| Event type

1,000 metres, Men

Date17 February 2010 — 16:00
LocationRichmond Olympic Oval, Richmond
Participants38 from 13 countries
Olympic Record 1:07.18 WR / Gerard van Velde NED / 16 February 2002
StarterYves BélangerCAN
RefereeHannu KoivuFIN

Nearly everybody expected this event to be won by the incumbent, Shani Davis. Since his Torino championship, Davis had continued to dominate this distance. In 2007 and 2008 he had won the world title, and in 2008 and 2009 claimed the 1,000 m World Cup. On 7 March 2009, Davis became the first man to beat 1:07 in the event, lowering the world record considerably to 1:06.42. And Davis had been quite untouchable during the running season as well, winning each of the four World Cup races contested prior to the Games. Davis’s status of a favourite was even further increased by the fact that the other skaters behind him had not performed consistently, and the podium was essentially open to about 10 skaters.

Shani Davis also enjoyed the advantage of having drawn the last pair, and could watch his opponents prior to taking the ice himself. When he did, the fastest time had been set by Mo Tae-Beom, the surprising winner of the 500 m. The Korean had posted the fastest splits of the race in his duel with Chad Hedrick. As usual, the 2006 5,000 m champion, posted a strong final lap, but Mo held on to win in 1:09.12, two tenths ahead of Hedrick. While not known for his quick openers, Davis trailed Mo’s early splits by less than three tenths, then pulled away in the final 400 m to win in 1:08.94. This made Davis the first repeat winner of the men’s 1,000 m.

119OShani DavisUSA1:08.94Gold
216OMo Tae-BeomKOR1:09.12Silver
316IChad HedrickUSA1:09.32Bronze
412IStefan GroothuisNED1:09.45
518IMark TuitertNED1:09.48
613OSimon KuipersNED1:09.65
712ONick PearsonUSA1:09.79
817IMika PoutalaFIN1:09.85
917OLee Gyu-HyeokKOR1:09.92
1014ITrevor MarsicanoUSA1:10.11
1113IYevgeny LalenkovRUS1:10.14
1214OJan BosNED1:10.29
1318ODenny MorrisonCAN1:10.30
1411IJeremy WotherspoonCAN1:10.35
153IMikael Flygind LarsenNOR1:10.38
1610ISamuel SchwarzGER1:10.45
174ITadashi ObaraJPN1:10.51
1819IMun JunKOR1:10.68
199IHåvard BøkkoNOR1:10.73
203OFrançois-Olivier RobergeCAN1:10.75
217ODmitry LobkovRUS1:10.7951
2211OAleksey YesinRUS1:10.797
231ODenis KuzinKAZ1:10.88
2415IKyle ParrottCAN1:10.89
2515ONico IhleGER1:11.04
262OTeruhiro SugimoriJPN1:11.13
275OKonrad NiedźwiedzkiPOL1:11.24
286IRoman KrechKAZ1:11.27
291IRyohei HagaJPN1:11.46
308IMatteo AnesiITA1:11.51
312IWang NanCHN1:11.82
3210OMaciej UstynowiczPOL1:12.10
336OErmanno IoriattiITA1:12.15
344OTuomas NieminenFIN1:12.26
355IChristoffer Fagerli RukkeNOR1:12.31
369OLee Gi-HoKOR1:12.33
377IKeiichiro NagashimaJPN1:12.712
388OAleksandr LebedevRUS1:12.78