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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's 500 metres

Short Track Speed Skating at the 2014 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Iceberg Skating Palace, Adler
Date Started: February 18, 2014
Date Finished: February 21, 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: CHN Wu Dajing
Bronze: CAN Charle Cournoyer

Summary

In the four World Cup races held in the 2013-2014 season, defending Olympic Champion Charles Hamelin of Canada and converted Korean skater Viktor An had both taken two wins in the 500 m, with An winning the overall title. In Sochi, they would be joined by defending World champion Liang Wenhao of China, and 2012 World Champion Olivier Jean.

The heats of the 500 m immediately saw the exit of Charles Hamelin, who fell in his heat by his own error. Both Korean contenders were eliminated in the quarter-finals, as was Jean. This left An and Liang both making the final, where they were joined by Charle Cournoyer and Wu Dajing.

In an noisy Iceberg Skating Palace, Viktor An took the ice hoping to earn his second gold of the Games. But he had a slow start, and with just two laps to go he was still last. Then, Liang crashed out, and within a lap An first passed Courneyer and then Wu. An held on until the finish, claiming the gold. He had now won all four Olympic short track events at least once.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR P BT
1 Viktor An 28 Russia RUS Gold AF-1 1-1-1 41.063
2 Wu Dajing 19 China CHN Silver AF-2 1-1-1 40.846
3 Charle Cournoyer 22 Canada CAN Bronze AF-3 2-2-1 40.945
4 Liang Wenhao 21 China CHN AF-4 2-2-1 41.221
5 Han Tianyu 17 China CHN BF-1 3-1-1 41.151
6 J. R. Celski 23 United States USA BF-2 4-2-2 41.152
7 Jon Eley 29 Great Britain GBR BF-3 4-2-2 41.337
8 Sjinkie Knegt 24 Netherlands NED BF-4 3-1-1 41.235
9 Satoshi Sakashita 24 Japan JPN SF-5 5-3-2 41.629
10 Freek van der Wart 26 Netherlands NED QF-3 0-3-2 41.190
11 Lee Han-Bin 25 South Korea KOR QF-3 0-3-2 41.471
12 Viktor Knoch 24 Hungary HUN QF-3 0-3-2 42.043
13 Olivier Jean 29 Canada CAN QF-4 0-4-1 41.616
14 Park Se-Yeong 20 South Korea KOR QF-DQ 0-0-1 41.566
15 Semyon Yelistratov 23 Russia RUS QF-DQ 0-0-2 41.355
16 Vladimir Grigoryev 31 Russia RUS QF-DQ 0-0-2 41.883
17 Robert Seifert 26 Germany GER R1-3 0-0-3 41.624
18 Sándor Liu 18 Hungary HUN R1-3 0-0-3 41.683
19 Vladislav Bykanov 24 Israel ISR R1-3 0-0-3 41.769
20 Aydar Bekzhanov 20 Kazakhstan KAZ R1-3 0-0-3 41.800
21 Yuri Confortola 27 Italy ITA R1-3 0-0-3 42.042
22 Sebastien Lepape 22 France FRA R1-3 0-0-3 42.167
23 Mackenzie Blackburn 21 Chinese Taipei TPE R1-3 0-0-3 42.337
24 Niels Kerstholt 30 Netherlands NED R1-3 0-0-3 42.441
25 Anthony Lobello 29 Italy ITA R1-4 0-0-4 42.133
26 Thibault Fauconnet 28 France FRA R1-4 0-0-4 42.368
27 Jack Whelbourne 22 Great Britain GBR R1-4 0-0-4 42.513
28 Jordan Malone 29 United States USA R1-4 0-0-4 42.533
29 Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev 23 Kazakhstan KAZ R1-4 0-0-4 42.680
30 Pierre Boda 20 Australia AUS R1-4 0-0-4 42.702
31 Eddy Alvarez 24 United States USA R1-4 0-0-4 1:15.108
32 Charles Hamelin 29 Canada CAN R1-4 0-0-4 1:18.871