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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Women's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Salt Lake Ice Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Started: February 13, 2002
Date Finished: February 13, 2002
Format: Placements 1-12 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on points earned in earlier rounds, and time in final round skated.

Gold: KOR Go Gi-Hyeon
Silver: KOR Choi Eun-Gyeong
Bronze: BUL Evgeniya Radanova

Summary

This event was expected to become an Asian battle, with China and South Korea gunning for the gold. Both Yang Yang (A) and Yang Yang (S) were hoping to win China's first ever Winter Olympic gold medal, although the latter had not previously excelled in this new Olympic distance. The South Korean hopes were mainly with [Go Gi-Hyun], a 15-year-old who had won the first two World Cups of the season.

Both Chinese and South Korean entrants qualified for the final, as the second South Korean, [Choi Eun-Gyeong], advanced from the semi-finals with a new world record of 2:21.069. The Koreans played out their numerical advantage best, as Ko placed first ahead of Choi Eun-Gyeong. Yang Yang (S) was disqualified for interfering with Alanna Kraus, while her teammate finished behind Evgeniya Radanova in fourth. Ko became the youngest individual winner in short track, and Radanova won her country's first ever medal in the sport.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS BT
1 Go Gi-Hyeon 15 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Choi Eun-Gyeong 17 South Korea KOR Silver
3 Evgeniya Radanova 24 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
4 Yang Yang (A) 25 China CHN
5 Alanna Kraus 24 Canada CAN
6 Marie-Eve Drolet 20 Canada CAN
7 Chikage Tanaka 28 Japan JPN
8 Christin Priebst 18 Germany GER
9 Mara Zini 22 Italy ITA
10 Nina Yevteyeva 19 Russia RUS
11 Stéphanie Bouvier 20 France FRA
12 Yang Yang (S) 24 China CHN 68 DQ
13 Amy Peterson 30 United States USA 18 2:26.118
14 Olga Danilov 28 Israel ISR 18 2:32.458
15 Kateřina Novotná 17 Czech Republic CZE 18 2:35.085
16 Jo Williams 20 Great Britain GBR 8 2:27.845
17 Katalin Kristo 18 Romania ROU 8 2:28.709
18 Marina Georgieva-Nikolova 21 Bulgaria BUL 8 2:33.362
19 Yuliya Pavlovich-Yelsakova 23 Belarus BLR 8 2:36.058
20 Yuka Kamino 21 Japan JPN 8 2:52.591
21 Nataliya Dmitriyeva 24 Russia RUS 5 2:29.086
22 Yvonne Kunze 24 Germany GER 5 2:29.779
23 Marianna Nagy 17 Hungary HUN 5 2:39.615
24 Sarah Lindsay 21 Great Britain GBR 5 3:01.223
25 Eva Farkas 15 Hungary HUN 3 2:42.172
26 Christy Ren 18 Hong Kong HKG 3 2:49.666
27 Katia Zini 20 Italy ITA 3 3:19.248
AC Erin Porter 23 United States USA DQ