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1,000 metres, Men

Date15 – 18 February 2006
LocationPalavela, Torino
Participants26 from 17 countries
FormatPlacements 1-8 based on final and B final. Deeper placements based on points earned in earlier rounds, and time in final round skated.
Olympic Record 1:27.185 / Mathieu Turcotte CAN / 16 February 2002

The past three World Champions in this event had been Li Jiajun (China), An Hyeon-Su (South Korea) and Apolo Anton Ohno (United States). They had in fact all placed on the podium at the 2005 Worlds, when Ohno had beaten An and Li for the title. An, however, was slightly favored, as he had been the overall World Champion for the past three seasons, and he had already won the 1,500 m gold.

All three favorites made it through to the semi-finals, where they were all drawn in the same heat. An and Ohno did make it through, leaving Li out of contention. Both contenders had a team mate in the final, with Rusty Smith and Lee Ho-Seok also qualifying. Li Ye of China also raced, having been hindered in the semis. In the final, An followed his usual tactic of hanging in the back. With three laps to go, he sprinted forward, taking the lead. Ohno followed him, but was unable to pass the Korean. In the final lap, Lee then passed Ohno for second place. As in the 1,500 m, An and Lee again finished 1-2.

PosNrSkaterNOCLast RacePointsBest Time
1239Hyeon-Su AnKORAF-1Gold
2240Lee Ho-SeokKORAF-2Silver
3254Apolo Anton OhnoUSAAF-3Bronze
4255Rusty SmithUSAAF-4
5216Li YeCHNAF-5
6215Li JiajunCHNBF-1
7232Nicola RodigariITAQF-3341:27.184
8229Fabio CartaITAQF-3341:27.656
9238Satoru TeraoJPNQF-3341:28.499
10226Sebastian PrausGERQF-3261:29.820
11246Dariusz KuleszaPOLQF-4291:29.102
12227Péter DarázsHUNQF-4211:27.929
13248Mikhail RazhinRUSQF-4211:32.432
14225Arian NachbarGERQF-418.51:27.679
15250Volodymyr Hryhor'ievUKRQF-51:29.168
16219Jean-Charles MatteiFRAR1-3131:28.009
17220Jon EleyGBRR1-3131:29.147
18247Vyacheslav KurginyanRUSR1-3131:36.070
19221Paul StanleyGBRR1-481:28.511
20204Mark McNeeAUSR1-481:30.033
DQ207Pieter GyselBEL
DQ208Éric BédardCAN
DQ211François-Louis TremblayCAN
DQ218Maxime ChâtaignierFRA
DQ245Niels KerstholtNED
DQ249Matúš UžákSVK

Round One (15 February 2006)

Top two finishers in each heat and the next fastest non-qualifiers advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (19:57)

11Li YeCHN1:27.04834QOR
24Nicola RodigariITA1:27.18421Q
33Jean-Charles MatteiFRA1:28.00913
42Paul StanleyGBR1:28.5118

Heat Two (20:01)

14François-Louis TremblayCAN1:28.92534Q
21Satoru TeraoJPN1:29.09021Q
33Jon EleyGBR1:29.14713
42Mark McNeeAUS1:30.0338

Heat Three (20:05)

12Hyeon-Su AnKOR1:27.37234Q
23Rusty SmithUSA1:27.50821Q
31Péter DarázsHUN1:27.92913q

Heat Four (20:09)

11Lee Ho-SeokKOR1:35.63434Q
23Matúš UžákSVK1:35.98921Q
32Vyacheslav KurginyanRUS1:36.07013

Heat Five (20:13)

12Éric BédardCAN1:28.27434Q
24Dariusz KuleszaPOL1:29.10221Q
31Sebastian PrausGER1:35.37513ADV
DQ3Maxime ChâtaignierFRA

Heat Six (20:17)

11Li JiajunCHN1:27.76534Q
22Fabio CartaITA1:27.82621Q
=33Pieter GyselBEL1:27.99410.5q
=34Arian NachbarGER1:27.99410.5q

Heat Seven (20:21)

12Apolo Anton OhnoUSA1:36.12034Q
21Volodymyr Hryhor'ievUKR1:36.39721Q
33Mikhail RazhinRUS1:42.67713
DQ4Niels KerstholtNED

Quarter-Finals (18 February 2006)

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

Heat One (20:15)

14Rusty SmithUSA1:27.00034QOR
21Li YeCHN1:27.07821Q
32Nicola RodigariITA1:27.24013
45Mikhail RazhinRUS1:32.4328
DQ3Matúš UžákSVK

Heat Two (20:19)

12Hyeon-Su AnKOR1:29.37134Q
21Apolo Anton OhnoUSA1:29.65021Q
34Sebastian PrausGER1:29.82013
43Dariusz KuleszaPOL1:30.5568

Heat Three (20:23)

11Li JiajunCHN1:28.17934Q
25Pieter GyselBEL1:28.33521Q
34Satoru TeraoJPN1:28.49913
42Péter DarázsHUN1:28.7388
DQ3François-Louis TremblayCAN

Heat Four (20:27)

14Lee Ho-SeokKOR1:27.26534Q
25Éric BédardCAN1:27.54621Q
31Fabio CartaITA1:27.65613
43Arian NachbarGER1:27.6798
52Volodymyr Hryhor'ievUKR1:29.1685

Semi-Finals (18 February 2006)

Top two finishers in each heat advanced to final.

Heat One (21:16)

13Lee Ho-SeokKOR1:29.15034Q
24Rusty SmithUSA1:29.51521Q
32Li YeCHN1:47.96513ADV
DQ1Pieter GyselBEL

Heat Two (21:20)

12Hyeon-Su AnKOR1:27.90934Q
23Apolo Anton OhnoUSA1:28.08021Q
31Li JiajunCHN1:29.18313QB
DQ4Éric BédardCAN

Final Round (18 February 2006 — 21:56)

B Final

11Li JiajunCHN1

A Final (21:56)

11Hyeon-Su AnKOR1:26.739OR
25Lee Ho-SeokKOR1:26.764
32Apolo Anton OhnoUSA1:26.927
43Rusty SmithUSA1:27.435
54Li YeCHN1:29.918