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Short Track Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games:

Women's 1,000 metres

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada
Venue(s): Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Date Started: February 24, 2010
Date Finished: February 26, 2010
Format: Placements 1-8 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.

Gold: CHN Wang Meng
Silver: USA Katherine Reutter
Bronze: KOR Park Seung-Hui


Experts were waiting to see the two Chinese short-track stars clash with each other in this event. The winner of the 500 m, [Wang Meng], was a sprint specialist, while the winner of the 1,500 m, [Zhou Yang], was more of a distance skater. Based on statistics, Wang seemed to have the upper hand, having won the last two world titles in the event, with Zhou finishing second in 2008. Wang also held the world record in the distance. However, Zhou had beaten her earlier in the season, at the World Cup in Montréal, although Wang had taken the distance's World Cup.

In the quarter-finals, Zhou lowered the Olympic Record to below 1:30.000, but it would not hold for long. In the semi-finals, she went even faster, bettering the world record to 1:29.049, with [Park Seung-Hui] (South Korea) also beating the old mark. In other semi-final, Wang was narrowly defeated by [Katherine Reutter]. Early on in the final, Zhou attempted to pass Reutter on the inside, with Wang trying the same on the outside. Impeding Reutter with this move, Zhou knew she was out of contention and fell back, to be disqualified later. This left the field open for Wang, who outpowered Reutter and Park with apparent ease.

Wang's gold medal for China meant the Chinese had won all four of the women's short track speed skating events at the Vancouver Olympics; the first time any country achieved this since the sport's inclusion in 1992. She also equalled the record of four Olympic short track golds, previously held only by [Jeon I-Gyeong] (South Korea).

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PLR P BT
1 Wang Meng 24 China CHN Gold AF-1
2 Katherine Reutter 21 United States USA Silver AF-2
3 Park Seung-Hui 17 South Korea KOR Bronze AF-3
4 Jo Hae-Ri 23 South Korea KOR BF-1
5 Kalyna Roberge 23 Canada CAN BF-2
6 Jessica Gregg 21 Canada CAN BF-3
7 Tatyana Borodulina 25 Australia AUS BF-4
8 Zhou Yang 18 China CHN AF-DQ 1-1-1 1:29.049
9 Bernadett Heidum 21 Hungary HUN QF-3 0-3-2 1:30.313
10 Sun Linlin 21 China CHN QF-3 0-3-2 1:30.589
11 Annita van Doorn 26 Netherlands NED QF-3 0-3-2 1:31.516
12 Arianna Fontana 19 Italy ITA QF-3 0-3-2 1:32.472
13 Stéphanie Bouvier 28 France FRA QF-4 0-4-2 1:30.420
14 Paula Bzura 19 Poland POL QF-4 0-4-3 1:31.338
15 Mika Ozawa 24 Japan JPN QF-4 0-4-2 1:32.183
16 Aika Klein 27 Germany GER QF-4 0-4-3 1:51.552
17 Tania Vicent 34 Canada CAN QF-DQ 0-DQ-2 1:37.561
18 Ayuko Ito 23 Japan JPN R1-3 0-0-3 1:31.137
19 Elise Christie 19 Great Britain GBR R1-3 0-0-3 1:31.363
20 Kimberly Derrick 24 United States USA R1-3 0-0-3 1:31.663
21 Cecilia Maffei 25 Italy ITA R1-3 0-0-3 1:32.615
22 Veronika Windisch 27 Austria AUT R1-3 0-0-3 1:32.775
23 Biba Sakurai 20 Japan JPN R1-3 0-0-3 1:36.416
24 Nina Yevteyeva 27 Russia RUS R1-4 0-0-4 1:31.302
25 Evgeniya Radanova 32 Bulgaria BUL R1-4 0-0-4 1:32.829
26 Valeriya Potyomkina-Reznik 24 Russia RUS R1-4 0-0-4 1:36.438
27 Han Yue Shuang 27 Hong Kong HKG R1-4 0-0-4 1:38.115
28 Kateřina Novotná 25 Czech Republic CZE R1-4 0-0-4 1:45.300
AC Erika Huszár 26 Hungary HUN R1-DQ 0-0-DQ DQ
AC Liesbeth Mau-Asam 27 Netherlands NED R1-DQ 0-0-DQ DQ
AC Jorien ter Mors 20 Netherlands NED R1-DQ 0-0-DQ DQ
AC Allison Baver 29 United States USA R1-DQ 0-0-DQ DQ