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3,000 metres Relay, Women

Date10 – 18 February 2014
StatusOlympic
LocationDvorets Zimnego Sporta Aisberg, Coastal Cluster, Adler
Participants34 from 8 countries
FormatPlacements 1-8 based on final and B final.

The first semi-final saw Korea and Canada take control of the race, Canada just edging out the Koreans by 0.849 seconds, finishing comfortably ahead of both Russia and Hungary. In the second semi-final China set the fastest time and finished ahead of Italy, who just edged out Japan, with the Netherlands relegated for an infringement. This placed the top four nations of the World Cup season in the Olympic final as well.

The final was a thrilling race, with there being little between the four teams until the halfway stage, when the Italian team crashed during a changeover. Korea then went ahead of China and made a run for the finishing line from some distance, with Canada slowly dropping off the pace. Coming into the final laps China put in a tremendous effort to take the lead as they entered the last lap. However Shim Seok-Hui overtook Li Jianrou on the outside to claim the gold medal for Korea. There was still drama to come as a review of the race found the Chinese had committed an infringement as Zhou Yang had failed to clear the track fast enough after an exchange and had impeded the Koreans. The team were relegated, Canada being promoted to the silver medal and Italy to the bronze. This was a reversal of fortunes compared to the 2010 Olympic final, when China won gold after the Koreans were disqualified.

PosNrTeamNOCLast RacePositionsBest Time
1Republic of KoreaKORAF-11-14:08.052Gold
Jo Hae-RiKim A-RangGong Sang-JeongPark Seung-HuiSim Seok-Hui
2CanadaCANAF-22-24:08.871Silver
Marie-Ève DroletJessica HewittValérie MaltaisMarianne St-GelaisJessica Gregg (DNS)
3ItalyITAAF-33-24:11.282Bronze
Arianna FontanaLucia PerettiMartina ValcepinaElena VivianiCecilia Maffei (DNS)
4Russian FederationRUSBF-11-34:13.938
Olga BelyakovaTatyana BorodulinaSofya ProsvirnovaValeriya ReznikYekaterina Baranok (DNS)
5JapanJPNBF-22-34:11.913
Ayuko ItoYui SakaiBiba SakuraiSayuri ShimizuMoemi Kikuchi (DNS)
6HungaryHUNBF-33-44:15.473
Rózsa DarázsBernadett HeidumAndrea KeszlerZsófia KónyaSzandra Lajtos
7People's Republic of ChinaCHNAF-DQ0-14:09.555
Fan KexinLi JianrouLiu QiuhongZhou YangKong Xue (DNS)
ACNetherlandsNEDSF-DQ0-0DQ
Jorien ter MorsSanne van KerkhofYara van KerkhofLara van RuijvenRianne de Vries (DNS)

Semi-Finals (10 February 2014 — 15:35)

Heat One (15:35)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
13Republic of KoreaKOR4:08.052Q
Jo Hae-RiGong Sang-JeongPark Seung-HuiSim Seok-Hui
22CanadaCAN4:08.871Q
Marie-Ève DroletJessica HewittValérie MaltaisMarianne St-Gelais
34Russian FederationRUS4:13.938QB
Olga BelyakovaTatyana BorodulinaSofya ProsvirnovaValeriya Reznik
41HungaryHUN4:15.473QB
Rózsa DarázsBernadett HeidumAndrea KeszlerSzandra Lajtos

Heat Two (15:44)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
11People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:09.555Q
Fan KexinLi JianrouLiu QiuhongZhou Yang
23ItalyITA4:11.282Q
Arianna FontanaLucia PerettiMartina ValcepinaElena Viviani
34JapanJPN4:11.913QB
Ayuko ItoYui SakaiBiba SakuraiSayuri Shimizu
AC2NetherlandsNEDDQ
Jorien ter MorsSanne van KerkhofYara van KerkhofLara van Ruijven

Final Round (18 February 2014 — 14:54)

B Final (14:54)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
12Russian FederationRUS4:14.862
Olga BelyakovaTatyana BorodulinaSofya ProsvirnovaValeriya Reznik
21JapanJPN4:15.253
Ayuko ItoYui SakaiBiba SakuraiSayuri Shimizu
33HungaryHUN4:24.496
Bernadett HeidumAndrea KeszlerZsófia KónyaSzandra Lajtos

A Final (15:04)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
11Republic of KoreaKOR4:09.498
Jo Hae-RiKim A-RangPark Seung-HuiSim Seok-Hui
22CanadaCAN4:10.641
Marie-Ève DroletJessica HewittValérie MaltaisMarianne St-Gelais
34ItalyITA4:14.014
Arianna FontanaLucia PerettiMartina ValcepinaElena Viviani
AC3People's Republic of ChinaCHNDQ
Fan KexinLi JianrouLiu QiuhongZhou Yang