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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Women's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Palavela, Torino
Date Started: February 18, 2006
Date Finished: February 18, 2006
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 Jin Seon-Yu
Silver: KOR Choi Eun-Gyeong
Bronze: CHN Wang Meng

Summary

South Korea already had a strong hold on the 2006 Olympic short track competitions before the start of the women's 1,500 m final, and it appeared it would get only stronger. The six-woman field for the final contained all three South Korean entrants. Among them were Jin Seon-Yu and [Choi Eun-Gyeong], who had divided the last three overall world titles, as well as the last three 1,500 m world titles. They were complemented by Byeon Cheon-Sa, the 2004 3,000 m World Champion.

As the race ended, it appeared that South Korea had swept the event, as Jin finished first, with a large gap to Choi and Byeon. But Byeon was subsequently disqualified for impeding 500 m champion Wang Meng, who therefore moved up to bronze medal position.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR PTS BT
1 Jin Seon-Yu 17 South Korea KOR Gold AF-1
2 Choi Eun-Gyeong 21 South Korea KOR Silver AF-2
3 Wang Meng 20 China CHN Bronze AF-3
4 Erika Huszár 22 Hungary HUN AF-4
5 Amanda Overland 24 Canada CAN AF-5
6 Evgeniya Radanova 28 Bulgaria BUL BF-1
7 Yuka Kamino 25 Japan JPN BF-2
8 Hyo-Jung Kim 17 United States USA BF-3
9 Marta Capurso 25 Italy ITA BF-4
10 Katia Zini 24 Italy ITA BF-5
11 Yang Yang (A) 29 China CHN BF-6
12 Allison Baver 25 United States USA SF-5 39 2:23.490
13 Kateřina Novotná 21 Czech Republic CZE SF-5 18 2:27.395
14 Liesbeth Mau-Asam 23 Netherlands NED SF-6 16 2:26.370
15 Sarah Lindsay 25 Great Britain GBR SF-6 16 2:29.173
16 Anouk Leblanc-Boucher 21 Canada CAN R1-4 8 2:28.001
17 Ikue Teshigawara 27 Japan JPN R1-4 8 2:30.977
18 Katalin Kristo 22 Romania ROU R1-4 8 2:31.705
19 Myrtille Gollin 21 France FRA R1-4 8 2:38.442
20 Rózsa Darázs 18 Hungary HUN R1-4 8 2:42.256
21 Yvonne Kunze 28 Germany GER R1-4 8 2:48.009
22 Yuliya Pavlovich-Yelsakova 27 Belarus BLR R1-5 5 2:33.564
23 Evita Krievāne 18 Latvia LAT R1-5 5 2:34.171
24 Han Yue Shuang 23 Hong Kong HKG R1-5 5 2:36.233
25 Emily Rosemond 19 Australia AUS R1-5 5 2:40.171
26 Aika Klein 23 Germany GER R1-5 5 2:42.380
27 Cheng Xiaolei 24 China CHN R1-5 5 2:50.017
AC Stéphanie Bouvier 24 France FRA DQ
AC Byeon Cheon-Sa 18 South Korea KOR DQ
AC Tatyana Borodulina 21 Russia RUS DQ