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Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond
Date Started: February 17, 2010
Date Finished: February 17, 2010

Gold: USA Shani Davis
Silver: KOR Mo Tae-Beom
Bronze: USA Chad Hedrick

Summary

Nearly everybody expected this event to be won by the incumbent, Shani Davis. Since his Torino championship, Davis had continued to dominate this distance. In 2007 and 2008 he had won the world title, and in 2008 and 2009 claimed the 1,000 m World Cup. On 7 March 2009, Davis became the first man to beat 1:07 in the event, lowering the world record considerably to 1:06.42. And Davis had been quite untouchable during the running season as well, winning each of the four World Cup races contested prior to the Games. Davis's status of a favourite was even further increased by the fact that the other skaters behind him had not performed consistently, and the podium was essentially open to about 10 skaters.

Shani Davis also enjoyed the advantage of having drawn the last pair, and could watch his opponents prior to taking the ice himself. When he did, the fastest time had been set by Mo Tae-Beom, the surprising winner of the 500 m. The Korean had posted the fastest splits of the race in his duel with Chad Hedrick. As usual, the 2006 5,000 m champion, posted a strong final lap, but Mo held on to win in 1:09.12, two tenths ahead of Hedrick. While not known for his quick openers, Davis trailed Mo's early splits by less than three tenths, then pulled away in the final 400 m to win in 1:08.94. This made Davis the first repeat winner of the men's 1,000 m.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 2c 6c
1 Shani Davis 27 United States USA Gold 1:08.94 16.73 42.01
2 Mo Tae-Beom 20 South Korea KOR Silver 1:09.12 16.39 41.75
3 Chad Hedrick 32 United States USA Bronze 1:09.32 16.96 42.52
4 Stefan Groothuis 28 Netherlands NED 1:09.45 16.80 42.18
5 Mark Tuitert 29 Netherlands NED 1:09.48 16.75 42.35
6 Simon Kuipers 27 Netherlands NED 1:09.65 16.76 42.31
7 Nick Pearson 30 United States USA 1:09.79 16.98 42.43
8 Mika Poutala 26 Finland FIN 1:09.85 16.27 41.84
9 Lee Gyu-Hyeok 31 South Korea KOR 1:09.92 16.39 41.73
10 Trevor Marsicano 20 United States USA 1:10.11 17.08 42.95
11 Yevgeny Lalenkov 28 Russia RUS 1:10.14 16.96 42.65
12 Jan Bos 34 Netherlands NED 1:10.29 16.98 42.75
13 Denny Morrison 24 Canada CAN 1:10.30 16.95 42.69
14 Jeremy Wotherspoon 33 Canada CAN 1:10.35 16.43 41.82
15 Mikael Flygind Larsen 27 Norway NOR 1:10.38 17.08 43.02
16 Samuel Schwarz 26 Germany GER 1:10.45 16.79 42.61
17 Tadashi Obara 26 Japan JPN 1:10.51 16.48 42.19
18 Mun Jun 27 South Korea KOR 1:10.68 16.75 42.42
19 Håvard Bøkko 23 Norway NOR 1:10.73 17.02 43.39
20 François-Olivier Roberge 24 Canada CAN 1:10.75 16.82 43.03
21 Dmitry Lobkov 29 Russia RUS 1:10.795 16.45 42.30
22 Aleksey Yesin 22 Russia RUS 1:10.797 16.90 42.73
23 Denis Kuzin 21 Kazakhstan KAZ 1:10.88 17.32 43.25
24 Kyle Parrott 24 Canada CAN 1:10.89 16.76 42.85
25 Nico Ihle 24 Germany GER 1:11.04 16.77 42.55
26 Teruhiro Sugimori 27 Japan JPN 1:11.13 17.31 43.44
27 Konrad Niedźwiedzki 25 Poland POL 1:11.24 17.09 43.59
28 Roman Krech 20 Kazakhstan KAZ 1:11.27 17.17 43.32
29 Ryuhei Haga 21 Japan JPN 1:11.46 16.46 42.46
30 Matteo Anesi 25 Italy ITA 1:11.51 17.20 43.79
31 Wang Nan 22 China CHN 1:11.82 16.93 43.34
32 Maciej Ustynowicz 26 Poland POL 1:12.10 16.68 42.93
33 Ermanno Ioriatti 34 Italy ITA 1:12.15 16.84 43.03
34 Tuomas Nieminen 28 Finland FIN 1:12.26 16.93 43.15
35 Christoffer Rukke 21 Norway NOR 1:12.31 17.50 44.08
36 Lee Gi-Ho 25 South Korea KOR 1:12.33 16.86 42.90
37 Keiichiro Nagashima 27 Japan JPN 1:12.71 16.50 42.60
38 Aleksandr Lebedev 22 Russia RUS 1:12.78 17.10 43.63