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3,000 metres Relay, Women

Date12 – 22 February 2006
StatusOlympic
LocationPalavela, Torino
Participants36 from 8 countries
FormatPlacements 1-8 based on final and B final.

South Korea and China were clearly the dominant nations in the women’s sport in recent years, but they had been bested by Canada at the last World Championships. It was therefore no surprise that these three countries advanced to the relay final. The fourth country was, rather unexpectedly, home nation Italy.

The race was an interesting fight. China led most of the way, but 500 m winner Wang Meng bumped Canada’s Kalyna Roberge halfway through the race – a move that would eventually cause the Chinese to be disqualified. With anchorwoman Jin Seon-Yu, the South Koreans then secured their fourth consecutive gold medal in the event, and their fourth of an eventual six in short track at the Torino Games. The Canadians placed second, ahead of China and, well-behind, Italy. But as the Chinese women were relegated, this left a surprise bronze for the home team, much to the delight of the audience.

PosNrTeamNOCLast RacePointsBest Time
1Republic of KoreaKORAF-1Gold
Gang Yun-MiByeon Cheon-SaChoi Eun-GyeongJeon Da-HyeJin Seon-Yu
2CanadaCANAF-2Silver
Amanda OverlandAlanna KrausAnouk Leblanc-BoucherKalyna RobergeTania Vicent
3ItalyITAAF-3Bronze
Marta CapursoArianna FontanaKatia ZiniMara ZiniCecilia Maffei (DNS)
4United StatesUSABF-1
Maria GarciaAllison BaverKimberly DerrickCaroline HalliseyHyo-Jung Kim
5FranceFRABF-2
Stéphanie BouvierChoi Min-GyeongMyrtille GollinCéline LecompèreVéronique Pierron (DNS)
6GermanyGERBF-3
Tina GrassowAika KleinYvonne KunzeChristin PriebstSusanne Rudolph
7JapanJPNBF-4
Yuka KaminoMika OzawaChikage TanakaNobuko YamadaIkue Teshigawara (DNS)
DQPeople's Republic of ChinaCHN
Cheng XiaoleiFu TianyuWang MengYang Yang (A)Zhu Mile (DNS)

Semi-Finals (12 February 2006)

Heat One (21:24)

PosLaneTeamNOCTimePoints
11People's Republic of ChinaCHN4:16.739Q
Cheng XiaoleiFu TianyuWang MengYang Yang (A)
22CanadaCAN4:17.231Q
Alanna KrausAmanda OverlandKalyna RobergeTania Vicent
33United StatesUSA4:18.333QB
Allison BaverMaria GarciaCaroline HalliseyHyo-Jung Kim
44JapanJPN4:21.413QB
Yuka KaminoMika OzawaChikage TanakaNobuko Yamada

Heat Two (21:31)

PosLaneTeamNOCTimePoints
13Republic of KoreaKOR4:18.854Q
Byeon Cheon-SaChoi Eun-GyeongJin Seon-YuGang Yun-Mi
22ItalyITA4:19.797Q
Marta CapursoArianna FontanaKatia ZiniMara Zini
34FranceFRA4:21.898QB
Stéphanie BouvierChoi Min-GyeongMyrtille GollinCéline Lecompère
41GermanyGER4:22.553QB
Tina GrassowAika KleinYvonne KunzeChristin Priebst

Final Round (22 February 2006 — 20:56)

B Final (20:56)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
11United StatesUSA4:18.740
Allison BaverKimberly DerrickCaroline HalliseyHyo-Jung Kim
24FranceFRA4:18.971
Stéphanie BouvierChoi Min-GyeongMyrtille GollinCéline Lecompère
33GermanyGER4:24.896
Aika KleinYvonne KunzeChristin PriebstSusanne Rudolph
42JapanJPN4:35.096
Yuka KaminoMika OzawaChikage TanakaNobuko Yamada

A Final (21:03)

PosLaneTeamNOCTime
12Republic of KoreaKOR4:17.040WR
Byeon Cheon-SaChoi Eun-GyeongJeon Da-HyeJin Seon-Yu
23CanadaCAN4:17.336
Alanna KrausAnouk Leblanc-BoucherKalyna RobergeTania Vicent
31ItalyITA4:20.030
Marta CapursoArianna FontanaKatia ZiniMara Zini
DQ4People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Cheng XiaoleiFu TianyuWang MengYang Yang (A)