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Short Track Speed Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Men's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): Max Bell Arena, Calgary
Date Started: February 22, 1988
Date Finished: February 22, 1988

Summary

The semi-finals saw Michel Daignault skate 2:25.25, lowering the world record. As the 1987 World Champion (shared with Toshinobu Kawai), the Canadian crowd hoped he could pull through in the final, but he placed last in that race. Instead, the competition was won by Kim Gi-Hun of South Korea. He would return to the Olympics in 1992, with short-track a full medal sport, winning both the 1,000 m gold medal and the relay title. At the 1994 Winter Olympics, Kim would retain his 1,000 m title.

Final Standings

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