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3,000 metres Relay, Women

Date17 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationWhite Ring, Nagano
Participants33 from 8 countries
FormatPlacements 1-8 based on final and B final.

While South Korea had been one of the dominant nations in women’s short track for some years, they had never won the relay at the World Championships, only the Olympic title. Since the Korean victory in 1994, Canada, China and Italy had divided the world titles. With Italy not having qualified for the Games, the other three teams made it to the final, along with Japan. The race quickly became a duel between China and South Korea, which left Canada and Japan far behind. China kept the lead most of the way, until Yang Yang (A) was passed by Kim Yun-Mi with just a few hundred metres to go. The Koreans held on to the lead, winning in a world record time of 4:16.260. The Chinese also beat their former record, finishing just 0.123 seconds back. Canada was not threatened for the bronze.

The Korean team featured three of the four champions from Lillehammer, Jeon I-Gyeong, Won Hye-Gyeong and Kim, with [An Sang-Mi] as a new member. In 1994, they had all still been teenagers. In Nagano, all South Korean team members were at least 18-years-old.

PosNrTeamNOCPointsBest Time
1Republic of KoreaKORGold
Jeon I-GyeongWon Hye-GyeongAn Sang-MiKim Yun-MiChoi Min-Gyeong (DNS)
2People's Republic of ChinaCHNSilver
Yang Yang (A)Yang Yang (S)Wang ChunluSun DandanQin Na (DNS)
3CanadaCANBronze
Christine BoudriasIsabelle CharestAnnie PerreaultTania VicentChantale Sevigny (DNS)
4JapanJPN
Ikue TeshigawaraChikage TanakaNobuko YamadaSachi OzawaAyako Tsubaki (DNS)
5United StatesUSA
Caroline HalliseyAmy PetersonErin PorterCathy TurnerErin Gleason
6NetherlandsNED
Anke Jannie LandmanMaureen de LangeMelanie de LangeEllen WiegersDaniëlle Molendijk (DNS)
7Democratic People's Republic of KoreaPRK
Jong Ok-MyongHo Jong-HaeHwang Ok-SilHan Ryon-HuiMun Sun-Ae (DNS)
8GermanyGER
Susanne BuschAnne EcknerYvonne KunzeKatrin WeberAndrea Pupke (DNS)

Semi-Finals (17 February 1998)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to final.

Heat One

PosLaneTeamNOCTimePoints
12JapanJPN4:24.0875QOR
Ikue TeshigawaraChikage TanakaNobuko YamadaSachi Ozawa
21CanadaCAN4:24.1523Q
Christine BoudriasIsabelle CharestAnnie PerreaultTania Vicent
33NetherlandsNED4:28.0182QB
Anke Jannie LandmanMaureen de LangeMelanie de LangeEllen Wiegers
44GermanyGER4:38.7761QB
Susanne BuschAnne EcknerYvonne KunzeKatrin Weber

Heat Two

PosLaneTeamNOCTimePoints
11Republic of KoreaKOR4:21.5105QOR
Jeon I-GyeongWon Hye-GyeongAn Sang-MiKim Yun-Mi
22People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:22.3423Q
Yang Yang (A)Yang Yang (S)Wang ChunluSun Dandan
34Democratic People's Republic of KoreaPRK4:25.1262QB
Jong Ok-MyongHo Jong-HaeHwang Ok-SilHan Ryon-Hui
43United StatesUSA4:33.3521QB
Caroline HalliseyAmy PetersonErin PorterCathy Turner

Final Round (17 February 1998 — 21:50)

B Final (21:30)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
13United StatesUSA4:26.253
Amy PetersonErin PorterCathy TurnerErin Gleason
22NetherlandsNED4:26.592
Anke Jannie LandmanMaureen de LangeMelanie de LangeEllen Wiegers
31Democratic People's Republic of KoreaPRK4:27.030
Jong Ok-MyongHo Jong-HaeHwang Ok-SilHan Ryon-Hui
44GermanyGER4:37.110
Susanne BuschAnne EcknerYvonne KunzeKatrin Weber

A Final (21:50)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
11Republic of KoreaKOR4:16.260WR
Jeon I-GyeongWon Hye-GyeongAn Sang-MiKim Yun-Mi
23People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:16.383
Yang Yang (A)Yang Yang (S)Wang ChunluSun Dandan
34CanadaCAN4:21.205
Christine BoudriasIsabelle CharestAnnie PerreaultTania Vicent
42JapanJPN4:30.612
Ikue TeshigawaraChikage TanakaNobuko YamadaSachi Ozawa