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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Iceberg Skating Palace, Adler
Date Started: February 10, 2014
Date Finished: February 10, 2014
Format: Placements 1-12 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.

Gold: CAN Charles Hamelin
Silver: CHN Han Tianyu
Bronze: RUS Viktor An

Summary

It was difficult to single out a favorite for this event. Four different racers had won the World Cups earlier in the season\: No Jin-Kyu, Charles Hamelin, Lee Han-Bin and J. R. Celski. No, also World Champion in 2011 and 2012, was missing in Sochi due to a broken elbow, but the other three all were there. The 2006 Olympic Champion, An Hyeon-Su, was also considered for a medal, although the former Korean now skated for Russia as Viktor An.

All the favored athletes reached the final, although in Lee’s case it was as a result of being impeded in the semi-final. There was drama in the final when Briton Jack Whelbourne, a surprise finalist, hit one of the rubber blocks and twisted his ankle. As the race progressed Hamelin always stayed near the front and came through to take the gold medal, with Han Tianyu just edging out An for the silver medal. Lee was Korea’s best performer, by their standards a disappointing result in finishing sixth. An won Russia their first ever short-track medal

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR P BT
1 Charles Hamelin 29 Canada CAN Gold AF-1 1-1 2:14.480
2 Han Tianyu 17 China CHN Silver AF-2 1-2 2:15.055
3 Viktor An 28 Russia RUS Bronze AF-3 2-1 2:15.062
4 J. R. Celski 23 United States USA AF-4 1-2 2:15.624
5 Chen Dequan 18 China CHN AF-5 2-3 2:15.626
6 Lee Han-Bin 25 South Korea KOR AF-6 5-1 2:16.412
7 Jack Whelbourne 22 Great Britain GBR AF-7 2-1 2:14.091
8 Sebastien Lepape 22 France FRA BF-1 3-3 2:15.806
9 François Hamelin 27 Canada CAN BF-2 4-2 2:13.935
10 Sin Da-Un 20 South Korea KOR BF-3 4-1 2:15.530
11 Semyon Yelistratov 23 Russia RUS BF-4 4-2 2:14.783
12 Sjinkie Knegt 24 Netherlands NED BF-5 3-3 2:14.249
13 Park Se-Yeong 20 South Korea KOR BF-DQ 3-3 2:16.241
14 Yuri Confortola 27 Italy ITA SF-5 5-2 2:14.143
15 Roberto Puķītis 19 Latvia LAT SF-5 5-5 2:16.961
16 Niels Kerstholt 30 Netherlands NED SF-6 6-1 2:13.848
17 Michael Gilday 27 Canada CAN SF-DQ 0-2 2:16.468
18 Thibault Fauconnet 28 France FRA SF-DQ 0-3 2:14.054
19 Eddy Alvarez 24 United States USA SF-DQ 0-3 2:17.532
20 Sándor Liu 18 Hungary HUN R1-4 0-4 2:14.055
21 Chris Creveling 27 United States USA R1-4 0-4 2:16.553
22 Robert Seifert 26 Germany GER R1-4 0-4 2:16.555
23 Maxime Chataignier 25 France FRA R1-4 0-4 2:17.938
24 Ryosuke Sakazume 23 Japan JPN R1-4 0-4 2:17.985
25 Vladislav Bykanov 24 Israel ISR R1-4 0-4 2:21.163
26 Vojtěch Loudin 23 Czech Republic CZE R1-5 0-5 2:14.906
27 Tommaso Dotti 20 Italy ITA R1-5 0-5 2:17.300
28 Maksim Sergeyev 22 Belarus BLR R1-5 0-5 2:19.505
29 Aydar Bekzhanov 20 Kazakhstan KAZ R1-5 0-5 2:19.713
30 Barton Lui 20 Hong Kong HKG R1-5 0-5 2:22.139
31 Denis Nikisha 18 Kazakhstan KAZ R1-6 0-6 2:16.452
32 Satoshi Sakashita 24 Japan JPN R1-6 0-6 2:18.298
33 Bence Béres 21 Hungary HUN R1-6 0-6 2:20.327
34 Viktor Knoch 24 Hungary HUN R1-6 0-6 2:47.714
35 Shi Jingnan 19 China CHN R1-6 0-6 2:51.512
AC Yuzo Takamido 26 Japan JPN R1-DQ 0-0 DQ