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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Iceberg Skating Palace, Adler
Date Started: February 15, 2014
Date Finished: February 15, 2014
Format: Placements 1-12 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.

Gold: CHN Zhou Yang
Silver: KOR Shim Seok-Hui
Bronze: ITA Arianna Fontana

Summary

The 2013-2014 World Cup season had been dominated by Shim Seok-Hui, who had won three out of four races. Shim had also placed 2nd in the 2013 Worlds, just behind her compatriot Park Seong-Hui, who did not race in this event in Sochi. Defending champion Zhou Yang of China was also in competition

For Elise Christie (GBR) who was disqualified in the final of the 500 metres, things seemed to go from bad to worse. Apparently winning the second heat of the event she was amazed to find herself recorded as "did not finish". When the race was examined it was found she had skated a fraction inside the blue finishing line and so was eliminated.

The final was a close event until around halfway through when Kim A-Lang, trying to overtake, collided with and brought down Emily Scott and Li Jianrou, leaving four competitors, Arianna Fontana, Jorien ter Mors, Shim and reigning champion Zhou Yang (CHN). Shim led ahead of Zhou, but the champion came through towards the end to retain her title comfortably ahead of Shim. Fontana held on for third place to take her second medal of the Games. Ter Mors placed 4th, but would later go on to win the Olympic 1,500 m on the long-track oval.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR P BT
1 Zhou Yang 22 China CHN Gold AF-1 1-1 2:18.825
2 Shim Seok-Hui 17 South Korea KOR Silver AF-2 2-1 2:18.966
3 Arianna Fontana 23 Italy ITA Bronze AF-3 1-1 2:19.336
4 Jorien ter Mors 24 Netherlands NED AF-4 2-1 2:19.382
5 Emily Scott 24 United States USA AF-5 5-1 2:22.641
6 Valérie Maltais 23 Canada CAN BF-1 3-2 2:23.069
7 Jessica Smith 30 United States USA BF-2 4-2 2:20.259
8 Marie-Ève Drolet 32 Canada CAN BF-3 3-2 2:19.516
9 Bernadett Heidum 25 Hungary HUN BF-4 3-2 2:20.196
10 Véronique Pierron 24 France FRA BF-5 4-5 2:20.216
11 Veronika Windisch 31 Austria AUT BF-6 4-3 2:23.042
12 Li Jianrou 27 China CHN AF-DNF 1-3 2:22.866
13 Kim A-Lang 18 South Korea KOR AF-DQ 2-2 2:22.864
14 Olga Belyakova 25 Russia RUS SF-5 5-2 2:20.391
15 Yara van Kerkhof 23 Netherlands NED SF-5 5-3 2:20.291
16 Agnė Sereikaitė 19 Lithuania LTU SF-6 6-3 2:20.398
17 Anna Seidel 15 Germany GER SF-6 6-3 2:20.405
18 Ayuko Ito 27 Japan JPN SF-7 7-3 2:30.354
19 Jo Hae-Ri 27 South Korea KOR SF-DQ 0-1 2:27.629
20 Lucia Peretti 23 Italy ITA R1-4 0-4 2:22.953
21 Liu Qiuhong 25 China CHN R1-4 0-4 2:24.640
22 Marianne St-Gelais 23 Canada CAN R1-4 0-4 2:27.071
23 Martina Valcepina 21 Italy ITA R1-4 0-4 2:27.212
24 Aly Dudek 23 United States USA R1-4 0-4 2:27.899
25 Inna Simonova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ R1-4 0-4 2:30.499
26 Deanna Lockett 18 Australia AUS R1-5 0-5 2:25.140
27 Yui Sakai 26 Japan JPN R1-5 0-5 2:27.198
28 Charlotte Gilmartin 23 Great Britain GBR R1-5 0-5 2:27.935
29 Tatiana Bodóva 22 Slovakia SVK R1-5 0-5 2:31.788
30 Zsófia Konya 19 Hungary HUN R1-5 0-5 2:55.523
31 Kateřina Novotná 29 Czech Republic CZE R1-6 0-6 2:27.232
32 Olga Talayeva 27 Belarus BLR R1-6 0-6 2:27.817
33 Biba Sakurai 24 Japan JPN R1-6 0-6 2:28.127
AC Elise Christie 23 Great Britain GBR R1-DNF 0-0 DNF
AC Tatyana Borodulina 29 Russia RUS R1-DNF 0-0 DNF
AC Valeriya Potyomkina-Reznik 28 Russia RUS R1-DQ 0-0 DQ