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1,000 metres, Women

Date9 – 11 February 2022
LocationShoudu Tiyguan, Beijing
Participants32 from 14 countries
FormatPlacements 1-8 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.
Olympic Record 1:28.771 / Valérie Maltais CAN / 18 February 2014

Since her Olympic win in 2018, the 1,000 m had been the domain of Suzanne Schulting. She had earned the 2019 and 2021 world title, had won the 1,000 m World Cup in 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2021/22, and the European title in 2020 and 2021. She was not unbeatable, however, as earlier in the season, she had lost two World Cups, first to Kristen Santos and later to Lee Yu-Bin and Courtney Sarault. Moreover, the 500 m had shown that Kim Boutin and especially Arianna Fontana were also in shape.

The first of these contenders literally fell out of competition in the heats, as Boutin fell in the final curve while leading her heat. In the quarter-finals, Schulting confirmed her role as a favorite by lowering the world record to 1:26.514, while Sarault dropped out at this stage. The semi-finals were also fairly uneventful, although Lee did not proceed after just losing out to Hanne Desmet.

Per her usual tactics, Schulting grabbed the early lead, leaving the others to try and pass her. Behind her, Fontana seemed to be waiting for an opportunity to pass, as she had successfully done in the final of the 500 m. At the bell, Santos, Fontana and Choi Min-Jeong all made their move. This ended badly for the Italian as she blocked Santos and both crashed out, with Fontana later being penalized. That gave Choi room to make an attempt at Schulting, but the Dutch skater clawed her way to the finish to retain her 2018 title, the first skater since Jeon I-Gyeong to do this. Behind them it was Desmet who captured the bronze. A training partner of Schulting, they celebrated their medals together. For Belgium, it was their first Olympic medal in short-track speed skating.

PosNrSkaterNOCLast RacePositionsBest Time
11Suzanne SchultingNEDAF-11-1-11:26.514Gold
240Choi Min-JeongKORAF-23-2-11:26.850Silver
35Hanne DesmetBELAF-32-2-21:27.836Bronze
48Kristen SantosUSAAF-41-1-11:26.783
56Xandra VelzeboerNEDBF-15-2-21:26.592
647Lee Yu-BinKORBF-23-1-21:27.862
732Corinne StoddardUSABF-34-3-31:27.528
810Petra JászapátiHUNBF-45-3-21:28.392
952Maame BineyUSABF-54-2-11:27.859
103Arianna FontanaITAAF-DQ2-1-11:26.811
112Courtney SaraultCANQF-30-3-11:27.798
129Yekaterina YefremenkovaROCQF-30-3-21:29.434
1341Qu ChunyuCHNQF-40-4-11:28.355
144Selma PoutsmaNEDQF-40-4-21:28.115
1542Zhang ChutongCHNQF-40-4-31:27.910
16142Anna VostrikovaROCQF-40-4-31:28.290
1716Natalia MaliszewskaPOLQF-50-5-11:29.610
1836Han YutongCHNQF-50-5-21:27.401
1965Sumire KikuchiJPNQF-50-5-21:30.154
2050Alyson CharlesCANQF-50-5-31:29.863
2112Cynthia MascittoITAR1-30-0-31:28.471
2244Kim A-RangKORR1-30-0-31:28.680
2384Gwendoline DaudetFRAR1-30-0-31:31.734
2472Olga TikhonovaKAZR1-30-0-31:56.438
2571Shione KaminagaJPNR1-40-0-41:28.465
2651Kamila StormowskaPOLR1-40-0-41:28.567
2758Yuki KikuchiJPNR1-40-0-41:28.764
2874Kathryn ThomsonGBRR1-40-0-41:30.037
=2927Zsófia KónyaHUNR1-40-0-4
=2935Kim BoutinCANR1-40-0-4
DQ7Sofya ProsvirnovaROC[R1-DQ][0-0-0]
DQ20Tifany Huot-MarchandFRA[R1-DQ][0-0-0]

Round One (9 February 2022 — 19:44)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to quarter-finals.

