Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Palavela, Torino
Date Started: February 18, 2006
Date Finished: February 18, 2006
Format: Placements 1-12 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on points earned in earlier rounds, and time in final round skated.
South Korea already had a strong hold on the 2006 Olympic short track competitions before the start of the women's 1,500 m final, and it appeared it would get only stronger. The six-woman field for the final contained all three South Korean entrants. Among them were [Jin Seon-Yu] and [Choi Eun-Gyeong], who had divided the last three overall world titles, as well as the last three 1,500 m world titles. They were complemented by [Byeon Cheon-Sa], the 2004 3,000 m World Champion.
As the race ended, it appeared that South Korea had swept the event, as Jin finished first, with a large gap to Choi and Byeon. But Byeon was subsequently disqualified for impeding 500 m champion [Wang Meng], who therefore moved up to bronze medal position.
|1||Jin Seon-Yu||17||South Korea||KOR||Gold||AF-1|
|2||Choi Eun-Gyeong||21||South Korea||KOR||Silver||AF-2|
|8||Hyo-Jung Kim||17||United States||USA||BF-3|
|11||Yang Yang (A)||29||China||CHN||BF-6|
|12||Allison Baver||25||United States||USA||SF-5||39||2:23.490|
|13||KateÅina NovotnÃ¡||21||Czech Republic||CZE||SF-5||18||2:27.395|
|15||Sarah Lindsay||25||Great Britain||GBR||SF-6||16||2:29.173|
|24||Han Yue Shuang||23||Hong Kong||HKG||R1-5||5||2:36.233|
|AC||Byeon Cheon-Sa||18||South Korea||KOR||DQ|