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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Iceberg Skating Palace, Adler
Date Started: February 13, 2014
Date Finished: February 15, 2014
Format: Placements 1-8 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.

Gold: RUS Viktor An
Silver: RUS Vladimir Grigoryev
Bronze: NED Sjinkie Knegt

Summary

A South Korean had won this event in 2010, and all 1,000 m World Champions since the then had also hailed from there. However, most of them did not compete in Sochi. Defending champion Lee Jeong-Su had retired following a race-fixing scandal at the 2010 World Championships. 2010 World Champion Lee Ho-Seok] did race in Sochi, but only in the relay event, while 2011 champion No Jin-Kyu (brother of speed skater [No Seon-Yeong]) was absent due to a broken elbow. [Gwak Yun-Gi, the 2012 champion had failed to make the team, leaving only Sin Da-Un, the reigning World Champion, to compete. Stiff competition was to be expected from Charles Hamelin, who had won three of the four World Cups in late 2013; Wu Dajing, winner of the other World Cup race and Viktor An, the Korean-turned-Russian who had been runner-up in two World Cups and had earned the Olympic gold back in Torino.

A crash in the early stages meant that 1,500 metres gold medallist Charles Hamelin was eliminated quickly. In the first semi-final Vladimir Grigoryev and Sin advanced comfortably when Lee Han-Bin took out Sjinkie Knegt and fell behind – Knegt was advanced to the final. In the second semi-final favourite Viktor An skated his usual race in coming from behind to win ahead of Wu. In the final the Russians Grigorev and An skated at the front for most of the race and, in the race to the line An was the stronger, regaining the gold medal he had last won in 2006. Knegt went on to win the bronze medal fairly comfortably. All three medals went to countries that had never before medalled at the Olympics, although the Unified Team had won a bronze in 1992, and the Dutch had medalled at the demonstration events in 1988.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR P BT
1 Viktor An 28 Russia RUS Gold AF-1 1-1-1 1:24.102
2 Vladimir Grigoryev 31 Russia RUS Silver AF-2 1-2-1 1:24.868
3 Sjinkie Knegt 24 Netherlands NED Bronze AF-3 3-2-2 1:25.611
4 Wu Dajing 19 China CHN AF-4 2-1-1 1:24.239
5 Han Tianyu 17 China CHN BF-1 4-2-2 1:24.490
6 Semyon Yelistratov 23 Russia RUS BF-2 3-2-2 1:24.239
7 Sin Da-Un 20 South Korea KOR AF-DQ 2-1-2 1:24.215
8 Lee Han-Bin 25 South Korea KOR BF-DQ 0-1-1 1:24.444
9 Olivier Jean 29 Canada CAN SF-3 0-3-1 1:24.935
10 Chris Creveling 27 United States USA SF-3 0-3-2 1:24.691
11 Eddy Alvarez 24 United States USA SF-3 0-3-2 1:26.070
12 Sebastien Lepape 22 France FRA SF-3 0-3-3 1:25.368
13 J. R. Celski 23 United States USA SF-4 0-4-1 1:25.428
14 Charles Hamelin 29 Canada CAN SF-4 0-4-1 1:25.742
15 Yuri Confortola 27 Italy ITA SF-4 0-4-2 1:25.428
16 Sándor Liu 18 Hungary HUN SF-4 0-4-3 1:24.966
17 Charle Cournoyer 22 Canada CAN SF-5 0-5-1 1:24.787
18 Viktor Knoch 24 Hungary HUN SF-5 0-5-2 1:25.426
19 Niels Kerstholt 30 Netherlands NED R1-3 0-0-3 1:25.695
20 Yuzo Takamido 26 Japan JPN R1-3 0-0-3 1:25.905
21 Jack Whelbourne 22 Great Britain GBR R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.086
22 Ryosuke Sakazume 23 Japan JPN R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.468
23 Mackenzie Blackburn 21 Chinese Taipei TPE R1-3 0-0-3 1:26.814
24 Vladislav Bykanov 24 Israel ISR R1-3 0-0-3 1:27.796
25 Jon Eley 29 Great Britain GBR R1-4 0-0-4 1:25.748
26 Bence Béres 21 Hungary HUN R1-4 0-0-4 1:27.735
27 Richard Shoebridge 28 Great Britain GBR R1-4 0-0-4 1:27.806
28 Liang Wenhao 21 China CHN R1-4 0-0-4 1:28.065
29 Robert Seifert 26 Germany GER R1-4 0-0-4 1:29.468
30 Thibault Fauconnet 28 France FRA R1-4 0-0-4 2:00.795
31 Maxime Chataignier 25 France FRA R1-4 0-0-4 2:20.479
AC Freek van der Wart 26 Netherlands NED R1-DQ 0-0-0 DQ