Heat #1 (19:44)

11Choi Min-JeongKOR1:28.053QOR
23Selma PoutsmaNED1:28.115Q
32Anna VostrikovaROC1:28.290q
44Kathryn ThomsonGBR1:30.037

Heat #2

11Suzanne SchultingNED1:27.292QOR
22Han YutongCHN1:27.401Q
33Corinne StoddardUSA1:27.528q
44Shione KaminagaJPN1:28.465

Heat #3

12Qu ChunyuCHN1:30.342Q
21Xandra VelzeboerNED1:30.454Q
34Gwendoline DaudetFRA1:31.734
43Zsófia KónyaHUN

Heat #4

11Arianna FontanaITA1:30.066Q
24Sumire KikuchiJPN1:30.154Q
33Olga TikhonovaKAZ1:56.438
DQ2Sofya ProsvirnovaROC

Heat #5

14Maame BineyUSA1:27.859Q
22Lee Yu-BinKOR1:27.862Q
33Zhang ChutongCHN1:27.910q
41Kim BoutinCAN

Heat #6

11Courtney SaraultCAN1:27.798Q
24Hanne DesmetBEL1:27.836Q
32Kim A-RangKOR1:28.680
43Yuki KikuchiJPN1:28.764

Heat #7

11Natalia MaliszewskaPOL1:29.610Q
22Yekaterina YefremenkovaROC1:29.734Q
33Alyson CharlesCAN1:29.863ADV
DQ4Tifany Huot-MarchandFRA

Heat #8

11Kristen SantosUSA1:28.237Q
22Petra JászapátiHUN1:28.392Q
33Cynthia MascittoITA1:28.471
44Kamila StormowskaPOL1:28.567

Quarter-Finals (11 February 2022 — 19:00)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to semi-finals.

Heat #1 (19:00)

11Suzanne SchultingNED1:26.514QWR
25Xandra VelzeboerNED1:26.592Q
33Corinne StoddardUSA1:27.912q
44Qu ChunyuCHN1:28.355
52Han YutongCHN1:31.638

Heat #2

12Lee Yu-BinKOR1:29.120Q
21Maame BineyUSA1:29.225Q
35Yekaterina YefremenkovaROC1:29.434
43Anna VostrikovaROC1:30.021
54Natalia MaliszewskaPOL1:48.908

Heat #3

14Arianna FontanaITA1:29.324Q
22Hanne DesmetBEL1:29.388Q
31Courtney SaraultCAN1:29.450
43Zhang ChutongCHN1:29.755
55Sumire KikuchiJPN1:37.170

Heat #4

13Kristen SantosUSA1:28.393Q
21Choi Min-JeongKOR1:28.722Q
34Petra JászapátiHUN1:28.786q
42Selma PoutsmaNED1:29.077
55Alyson CharlesCAN1:30.161

Semi-Finals (11 February 2022 — 19:55)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to final.

Heat #1 (19:55)

11Suzanne SchultingNED1:28.108Q
25Hanne DesmetBEL1:28.166Q
33Lee Yu-BinKOR1:28.170
44Maame BineyUSA1:28.806
52Petra JászapátiHUN1:28.827

Heat #2

13Kristen SantosUSA1:26.783Q
25Arianna FontanaITA1:26.811Q
34Choi Min-JeongKOR1:26.850q
42Corinne StoddardUSA1:27.626
51Xandra VelzeboerNED1:27.777

Final Round (11 February 2022 — 20:37)

B Final (20:37)

12Xandra VelzeboerNED1:29.668
23Lee Yu-BinKOR1:29.739
31Corinne StoddardUSA1:29.845
45Petra JászapátiHUN1:30.249
54Maame BineyUSA1:30.736

A Final (20:43)

14Suzanne SchultingNED1:28.391
23Choi Min-JeongKOR1:28.443
35Hanne DesmetBEL1:28.928
41Kristen SantosUSA1:42.745
DQ2Arianna FontanaITA