louis Grenier 27 Canada CAN
6 Bob Peretti 21 Italy ITA
7 Kim Gi-Hun 20 South Korea KOR
8 Richard Suyten 20 Netherlands NED
9 Didier Claeys Belgium BEL
10 Orazio Fagone 19 Italy ITA
11 Tsutomu Kawasaki 18 Japan JPN
12 Lee Jun-Ho 22 South Korea KOR
13 Robert Dubreuil 20 Canada CAN
14 Toshinobu Kawai 20 Japan JPN
15 Mo Ji-Su 18 South Korea KOR
16 Peter van der Velde Netherlands NED
17 Mario Vincent 21 Canada CAN
18 Jaco Mos 27 Netherlands NED
19 Brian Arseneau 23 United States USA
20 Yuichi Akasaka 20 Japan JPN
21 Charles Veldhoven Netherlands NED
22 Hugo Herrnhof 23 Italy ITA
23 John Kah 19 Australia AUS
24 Andy Gabel 23 United States USA
25 Enrico Peretti 26 Italy ITA
26 Emmanuel Michon 32 France FRA
27 Robert Blair 23 Great Britain GBR
28 Thierry Fagot 20 France FRA
29 Ian Ellis 17 Great Britain GBR
30 Stuart Horsepool 26 Great Britain GBR
31 Dave Besteman 25 United States USA
32 Pat Moore 25 United States USA