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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Women's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Palavela, Torino
Date Started: February 22, 2006
Date Finished: February 25, 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 Jin Seon-Yu
Silver: CHN Wang Meng
Bronze: CHN Yang Yang (A)

Summary

China and South Korea had dominated women's short track after the 2002 Olympics, claiming all overall and distance world titles since then. It was therefore no surprise that the final in the 1,000 m featured two Chinese and two South Korean skaters. Wang Meng, winner of the 500 m earlier in the Olympics, represented China along with her legendary team mate Yang Yang (A), defending champion and China's first ever Winter Olympic Champion. The South Koreans fielded Jin Seon-Yu, the overall World Champion of 2005, and [Choi Eun-Gyeong], who had won that title in 2003 and 2004, and was also the defending 1,000 m World Champion.

The Chinese woman led for most of the race, with the Koreans choosing to lay back. Two laps from the finish line, Jin and Choi then made their move, grabbing the lead. Jin held on to finish first, while Choi was passed at the last moment by Wang. Choi then also lost third place when she was disqualified for cross-drafting, giving Yang her fifth and final Olympic medal. She would announce her retirement after the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR PTS BT
1 Jin Seon-Yu 17 South Korea KOR Gold AF-1
2 Wang Meng 20 China CHN Silver AF-2
3 Yang Yang (A) 29 China CHN Bronze AF-3
4 Tania Vicent 30 Canada CAN BF-1
5 Amanda Overland 24 Canada CAN BF-2
6 Arianna Fontana 15 Italy ITA BF-3
7 Yvonne Kunze 28 Germany GER BF-4
8 Hyo-Jung Kim 17 United States USA SF-5 73 1:34.164
9 Mika Ozawa 20 Japan JPN SF-5 47 1:33.337
10 Liesbeth Mau-Asam 23 Netherlands NED QF-3 34 1:34.034
11 Erika Huszár 22 Hungary HUN QF-3 34 1:34.080
12 Emily Rosemond 19 Australia AUS QF-3 34 1:37.627
13 Kateřina Novotná 21 Czech Republic CZE R1-3 13 1:32.220
14 Yuka Kamino 25 Japan JPN R1-3 13 1:33.959
15 Ri Hyang-Mi 20 North Korea PRK R1-3 13 1:34.360
16 Sarah Lindsay 25 Great Britain GBR R1-3 13 1:35.539
17 Yuliya Pavlovich-Yelsakova 27 Belarus BLR R1-3 13 1:36.885
18 Han Yue Shuang 23 Hong Kong HKG R1-3 13 1:37.883
19 Evita Krievāne 18 Latvia LAT R1-3 13 1:39.986
20 Stéphanie Bouvier 24 France FRA R1-4 8 1:33.197
21 Rózsa Darázs 18 Hungary HUN R1-4 8 1:34.059
22 Katalin Kristo 22 Romania ROU R1-4 8 1:34.506
AC Choi Eun-Gyeong 21 South Korea KOR DQ
AC Tatyana Borodulina 21 Russia RUS DQ
AC Kimberly Derrick 20 United States USA DQ
AC Evgeniya Radanova 28 Bulgaria BUL DQ
AC Choi Min-Kyung 23 France FRA DQ
AC Aika Klein 23 Germany GER DQ
AC Marta Capurso 25 Italy ITA DQ