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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Date Started: February 17, 2010
Date Finished: February 20, 2010
Format: Placements 1-8 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.

Gold: KOR Lee Jeong-Su
Silver: KOR Lee Ho-Seok
Bronze: USA Apolo Anton Ohno

Summary

South Korean skaters had won this event at the past four World Championships, with An Hyeon-Su winning in 2006 and 2007, and Lee Ho-Seok in 2008 and 2009. An was not competing in Vancouver, but Lee was. He was joined by two compatriots, Lee Jeong-Su, the 2006 World Junior Champion and Seong Si-Baek, who had dramatically crashed with Lee Ho-Seok in the final. But the Koreans would face tough competition from Apolo Anton Ohno and the Canadian Hamelin brothers, Charles and François .

In the first semi-final, the two Lees proceeded easily, while François Hamelin also made the final, following disqualification of J. R. Celski. The second semi-final heat saw a very close finish, with the first three finishing within 0.035 seconds - about a skate's length. Ohno won the heat, followed by Charles Hamelin, who edged out Seong by just 0.006. In the final, the lead was initially taken by the two Canadian brothers, but they were soon surpassed by the two Koreans. Lee Ho-Seok was in front at the bell, but Lee Jeong-Su passed him on the inside on the back straight. Because of a wide final curve, Lee Ho-Seok was able to gain back a bit of ground in the final metres, but not enough to deny his compatriot victory. Behind the two Koreans, Ohno held off the Canadians to take the bronze.

A few months after Lee Jeong-Su's two gold medals in Vancouver, he was convicted in a match-fixing scandal. Together with fellow Olympian Gwak Yun-Gi and their coach Jeon Jae-Mok, Lee was accused of having withdrawn during the March national team tryouts in favour of Gwak. The two skaters received an unusually severe punishment, as they were banished from competition until April 2013. Jeon was permanently expelled from coaching the national team.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR P BT
1 Lee Jeong-Su 20 South Korea KOR Gold AF-1
2 Lee Ho-Seok 23 South Korea KOR Silver AF-2
3 Apolo Anton Ohno 27 United States USA Bronze AF-3
4 Charles Hamelin 25 Canada CAN AF-4
5 François Hamelin 23 Canada CAN AF-5
6 Han Jialiang 22 China CHN BF-1
7 Seong Si-Baek 22 South Korea KOR BF-DQ 3-1-1 1:24.245
8 J. R. Celski 19 United States USA SF-DQ DQ-2-2 1:24.621
9 Yuri Confortola 23 Italy ITA QF-3 0-3-1 1:24.788
10 Liang Wenhao 17 China CHN QF-3 0-3-2 1:25.060
11 Sjinkie Knegt 20 Netherlands NED QF-3 0-3-2 1:25.449
12 Nicolas Bean 22 Italy ITA QF-3 0-3-2 1:25.827
13 Tyson Heung 30 Germany GER QF-4 0-4-2 1:25.938
14 Haralds Silovs 23 Latvia LAT QF-4 0-4-2 1:25.951
15 Thibault Fauconnet 24 France FRA QF-4 0-4-2 1:26.213
16 Blake Skjellerup 24 New Zealand NZL QF-4 0-4-2 1:27.374
17 Nicola Rodigari 28 Italy ITA QF-DQ 0-DQ-3 1:41.117
18 Jon Eley 25 Great Britain GBR R1-3 0-0-3 1:25.288
19 Pieter Gysel 29 Belgium BEL R1-3 0-0-3 1:25.613
20 Yuzo Takamido 22 Japan JPN R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.074
21 Viktor Knoch 20 Hungary HUN R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.279
22 Paul Herrmann 24 Germany GER R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.739
23 Travis Jayner 27 United States USA R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.870
24 Semyon Yelistratov 19 Russia RUS R1-3 0-0-3 1:27.254
25 Ma Yunfeng 26 China CHN R1-4 0-0-4 1:25.814
26 Lachlan Hay 23 Australia AUS R1-4 0-0-4 1:26.132
27 Takahiro Fujimoto 24 Japan JPN R1-4 0-0-4 1:26.359
28 Aydar Bekzhanov 16 Kazakhstan KAZ R1-4 0-0-4 1:26.536
29 Ruslan Zakharov 22 Russia RUS R1-4 0-0-4 1:26.883
30 Tom Iveson 26 Great Britain GBR R1-4 0-0-4 1:27.841
31 Asen Pandov 25 Bulgaria BUL R1-4 0-0-4 1:28.580
AC Maxime Chataignier 21 France FRA R1-DQ 0-0-DQ DQ