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Short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Short track speed skating
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Iceberg Skating Palace, Sochi, Russia
Dates 10–21 February 2014
Competitors 116 from 25 nations
Short track speed skating at the
2014 Winter Olympics
500 m   men   women
1000 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m relay women
5000 m relay men

Short track speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia. The eight events took place between 10–21 February 2014.[1]

Competition schedule

The following is the competition schedule for all eight events.[2]

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
10 February 13:45 Women's 3000 m relay
Women's 500 m
Men's 1500 m
13 February 14:00 Men's 5000 m relay
Men's 1000 m
Women's 500 m
15 February 14:00 Women's 1500 m
Men's 1000 m
18 February 13:30 Women's 1000 m
Men's 500 m
Women's 3000 m relay
21 February 20:30 Women's 1000 m
Men's 500 m
Men's 5000 m relay

Medal summary

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 3 1 1 5
2  China (CHN) 2 3 1 6
3  South Korea (KOR) 2 1 2 5
4  Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3
5  Italy (ITA) 0 1 2 3
6  United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
7  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Viktor Ahn
Russia (RUS)
41.312  Wu Dajing
China (CHN)
41.516  Charle Cournoyer
Canada (CAN)
1000 metres
 Viktor Ahn
Russia (RUS)
1:25.325  Vladimir Grigorev
Russia (RUS)
1:25.399  Sjinkie Knegt
Netherlands (NED)
1500 metres
 Charles Hamelin
Canada (CAN)
2:14.985  Han Tianyu
China (CHN)
2:15.055  Viktor Ahn
Russia (RUS)
5000 metres relay
 Russia (RUS)
Viktor Ahn
Semion Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
 United States (USA)
Eddy Alvarez
J. R. Celski
Christopher Creveling
Jordan Malone
6:42.371  China (CHN)
Chen Dequan
Han Tianyu
Shi Jingnan
Wu Dajing

At 31 years and 191 days, Vladimir Grigorev became the oldest man to win a short track Olympic medal, winning silver at the 1000m event.[3] On 21 February 2014, he won the gold in the 5000m relay, upping the oldest short track male athlete record for both medals and gold medals.[4]

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
500 metres
 Li Jianrou
China (CHN)
45.263  Arianna Fontana
Italy (ITA)
51.250  Park Seung-hi
South Korea (KOR)
1000 metres
 Park Seung-hi
South Korea (KOR)
1:30.761  Fan Kexin
China (CHN)
1:30.811  Shim Suk-hee
South Korea (KOR)
1500 metres
 Zhou Yang
China (CHN)
2:19.140  Shim Suk-hee
South Korea (KOR)
2:19.239  Arianna Fontana
Italy (ITA)
3000 metre relay
 South Korea (KOR)
Shim Suk-hee
Park Seung-hi
Cho Ha-ri
Kim A-lang
Kong Sang-jeong
4:09.498  Canada (CAN)
Marie-Ève Drolet
Jessica Hewitt
Valérie Maltais
Marianne St-Gelais

4:10.641  Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Martina Valcepina
Elena Viviani



Viktor Ahn became the first short track speedskater to win all four Olympic golds (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m-relay). He also became the short track speedskater with the most Olympic gold medals, with 6, winning 3 golds in 2014, and 3 in 2006. With his 4 medals from 2006 and 4 from 2014, he tied Apolo Anton Ohno with the most Olympic short track medals, at 8.[5][6]


A total quota of 120 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games (60 men and 60 women). Countries were assigned quotas using a combination of the four special Olympic Qualification classification that were held at two World cups in November 2013. A nation may have entered a maximum of five athletes per gender if it had qualified a relay team and three if it does not. Hosts Russia were guaranteed the full quota of 10 athletes.[7] For the 500m, and 1000m there were 32 qualifiers, for the 1500m 36 qualifiers, and the relay 8. The ISU released quotas on 22 November 2013.[8]

Participating nations

116 athletes from 25 countries participated, with number of athletes in parentheses. Two nations, Chinese Taipei and Lithuania made their Olympic debuts in the sport, while Hong Kong qualified its first male athlete at the Winter Olympics in this event.[9]


  1. ^ "Iceberg Skating Palace".  
  2. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating Schedule and Results".  
  3. ^ Beth Harris (15 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn wins 1st Olympic gold and 2nd short track medal for his adopted Russia". Associated Press (Yahoo Sports). 
  4. ^ ESPN (21 February 2014). "Results Fri, Feb 21". Sochi 2014 Olympics. ESPN Winter Olympics. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  5. ^ AP (21 February 2014). "Russia's Ahn wins only short track gold that eluded him: 500m". Fox Sports. 
  6. ^ Beth Harris (21 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn of Russia wins 2 short track golds". AP (Yahoo! Sports). 
  7. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014".  
  8. ^ "XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 Sochi - Entries Short Track Speed Skating".  
  9. ^ "Skater is Hong Kong's first male Winter Olympian".  
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