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Short Track Speed Skating at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): White Ring, Nagano
Date Started: February 17, 1998
Date Finished: February 17, 1998
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 Kim Dong-Seong
Silver: CHN Li Jiajun
Bronze: CAN Éric Bédard

Summary

South Koreans had won the previous two editions of this event, and another South Korean was expected to win in Nagano. At the 1997 World Championships, held at the Olympic venue, then junior Kim Dong-Seong had claimed the title, winning the 1,000 m in the process. But that race had seen a disputed disqualification of his chief opponent, Marc Gagnon of Canada. Gagnon had later lowered the world record to 1:28.230, proving his capabilities in the event.

But Gagnon failed to make the semi-finals, being disqualified for obstructing Lee Jun-Hwan in their quarter-final heat. The semi-finals then saw the 1994 500 m champion, Chae Ji-Hun also out due to disqualification. Kim, however, did make the final, along with Li Jiajun of China, 33-year-old "veteran" Andy Gabel (USA) and Éric Bédard (Canada). In the final, Li was in the lead most of the way, ,Kim snuck up from behind on the final curve to edge his blade over the line first.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS BT
1 Kim Dong-Seong 17 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Li Jiajun 22 China CHN Silver
3 Éric Bédard 21 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Andy Gabel 33 United States USA
5 Naoya Tamura 18 Japan JPN
6 Fabio Carta 20 Italy ITA
7 Lee Jun-Hwan 20 South Korea KOR
8 Matt Jasper 25 Great Britain GBR
9 Satoru Terao 22 Japan JPN 9 1:32.636
10 Chae Ji-Hun 23 South Korea KOR 8 DQ
11 François Drolet 25 Canada CAN 7 1:32.513
12 Martin Johansson 24 Sweden SWE 6 1:33.047
13 Rusty Smith 18 United States USA 6 1:39.775
14 An Yulong 19 China CHN 5 1:29.784
15 Hitoshi Uematsu 23 Japan JPN 5 DQ
16 Marc Gagnon 22 Canada CAN 3 DQ
17 Bruno Loscos 22 France FRA 2 1:30.805
18 Feng Kai 19 China CHN 2 1:31.724
19 Arian Nachbar 21 Germany GER 2 1:32.493
20 Dave Versteeg 21 Netherlands NED 2 1:32.748
21 Steven Bradbury 24 Australia AUS 2 1:33.108
22 Nicky Gooch 25 Great Britain GBR 2 1:33.638
23 Han Sang-Guk 19 North Korea PRK 2 1:34.220
24 Yevhen Yakovlev 20 Ukraine UKR 2 1:36.005
25 Scott Koons 21 United States USA 1 1:31.110
26 Yun Chol 23 North Korea PRK 1 1:33.133
27 Maciej Pryczek 21 Poland POL 1 1:33.555
28 Ludovic Mathieu 21 France FRA 1 1:36.076
29 Boldyn Sansarbileg 21 Mongolia MGL 1 1:39.913
30 Michele Antonioli 21 Italy ITA 0 DQ