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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|14||Park Se-Yeong||20||South Korea||KOR||QF-DQ||0-0-1||41.566|
|23||Mackenzie Blackburn||21||Chinese Taipei||TPE||R1-3||0-0-3||42.337|
|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|
|31||Eddy Alvarez||24||United States||USA||R1-4||0-0-4||1:15.108|