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.
|Bronze:||Yang Yang (A)|
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.
|1||Jin Seon-Yu||17||South Korea||KOR||Gold||AF-1|
|3||Yang Yang (A)||29||China||CHN||Bronze||AF-3|
|8||Hyo-Jung Kim||17||United States||USA||SF-5||73||1:34.164|
|13||Kateřina Novotná||21||Czech Republic||CZE||R1-3||13||1:32.220|
|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|
|18||Han Yue Shuang||23||Hong Kong||HKG||R1-3||13||1:37.883|
|AC||Choi Eun-Gyeong||21||South Korea||KOR||DQ|
|AC||Kimberly Derrick||20||United States||USA||DQ|