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1,500 metres, Women

Date15 February 2014
StatusOlympic
LocationDvorets Zimnego Sporta Aisberg, Coastal Cluster, Adler
Participants36 from 19 countries
FormatPlacements 1-12 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on placements in earlier rounds, and best time skated.
Olympic Record 2:16.993 / Zhou Yang CHN / 20 February 2010

The 2013-2014 World Cup season had been dominated by Shim Seok-Hui, who had won three out of four races. Shim had also placed 2nd in the 2013 Worlds, just behind her compatriot Park Seong-Hui, who did not race in this event in Sochi. Defending champion Zhou Yang of China was also in competition

For Elise Christie (GBR) who was disqualified in the final of the 500 metres, things seemed to go from bad to worse. Apparently winning the second heat of the event she was amazed to find herself recorded as )did not finish). When the race was examined it was found she had skated a fraction inside the blue finishing line and so was eliminated.

The final was a close event until around halfway through when Kim A-Lang, trying to overtake, collided with and brought down Emily Scott and Li Jianrou, leaving four competitors, Arianna Fontana, Jorien ter Mors, Shim and reigning champion Zhou Yang (CHN). Shim led ahead of Zhou, but the champion came through towards the end to retain her title comfortably ahead of Shim. Fontana held on for third place to take her second medal of the Games. Ter Mors placed 4th, but would later go on to win the Olympic 1,500 m on the long-track oval.

PosNrSkaterNOCLast RacePositionsBest Time
1113Zhou YangCHNAF-11-12:18.825Gold
2139Shim Seok-HuiKORAF-22-12:18.966Silver
3124Arianna FontanaITAAF-31-12:19.336Bronze
4142Jorien ter MorsNEDAF-42-12:19.382
5155Emily ScottUSAAF-55-12:22.641
6107Valérie MaltaisCANBF-13-22:23.069
7156Jessica SmithUSABF-24-22:20.259
8104Marie-Ève DroletCANBF-33-22:19.516
9120Bernadett HeidumHUNBF-43-22:20.196
10115Véronique PierronFRABF-54-52:20.216
11102Veronika WindischAUTBF-64-32:23.042
12111Li JianrouCHNAF-DNF1-32:22.866
13136Kim A-LangKORAF-DQ2-22:22.864
14148Olga BelyakovaRUSSF-55-22:20.391
15144Yara van KerkhofNEDSF-55-32:20.291
16140Agnė SereikaitėLTUSF-66-32:20.398
17118Anna SeidelGERSF-66-32:20.405
18129Ayuko ItoJPNSF-77-32:30.354
19135Jo Hae-RiKORSF-DQ0-12:27.629
20126Lucia PerettiITAR1-40-42:22.953
21112Liu QiuhongCHNR1-40-42:24.640
22108Marianne St-GelaisCANR1-40-42:27.071
23127Martina ValcepinaITAR1-40-42:27.212
24154Aly DudekUSAR1-40-42:27.899
25134Inna SimonovaKAZR1-40-42:30.499
26101Deanna LockettAUSR1-50-52:25.140
27131Yui SakaiJPNR1-50-52:27.198
28117Charlotte GilmartinGBRR1-50-52:27.935
29152Tatiana BodóvaSVKR1-50-52:31.788
30122Zsófia KónyaHUNR1-50-52:55.523
31114Kateřina NovotnáCZER1-60-62:27.232
32103Volha TalayevaBLRR1-60-62:27.817
33132Biba SakuraiJPNR1-60-62:28.127
AC116Elise ChristieGBRR1-DNF0-0DNF
AC149Tatyana BorodulinaRUSR1-DNF0-0DNF
AC151Valeriya ReznikRUSR1-DQ0-0DQ

Round One (15 February 2014 — 14:00)

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

Heat One (14:00)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
16Shim Seok-HuiKOR2:24.765Q
21Marie-Ève DroletCAN2:24.859Q
32Anna SeidelGER2:25.700Q
44Martina ValcepinaITA2:27.212
55Véronique PierronFRA2:55.658ADV
AC3Valeriya ReznikRUSDQ

Heat Two (14:05)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
13Arianna FontanaITA2:29.645Q
26Olga BelyakovaRUS2:29.880Q
35Ayuko ItoJPN2:30.354Q
44Inna SimonovaKAZ2:30.499
51Tatiana BodóvaSVK2:31.788
AC2Elise ChristieGBR2:29.644DNF1

Heat Three (14:10)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
13Jo Hae-RiKOR2:27.629Q
25Valérie MaltaisCAN2:27.721Q
34Li JianrouCHN2:27.758Q
41Aly DudekUSA2:27.899
52Charlotte GilmartinGBR2:27.935
66Biba SakuraiJPN2:28.127

Heat Four (14:15)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
15Jorien ter MorsNED2:21.626Q
22Bernadett HeidumHUN2:21.826Q
33Agnė SereikaitėLTU2:21.900Q
41Lucia PerettiITA2:22.953
56Deanna LockettAUS2:25.140
64Volha TalayevaBLR2:27.817

Heat Five (14:20)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
14Zhou YangCHN2:26.543Q
21Jessica SmithUSA2:26.703Q
32Yara van KerkhofNED2:26.809Q
46Marianne St-GelaisCAN2:27.071
55Yui SakaiJPN2:27.198
63Kateřina NovotnáCZE2:27.232

Heat Six (14:25)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
15Emily ScottUSA2:22.641Q
21Kim A-LangKOR2:22.864Q
33Veronika WindischAUT2:23.042Q
42Liu QiuhongCHN2:24.640
54Zsófia KónyaHUN2:55.523
AC6Tatyana BorodulinaRUSDNF

Semi-Finals (15 February 2014 — 15:12)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to final.

Heat One (15:12)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
14Zhou YangCHN2:18.825Q
21Shim Seok-HuiKOR2:18.966Q
32Marie-Ève DroletCAN2:19.516QB
45Jessica SmithUSA2:20.259QB
56Yara van KerkhofNED2:20.291
63Anna SeidelGER2:20.405

Heat Two (15:18)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
14Arianna FontanaITA2:19.336Q
21Jorien ter MorsNED2:19.382Q
32Bernadett HeidumHUN2:20.196QB
47Véronique PierronFRA2:20.216QB
55Olga BelyakovaRUS2:20.391
63Agnė SereikaitėLTU2:20.398
76Ayuko ItoJPN2:56.961

Heat Three (15:24)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
16Li JianrouCHN2:22.866Q
22Kim A-LangKOR2:22.928Q
35Valérie MaltaisCAN2:23.069QB
43Veronika WindischAUT2:23.241QB
51Emily ScottUSA2:23.439ADV
AC4Jo Hae-RiKORDQ

Final Round (15 February 2014 — 16:06)

B Final (16:06)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
15Valérie MaltaisCAN2:24.711
24Jessica SmithUSA2:25.787
31Marie-Ève DroletCAN2:25.870
42Bernadett HeidumHUN2:26.004
53Véronique PierronFRA2:26.066
66Veronika WindischAUT2:26.296

A Final (16:12)

PosLaneSkaterNOCTime
11Zhou YangCHN2:19.140
22Shim Seok-HuiKOR2:19.239
33Arianna FontanaITA2:19.416
44Jorien ter MorsNED2:19.656
57Emily ScottUSA2:39.436
AC5Li JianrouCHNDNF
AC6Kim A-LangKORDQ