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|