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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Palavela, Torino
Date Started: February 15, 2006
Date Finished: February 18, 2006
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 Viktor An
Silver: KOR Lee Ho-Seok
Bronze: USA Apolo Anton Ohno

Summary

The past three World Champions in this event had been Li Jiajun (China), An Hyeon-Su (South Korea) and Apolo Anton Ohno (United States). They had in fact all placed on the podium at the 2005 Worlds, when Ohno had beaten An and Li for the title. An, however, was slightly favored, as he had been the overall World Champion for the past three seasons, and he had already won the 1,500 m gold.

All three favorites made it through to the semi-finals, where they were all drawn in the same heat. An and Ohno did make it through, leaving Li out of contention. Both contenders had a team mate in the final, with Rusty Smith and Lee Ho-Seok also qualifying. Li Ye of China also raced, having been hindered in the semis. In the final, An followed his usual tactic of hanging in the back. With three laps to go, he sprinted forward, taking the lead. Ohno followed him, but was unable to pass the Korean. In the final lap, Lee then passed Ohno for second place. As in the 1,500 m, An and Lee again finished 1-2.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR PTS BT
1 Viktor An 20 South Korea KOR Gold AF-1
2 Lee Ho-Seok 19 South Korea KOR Silver AF-2
3 Apolo Anton Ohno 23 United States USA Bronze AF-3
4 Rusty Smith 26 United States USA AF-4
5 Li Ye 22 China CHN AF-5
6 Li Jiajun 30 China CHN BF-1
7 Nicola Rodigari 24 Italy ITA QF-3 34 1:27.184
8 Fabio Carta 28 Italy ITA QF-3 34 1:27.656
9 Satoru Terao 30 Japan JPN QF-3 34 1:28.499
10 Sebastian Praus 25 Germany GER QF-3 26 1:29.820
11 Dariusz Kulesza 18 Poland POL QF-4 29 1:29.102
12 Péter Darázs 20 Hungary HUN QF-4 21 1:27.929
13 Mikhail Razhin 21 Russia RUS QF-4 21 1:32.432
14 Arian Nachbar 29 Germany GER QF-4 18.5 1:27.679
15 Vladimir Grigoryev 23 Ukraine UKR QF-5 1:29.168
16 Jean-Charles Mattei 23 France FRA R1-3 13 1:28.009
17 Jon Eley 21 Great Britain GBR R1-3 13 1:29.147
18 Vyacheslav Kurginyan 19 Russia RUS R1-3 13 1:36.070
19 Paul Stanley 22 Great Britain GBR R1-4 8 1:28.511
20 Mark McNee 24 Australia AUS R1-4 8 1:30.033
AC Pieter Gysel 25 Belgium BEL DQ
AC Éric Bédard 29 Canada CAN DQ
AC François-Louis Tremblay 25 Canada CAN DQ
AC Maxime Chataignier 17 France FRA DQ
AC Niels Kerstholt 22 Netherlands NED DQ
AC Matúš Užák 24 Slovakia SVK DQ