Short track preview: Women’s 1000m

Short track preview: Women's 1000m

How to watch 

Women’s 1,000m quarterfinals: 5:14 a.m. ET

Women’s 1,000m semifinals: 5:51 a.m. ET 

Women’s 1,000-metre final: 6:26 a.m. ET


The contenders

Arianna Fontana, Italy: Fontana has reached the Final A of every of all three events she has competed in in PyeongChang, winning a gold medal in the 500m and silver in the 3000m relay. With those two medals Fontana became the most successful female short track skater in Olympic history. 

Shim Suk-Hee, South Korea: Shim has had a disappointing Games so far, the 1000m offers her a chance to change that. Shim has not landed on the podium in PyeongChang after entering the Games as a favorite in 1500m. Shim won a bronze medal in the 1000m in Sochi as well as a gold in the 3000m and silver in the 1500m. 

Choi Min-Jeong, South Korea: Choi is fresh off a gold medal in the 1500m. Before the Games, Choi won back-to-back world titles in this event in 2015 and 2016, in addition to placing second in the fall World Cup rankings.

Kim Boutin, Canada: Boutin has quietly won the bronze medal in both short track events completed in PyeongChang. Boutin had a breakthrough this fall, standing on the podium in three of four 1000m World Cup races. 
Marianne St-Gelais, Canada: St-Gelais has twice been eliminated due to penalties in PyeongChang. The Canadian should be a top threat after placing second in this distance at last year’s world championships.

2014 Sochi Medalists

Gold: Park Seung-Hi (KOR)
Silver: Fan Kexin (CHN)
Bronze: Shim Suk Hee (KOR)

2017 World Championships medalists

Gold: Elise Christie (GBR)
Silver: Marianne St-Gelais (CAN)
Bronze: Suzanne Schulting (NED) provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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