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Short Track Speed Skating at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games:

Women's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Lillehammer, Norway
Venue(s): Olympic Amphitheatre, Hamar
Date Started: February 26, 1994
Date Finished: February 26, 1994
Format: Placements 1-8 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on points earned in earlier rounds, and time in final round skated.

Gold: KOR Jeon I-Gyeong
Silver: CAN Nathalie Lambert
Bronze: KOR Kim So-Hui

Summary

Despite the controversial 500 m, Cathy Turner continued as usual. In the first round, she bumped into Russian skater Tikhonova, but the move was allowed by the referees. She appeared to make it to the final, winning her heat, but was then disqualified for having cut corners. Turner was furious, claiming the referees had been after her following her alleged misbehaviour in the 500 m final.

Turner's exit still left most of the favourites in contention. World Champion and World Record holder Nathalie Lambert qualified for the final, as did 500 m silver medallist Zhang. Two South Koreans made it to the last round: Jeon I-Gyeong, runner-up at the 1993 World Championships, and Kim So-Hui. Even Chinese skater Yang Yang [S] made it to the final, being promoted after an opponent's move in the semis had caused her to fall. Veteran skater Lambert started the last lap in first place, but was then passed by the younger Chun, who held on for the victory.

When asked for the reasons behind the South Korean short track successes, the 18-year-old Chun cited the tough training regimen, with 6 hours of training a day, 3 on Sundays. Chun did not tell reporters that Korean training methods also involved coaches hitting or kicking skaters who under-performed.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS BT
1 Jeon I-Gyeong 18 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Nathalie Lambert 30 Canada CAN Silver
3 Kim So-Hui 17 South Korea KOR Bronze
4 Zhang Yanmei 21 China CHN
5 Yang Yang (S) 16 China CHN
6 Isabelle Charest 23 Canada CAN
7 Sylvie Daigle 31 Canada CAN 10 DQ
8 Cathy Turner 31 United States USA 6 DQ
9 Won Hye-Gyeong 14 South Korea KOR 7 1:39.03
10 Ayako Tsubaki 24 Japan JPN 7 1:39.12
11 Karen Gardiner-Kah 33 Australia AUS 6 1:39.93
12 Marina Pylayeva 27 Russia RUS 6 1:42.15
13 Amy Peterson 22 United States USA 5 1:39.51
14 Wang Xiulan 22 China CHN 5 1:40.58
15 Marinella Canclini 19 Italy ITA 4 1:39.20
16 Sandrine Daudet 21 France FRA 4 1:40.83
17 Sofie Pintens 19 Belgium BEL 2 1:41.12
18 Katia Mosconi 20 Italy ITA 2 1:41.51
19 Bea Pintens 21 Belgium BEL 2 1:43.16
20 Debbie Palmer 18 Great Britain GBR 2 1:44.72
21 Evgeniya Radanova 16 Bulgaria BUL 2 1:45.67
22 Katia Colturi 22 Italy ITA 2 1:46.89
23 Cindy Meyer 29 South Africa RSA 2 1:47.85
24 Yelena Tikhonova 16 Russia RUS 2 1:53.92
25 Laure Drouet 23 France FRA 1 1:41.21
26 Penèlope di Lella 19 Netherlands NED 1 1:47.54
27 Valérie Barizza 26 France FRA 1 1:52.30
28 Anke Jannie Landman 19 Netherlands NED 1 1:58.09
29 Viktoriya Troitskaya-Taranina 24 Russia RUS 1 1:59.84
AC Yelena Sinitsina 22 Kazakhstan KAZ DQ